September 15, 2008
2008-2009 Season - 2009 Men's Golf Preview
2009 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
CONFERENCE: College Conference of
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521
FIRST YEAR OF COMPETITION: 1947
COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONS: 1955 - 1964 - 1966 - 1969 - 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1997 - 1999
ALL TIME DUAL MEET RECORD: 250-191 .567
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
WRATH'S HOME PHONE: (309) 762-5621
E-MAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu
2008 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished eighth in the CCIW Championship with a three day total of 997 (324-317-356)…Vikings finished with a total record of 24-36 and ranked 155th in Division III by
2007-08 AUGUSTANA MEN'S GOLF AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Andrew Benton
NEWCOMER OF THE Y
INDIVIDUAL TOP TEN FINISHES IN
9/29-30/07 @ Big Blue Classic – 3rd (tie) Cole Wells with a 147 (73-74)…8th (tie) Jeremy Smith with a 149 (73-76).
2007-08 LETTER WINNERS LOST – Three:
Andrew Benton (Vernon Hills HS, Vernon Hills, Ill.)…Augustana’s 2008 Most Outstanding Player…Averaged 79.7 strokes over nine rounds of competition…Top Viking finisher at the CCIW championship with a 248 (80-75-93) which tied him for 25th overall…Two top 20 finishes.
Eric Johnson (Vernon Hills HS, Vernon Hills, Ill.)…Augustana’s 2007 Most Outstanding and Most Improved Player…2007 CCIW individual champion…2005 Newcomer of the Year…Averaged 82.7 strokes over 10 rounds in 2007-08…Two top 20 finishes.
Jeremy Smith (Clinton HS, Clinton, Ill.)…Averaged 82.4 strokes over eight rounds…Recorded the Vikings’ second best individual finish of the season with a 149 (73-76), good for an eighth place tie at the Big Blue Classic.
2007-08 LETTER WINNERS RETURNING – Seven
Kyle Weigand (Leyden HS, Franklin Park, Ill.), Sophomore…2008: Voted Newcomer of the Year…Averaged 82.3 strokes over 10 rounds…Top finish was a tie for 22nd at the Big Blue Classic with a 155 (80-75)…Tied for 31st at the CCIW championship with a 250 (81-79-90).
Cole Wells (Tri-Valley HS, Downs, Ill.), Sophomore…2008: Played only four rounds, but averaged a team best 77.8 strokes…Record the Vikings’ best individual finish with a 3rd place tie at 147 (73-74) at the Big Blue Classic.
Zach Kinscherf (Notre Dame HS, Quincy, Ill.), Junior…2008: In three rounds, averaged 83.7 strokes…Top finish was a tie for 20th at the Red Poling Classic with an 85… 2007: Averaged 83.2 strokes over 10 rounds with a low round of 78…Recorded one top 10 finish…Voted team’s Newcomer of the Year.
Bryan Hallene (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.), Sophomore…2008: Averaged 82.9 strokes over nine rounds…Finished 37th at the CCIW championship with a 255 (82-85-88)…Top finish was a tie for 14th at the Big Blue Classic with a 151 (76-75).
Ted Keopple (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.), Sophomore…2008: Shot a 165 (80-85) to tie for 53rd at the Big Blue Classic in his only 2007-08 competition.
Kevin Conte (Montini Catholic HS, Clarendon Hills, Ill.), Senior…2008: Averaged 83.3 strokes over three rounds…2007: Shot a 78 at the Big Blue Classic in his only round of competition.
Chris Hankins (Waverly HS, Waverly, Iowa), Junior…2008: Did not participate in any competition…2007: Averaged 92 .0strokes over four rounds