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Preston DembowiakClass: Senior
Previous School: Homeschooled
Hometown: Summerfield, N.C.
Home Course: The Cardinal Golf Course
Fall 2010 (Sr.): Finished the fall with a 74.2 stroke average, completing nine rounds on the links … ranked No. 14 in the Big South in scoring average … named Big South Golfer of the Week after finishing tied for ninth place with a four-under par 212 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge … marked the fourth time in his career he had finished a collegiate golf tournament under par … closed the event with a six-under par 66, which was the lowest round of his career and was tied for the sixth-lowest 18-hole score in program history … finished tied for 19th at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate.
2009-10 (Jr.): Named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars team … named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … Big South All-Academic team member … ranked fourth on the team with a 75.4 stroke average, continuing three-straight seasons where he has ranked fourth on the squad … finished the season with a career-high 32 rounds … one of five players on the squad with a Top 5 during the year … ranked No. 19 in the Big South in scoring average … opened the year with his best collegiate tournament finish, placing second at the Manor Intercollegiate with a three-under par 213 … bookended a 73 with a pair of 70s at the event … closed out the Frank Landrey Invitational with an even par 72 to help him share 27th place with an eight-over par 224 (74-78-72) … tied his lowest 18-hole total of the year by opening the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate by firing a two-under par 70 … carded his lowest 54-hole total of the spring with a seven-over par 223 (76-73-74) at the ECU/UNCW River Landing Intercollegiate, earning him a share of 41st place … had his best tournament finish of the spring when he fired a 12-over par 228 (75-77-76) and shared 25th place at the Big South Men's Golf Championship.
2008-09 (So.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … 2009 Big South all-conference selection … for the second-straight season, ranked fourth on the squad with a 75.1 stroke average … stroke averaged ranked No. 12 in the Big South … played in 31 rounds to lead the and was the lone golfer to participate in all 12 tournaments … had his best tournament of the season, opening the year with a 15th-place showing at the Palmer's Toyota Fall Intercollegiate … finished the event with a one-under par 215, which was aided by a two-under par 70 during the second round and an even-par 72 closing round … was named Big South Men's Golf Player of the Week on Sept. 18 after the strong season-opening finish … fired his second sub-par round with a one-under par 71 to close out the Frank Landrey Invitational and tally a 13th-place finish with a two-over par 218 (74-73-71) … ranked eighth in the Big South after the fall season with a 74.1 stroke average (815 strokes in 11 rounds) … had a pair of 21st-place finishes at the Rice Intercollegiate (73-76-73-222) and Argonaut Invitational (72-77-75-224) to open the spring … was Liberty's top scoring golfer at the Big South Men's Golf Championship, as he posted a sixth-place finish with a 10-over par 226 (76-73-77).
2007-08 (Fr.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … ranked fourth on the squad with a 75.5 stroke average … ranked No. 19 in the Big South in scoring average … recorded 13 rounds of golf during his rookie season in five different events … three of his 13 rounds were at par or better … fired an ever-par 72 during the second round at the Frank Landrey Invitational, which was his second collegiate event … finished off the fall season with a one-over par 72 during his final round at the ODU/Seascape Collegiate Invitational ... had his best showing of the season with a seventh-place finish at the Iron Pirate Intercollegiate … carded a one-under par 143, aided by a second-round two-under par 70.
Prep: 2007 homeschool graduate ... was homeschooled all four years of high school ... won the 2006 Junior Masters Championship ... ranked No. 4 in Wisconsin (PGA Wisconsin section).
Personal: Son of Tom and Judy Dembowiak ... birthday is Feb. 26 ... majoring in finance.
What's In Your Golf Bag:
Driver: Ping i15
Fairway Wood: Ping G15 15 degree
Irons: Titleist ZB forged
Wedge: Titleist Spin Vokey Milled 53, 55 and 60 degree
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1