Kennedy earns weekly college award

Casey Kennedy has found a home in Augusta, Ga., and it has nothing to do with the Masters.

 3820137.jpgThe 2009 Venice High School grad  and former state high school champ is the best player on Augusta State's team and one of the best in the country.
      Recently, Golfweek Magazine named her the collegiate female player of the week after she beat Purdue's Paula Reto by five shots at the Administaff Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate on March 14 to earn medalist honors for the second time in four events this season. Kennedy logged 17 birdies in 54 holes and finished the event at 11-under 205.
     Purdue is the defending NCAA women's champ.
    Kennedy posted her first collegiate title with a one-shot victory at the Kinderlou Forest Challenge on March 1.
     ASU finishes its regular-season schedule April 11-12, in the Baylor Spring Invitational at Twin Rivers Golf Club in Waco, Texas.
         Currently, she is the No. 1 birdie maker in Division I golf.  Augusta State competes in Division I in men's and women's golf, but not all other sports.
        Kennedy was highly recruited coming out of high school and ended up at Auburn. She was red-shirted her first year at Auburn and decided to transfer to Augusta State. The coach of the Lady Jaguar is Kevin McPherson, the brother of Kristy McPherson of the LPGA Tour.
    "Casey is a perfect story of how important it is to find the right fit, including coaches and college programs," said her father, Bill Kennedy. "Casey almost gave up golf entirely."   
     During the summer months, she works at a golf course in Cape May, N.J.


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