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Robert KarlssonClass: Senior
Previous School: Jennynystrom School
Hometown: Kalmar, Sweden
Home Course: Kalmar Golf Course
2011 (Sr.): Finished the fall season with a 71.8 stroke average … posted Top 10 finishes in three out of four events … tied for fourth place with an even par 71 at a rain-shortened Inverness Intercollegiate … finished tied for seventh with a six-over par 222 (74-75-73) at the Rees Jones Invitational … carded a 13-under par 203 (67-68-68) to finish in second place at the ODU-Outerbanks Collegiate Golf Tournament … the 13-under par 203 marked a new individual career 54-hole low score … accounted for the third-lowest 54-hole total in program history … was named the Big South Golfer of the Week for the eighth time in his career following the 13-under par outing at the ODU-Outerbanks Collegiate Golf Tournament.
2010-11 (Jr.): Big South Men's Golfer of the Year for the second year in a row … Big South all-conference selection … four-time Big South Golfer of the Week … led the Big South with 71.3 season stroke average … became the first player in program history to post a season stroke average below 72.0, besting his own school record of 72.4 set last season ... seven Top 5 finished in 12 events … posted under-par scores in seven out of 12 events, including a season-best 12-under par 204 (59-70-65) to finished tied for first place at the Rio Pinar Invitational … recorded 10 sub-70 rounds throughout the season … helped guide Liberty to its first-ever Big South Men's Golf Championship, as the Flames captured the league title by 31 strokes … participated in his third-straight NCAA Regional, as Liberty was sent west to participate in the NCAA Arizona Regional at the Tucson National Golf Resort in Tucson, Ariz. … was ranked No. 39 in Golfweek and No. 36 by GolfStat heading into the NCAA Arizona Regional … became the second golfer in Big South Conference history to be named to a Palmer Cup roster, joining Coastal Carolina graduate Dustin Johnson who represented the USA Palmer Cup team in 2007.
2009-10 (So.): Big South Men's Golfer of the Year … Big South all-conference selection … GCAA/Ping All-Region honoree … finished the year ranked No. 107 by Golfstat and No. 126 by Golfweek … led the Big South with a career-best 72.4 stroke average … two-time Big South Golfer of the Week … posted Top 5 finishes in seven out of 12 events … 16 of his 35 rounds of golf were played at par or better … became the first golfer in program history to qualify for consecutive NCAA Regionals … finished in a tie for fifth place at the Frank Landrey Invitational where he posted a two-over par 218 (74-70-74) … helped Liberty capture the team title at the Davidson College Invitational as he individually finished tied for fourth with a six-over par 222 (72-77-73) … was named Big South Men's Golfer of the Week after his fourth-place showing at the Davidson College Invitational … closed the fall season with a career-best 54-hole total, finishing in a tie for fifth-place at the Renaissance Invitational with a 12-under par 204 (65-68-71) … his 204 was the third-best 54-hole total in program history, while his opening-round seven-under par 65 was tied for the best 18-hole total in Liberty's record books … posted a two-under par 214 (70-75-69) to finish in third place at the Mardi Gras Invitational … finished in second place with a two-under par 208 (69-70-69) at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, helping him earn Big South Golfer of the Week honors … fired a one-under par 215 (73-72-70) to finished tied for 15th place at the ECU/UNCW River Landing Intercollegiate … became the second golfer in program history to capture medalist honors at the Big South Men's Golf Championship after posting a seven-under par 209 (73-70-66) to finish the league championship event in first place … posted Liberty's second-best individual finish at a NCAA Regional by finished tied for 24th place at the NCAA New Haven Regional … carded two sub-par rounds and posted an overall one-over par 211 (66-74-71).
2008-09 (Fr.): 2009 Big South Freshman of the Year … Big South all-conference selection … named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … qualified as an individual at the NCAA Northeast Regional, becoming the first golfer in program history to earn an individual at-large berth to the event … was ranked as high as No. 9 in the GolfStat weekly rankings and No. 35 in the Golfweek national listing … finished the year ranked No. 89 in Golfstat rankings and No. 184 in the Golfweek, which was the second-highest ranking among all Big South golfers … joined the program mid-year and only competed for the Flames during the spring … led the program and ranked second in the Big South with a 73.2 stroke average … nine of his 24 rounds were at par or better … placed in the Top 5 in his first five collegiate events, including individual medalist honors twice … carded his lowest round of his freshman season, a five-under par 67, during the second round of the Rice Intercollegiate … finished the event, which was his first with the program, tied for third with an ever par 216 (74-67-75) … finished fifth at the Argonaut Invitational with a two-under par 214 (70-74-70) … carded two sub-70 rounds to capture his first collegiate individual title at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate … finished the 54-hole event with a one-under par 214 (67-73-69) … was named Big South Men's Golfer of the Week after the two-tournament run on March 14 … also took home individual medalist honors with a first-place finish at the First Market Bank Intercollegiate … finished the 36-hole event with a one-under par 141 (70-71) … finished in red numbers for the fourth-straight event with a one-under par 215 at the Stevinson Ranch Invitational (75-69-71) to claim fourth place … finished in a tie for 12th place at the Big South Men's Golf Championship with a 15-over par 231 (80-75-76) … in his first collegiate NCAA Regional, he finished tied for 55th place with an 18-over par 231 (82-76-73) … his final round 73 was the 14th-best round on the final day of competition out of the field of 75 golfers.
Prep: Graduate of Jennnstrom School in Kalmar, Sweden ... in May 2008 won the Scandia Tour Elite tournament in Sweden ... placed third overall in the Order of Merit rankings in 2008.
Personal: Son of Stefan Karlsson and Anita Larsson ... birthday is July 29 ... undecided about his major at Liberty.
What's In Your Golf Bag:
Driver: Taylormade R9
Fairway Wood: Titleist 904F
Irons: Mizuno MP68
Wedge: Titleist 52, 56 and 60 degrees
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Tour #5
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1