Max Kennedy wins Aggie Invitational
Max Kennedy won his first collegiate event yesterday when he won the Aggie Invitational event in Texas. Max has been in fine form recently, on a run of four consecutive top ten finishes prior to this week’s event. The first two rounds are played on Monday with Max opening with a round of 71, which included a triple bogey on the 18th hole. Max responded like a true champion, going out in the afternoon shooting a 66 in a round that included seven birdies and just the one dropped shot. Max was at seven under after the first two rounds with a one-shot lead over his nearest competitors. Max played very solid golf in the final round, closing out with a 72 which was good enough for a one-shot victory. Max not only won the individual event, he also led his Louisville team to victory in the team competition.
Max scoring has been very hot this year, this week he carded 14 birdies and he is leading the stroke average this season with 71.15. This win secured Max’s fifth consecutive top ten finish. Max’s Head Coach, Ryan Blagg, spoke about Max’s impact on the team:
“This was a big win for us. They played very disciplined golf this week and beat a great field as a top 15 team on their home course. Max continues to show why he is great. This win was inevitable for him. He outworks his opponents and does everything the right way. We are going to celebrate today and then start getting ready for the conference championship.”
This was another great week for Max as he continues to build on his fine form. Max was meant to be paired up with Sam Bennet, the lead amateur from the Masters, but Sam withdrew late following his efforts at the Masters. This gives you a sense of the quality of the fields that Max is competing and winning against. This bodes very well for the rest of the season.