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Joel Sjoholm
Joel Sjoholm
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gothenburg, Sweden
High School: Katrinelund Gymnasiet

Spring 2008: Claimed the individual title at the John Hayt Collegiate with three sub-par rounds (69-70-70--209, -7)...Three-time CAA Golfer of the Week (3/04, 3/10, 4/02)...Three top-five finishes in five events...Ranked as high as fourth nationally by GolfWeek.com and currently ranked fifth (4/07)...Led team in season stroke average at 70.97, marking the lowest season to date in State’s history...Improved career scoring average to 72.66...Has 20 rounds of par or less in 2007-08, tying Sjoholm for the most in State’s history...Has 59 career rounds of par or better, most in State’s history.

Fall 2007: Claimed the individual championship at The Club Glove Intercollegiate (73-72-80--225)...Named to the Golf World Mid-Season All-American Team...Posted four top-10 finishes...Finished tied for 11th at Western Refining All American Tournament (75-64-71--210) where he set a new career-best low round with a 64...Ended season ranked 13th nationally by GolfWeek...Led the team in stroke average at 71.33...Set a new career best three-round score at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate where he finished tied for ninth (67-71-67--205)...Dropped his career scoring average below 73 (72.9) ...Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.2 GPA or above) for Fall academic work.

2006-07: Named PING/Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) third-team All-America...Selected PING/GCAA Southeast all-Region...Named CAA Golfer of the Year and First Team All-CAA...Ended season ranked 28th nationally by GolfWeek Magazine...Competed in all 11 events, recording five top 10 finishes and two top 15 finishes...Led the team in stroke-average with a 71.77...Matched career-low round of 67 in the third round of the Administaff Augusta State Invitational...Set new career best finish mark with a second-place (74-69-71--214) showing at the CAA Championships...Notched a third-place (71-75-72--219) finish at the highly ranked U.S. Collegiate Championship...Recorded a fifth-place (76-68-67--211) finish at the Administaff/Augusta State Invitational...Finished in sixth-place (77-72-72--221) at John Hayt Collegiate Invitational...Finished in ninth-place and matched his best second round score of 68 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 211 (73-68-70)...Recorded a 12th-place (71-74-69--214) finish at SunTrust Gator Invitational...Fired a new low three round tournament score of 208 (71-69-68) at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 14th-place finish...Helped guide Panthers to their fourth NCAA Championships with a T19 (74-75-70--219) at NCAA East Regional...Carded a 210 (68-73-69) at the NCAA Championships...First Panther athlete to be named three-time CAA Golfer of the Week...Named to the CAA All-Tournament team...Earned Male Student-Athlete of the Year Award by Georgia State...Ended season with a 32-44-4 individual record against top 25 golfers.

2005-06: Played in all 12 events...Finished in the top-15 in five of the tournaments...Opened the season with a new career-best finish at the TOPY Cup in Japan, placing third with a 216 total...Fired a new career-low of 67 in the first-round of the TOPY Cup...Tied for 12th-place in helping Georgia State win the Carpet Capital Collegiate...Carded rounds of 69, 69 and 75 to end with a tournament total of 216...Tied for 14th at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate with a 218 (73-72-73)...Tied for 50th at Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate with a 236 (79-74-83)...Tied for 21st at SunTrust Gator Invitational with a 219 (69-73-77)...Tied for 8th at Hyatt Plantation Club Intercollegiate with a 212 (70-69-73)...Tied for 78th at Morris Williams Intercollegiate with a 231 (76-81-74)...Tied for 21st at U.S. Collegiate Championships with a 222 (76-71-75)...Tied for fourth at CAA Championships with a 221 (71-75-75)...Tied for 68th at NCAA East Regional with a 226 (73-77-76)...Finished with a 74.36 stroke average...Named to the CAA All-Tournament team.

2004-05: Competed in 11 tournaments during his rookie season...Tied for 25th at the NCAA East Regional after carding a three-day score of one-under-par 212...Shot rounds of 68, 70 and 74...Tied for 47th at the NCAA Championships with a total score of 295 (73-69-77-76)...Named to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team...Posted two top-10 finishes and five top-20 finishes...Matched season-low 68 in the third-round of the Hyatt Plantation Club Intercollegiate where he tied for 13th-place with a 217...Shot a 217 at the SunTrust Gator Invitational to tie for 14th...Tied for 12th at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship (221)...Fired a 219 at the A-Sun Championships to tie for 33rd-place...Carded a 217 to finish tied for ninth-place in the Panthers’ season-opener at the Radrick Farms Intercollegiate...Shot a season-low 68 in the second round...Fired a career- and season-low 211 (69-71-71) at the Mason Rudolph Championship...Marked best finish of the season with a fifth-place showing...Tied for 28th at The Nelson Invitational with a three-round score of 214...Matched career-low 68 in first round and followed with a 69 in the second round.

