AT ASU: Played in 23 tournaments in his career and challenged for a lineup spot since spring of 2003...earned his B.A. in communications in May of 2005...improved his average by 2.91 strokes from his sophomore to junior season...had a career-best 63 in the first round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on April 9, 2004, held at Karsten Golf Course...63 was the lowest by a Sun Devil all season...local product from nearby Mesa...an honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic pick three times.
2004-2005: An honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic pick...played in seven events including the Pac-10 Championships...tied for eighth at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 4-under 212 (69-69-74).
2003-2004: An honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic pick...played in five events and posted a career-best 11-under 205 (63-70-72) at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational at Karsten Golf Course on April 9-10, as he tied for sixth...also played in the USC Classic, UNLV Championship, the Hall of Fame Invitational in Houston and the Pac-10 Championships in Tucson...had a 75.19 stroke average in 16 rounds...played in five spring tournaments after not competing in the fall.
SUMMER OF 2003: Shot a 4-over 148 (74-74) on July 21-22 at the 2003 Arizona Amateur at Moon Valley Country Club and tied for 59th in stroke play...defeated Mike Brenneman (5 and 4) and Paul Stratton (7 and 5) before falling to Steven Hakes (3 and 2) in Arizona Amateur match play...tied for 14th at the 2003 Falcon Amateur by NOVA Home Loans on July 10-11 held at Falcon Dunes golf Club in Waddell, Ariz., with a 4-under 140 (67-73)...tied for 12th at 88th Southwestern Amateur held at ASU's Karsten Golf Course in June of 2003 with a 10-under 278 (69-69-73-67).
2002-2003: Played in eight tournaments, tied for fourth on the team, and had a 74.65 stroke average in 26 rounds...tied for 28th at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate with a 2-over 218 (68-76-74)...shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational and finished at 7-under 209 (T-17th)...played in the final eight tournaments on the year after not competing in the fall.
SUMMER OF 2002: Finished sixth in the President's Flight at the 2002 Western Amateur held at Yuma Golf and Country Club on June 1-2 with a 2-under 142 (69-73)...qualified for match play at the 2002 Arizona Amateur after shooting a 7-over 151 but lost his first match to eventual champion Ken Kellaney, 4 and 2.
2001-2002: Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors...played in three tournaments and had a 77.56 stroke average...best round was a 74 at the Long Cove Invitational in the third and final round on Nov. 11...played at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, the Long Cove Invitational and the Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate.
SUMMER OF 2001: Shot a 1-under 143 (72-71) to finished tied for fifth in the President's Flight at the 2001 Western Arizona Amateur at the Yuma Golf and Country Club on June 2-3...qualified for the 2001 U.S. Amateur and shot a 157 (74-83) in Atlanta on Aug. 20-21.
RED MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL: Earned 2A all-region and all-state honors in 1996 and 1997...a 5A all-region and all-state pick in 1998 and 1999...MVP of 2A in 1996 and 1997 and of 5A in 1999...East Valley Player of the Year in 1999...academic all-state pick for four years (1996-99)...the 2A state champ as a freshman and the regional champ and state runner-up in sophomore year...won 5A regional championship in junior year and tied for sixth at the state tournament...runner-up in 5A regional and finished in third in state championship in senior year...team won the state 5A title in senior year...earned four letters in golf.
ETC.: Mother is Nancy Critchfield, who is Director of Corporate Rentals for American Express...has one sister, Tina...born April 23, 1982, in Scottsdale.
KENDALL CRITCHFIELD'S CAREER STATISTICS Year-App.-Top 10-Rds.-Avg.-Low 2004-05: 7-1-21-75.81 2003-04: 5-1-16-75.19-63 2002-03: 8-0-26-74.65-65 2001-02: 3-0-9-77.56-74 Totals: 23-2-72-75.47-63 Low Round: 63 in first round of 2004 ASU Thunderbird Invitational on April 9.
KENDALL CRITCHFIELD 2004-2005 ROUND-BY-ROUND Club Glove Intercollege 77-71-79=227/+11 (T41) Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge 80-79=159/+15 (T55) PING-UA Intercollege 84-76-78=238/+25 (T81) Puerto Rico Classic 69-69-74=212/-4 (T8) UNLV So. High Championship 80-74-81=235/+19 (T69) ASU Thunderbird Invitational 73-75-78=226/+13 (T51) Pac-10 Championship 71-80-70-74=295/+11 (T41) 7 appearances, 1592 strokes, 21 rounds, 75.81 stroke average
KENDALL CRITCHFIELD 2003-2004 ROUND-BY-ROUND USC Classic 71-74-76=221/+8 (T32) UNLV Championship 78-74-77=229/+13 (T61) Hall of Fame Invitational 73-78-83=234/+18 (T83) ASU Thunderbird Invitational 63-70-72=205/-11 (T6) Pac-10 Championship 75-76-79-84=314/+26 (T49) 5 appearances, 16 rounds, 1203 strokes, 75.19 stroke average
KENDALL CRITCHFIELD 2002-2003 ROUND-BY-ROUND USC Classic 70-80-72=222/+9 (T54) UNLV Championship 71-79-72=222/+6 (T42) Morris Williams Intercollegiate 68-76-74=218/+2 (T28) National Invite Tournament 78-76-74=228/+12 (T43) ASU Thunderbird Invitational 71-65-73=209/-7 (T17) Pac-10 Championship 79-76-75-76=306/+18 (T40) NCAA West Regional 78-71-74=223/+7 (T49) NCAA Championship 75-83-75-80=313/+25 (T67) 8 appearances, 26 rounds, 1941 strokes, 74.65 average
KENDALL CRITCHFIELD 2001-2002 ROUND-BY-ROUND Jerry Pater Intercollegiate 76-76-80=232/+19 (T53) Long Cove Invitational 83-75-74=232/+19 (T61) Ping/Arizona Intercollegiate 73-80-81=234/+21 (T99) 3 appearances, 9 rounds, 698 strokes, 77.56 average