LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trey Bowling, a senior on the Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team, has won the 2008 Kentucky Golf Association’s Player of the Year Award, the organization announced yesterday. The award is given to the individual amassing the most points based on performance in various state and national events.
Bowling is the second straight Colonel to win the award. Phil Hendrickson, a senior on last year’s OVC championship Colonel golf team, won Player of the Year in 2007.
The Manchester, Ky., native had a tremendous year, which was highlighted by his win at the 2008 Fifth Third Bank/Callaway Golf Kentucky Open Championship, advancing to the round of 16 at the 2008 United States Amateur Public Links Championship, and a sixth place finish at the 2008 AT&T Kentucky Amateur Championship.
Bowling will be officially honored at the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame ceremony at Lexington Country Club on November 13.
In four events this fall, Bowling has three top five finishes, including a first place finish at University of Louisville’s Cardinal Intercollegiate.
The Colonels will close out the fall season at the Columbia Invitational on Oct. 24-26.