Field also includes assistant coach Ben Fuqua and Wildcat alumni
LEXINGTON – September 8, 2020
The 106th Kentucky Amateur is set to tee off on Wednesday at the Lexington Country Club and the field will be littered with University of Kentucky men’s golfers. Eleven current Wildcats are among the field of 108 total players at this week’s three-day, 54-hole event. Assistant coach Ben Fuqua and several UK men’s golf alumni are also in the field.
The Lexington Country Club opened in 1901 and features more than 6,900 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.6 and it has a slope rating of 129 on bluegrass.
The amateur event will mark the final tune-up for the Wildcats before beginning their 2020-21 season at The Blessings Collegiate Invitational Oct. 5-7 in an event which will have coverage provided by the Golf Channel.
UK players set to take part in the event include Hugo Archer, Reid Bedell, Jacob Cook, Alex Goff, Allen Hamilton, Jay Kirchdorfer, Campbell Kremer, Zach Norris, Cooper Parks, Tanner Parks and Garrett Wood.
Cook enjoyed a terrific summer and it began with being the low amateur at the Unbridled Event at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond, Kentucky, in May. He then won the Lexington City Championship on July 12. He carded a hole-in-one at the Kentucky Match Play Championship and won the 2020 Daniel Boone Invitational on July 20 and finished with a low-amateur status at the 101st Kentucky Open to end July.
Other notable Wildcat performances this summer include, Kirchdorfer winning the Kentucky Match Play Championship, Wood finishing third at the Ohio State Amateur and Goff securing runner-up status at the 91st Southeastern Amateur.
Several groups have multiple Wildcats beginning with Cook and Cooper Parks teeing off from No. 1 at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Tanner Parks and Kremer are in a group off No. 1 at 9:54 a.m. and the final group which features three Wildcats is Wood, Hamilton and Norris at 10:06 a.m. off the first tee.
Wednesday Tee Times
Jacob Cook – 8:30 a.m. (Hole – 1)
Cooper Parks – 8:30 a.m. (Hole -1)
Hugo Archer – 8:36 a.m. (Hole – 10)
Alex Goff – 8:42 a.m. (Hole – 1)
Tanner Parks – 9:54 a.m. (Hole – 1)
Campbell Kremer – 9:54 a.m. (Hole – 1)
Garrett Wood – 10:06 a.m. (Hole – 1)
Zach Norris – 10:06 a.m. (Hole – 1)
Allen Hamilton – 10:06 a.m. (Hole – 1)
Jay Kirchdorfer – 2 p.m. (Hole – 1)
Reid Bedell – 2:18 p.m. (Hole – 10)