Featured Player: Jake Grodzinsky - of Duke University
30 Nov 2005
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DURHAM, NC (November 30, 2005)--Junior Jake Grodzinsky of Duke University has been named to the Golf World mid-season All-America team. The Cornville, AZ, native posted top-10 finishes in all four tournaments for the Blue Devils this fall and led the team in stroke average (71.3), under-par rounds (8) and birdies (46).
Grodzinsky opened the fall with a 75-69-69=213 to finished tied for ninth at the NCAA Fall Preview. He then posted a seven-under, 209 (70-69-70) to finish fifth at the Duke Classic. He birdied No. 17 on the final day of the classic and sank a downhill eight-footer for par on No. 18 to secure a one-shot victory for Duke in its lone home tournament of the year.
At the Isleworth Classic, Grodzinsky shot 71-73-76=220 to finish tied for eighth. In the final fall tournament, he shot 70-71-72=213 to finish in a seventh place tie at the Carpet Capital Classic.
Grodzinsky's strong fall season continued over the Thanksgiving break when he fired a course-record 62 at Seven Canyons in Sedona, AZ. His 62 topped the previous course record held by Ben Hayes by three strokes.
Golf World Mid-Season All-American Team
Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State, Jr.
Graham DeLeat, Boise State, Sr.
Matt Every, Florida, Sr.
Oscar Floren, Texas Tech, Jr.
Jake Grodzinsky, Duke, Jr.
Brian Harman, Georgia, Fr.
Daniel Im, UCLA, Soph.
Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina, Jr.
Chris Kirk, Georgia, Jr.
Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech, Jr.
Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State, Soph.
Dawie van der Walt, Lamar, Soph.