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Arnond Vongvanij

Height
5' 5"
CLASS
JR
Hometown
Bradenton, Fla. (Bradenton Academy)
Weight
142 lbs.
Experience
1L
School
Billy Horschel

 

2010-11: Was named SEC player of the year, earned All-SEC first-team honors and SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year…Selected to the 2011 Palmer Cup Team…Was named a PING First-Team All-American…Was named to the PING Division I All-Region Team…Finished in a tie for 13th at the NCAA Championships…Shot a 209 and finished in a tie for sixth in Florida’s win at the NCAA Regional…Shot all three rounds at or under par to finish fifth in the Gators’ SEC Championship victory and recorded his seventh top-five finish in the 2010-11 season…Shot round three at par and finished tied for 41st at Hootie @ Bulls Bay…Earned his third medalist honor of the season at the Schenkel Invitational after shooting a 66 and 68 in the first two rounds and tying his career-low tournament score of 207…Finished in a tie for sixth at the Bandon Dunes Championship…Named  to the Ben Hogan Watch List…Was Named SEC Golfer of the Week for Feb. 24…Was named to the SEC Fall Golf Honor Roll…Has five top-five finishes in five tournaments…Shot two rounds at or under par to finish in a tie for 15th at the John Hayt Invitational…Finished in a tie for second after falling in a playoff to teammate Andres Echavarria at the Gator Invitational…Followed up his win at Isleworth with a first-place finish at the JU Invitational after shooting five under par…Registered his first college medalist honor in his first-place finish at the Isleworth Invitational after shooting four-under par on one of the toughest courses in the country…Tied his career-low 18-hole score of 66 at the Jerry Pate Invitational and recorded a tie for fifth place for his second top-10 finish of the seasonCarded a career-high second-place finish at the Olympia Fields Invitational. His tournament score of 207 featured an average of 69.0 per round.

 

2009-10: Selected as the 2010 SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year…Named to the PING Division I All-Region Team…An SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient for the third-straight year… Finished second on the team with a stroke average of 72.2 in 32 rounds of play…Tallied 17 rounds at or under par, three tournaments at or under par, one top-five finish and 112 birdies…Led the team with five top-10 finishes…Tied for 86th with a six-over 222 (73-77-72) at the NCAA Championships…Joined teammate Andres Echavarria in a tie for 32nd at the NCAA Central Regional, carding a 214 (68-74-72, +4)…Posted the best finish of his career at the Golden Ocala Invitational when he placed fourth after scoring a four-under 140 (70-70)…Led the Gators at the SEC Championship in a tie for sixth with a 54-hole score of 208 (-2), during which he carded a career-low score of four-under 66 in the third round…Finished tied for 17th at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate with a total score of one-over 217 (72-72-73)…Led the squad in a tie for sixth, carding a three-under 216 at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational…Carded a 234 (80-74-80, +18) to tie for 65th at the John Hayt Invitational…Tied for seventh alongside teammate Phillip Choi at the SunTrust Gator Invitational with a four-over 214 (72-70-72)...Held sole custody of 32nd place with a one-over 214 at the PING Arizona Invitational…Notched his first top-10 finish of the season after tying for sixth with a seven-under par 209 (67-71-71) when he played as an individual at the Gary Koch Invitational…Made his season debut at the Fighting Illini/Olympia Fields Invitational and carded a 227 (77-77-73, +17) to tie for 45th.

 

2008-09: His only appearance of the season came at the Duke Individual Collegiate, where he shot 10-over par 223 and tied for 13th … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year in a row.

 

2007-08: Was named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll … Competed in his fourth-consecutive tournament for the Orange and Blue at the John Hayt Invitational, where he tied teammate Billy Horschel for 38th place following a tournament total of 226 (74-79-73) for a three-day total of 226 … Registered the first top-10 finish of his career and was the third Gator in the top-10 at the SunTrust Gator Invitational … Placed in a tie for ninth with a career best two-under-par 208 (68-67-73) at the Gators’ home tournament … Helped the Gators earn third place at the Callaway Golf Match Play Championship, going 2-1-1 … Shot his first collegiate round under par at the Jerry Pate Invitational, firing a second round 69 and finishing with a five-over 218 (77-69-72), in 44th place for the second-straight tournament … Made his Gator debut in the season-opening Inverness Invitational, firing a 13-over 226 (73-80-73), for a share of 44th place.

 

Amateur Competition: The 34th-rated player in the Golfweek/Titleist Men’s Amateur Rankings … Tied for 17th at the 2007 Porter Cup, firing four-under par 276 (67-69-70-70) … Captured the individual medal at both the 2005 St. Augustine Amateur Classic and the 2006 Terra Cotta Invitational … Qualified for match play at the 2005 U.S. Amateur Championship and at the British Amateur Championship in 2006.

