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  John Kidwell
John Kidwell
Player Profile

Dallas, Texas

High School:
Jesuit College Prepatory School

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 165


As a Junior (2001-02)

Posted career-best numbers in a break-out season for the Sooners...Garnered Third-Team All-America honors...Named to the All-Big 12 Men's Golf Team for the first time in his career...Led OU in a team-best six tournaments while shooting a team-low 71.48 during the spring season and 72.00 overall...Was second among Sooner finishers at the NCAA Central Regional tying for 26th with a score of 220...Tied for second in back-to-back tournaments at the Big 12 Championships and The Maxwell...Made six birdies and zero bogies to finish with a career-best 64 and the lowest one-round score in Big 12 Championships history surpassing the old record by two strokes...Finished the Big 12 Championships with a 203 which was the lowest total for any Sooner all season...Tied for 42nd at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational and 23rd at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate...Led OU in the first two tournaments of the spring season tying for fourth at the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate and 11th at the Puerto Rico Classic (carded a total of 214 at each tournament)...Played in three of the four fall contests...Was inserted into the OU starting lineup prior to the Ping/Golfweek Preview where he tied for 52nd with a 226...A week after tying for 35th at the Red River Classic, he finished out the fall leading OU for the first time in his career at the Long Cove Invitational tying for 14th with a 217.

As a Sophomore (2000-01)

Started every tournament in the spring season and steadily improved as the season progressed...Finished the season with a stroke average of 74.69...Tied for 59th at the NCAA Championships at Duke...Was second among OU finishers at the NCAA Regionals in Stillwater, tying for 26th...Final-round score of 72 was crucial in garnering OU a tie for first place...Played consistently at The Maxwell, shooting rounds of 72, 73 and 71 to tie for 24th...Posted his career-best finish at the Big 12 Conference Championships, tying for seventh with a score of 227...Shot his lowest round of the spring (69) in the first round of the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational...Went on to tie for 41st with his best score of the spring (216, E)....Tied for 37th at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate and 38th at the Southwestern Intercollegiate...Tied for 40th at the Puerto Rico Classic...Competed as an individual at the Red River Classic and finished tied for 11th with fellow Sooner Cody Freeman...Shot the lowest round of his career (67) in the second round and finished with a total score of 212 after shooting even on the final day of competition...Made his first start of the season for the Sooners at the Duke Golf Classic tying for 55th with a total score of 231...Finished the fall with a scoring average of 73.83

As a Redshirt Freshman (1999-00)

Competed in nine tournaments during the season...Led the Sooners at the Big 12 Championship where he tied for 18th with a final score of 220 (+10)...Competed in the Maxwell and tied for 65th place...Fired a final round 71 at the ASU Thunderbird to finish tied for 38th place...Posted best finish of the season at the Billy Hitchcock where he tied for 17th place...Shot a score of 222 (+6)...Tied for 55th at the Morris Williams...Played in all four tournaments for the Sooners in the fall...Made first career appearance and start at The Ridges...Played well finishing in a tie for 25th place...Was among tournament leaders after first round, but posted a seven-over par score in the final 36 holes...Played as an individual in the Tucker, his second tournament...Tied 33rd place...Finished strong at the Red River Classic by shooting a three-under par over the last 36 holes...Tied for 39th place...Had a team-low score of 70 in the second round of the Red River Classic.

As a Freshman (1998-99)

Redshirted as a true freshman...Held a stroke average of 74.5 in 13 rounds of qualifying at OU.

In High School

A four-time All-State selection at Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas...Was named team MVP as a junior and senior...Had two tournament victories and a pair of second-place finishes on his high school résumé...Played in more than 12 tour events over his final two years and placed inside the top-15 seven times on the AJGA Tour...Best finish came at the 1997 AJGA Ashworth Oklahoma Junior Classic at Oak Tree Country Club in Edmond...Tied for sixth place in a field of 114...Also placed 14th at the 1997 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions on Hilton Head Island...Coached in high school by Gary Travis.

The Final Word

Tied for seventh at the 2001 Southern Amateur... Named to the 2001 all-district team...Competed in three tournaments during the summer of 2000... Finished tied for 19th at the Texas Amateur...Recorded two straight second-place finishes at the CPT in Wylie, Texas, and the Cardinal AmateurBorn: October 13, 1979, in Dallas, Texas...Parents: John and Christy Kidwell... Major: Business.

Year	TP/TS	Rounds	Strokes	Low Round	       Average
1999-00	9/8	27	2,024	70 - Red River   74.9
2000-01	11/10	32	2,390	67 - Red River   74.7
2001-02	10/10	30	2,160	64 - Big 12      72.00
Total    30/28    89       6,574	64 - Big 12      73.87

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