Amateur: Finished tied for first in the 2007 European Amateur Open, but fell in a three-hole playoff...Claimed 59th in the Euro Tour’s 2007 Scandinavian Masters...Member of the Swedish golf team that placed seventh at the European Championships and 11th at the World Amateur Championship...Placed fourth in the Swedish Junior Amateur...Finished 21st at the European Junior Amateur and 41st at the World Junior Amateur in Kobe, Japan...Earned top honors at the Bankboken Tour... Carded a 142 (67-75) and tied for 68th among 288 golfers after two rounds of qualifying for the 2007 British Amateur Championship...Helped lead Sweden to a seventh place finish at the 2007 European Men’s Amateur Team Championship.

Prep: Led Katrinelund Gymnasiet to a first-place finish at the 2004 school championships...Member of 2003 team that placed second at the championships.

Personal: Born February 21, 1985 in Santiago, Chile...His parents are Bjorn and Gerd Sjoholm...Has two brothers, Viktor and Felix...His older brother, Viktor, was No. 4 in gymnastics in Sweden and finished second in the 2004 European Championships...Majoring in sociology.

Career Highlights:

Lowest Score: 64 (2007 Western Refining All American)

Best Finish: 1st (2007 The Club Glove Intercollegiate; 2008 John Hayt Collegiate)

Low Tournament Score (2 Rds): 143 (2008 Administaff ASU Invitational)

Low Tournament Score (3 Rds): 205 (2007 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate)

Best 1st Round: 67 (2005 TOPY Cup)

Best 2nd Round: 64 (2007 Western Refining All American)

Best 3rd Round: 67 (2007 Administaff/ASU Invitational)

Wins: 2

1st-5th Finishes: 11

6th-10th Finishes: 6

11th-20th Finishes: 11

Total Top-20 Finishes: 24

Tournaments: 46

Rounds: 134

Strokes: 9593

Career Stroke Average: 72.66


2007-08:

Carpet Capital Collegiate

70-68-74

212

T3rd of 88

PING/GolfWeek Preview

72-70-76

218

T9th of 75

Jerry Pate National Intercoll.

67-71-67

205

T9th of 60

Club Glove Intercollegiate

73-72-80

225

1st of 62

Western Refining All American

75-64-71

210

T11th of 28

SunTrust Gator Invitational

70-72-73

215

T28th of 75

John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

69-70-70

209

1st of 81

Linger Longer Invitational

69-70-70

211

2nd of 75

U.S. Collegiate Championships

69-73-68

210

4th of 78

Administaff ASU Invitational

73-70

143

T15th of 90

CAA Championships












Tournaments: 10

Round: 29

Strokes: 1070

Season Avg.: 70.97

2006-07:

Carpet Capital Collegiate

73-68-70

211

9th of 90

Jerry Pate National Intercoll.

71-69-68

208

14th of 58

Isleworth Intercoll. Invite

73-74-80

227

36th of 90

SunTrust Gator Invite

71-74-69

214

T12th of 74

John Hayt Collegiate Invite

77-72-72

221

T6th of 77

Pepperdine

71

71


Golden Horseshoe G.C.

72

72


Administaff/ASU Invite

76-68-67

211

T5th of 90

U.S. Collegiate Champ.

71-75-72

219

T3rd of 79

CAA Championships

74-69-71

214

T2nd of 55

Linger Longer Invite

73-72-70

215

T17th of 80

NCAA East Regional

74-75-70

219

T19th of 141

NCAA Championships

68-73-69

210


Tournaments: 11

Round: 35

Strokes: 2512

Season Avg.: 71.11


2005-06:

 

TOPY Cup

67-75-74

216

3rd of 59

Gopher Invitational

78-76-77

231

30th of 63

Shoal Creek Intercollegiate

73-72-73

218

14th of 75

Gary Koch Invitational

73-75-81

229

51st of 60

Carpet Capital Collegiate

69-69-78

216

12th of 90

Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate

79-74-83

236

50th of 77

SunTrust Gator Invitational

69-73-77

219

21st of 75

Hyatt Plantation Club Inter.

70-69-73

212

8th of 59

Morris Williams Intercollegiate

76-81-74

231

78th of 94

U.S. Collegiate Championships

76-71-75

222

21st of 69

CAA Championships

71-75-75

221

4th of 55

NCAA East Regional

73-77-76

226

68th of 141

Tournaments: 12

Rounds: 36

Strokes: 2677

Season Avg.:74.36


2004-05:

Radrick Farms Intercollegiate

70-68-79

217

9th of 78

Mason Rudolph Championship

69-71-71

211

5th of 75

Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invit.

73-75-76

224

28th of 77

The Nelson Invitational

68-69-77

214

28th of 82

Sun Trust Gator Invitational

72-72-73

217

14th of 77

Mercedes-Benz Collegiate

72-79-70

221

12th of 90

Hyatt Plantation Club Inter.

72-77-68

217

13th of 58

Conrad Rehling Spring Invit.

81-79-82

242

57th of 69

Atlantic Sun Championships

73-72-74

219

33rd of 60

NCAA East Regional

68-70-74

212

25th of 141

NCAA Championships

73-69-77-76

295

47th of 81

Tournaments: 11

Rounds: 34

Strokes: 2489

Season Avg.: 73.21

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