One more year for Fuqua

The University of Kentucky men’s team received some good news last week when the NCAA granted Ben Fuqua an additional year of eligibility because of medical issues.

Fuqua was considered a senior in 2008-09, but will be allowed to compete in this upcoming season because of previous medical issues. Fuqua redshirted his freshman season (2004-05), then played just four tournaments over the next two seasons.

He played in all 12 events for the Wildcats last season, posting a 73.47 season stroke average. Fuqua's season low round on the season was 65; he shot that score in consecutive rounds at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate for a school-record 54-hole total score of 198. Fuqua had two top-10 finishes on the year, along with finishing 20th or better in five tournaments.

He ended the season ranked No. 138 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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