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September 4, 2011

2011-12 Season - 2011-12 MEN'S GOLF PREVIEW

Junior Jeff Paustian was the Vikings' "Most Improved Player" in 2011.

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: Paul Del Vecchio, 1st year as head coach at Augustana.

TEAM INFORMATION
2010-11 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished eighth in the CCIW Championships with a four-day total of 1348 (349-347-327-325)…Vikings finished with a total record of 42-66, ranked 137th in Division III by Golfstat.com…Jordan Henry, who finished tied for 26th (338—86-84-82-86), was the top Augustana finisher at the CCIW tournament…Jeff Paustian’s 5th-place 77 at the Red Poling Classic was the Vikings’ best individual finish…The team’s best individual round was 73 by Jordan Henry at the Scot-Fire Invite and the Shootout at Aguila and Paul Litchfield at the Augustana Invitational.
 
2010-11 AUGUSTANA MEN'S GOLF AWARDS
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER – Jordan Henry
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – Jeff Paustian
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR – John Stone

INDIVIDUAL TOP TEN FINISHES IN INVITATIONALS
09/10/10 @ Duane Chaney Invitational – T-10th/97…Ted Keopple with a 78...09/16/10 @ Vike-Fire-Scot Triangular – T-6th/28…Jon Grchan with a 77...10/07/10 @ Red Poling Collegiate Classic – T-5th/29…Jeff Paustian with a 77...03/06/11 @ The Shootout at Aguila—9th/50… Jordan Henry with a 149 (76-73).

LETTER WINNERS LOST – Seven:

Jonathan Grchan (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.), 2010-11: Averaged 82.0 strokes over three rounds...Best finish was a tie for 6th at the Vike-Scot-Fire Triangular, which was also his best round of the season.

Jordan Henry (Erie HS, Erie, Ill.), 2010-11: Viking “Most Outstanding Player” ...Led team with an average of 79.9 strokes over 11.5 rounds...Best finish was 9th (149—76-73) at the Shootout in Aguila... Best round was 73 at the Shootout at Aguila and Scot-Fire Invitational.

Senior Ted Keopple (Geneseo HS, Geneseo, Ill.), 2010-11: Averaged  83.8 strokes over 12.5 rounds...  Best finish was a tie for 10th at Duane Chaney Invitational with a 78, which was also his best round of the season.

Paul Litchfield (Benet Academy, Darien, Ill.), 2010-11: Averaged 82.5 strokes over 11.5 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 17th (153—73-80) at the Augustana Invitational....Best round was a 73 at the Augustana Invitational.

Taylor Mathson (Dunlap HS, Dunlap, Ill.), 2010-11: Averaged 82.5 strokes over two rounds...Best finish was a tie for 19th (83) at the Vike-Fire-Scot Invitational...Best round was an 82 at Duane Chaney Invitational.

Kyle Weigand (Leyden HS, Franklin Park, Ill.), 2010-11: Averaged 81.6 strokes over 12.5 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 21st (84) at the Vike-Fire-Scot Triangular...Best round was a 77 in the final round of the CCIW Championship. 

Cole Wells (Tri-Valley HS, Downs, Ill.), 2010-11:  Averaged 82.9 strokes over 15.5 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 18th (155—79-76) at the Shootout in Aguila...Best round was a 74 at the Scot-Fire Invite.

LETTER WINNERS RETURNING – Five:

Greg Karesh (Downers Grove South HS, Downers Grove, Ill.), Senior, 2010-11: Averaged 88.7 strokes over 7.5 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 14th at the Vike-Fire-Scot Triangular with a round 81, which was also his best round of the season.

Marko Loncar (Marist HS, Chicago, Ill.), Senior, 2010-11: Averaged 89.7 strokes over 6.5 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 46th (177—88-89) at the Shootout in Aguila...Best round was an 80 at the Scot-Fire Invitational.

Curtis Lubic (Kaneland HS, Sugar Grove, Ill.), Junior,  2010-11: Averaged 83.5 strokes over 10.5 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 16th at Duane Chaney Invitational with a round of 79, which was also his best round of the season.

Jeff Paustian (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.), Junior, 2010-11: Viking “Most Improved Player”...Averaged 80.9 strokes over 15.5 rounds...Best finish was a tie for fifth (77) at the Red Poling Classic...Best round was a 75 at the Augustana Invitational.

John R. Stone (Rockridge HS, Reynolds, Ill.), Sophomore, 2010-11: Viking “Newcomer of the Year”...Averaged 90.7 strokes over 7.5 rounds...Best finish was a tie for 27th (89) at the Vike-Fire-Scot Triangular...Best round was 81 at the Scot-Fire Invitational.