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Jesper Kennegard earns honorable mention All-America honors

June 09, 2008

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Jesper Kennegard has earned honorable mention All-America honors by the Golf Coaches Association of America as he led the Sun Devils to the 2008 Pac-10 title and a tie for 17th at the NCAA Championships held in late May. The Pac-10 title, the eighth for head coach Randy Lein in his 16 years at ASU, was especially impressive as the teams that finished first (2008 NCAA champion UCLA), second (Stanford, the defending 2007 NCAA champion) and third (USC, the 2008 NCAA West Regional champion and 2007 Pac-10 champion) were all from the Pac-10 as ASU won the event in a playoff with USC.

Kennegard earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors and his 72.16 stroke average is the fourth-best in program history by a freshman, behind only Alejandro Canizares (71.65 in 2002-2003), Todd Demsey (72.10 in 1991-92) and Phil Mickelson (72.14 in 1988-89). That trio each won at least one NCAA title in their career.


Sun Devil, EventsYearScoring Average
1. Alejandro Canizares, 82002-200371.65
2. Todd Demsey, 151991-199272.10
3. Phil Mickelson, 141988-198972.14
4. Jesper Kennegard, 122007-200872.16
5. Paul Casey, 121997-199872.30
6. Benjamin Alvarado Holley, 102005-200672.50
7. Jeff Quinney, 111997-199872.57
8. Chez Reavie, 102000-200172.58
9. Tristan Bierenbroodspot, 72006-200772.64
10. Knut Borsheim, 92006-200772.93
11. Niklas Lemke, 102003-200473.32


Jesper Kennegard 2007-2008 ROUND-BY-ROUND
Ping/Golfweek Preview737272 217+1T6
Illini Invitational737574 222+12T28
Alister MacKenzie Inv.727671 212-1T32
Isleworth-UCF Inv.807475 229+13T71
UH Hilo Intercollegiate686366 197-131
Southern Highlands Collegiate 767372 221+5T18
National Invitational 707467 211-5T5
Thunderbird Invitational756869 212-1T3
Stanford Intercollegiate 717267 210ET5
Pac 10 Men's Championship67737275287+3T13
NCAA West Regional767769 222+6T35
NCAA Championship807575--230+14--
12 appearances, 37 rounds, 2,670 strokes, 72.16 stroke average