Jesper Kennegard Earns Honorable Mention All-America Honors

June 9, 2008

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Jesper Kennegard has earned honorable mention All-American 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.

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

Sun Devil, Events Year Scoring Average
1. Alejandro Canizares, 8 2002-2003 71.65
2. Todd Demsey, 15 1991-1992 72.10
3. Phil Mickelson, 14 1988-1989 72.14
4. Jesper Kennegard, 12 2007-2008 72.16
5. Paul Casey, 12 1997-1998 72.30
6. Benjamin Alvarado Holley, 10 2005-2006 72.50
7. Jeff Quinney, 11 1997-1998 72.57
8. Chez Reavie, 10 2000-2001 72.58
9. Tristan Bierenbroodspot, 7 2006-2007 72.64
10. Knut Borsheim, 9 2006-2007 72.93
11. Niklas Lemke, 10 2003-2004 73.32


Jesper Kennegard 2007-2008 ROUND-BY-ROUND
Tournament 1 2 3 4 Total Score Place
Ping/Golfweek Preview 73 72 72 217 +1 T6
Illini Invitational 73 75 74 222 +12 T28
Alister MacKenzie Inv. 72 76 71 212 -1 T32
Isleworth-UCF Inv. 80 74 75 229 +13 T71
UH Hilo Intercollegiate 68 63 66 197 -13 1
Southern Highlands Collegiate 76 73 72 221 +5 T18
National Invitational 70 74 67 211 -5 T5
Thunderbird Invitational 75 68 69 212 -1 T3
Stanford Intercollegiate 71 72 67 210 E T5
Pac 10 Men's Championship 67 73 72 75 287 +3 T13
NCAA West Regional 76 77 69 222 +6 T35
NCAA Championship 80 75 75 -- 230 +14 --
12 appearances, 37 rounds, 2,670 strokes, 72.16 stroke average

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