Kentucky Women’s Golf finished seventh in the Lady Bulldog Invitational Individual Tournament.

The event, which took place over two days Jan. 30-31, was Kentucky’s first individual-only competition this season, with the rest being team events.

Redshirt junior Ryan Bender had the best finish for the Wildcats, tied for seventh place with a final score of 149, 5 over par.

Bender tied in the first round, finishing the course in 72 shots, but struggled in the second round finishing in 77 shots to finish 5 over par.

The second-highest finisher in the event for Kentucky was fifth-year senior Sarah Fite, who finished tied for 20th, shooting a total of 155 or 11 over par.

Fite finished the first round with 78 strokes, entering day two 6 over par. She would do better with a shot in the second round for a 5-over-par day.

Taking third place for Kentucky, rookie Marta Lopez Echevarria is tied for 22nd, shooting 156 or 12 over par.

Echevarria finished both rounds in 78 shots, still 6 over par, and just one shot worse than Fite.

Kentucky also fielded senior Casey Ott, who shot 91, or 19 over par, in the first round before retiring from competition for the second round. His final score was not calculated with a single round played.

While the overall event was won by Kaleigh Telfer of Auburn, the Cats did well in several of the secondary scoring metrics.

Bender tied for first place in par three performance, finishing just 1 over par on par three holes. Echevarria, while technically tied for seventh, finished 2 over on par threes, another strong performance.

Bender particularly excelled on the par fives, finishing three under par on the long holes. She finished third on the long holes, just behind Georgia’s Telfer and Caterina Don.

The struggles for Kentucky came on par fours, with the best finish of any Wildcat coming from Echevarria and Fite, who finished 5 over par on the midrange holes. The performance was enough to tie the two in 14th place.

Although overall the event was disappointing for Kentucky, it is currently listed as the only individual-only tournament on their schedule.

Kentucky returns to action on Sunday, February 6 for the UCF Challenge in Orlando, Florida. The event is set to take place over three days and conclude on Tuesday, February 8.