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Mark Donnell


Sophomore 5-9, 155

Mobile, AL

St. Paulís Episcopal High School

2001-2002 Season
Recorded a very strong freshman season, including claiming medalist honors
at The Adams Cup...Finished second on the team with a 74.14 stroke average
in 35 rounds...Joined Brandt Snedeker as the only two Commodores to compete
in all 12 of Vanderbilt's tournaments...Best score was a four-under-par 207
that earned him the top spot at The Adams Cup...Recorded three Top-10
finishes and two Top-5 finishes.

Amateur
Qualified for the 2002 U.S. Amateur and carded a two-round score of
eight-over par 148 at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills,
Mich...His score of 148 left him five shots from the cut as he missed the
opportunity to participate in the match play portion of the
Championship...Lost in playoff to finished second at the Alabama State
Amateur with rounds of 72, 70, 62 and 73...Advanced to the quarterfinals of
match play at the 2002 North-South Amateur...Ranked as high as third
nationally on Golfweek.com's June 2001 poll of junior players©The only
player in the U.S. named to both the AJGA All-American and Compaq Scholastic
All-American teams in 2000©Earned Polo Junior All-American status in
2000©Won the 2000 AJGA Tampa Bay Classic and placed third in the 2000 Future
Masters© Was runner-up in the AJGA Rome (GA) Classic after placing eighth in
1999©Member of the 2001 Canon Cup©Beat the number-one ranked junior in the
country (Matthew Rosenfield of Plano, TX) in the quarterfinals of the Polo
Junior Classic in Orlando in November 2000©Finished fourth in the Robert
Trent Jones Classic.

High School
As a senior, rebounded from a third-place district finish to win state by
shooting a tournament record 9-under over two days, including 66 in the
final round©Led St. Paul's to a team state title, the school's second in
three years©Runner-up at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Invitational©As a
junior, finished third in the state while St. Paul's captured second©Won the
Gulf Coast Invitational and was an All-Tournament selection for the second
straight season at the Auburn Invitational©At the conclusion of his
sophomore year in 1999, he became the first golfer in the history of St.
Paul's to win a state title©Landed the Shades Valley tournament title©An
All-Tournament honoree at the Blue-Gray Invitational at Montgomery.

Personal
Recipient of the Bronson Ingram Scholarship...Born May 22, 1983© Parents are
Bob and Cynthia Donnell, both of whom are pathologists©Mother Cynthia went
to Vanderbilt Medical School©Three younger sisters: Natalie, Kelsey and
Rachel©Drilled the first of four lifetime holes-in-one at age 13©Majoring in
Human and Organizational Development, following the Leadership and
Organizational Effectiveness track.

Off the Course With the Commodores
Favorite Golfer: Justin Leonard
Favorite Non-Golf Athlete: Ozzie Smith
Favorite Golf Course: Royal-Dornoch (Scotland)
Favorite Tournament Played: 2002 U.S. Amateur
Favorite Professional Golf Tournament: The Masters
Favorite Professional Sports Team: St. Louis Cardinals
Favorite Sports Movie: Hoosiers
Favorite Song: Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Favorite Singer/Group: Dave Mathews Band
Dream Job: Rollercoaster critic
Favorite late-night snack: Oreos and milk
Favorite Book: Catcher in the Rye
I'd like to star in a music video with: Faith Hill
The highlight of my golf career thus far has been: Winning The Adams Cup last year
My favorite non-golf sport is: Basketball

 
Year-By-Year Tournament Scores
2001-2002 Tournaments Finish Scores Par
US Naval Academy Invitational T13 73-73=146 +4
Mason Rudolph Championship T5 69-67-72=208 -2
The Adams Cup T1 69-68-70=207 -4
Tennessee Tournament of Champions T63 72-75-81=228 +18
CC of Louisianna Intercollegiate T29 73-73-73=219 +3
Rice Intercollegiate T27 75-77-74=226 +10
Mercedez-Benz Collegiate Championship 59 84-76-73=233 +17
Coastal Carolina Invitational T71 84-75-76=235 +19
Conrad Rehling Spring Invitational T52 81-73-71=225 +12
Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate T49 78-73-79=230 +14
The Intercollegiate at Finley T45 74-74-74=222 +6
SEC Championship T8 71-70-75=216 +6
       
Career Totals
Year Rounds Strokes Stroke Avg.
2001-2002 35 2995 74.14

 


 









 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
                   
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