 

Prep: A four-time Rolex/American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American, including first-team selections in 2005 and 2006 … Owns five AJGA tournament titles … Led Bradenton Academy to Florida high school state championships in both 2005 and 2006 … Also earned 2004-05 David Leadbetter Player of the Year honors.

 

HONORS

2011 Division I PING First-Team All-American

2011 SEC Player of the Year

2011 All-SEC First Tem

2011 Palmer Cup Team

2011 PING Division I All-Region Team

2011 Ben Hogan Watch List

2011 SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year

2011 SEC Golfer of the Week – March 25

2011 SEC Golfer of the Week – Feb. 24

2010 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2010 PING Division I All-Region Team

2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2008 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

 

Arnond Vongvanij – Career Stats

 

 

 

 

 

Best Rounds

Even or Under

Top-10

Year

Tourneys

Rds

Strokes

Avg.

18

54

Par Rds.

Finishes

2007-08

4

12

878

73.17

67

208

3

1

2008-09

1

3

223

74.33

73

223

0

0

2009-10

11

32

2,312

72.25

66

208

17

5

2010-11

12

36

2,551

70.86

66

207

23

9

Totals:

28

83

5,964

71.86

66

207

43

15

 

Best finish: 1, (3x, last at Schenkel Invitational, 2011)

Low Round: 66, (3x, last at Schenkel Invitational, 2011)

Low Tourney Score: 207, (2x, last at Schenkel Invitational, 2011)

 

2010-11 (Senior Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/17-19

Olympia Fields Invitational (Chicago)

2

70-67-70 = 207 (-1)

10/11-12

Jerry Pate Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.)

T5

66-71-71 = 208 (-2)

10/24-26

Isleworth Invitational (Orlando, Fla.)

1

74-70-68 = 212 (-4)

1/31-2/1

JU Invitational (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

1

69-69-73 = 211 (-5)

2/12-13

Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

T2

68-74-68 = 210 (E)

2/27-3/1

John Hayt Invitational (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

T15

69-78-72 = 219 (+3)

3/11-12

Bandon Dunes (Bandon, Ore.)

T6

72-70-77 = 219 (+3)

3/17-19

Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)

1

66-68-73 = 207 (-9)

3/27-29

Hootie @ Bulls Bay (Awendaw, S.C.)

T41

72-77-71 = 220 (+7)

4/15-17

SEC Championship (St. Simons Island, Ga.)

5

72-70-69 = 211 (+1)

5/19-21

NCAA Southeast Regional (Ocala, Fla.)

T6

68-72-69 = 209 (-7)

5/31-6/2

NCAA Championships (Stillwater, Okla.)

T13

74-73-71 = 218 (+2)

 

2009-10 (Junior Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/18-20

Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational (Olympia Fields, Ill.)

T45

77-77-73 = 227 (+17)

10/3-4

Gary Koch Invitational (Tampa, Fla.)*

T6

67-71-71 = 209 (-7)

2/1-2

PING Arizona Invitational (Tucson, Ariz.)

32

71-68-75 = 214 (+1)

2/13-14

SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

T7

72-70-72 = 214 (+4)

2/28-3/2

John Hayt Invitational (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

T65

80-74-80 = 234 (+18)

3/19-21

Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)

T6

69-72-72 = 213 (-3)

4/5-6

BancorpSouth Intercollegiate (Jackson, Miss.)

T17

72-72-73 = 217 (+1)

4/16-18

SEC Championship (Sea Island, Ga.)

T6

70-72-66 = 208 (-2)

5/6

Golden Ocala Invitational (Ocala, Fla.)

4

70-70 = 140 (-4)

5/20-22

NCAA Central Regional (South Bend, Ind.)

T32

68-74-72 = 214 (+4)

6/1-3

NCAA Championships (Ooltewah, Tenn.)

T86

73-77-72 = 222 (+6)

 

 

 

2008-09 (Sophomore Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

10/13-14

Duke Individual Collegiate

T13

74-73-76 = 223 (+10)

 

 

 

 

2007-08 (Freshman Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/10-11

Inverness Invitational (Toledo, Ohio)

T44

73-80-73 = 226 +13)

10/8-9

Jerry Pate (Birmingham, Ala.)

44

77-69-72 = 218 (+5)

10/28-30

Collegiate Match Play Championship (Greensboro, Ga.)

2-1-1

 

2/9-10

SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

T9

68-67-73 = 208 (E)

2/17-19

John Hayt Invitational (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

T38

74-79-73 = 206 (+10)

 

*played as an individual

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