Kennedy: If you’re consistent each week then winning is going to happen

Ronan MacNamara
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Max Kennedy via Louisville Men's Golf

Max Kennedy is delighted to finally crack the winner’s enclosure after seeing his remarkably consistent golf rewarded at the Aggie Invitational.

Kennedy edged to a one-shot win to claim his maiden individual collegiate title and become the first Louisville student to win a tournament since Kinsale’s John Murphy picked up a couple of titles in 2020.

It caps off an extremely consistent opening to 2023 with the Royal Dublin golfer registering four top five finishes and a ninth place in five events before teeing it up at Traditions Golf Course.

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“I’m delighted to get the win, they don’t come around too often so to get one is very nice for sure,” said the 21-year-old business junior.

“I feel like I’ve definitely played good golf in 2023 so far and I’m happy with that. A win is just a topper! The main thing has been consistency, if you’re consistent each week then winning is going to happen.

“I wasn’t too focused on it, obviously you want to win golf tournaments but my focus was playing good and consistent golf and seeing where it took me. Just stay focused each week and the win just comes.”

It was Louisville’s first team victory since 2020 so there was cause for collective celebration.

“To win as a team is arguably the main thing because that drives us on to be better. It was perfect timing with post season coming up and all the lads on the team have been playing very well so it was definitely coming and it was great to get my first individual win and then for the team to get their first win of the year was very nice too.”

Next week Kennedy will head out to the ACC Championship before competing in a regional championship next month which will determine whether the Cardinals progress to the national championships.

“This is the busiest and most important time of the year for us so to be in really good form heading into this stretch is really nice.”

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