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Jack Courington
Jack Courington

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Southeast HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 155

Experience:
High School

Fall 2010: Enjoyed a stellar fall season, averaging 75.93 while playing in all five tournaments...Opened the year on a high note, tying for fourth at the Fairway Club Invitational by shooting 73-70--143, then followed by finishing 15th at Kansas with 69-74-77--220...Tied for 37th at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate by carding 80-77-77--234...Ended the fall at the SIUE Intercollegiate, where he came in 18th with 80-76-78--234...Shot 78-77-77--232 to tie for 47th at the UMKC Intercollegiate...Ranked 11th in the Missouri Valley Conference by Golfstat.

2009-10: Opened the season with a team-best 29th-place finish at Nebraska, where he recorded 80-71-71--222...Finished the fall by posting 79-71-68--218 to tie for 18th at Austin Peay; final-round 68 was a career best at the time...Averaged 75.70 in 30 rounds to rank third on the squad in scoring average...Shattered the school record by firing a final-round 63, nine under par and two better than the previous record of 65, in the final round of the USF Invitational, where he tied for sixth with a 212 total after shooting 73-76 the first two rounds...Named Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week after USF...Placed in the top three for the Bears in all six spring tournaments...Tied for 11th at the Branson Creek Invitational, carding 76-73-74--223...Placed 16th at MVC Tournament with 86-78-74--238...Shot 77-75-73--225 at the Hawkeye Invitational to tie for 26th...His 74-72-75--221 at Arkansas State was good for 40th place.

2008-09: Came into the fall season fresh off qualifying for the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst, where he missed the cut into match play...One of three Bears to play in all 12 tournaments, he was third on the team with a 77.50 scoring average...Averaged nearly three strokes better per round in the spring, posting a 76.4 average compared to 79.1 in the fall...Best finish was 24th at the Branson Creek Invitational as he shot 82-74--156...Best 54-hole score came at the Desert Shootout, where he was low for the Bears and 27th overall with 72-73-69--214...Was second on the squad and 25th overall to open the spring at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate...Finished the year by tying for 33rd at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, shooting 83-85-72--240... Opened the season by shooting 73-78--151 to tie for 31st atNebraska...Was second for the Bears and 30th overall at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate after posting 73-81-81--235...Second on the team and 46th overall at Oral Roberts with 79-80-79--238.

2007-08: One of the top freshmen in the Valley, he made an immediate impact for the Bears, competing inevery event and ranking second on the team with a 75.93scoring average...Began his collegiate career at the Missouri Intercollegiate, where he placed 33rd after shooting 77-81-78--236...Fall seasonwas highlighted by an 11th-place finish at the Kansas Invitational with rounds of 74-76-72--222, including a final hole chip-in on the par five eighth at Alvamar for an eagle...Carded 79-78-76--233 at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and ended the fall with a 78th-place finish at Texas-Arlington...Opened the spring with an outstanding sixth-place finish at the Cuthbert Cup in Kiawah Island, S.C., shooting 70-73--143, but notched his best collegiate finish at the Branson Creek Invitational, where he shot 74-71--145 to tie for third...Tied for 13th at his first Valleytournament after shooting 75-76-72--223...Finished second for MSU and 41st overall at UC Riverside with 80-81-74--235 and 45th at Arkansas State after posting 73-73-70--216.

Background: One of the top junior players in Kansas in high school,he posted a 72.9 high school scoring average and a tie for 10th at the Class 6A state championship as a senior...Won the Kansas Junior Golf Association Collegiate Preview, shooting 65-69--134 to win by 17 shots...Also captured titles in the 2005 KJGA Match Play Championship, Big I state qualifier, and the KJGA South Central Sectional.

Personal: Jack A. Courington was born April 28, 1989 in Wichita, Kansas...Majoring in Business...Son of Mark and Lindy Courington.

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