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Sunday, April 17, 2005
Vols' Skinns putts home individual honor

Associated Press

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- Kentucky won its first Southeastern Conference men's golf championship Sunday while Tennessee's David Skinns won individual top honors.

Kentucky shot a three-over 283 Sunday to finish the three-round tournament at 875, two shots ahead of Auburn on the 7,005-yard Seaside Court at the Sea Island Golf Club.

Skinns had a three-round score of 210, one shot better than Georgia's Richard Scott.

Skinns and Auburn's Tyler McKeever shot the low rounds Sunday, two-under 68. McKeever finished in sixth place.

Skinns is the first Tennessee player to capture the individual title since Mike Sposa in 1990.

Kentucky's final-round 283 was the low round for any team.

John Holmes led the Wildcats with a third-place finish at 215.

Kentucky's Matt Kohn and Florida's Brett Stegmaier tied for fourth at 217.

Georgia, the 2004 SEC champion, placed third with a three-day score of 883. Florida, which led after Saturday's round, was fourth at 888.

Tennessee placed fifth at 889. LSU and South Carolina tied for sixth at 899, followed by Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi State, Mississippi and Vanderbilt.