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Kevin Tucker
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kennewick, Wash.
High School: Kennewick HS ('06)
Experience: 3 Letters

 

Kevin Tucker
Kevin Tucker
Hometown:
Kennewick, Wash.

High School:
Kennewick HS

Experience:
4V



WASHINGTON STATE CAREER
SENIOR (2009-10): Competed in each of WSU's 12 varsity events during his final collegiate campaign...also played in the NCAA West Regional Championship for the second-straight season, the first Cougar in school history to receive multiple individual postseason invitations...named All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention for the second-straight year, becoming just the third Cougar in school history to garner multiple postseason accolades...opened the season with three-straight top-25 finishes, and then put together another stretch of seven-straight, a career best...had two top-10s and 10 top-25s on the season...top-25 total ranks fourth on WSU's all-time single-season list...finished tied for first at the season-opening Palouse Collegiate, tying for second all-time with two career tournament victories...posted a three-round score of 8-under 208 at the event, including a second-round 66, tying the lowest round of his career...the three-round score was the lowest of his career and the 10th lowest in school history...helped lead WSU to the team title at the inaugural event...other top-10 finishes included: Falcon Invitational (T-20th), Giustina Memorial (T-11th), Georgetown Intercollegiate (T-20th), Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate (T-24th), WSU Snowman Getaway (T-13th), Border Olympics (T-25th), Thunderbird Invitational (T-11th), and U.S. Intercollegiate (T-16th)...completed his WSU career with nine top-10s, ranking tied for sixth all-time...left college ranked third all time for number of top-25 finishes, with 26...fired multiple career-low-tying rounds of 66 during the season...left school with third-best scoring average in school history (72.11) and lowest career scoring average in school history (73.38).

JUNIOR (2008-09): Competed in each of the team's 13 tournaments...also earned an individual invitation to the NCAA West Regional Championships, just the second Cougar in school history to accomplish the feat...garnered All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors...scoring average of 73.31 led the team and ranked ninth on WSU's all-time list...grabbed the first win of his WSU career at the Desert Intercollegiate...fired a three-round total of 213 (-3) to finish tied for first place...recorded three top-10 and six top-25 finishes on the year...besides the win, other top-10s came at the Falcon Invitational (fifth) and the Argonaut Invitational (third)...finishes sandwiched a stretch of five-straight top-25 finishes, including the Sycuan Invitational (T-19th), the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate (T-17th), and the Pat Hick Thunderbird Invitational (T-13th)...fired a season-low 67 three times during the season.

SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Competed in 13 events for the Cougars...consecutive top-25 finishes at the Mean Green Classic (T-14th) and the Giustina Memorial (T-23rd)...ended the fall season with four career top-25 finishes...fired a low score of 70 in the second round of the Giustina Memorial...started the spring season with five consecutive top-25 finishes...finished in a tie for sixth at the Cuthbert Cup...shot a three-round total of 221 at the Border Olympics...recorded his third and fourth top-10 finishes consecutively when he finished second at the Inland Cup and in a tie for 10th at the Stevinson Ranch Invite...was second on the team in scoring average (73.55)...improved the average by 1.8 strokes from the previous season...finished 23rd at the Pac-10 Championships.

FRESHMAN (2006-07): Recorded one top-10 finish and two top-25 finishes in his debut season with the Cougars...scoring average of 75.35 over eight tournaments ranks tied for seventh on the all-time freshmen list...finished tied for 19th at the Thunderbird Invitational and followed it with his best finish of the season, a tie for seventh, at the Inland Cup...fired a season-low 68 in the second round of the Thunderbird.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity letters under coach Don Meneely...as a FRESHMAN was named All-Big 9...freshman member of the Hogan Cup team...SOPHOMORE season was once again named All-Big 9...named to the all-tournament team at the Palmetto High School National Championship...tallied top 10 finishes in the AJGA and high school State tournaments...named Kennewick High School's most outstanding golfer three consecutive years (2003-05)...JUNIOR season placed fifth at State...posted a scoring average of 71...member of the Hogan Cup team for the second time in his career...as a SENIOR was named first-team all conference... posted a 70 scoring average...placed 10th at State...named to the all-conference academic team.

PERSONAL
Kevin Gene Tucker...born in Richland, Wash...father Robert is a senior CAD engineer...mother Penny is a para-educator...sister Karly...first WSU student in his family.


YEAR	EVENTS	ROUNDS	STROKES	AVG	LOW	TOP 10	TOP25
2005-06	Redshirt
2006-07	8	23	1,733	75.35	68	1	2
2007-08	13	36	2,648	73.55	66	3	8
2008-09	14	42	3,079	73.31	67	3	6
2009-10	13	38	2,740	72.11	66	2	10
Totals	48	139	10,200	73.38	66	9	26