UK mens golf 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/8/13) – University of Kentucky sophomore men’s golfer Will Bishop advanced through the first stage of the 2013 United States Golf Association U.S. Open local qualifying on Monday, after posting a 2-under-par, 70 at the Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club in Powell, Ohio. The course was a par-72 with a 7,228 yard layout.
 
Bishop had a rough start to his day and saw himself at 4-over through the first five holes of the event. The Lexington native recovered by sinking five birdies and one eagle on the final 13 holes to force a three-way tie for the final spot. Bishop birdied the second hole of the playoff to advance to the next stage.
 
Bishop will now move on to sectional qualifying, which will be conducted over 36 holes at 11 U.S. sites on June 3. For the ninth consecutive year, Japan and England will host international qualifying, both scheduled for May 27.
 
If Bishop can advance through sectional qualifying, he will play in The U.S. Open which will be held for the fifth time at Merion Golf Club, in Ardmore, Pa. Olin Dutra (1934), Ben Hogan (1950), Lee Trevino (1971) and David Graham (1981) are past champions at Merion. To be eligible, a player must have a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional
 
The sophomore has been a key contributor to the Wildcats’ success this season, who advanced to their seventh NCAA Regional under head coach Brian Craig. Bishop has three top-20 finishes on the year for UK, including his first career tournament victory at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, where he shot 2-under-par, 70.
 
Kentucky will travel to Fayetteville, Ark., next week to compete in the 2013 NCAA Regional, May 16-18 at The Blessing Golf Club.
 
For more information on the University of Kentucky men’s golf team please visit UKathletics.com and follow on twitter @UKMensGolf.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Cory Weigel

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May 4, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/4/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Monday, May 4. Phillip… Read More

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 5, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (5/5/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, May 5. Michael… Read More
1 DOW 17,918.69
-151.71 (-0.84%)    
2 S&P 2,089.18
-25.31 (-1.20%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,941.14
-75.79 (-1.51%)    

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4224

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 3561

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3387

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
April 27, 2015 2938

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2864

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15637

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8516

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 2118

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1779

Alleged Littering Leads to Drug Arrest

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1597

Teen Injured During Collision with Police Cruiser

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1081

Women ‘Get the Message’ at River Ministry Banquet

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1039

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 1037

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 903

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 723

Dawson Springs Police Reports for Monday, May 4,…

by SurfKY News
May 04, 2015 624

Outstanding Students at MCC Recognized

by Joyce Riggs
May 04, 2015 550

Muhlenberg Christens Supreme Sports Complex

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News