KURT SCHUETTE ON KEVIN STADLER: “Kevin had a solid junior season and has picked up where he left off. He's continued to improve his fundamentals and his management of his game. He's a much smarter and more patient player this year. That alone has allowed him to be more consistent at a higher level.”
FALL RESULTS: Stadler played in three tournaments this past fall and was second on the team with a stroke average of 71.6 ... Tied for fourth at the William Tucker with a score of 213 ... Fired a career-low 206 at the Red River Classic to tie for second (69-69-68) ... Shot four rounds in the 60s in the fall and had a low round of 68.
KEVIN STADLER in the Fall of 2001: William Tucker 72-73-68--213 (4th tie) Red River Classic 69-69-68--206 (2nd tie) Long Cove Invit. 78-75-73--226 (44th tie)2000-01: Stadler had a solid junior season, improving his stroke average to 72.9--fourth-lowest on the squad ... Had four top 10 finishes on the season and six rounds in the 60s ... Fired a career-low 209 (68-67-74) to tie for sixth at the Thunderbird Invitational ... Shot 210 at both the Red River Classic (where he tied for seventh) and the Ping Arizona (where he tied for fifth) ... Finished tied for 12th at the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 283 ... Tied for 15th at the NCAA West Regional with a score of 218.
1999-00: Stadler played in 13 tournaments as a sophomore ... His stroke average of 73.1 was the second best on the team ... Led USC in scoring in five tournaments ... Was tops on the squad with five rounds in the 60s ... He had three top five finishes, including a tie for second at the Northwest Classic, a tie for fifth at the Windon Memorial Classic and a tie for third at the Maxwell Invitational ... Led USC with a career-low 210 to finish 25th at the Red River Classic ... Shot a career-low round of 68 to finish 29th at the NCAA West Regionals in Fresno, Calif.
1998-99: Stadler played in seven tournaments as a freshman ... Had a stroke average of 76.8 ... Played his best golf at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. with a score of 222 to finish in 46th place ... Finished 21st in a strong field at the Taylor Made Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, HI. ... Won the 1999 Colorado State match play ... Made the cut at the Western Amateur ... Shot four-under-par but just missed qualifying for the U.S. Amateur in the summer of 1999.
HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior at Kent Denver School in Englewood, Colo., Kevin won the Colorado High School state championship and was a second-team 1997 AJGA Rolex All-American. He also won the 1997 Junior World Championships (he and his father, Craig, are the only father/son champions in the history of the event).
LINKS: Born on Feb. 5, 1980, Kevin is the son of former Trojan and current PGA star Craig Stadler (the 1982 Masters Champion). He is an international relations major at USC.