University of Kentucky golfer Cullan Brown passed away Tuesday after a battle with cancer.
Brown was a member of the Kentucky men’s golf team and one of the best golfers in the state of Kentucky. He was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team during his first season with the Wildcats in 2018-19.
Before his sophomore season, Brown was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in his left thigh.
During his battle with cancer, University of Kentucky athletics teams showed their support for Brown, including the men’s basketball team. The team shared a message on social media last season, encouraging Brown to keep fighting.
Below is a list of his accomplishments during his time at Kentucky. The following is from UK Athletics.
Named to the All-SEC Freshman Team … After missing the fall season due to an injury, Brown returned in the spring and appeared in all eight spring events … He made seven starts for the Wildcats, including the SEC Championship and NCAA Athens Regional … Garnered four top-20 finishes … Tied for 16th at the Schenkel Invitational … Best finish of the season came in a tie for fifth at Mason Rudolph … Generated an opening round of 64 which is tied for the lowest 18-hole score in the Brian Craig era … His 54-hole total of 206 tied for the best mark of the season … Placed in a tie for 18th in the final regular-season event at Shoal Creek … In his first career start in postseason play, tied for ninth at the SEC Championship … Fired rounds of 67-69-72 to lead UK to a third-place showing in stroke play … Won his opening matchup in match play against Tennessee 5&3 … Registered 10 par-or-better rounds … Owned a 72.42 stroke average … Academic All-SEC.
Those who knew Cullan had beautiful things to say about him on social media.
Please remember his family, the UK golf family, and those who knew him in your prayers.
Just heard the devastating news that UK Golfer Cullan Brown of Lyon County has passed away after his bout with cancer
I wrote about Cullan in my book and he has been in my heart since we met. My prayers are with his family and many friends
Heaven gained a great one today pic.twitter.com/l2W37eqkP0
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) August 5, 2020
Who asks the media to be in their picture when they sign to play college golf? Cullan Brown turned the tables on all of us and had us join him at his signing table for a picture on the day he signed with UK. RIP, Cullan. https://t.co/RSrPic2zCB
— Todd Griffin (@toddgriffin100) August 5, 2020