| Alex Volpenhein
-2009-10 Academic All-SEC
-2008-09 Academic All-SEC
-2007-08 Academic All-SEC
2009-10: Redshirt Season
Summer 2009: Had a good showing at the Kentucky Am where he posted a 36-hole total score of 147 to finish in a tie for 19th ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship by winning the qualifier in Cincinnati, the tournament is one of 10 national championships that are conducted by the United States Golf Association.
2008-09: Played in four events for the Wildcats with his best finish coming at the UK Bluegrass Invitational, where he finished in a tie for 33rd ... Finished the year with a season-low round of 75 at the Bluegrass Invite ... Posted a season stroke average of 80.91 ... Was Kentucky's third-best finisher at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate.
2007-08: Participated in five tournaments, including the SEC Championship and the NCAA West Regional ... Had a season-best 70 in the second round at the Palmas Del Mar Intercollegiate ... Best finish of the season came in the UK Bluegrass Invitational, where he finished tied for 19th ... Completed the season with a 76.71 stroke average.
2006-07: Competed in 10 events for the Wildcats as a freshman ... Was second on the team with two top-10 finishes and placed in the top 20 on four occasions ... His first top 10 came in his collegiate debut when he finished seventh at the Topy Cup in Tanagura, Japan ... Carded a second-round 68 at the Topy Cup for a personal best and finished 2-under-par for the tournament ... Followed that with an 11th-place finish at the PING Preview ... Recorded third top 20 at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational ... Tied his career low with a first-round 68 at the Gator Invitational ... Best finish of the season came at the Southern Highlands Collegiate, where he was second overall with a 2-under-par 214 (70-75-69) ... Finished the season with a 74.57 stroke average.
Summer 2006: Participated in the U.S. Amateur
High School: Won two Future Masters titles in 1999 and 2001 ... Also won the Pepsi Little Peoples, twice, in 2000 and in 2002 ... Named a Rolex Junior All-American honorable mention by the AJGA ... Was ranked ninth in the nation by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Was a medalist at the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Amateur Qualifiers and also at the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Amateur Championship ... Finished first at both the Callaway Golf PGA Junior Series at Kearney Hills Golf Links and at the Westfield Junior PGA Championship ... Member of the United States Junior World Cup team ... All-American honorable mention in 2005 ... Westfield Jr. PGA Champion in 2005 ... Named the Northern Kentucky Enquirer Player of the Year in 2003 and 2004.
"Alex has been working very hard on his golf swing and his game.There are several components of his swing that needed to be addressed, and Alex has jumped in with both feet.Swing changes are not easy, and this is no exception.I expect Alex to continue his hard work, and the success will come. He has a phenomenal short game, and his golf IQ is very high. Once all the pieces come together, Alex will be better and stronger than ever.One thing is certain, Alex is Big Blue through and through." - Associate head coach David Trainor
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