UK golfer Grace Rose earns Athlete of the Week honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky senior golfer Grace Rose saved her best collegiate performance for her home crowd at the University Club last weekend.

"I'm from Lexington. So all my extended family and my boyfriend and his family, everyone was able to come out and watch both rounds," said Rose. "So it was exciting. It was definitely a lot of energy. Very different than a typical round."

Rose notched her first career tournament title with a career-best score of 211, the lowest 54-hole score in the 28 years of the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational.

"Before every season, we have a goal sheet and we write down things that we want to accomplish before the year is over," said Rose. "That was one of the things I wanted to do, and before the season's over I hope to win several more."

Rose had to rally from a four-shot deficit with a -4 final round.

"I was just being patient," said Rose. "It was a long a day. It was a windy day. It as 36 holes in one day. So I had to stay patient, and I just had to rely on the performance in the past and the preparation that I had."

As a team the Wildcats finished fourth in the 16 team field with an 881 overall total, but it was a good showing by the Wildcats.

"We weren't satisfied with 4th place," said Rose. "I definitely think that it's something that's going to motivate us and we're a winning team so it's just going to be a matter of time before we all click on the same day."

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