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Steve Arnold

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Langhorne, Pa.

High School:
Neshaminy

Last College:
East Tennessee State

Birthdate:
02/16/1985

Villanova Career: Debuted for the Wildcats in 2005-06 after transferring to Villanova from East Tennessee State ... Stepped into the No. 1 spot in the team's lineup in his first campaign on the Main Line ... Expected to be one of the team's top scorers again this season ... Owns a career 75.95 stroke average between East Tennessee State and Villanova (57 rounds).

Summer 2006: Won the prestigious Joseph H. Patterson Cup, one of four events deemed `majors' on the Golf Association of Philadelphia circuit ... Only player in the field of 127 golfers to break par, winning with a two-day score of 139 (-1) ... Winner of the Silver Cross Award, presented each summer to the player with the lowest aggregate score in the qualifying rounds of the Amateur Championship and Patterson Cup.

2005-06: Took over the No. 1 spot in the Wildcats lineup ... Led the team with a 72.69 stroke average while playing in 12 tournaments and totaling 26 rounds ... Every one of his rounds was counted in the team score ... Posted four top-10 and five top-20 finishes, placing outside of the top-20 just three times ... Had five rounds at even par and five more rounds below par ... The only Villanova player to shoot below par over 18-, 36- and 54-hole events ... Registered a score of 141 (-1) to finish in a tie for third place among 84 golfers at the Navy Spring Invitational ... Also shot 213 (-3) at the Big East Championship to place eighth in a field of 60 individuals ... Earned team medalist honors five times ... Finished first out of 69 players at the Big Five Invitational during the fall, scoring rounds of 69-73=142 (E) to help the Wildcats win their first-ever Big Five trophy ... In each of the four tournaments where he finished in the top-10 of the field, Arnold was the only Villanova player to post a top-10 finish.

East Tennessee State University: Member of the Bucs golf team in 2003-04 and 2004-05 ... Played three tournaments during the fall 2003 season before being limited by injury ... Played in eight tournaments and 23 rounds during the 2004-05 campaign ... Produced a 78.47 stroke average ... His low round of 71 came in the first round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate on Nov. 6 ... Highest tournament finish was a tie for 16th in the UK Derby Invitational on May 10 ... Carded scores of 74-81-81 in that event ... Team won the 2005 Southern Conference Championship.

Amateur Tournament Experience: Individual medalist at the 2004 Wolcott Amateur and 2005 Trenton District Amateur ... Champion at the Yardley Club ... Placed 30th at the Eastern Amateur with scores of 76-66-69-74.

Neshaminy High School: Four-year letterwinner ... First Team selection and BCCC Player of the Year in 2000 ... First Team selection in 2001 and 2002 ... SOL individual champion in 2000 and 2002 ... SOL All-League Honorable Mention in 1999.

Personal: Born 2/16/85 in Langhorne, Pa. ... Older of two children of Mike and Joan Arnold ... Has a younger sister Liz (18) ... Majoring in English.

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