Men's Golf Begins Play in Bluegrass Invite on Saturday|
April 10, 2014
The University of Cincinnati men's golf team competes in the Bluegrass Invitational April 12-13 at the University Club (par 72; 6,992 yards) in Lexington, Ky. The 54-hole tournament features 36 holes on Saturday followed by the final 18 holes on Sunday.
The tournament tees off with a shotgun start on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. ET. Final-round action on Sunday begins at 8 a.m. Live scoring is not available.
The result in Mississippi marked UC's eighth Top 5 tournament finish in 10 events this year.
"We're going to have to play with a minimal number of mistakes to finish ahead of Auburn and Kentucky this weekend," UC head coach Doug Martin said. "But anytime you are coming off a good week you have some momentum. If we continue to play like we have been playing the last couple of weeks good things will happen."
Junior Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome High School) carded a season-best 5-under 72-72-67=211 to finish fourth at Old Waverly. He has finished first among UC players at three of the five spring tournaments this season and leads the squad with a 72.6 stroke average through 10 events on the year.
Joining Howard in Lexington will be juniors Baxter Reeves (Montgomery, Ala./Brewbaker Tech/Central Alabama CC) and John Michael O'Toole (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley High School/Central Alabama CC) along with freshman Jared O'Kelley (Canton, Ga./Creekview High School) and sophomore Emerson Newsome (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek High School). Bearcat junior Michael Wolf (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller High School) also will be competing as an individual at the tournament.
After the Bluegrass Invitational this weekend, Cincinnati competes at the American Athletic Conference Championship April 27-29 in Charleston, S.C.