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Kennegard earns another golf All-America honor


June 11, 2008

 

 

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Jesper Kennegard, who notched honorable mention All-America honors by the Golf Coaches Association of America last week, has earned the same honor from Golfweek. He is one of just 10 freshman to earn accolades by the magazine, which uses the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

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.

ASU was the only team at the NCAA Championships to have three freshmen in its lineup as it is expected to return each player from its end-of-season lineup and five of six players from its 2008 Pac-10 Championship team, the eighth Pac-10 title for head coach Randy Lein in his 16 seasons.

ASU finished 18th in the final Golfweek rankings while Kennegard was 36th.

ASU MEN'S GOLF FRESHMEN SCORING AVERAGES (1989-2008)

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
Tournament1234TotalScorePlace
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