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September 14, 2009

2009-2010 Season - 2009-10 Men's Golf Preview

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

GOLF HISTORY
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: 251-192 .567

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Grey Giovanine, 11th year as head coach at Augustana…2008-09: Finished seventh in CCIW tournament…Vikings have been second four times, fourth three times and sixth once, seventh once and eighth once in the CCIW during Giovanine’s first 10 seasons at the helm.

TEAM INFORMATION
2008-09 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished seventh in the CCIW Championship with a four-day total of 1280 (308-312-334-326)…Vikings finished with a total record of 32-34 and ranked 151st in Division III by Golfstat.com…Kyle Weigand, who finished 17th (309—72-79-78-80), was the top Augustana finisher at the CCIW tournament…Jordan Henry’s 2nd place 73 at the Vike-Fire-Scot Triangular was the Vikings’ best individual finish…Paul Litchfield’s second-round 71 at the Augustana Invitational was the team’s best individual round.
 
2008-09 AUGUSTANA MEN'S GOLF AWARDS
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER – Kyle Weigand
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – Phil Litchfield
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR – Jordan Henry

INDIVIDUAL TOP TEN FINISHES IN INVITATIONALS
09/18/08 @ Vike-Fire-Scot Triangular – 2nd…Jordan Henry with 73; 3rd…Kyle Weigand with 76; T-6th…Cole Wells with 78; 9th…Ted Keopple with 79
10/07/08 @ Red Poling Collegiate Classic – 8th…Jordan Henry with 80; 10th…Cole Wells with 81
04/10-11/09 @ Augustana Invitational – 4th…Kyle Weigand with 72-75 = 147; T-10th…Phil Litchfield with 79-71 = 150

LETTER WINNERS LOST – Two:
Kevin Conte (Montini HS, Clarendon Hills, Ill.)…2008-09: Averaged 81.4 strokes over seven rounds in four events…Two top 20 finishes…Best round of 74 at Scot-Fire Invitational.

Chris Hankins (Waverly HS, Waverly, Iowa)…2008-09: Averaged 90.5 strokes over the two rounds of the Augustana Invitational…Best round was 82.

LETTER WINNERS RETURNING – Eight:
Zach Kinscherf (Notre Dame HS, Quincy, Ill.), Senior…2008-09: Averaged 82.1 over nine rounds in six events…Two top 20 finishes…Highest finish was 15th (84) at the Red Poling Classic…Best round was a 76 at the Augustana Invitational…2007-08: In three rounds, averaged 83.7 strokes…Top finish was a tie for 20th at the Red Poling Classic with an 85… 2006-07: Averaged 83.2 strokes over 10 rounds with a low round of 78…Recorded one top 10 finish…Augustana’s Newcomer of the Year.

Kyle Weigand (Leyden HS, Franklin Park, Ill.), Junior…2008-09: Augustana’s Most Outstanding Player…Finished second on the team with an average of 79.3 strokes per round…Played a total of 11 rounds in six events…Augustana’s top finisher at the CCIW Championship win a 17th place 309 (72-79-78-80)…Best finish was a 3rd place 76 at the Vike-Fire-Scot Invitational…Also finished 4th at the Augustana Invitational with a 147 (72-75)…2007-08: Augustana 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.), Junior…2008-09: Averaged 80.1 strokes over 11 rounds in six events…Top finish was a 6th place 78 at the Vike-Fore Scot Invitational…Also finished 10th at the Red Poling Classic (81) and 11th at the Benedictine Invitational (72-77—149)…His 72 at Benedictine was his best round of the season…Finished 31st at the CCIW Championship with a 324 (78-78-87-81)…2007-08: 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.

Bryan Hallene (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.), Junior…2008-09: Did not compete…2007-08: 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.), Junior…2008-09: Only Viking to play in all seven events…Played a team-high 13 rounds…Averaged 82.2 strokes per round…Best finish was a ninth-place 79 at the Vike-Fire-Scot Invitational…Finished 34th at the CCIW Championship with a 337 (83-78-89-87)…Best round was a 77 at the Augustana Invitational…2007-08: Shot a 165 (80-85) to tie for 53rd at the Big Blue Classic in his only 2007-08 competition.

Paul Litchfield (Benet Academy, Darien, Ill.), Junior…2008-09: Augustana’s Most Improved Player…Third on the team with an average of 80.0 strokes per round…Played nine rounds in four events…Had the Vikings’ best individual round of the year with a 71 at the Augustana Invitational where he finished tied for 10th with a two-round score of 150… Finished 28th at the CCIW Championship with a 319 (77-79-80-83).

Taylor Mathson (Dunlap HS, Dunlap, Ill.), Junior…2008-09: Played four rounds in two events and averaged 88.3 strokes…Best round was an 84 at the Benedictine Invitational.

Jordan Henry (Erie HS, Erie, Ill.), Sophomore…2008-09: Augustana’s Newcomer of the Year…Averaged a team-best 77.8 strokes over nine rounds in five events…Had the team’s best individual finish with a second -place 73 at the Vike-Fire-Scot Invitational—his best round of the year…Also finished eighth at the Red Poling Classic with a round of 80.