Men's Golf Announces Annual Awards

June 10, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's golf team presented its 2002-03 annual awards today announced head men's golf coach Jeff Mitchell. Four awards were given out including the Most Valuable Player and Most Improved Player.

'I am very proud of the effort these young men have put into the Stanford men's program,' Mitchell noted. 'Their dedication to the program will reap benefits for them as individuals and for the team in its development.'

Senior Jim Seki (Honolulu, HI) was honored as the Most Valuable Player. Seki led the 2002-03 team with a 71.8 stroke average and notched six top-10 finishes during the season. Senior George Downing (Santa Barbara, CA) was tabbed Most Improved Player. Downing competed in 11 tournaments for the Cardinal with a 74.6 stroke average. He recorded his best finish of the season at the Oregon Duck Invitational (T28th).

Freshman Kyle Gentry (Carmel, CA) was the winner of the Low Freshman Stroke Average. Gentry, who played in six tourneys for the Cardinal, had a 75.6 stroke average on the year with one top-25 finish.

The Stanford Tradition award went to sophomore Kevin Blue (Don Mills, Ontario, Canada). Blue posted a 74.1 stroke average with three top-25 finishes, including a tie for 19th at the U.S. Intercollegiate.

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