Jesper Kennegard Earns Another All-America honor.
June 11, 2008
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 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|
|Alister MacKenzie Inv.||72||76||71||212||-1||T32|
|UH Hilo Intercollegiate||68||63||66||197||-13||1|
|Southern Highlands Collegiate||76||73||72||221||+5||T18|
|Pac 10 Men's Championship||67||73||72||75||287||+3||T13|
|NCAA West Regional||76||77||69||222||+6||T35|
|12 appearances, 37 rounds, 2,670 strokes, 72.16 stroke average|