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Derek Jones

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lower Burrell, Pa.

High School:
Burrell

Birthdate:
02/15/1991

04/30/2013

Wildcats Finish 8th at BIG EAST Championship

Kania Leads Way with 22nd Place Finish

04/29/2013

Kania Moves into 21st Place, Wildcats Tied for 10th at BIG EAST Championship

Wildcats Look to Move Up in Standings On Tuesday

04/28/2013

Wildcats Tied for 5th Place After Day One of BIG EAST Championship

Graduate Student Cory Siegfried Leads Team Tied for 14th Place

04/21/2013

Wildcats Place 9th at Rutherford Intercollegiate

Kania, Skula Lead Team with 30th Place Finishes

04/20/2013

Kania Paces Wildcats After Day One at Rutherford Intercollegiate

Kania Leads Team Tied for 9th Place Overall

Spring 2013: Finished third on the team and tied for 12th place overall at the Yale Spring Opener, carding rounds of 71-77--148... Finished fourth on the team and tied for 35th place overall at the Wildcat Invitational, carding rounds of 80-76-78--234... Finished third on the team win tied for 26th place overall at the Harmony Golf Preserve Intercollegiate with rounds of 78-76-83--237... Had the second best individual score of a 73 in a rare duel match with The College of Coastal Georgia... Finished third on the team and tied for 70th place overall at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, carding rounds of 75-87-77--239... Had his best finish of the Spring season at the BIG EAST Championship, finishing second on the team and tied for 25th place overall with rounds of 74-78-70--222.

Fall 2012: Had his best showing of the Fall season leading the team and tied for 12th overall at the Big 5 Invitational, carding rounds of 75-77--152 (+12)... Finish tied for 30th place and fifth on the team at the Lehigh Invitational, carding rounds of 79-81--160 (+16)... Started the season tied for 37th place at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate, posting rounds of 74-77-78--229 (+12)... Tied for 56th place overall and finished fifth on the team at the Adams Cup of Newport, carding rounds of 76-80-81--237 (+26)... Finished in 41st place and fourth on the team at the CHAMPS/Patriot Intercollegiate, carding rounds of 78-74-75--227 (+14).

Spring 2012: Began the spring with a fourth place team finish at the USF Invitational, finishing tied for 58th with rounds of 84-73-72--229 (+13)... Finished tied for 44th place overall and third on the team with rounds of 79-75-74--228 (+15) at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate... Competed at the Wildcat Invitational as an individual, finishing tied for 39th and carding rounds of 81-80-75--236 (+23)... Posted a fourth place team finish and tied for 53rd overall at the Navy Spring Invitational with rounds of 77-80--157 (+15)... Had a season best 13th place finish at the BIG EAST Championship, finishing second on the team with rounds of 74-74-70--218 (+2).

Fall 2011: Shot one round under par for the fall at the Adam's Cup with a 71 (-1), which is where is best finish of the season was...Tied for 73rd at The McLaughlin (Sept. 16-17) with a 78-74-75--227 (+17)...Carded a 74-75-71--220 (+4) to finish in a tie for 23rd at the Adam's Cup (Sept.19-20)...Fired a 78-76-74--228 (+18) at the Gridiron Intercollegiate (Sept. 26-27)...Tied for 91st at the Big Five Invitational (Oct. 8-9) with a 79-80--159 (+19)...Tied for 60th at the Blackthorn Intercollegiate (Oct. 14-16) with a 82-74-77--233 (+17).

2010-11: Came in a tie for 73rd at the Wildcat Invitational (April 3-4) with a 78-85--163 (+21).

2009-10: Was a vital member of the team in his freshman season and played in some events.

Personal: Born 2/15/91 in Lower Burrell, Pa... Is the only child of John and Ann Jones... Father John was a 4 year golfer at Allegheny College and Division III All-American... Mother Ann was a 4 year tennis player at Allegheny College... Earned varsity letters in Golf and Basketball... 4-year All-Valley News Dispatch Golf Team selection... Earned Distinguished Honors all four years of high school and was Class Salutatorian... Chose Villanova because it is a great school... Enrolled as a Chemical Engineering major.

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