2008-09 Men's Golf
|YR.||Clewiston, Fla./Clewiston H.S.|
At A Glance
Enters senior campaign four all-time in program history with a 73.7 stroke average … named to Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team in 2011 … finished in the top 20 in all three A-Sun Championships … owns 15 top 20s in 24 career tournaments … ranks fifth in par or better rounds (23) and 10th in rounds played (67).
As A Junior (2010-11)
Season Stats | A-Sun All-Conference Teams
Built off a strong finish to the 2010 season by being named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team … finished second on the team with a 72.6 stroke average, the fifth-best in program history … four top 10s included a trio of top 5s … tied for second at the Rice Intercollegiate (Feb. 21-22) with a career-low 72(E)-69(-3)-69(-3)/210(-6) … named A-Sun Golfer of the Week (Feb. 23) after carding a tournament-high 40 pars at Rice Intercollegiate … finished in the top 20 seven times … carded 10 under-par rounds, while 13 of 27 rounds were at even-par or lower … finished under-par in four of nine tournaments … turned in a counting score in all 27 rounds, while 26 of the 27 were in the 70s … made 83 birdies and hit 72 percent of greens in regulation … took sole possession of 11th place at the John Dallio Memorial (75-73-76) hosted by DePaul to open the year … produced back-to-back fourth place finishes at the Renaissance Invitational (Oct. 3-4) and Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate (Oct. 11-12) by finishing under-par in five of six rounds over the tournaments … was the leader in the clubhouse after the first day at the Renaissance Invite with rounds of three-under par 69 and one-under 71 before closing with a two-over par 74 to finish tied for fourth … was the team’s top finisher en route to leading the Eagles to a team title at the Mizuno Intercollegiate with three straight under-par rounds (70-69-71/214) en route to tying for fourth out of a field of 81 … closed the fall with a three-under par 69 and one-under par 71 at the Stetson Invitation (Nov. 8-9) to tie for sixth overall (75-69-71) as FGCU won the team title for the second straight year … opened the spring by tying for 20th out of 80 at the competitive JU Invitational (Jan. 31-Feb. 1) at TPC Sawgrass … finished in the top 20 at the A-Sun Championship (Apr. 18-20) for the third straight year with a 73-69(-2)-73/215 to tie for 14th.
As A Sophomore (2009-10)
Capped a solid second season with a sensational weekend at the Atlantic Sun Championship ... carded a A-Sun Championship third round record seven-under par 65 to finish second in the individual standings and lead FGCU to a second place team finish … opened the A-Sun Championship with a one-under 71 and followed with a 77 on day two for a three-day total of three-under par 213 … went seven-under over a seven-hole stretch (No. 7-13) in the final round … ranked tied for third in the field of 55 in par 4 scoring (E) , tied for fourth in par 5 scoring (-4) and sixth in birdies (12) … posted a 74.5 stroke average over 20 rounds at seven tournaments … finished in the top-20 four times, including three straight to close the fall season … turned in five under par rounds and finished in the 70s or lower in 18 of 20 rounds … totaled 49 birdies on the year and had a par 3 scoring average of 3.09 … posted first top-20 finish at the Mission Inn Fall Intercollegiate with rounds of 72-76-75/223 (+4) to help the Eagles to a team title … followed with a 13th place finish at the FGCU Eagle Invitational, highlighted by a one-under par 71 in round two … closed the fall season with third straight top-20 finish at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational … bookended a pair of one-under par 71s around a 78 for a 54-hole total of 220 (+4) to help lead FGCU to its third team title of the fall … placed 33rd out of a 93-player field at the FAU Spring Break Championship with rounds of 75-71(E)-75/221.
As A Freshman (2008-09)
Season Stats | A-Sun All-Conference Teams
Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen team ... competed in 20 rounds over eight events as a true freshman … ranked second on the team with a scoring average score of 74.3 … posted three top-10 finishes and a total of four top-20s … participated in all five spring events, finishing with a 73.3 stroke average of 12 rounds … carded a pair of under par rounds, highlighted by a four-under par 66 in the opening round of the Don Benbow Invitational … 19 of 20 rounds were in the 70s or lower … opened collegiate career with one-over par 73 in the first round Mission Inn Collegiate Classic and capped the tournament with a four-under par 68 in the final round to finish in seventh place in 75-player field with a three-round score of 216 (E) and lead FGCU to the team win ... helped the Eagles claim their second team title of the year at the Don Benbow Invitational in the spring with a season-best 66 in the first round and a one-over par 71 in the final round to take seventh place … posted third top 10 finish of the year at the Larry Nelson Collegiate Invitational by carding back-to-back 73s followed by a one-over par 72 in the final round … capped a strong freshman campaign at the A-Sun Championship with a 14th-place show after a three-day 74-72(E)-75/221.
Graduated from Clewiston High School in Clewiston, Florida … coached by Mike Kemp … Athlete of the Year in 2006 … Team MVP all four years in high school.
Born on January 4, 1990 … son of Adolfo and Ginny Pena … father played baseball at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) … has an older sister, Brittani (24) … major in civil engineering.
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