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  Niklas Lemke
Niklas Lemke

Player Profile
Hometown:
Linkoping, Sweden

High School:
Folkungaskolan

Height:
6-1

Birthdate:
04/23/1984

Experience:
4V

All-American:
2007 (First-Team) 2006 (Third-Team); 2005 (Honorable Mention)

Lemke adding name to list of ASU greats (East Valley Tribune, May. 10, 2007)

Career TotalsApp.Top 10Rds. Avg.Low
2006-071283770.0366
2005-061354171.6866
2004-051314073.5066
2003-041003173.3266
Totals481414972.1066

*Named a PING Division I Men's First-Team All-America selection by the Golf Coaches Association of America for 2006-2007. A total of 10 players comprised the first team. Lemke made the first-team along with Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State, Florida's Billy Horschel, Dustin Johnson of Coastal Carolina, Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd of Georgia, 2007 NCAA champion Jamie Lovemark of Southern California, Clemson's Kyle Stanley and Dawie van der Walt of Lamar.

*Earned 2007 Pac-10 co-Player of the Year and finished the year with a 70.03 stroke average, third-best in school history behind Paul Casey in 1999-2000 (69.87) and Phil Mickelson in 1991-92 (69.95).

*Posted eight top-five finishes on the year and 14 top-10 finishes in his 48-tournament career (72.10 stroke average).

*Earned third-team All-America honors in 2006 and honorable mention in 2005.

ASU MEN'S GOLF SCORING AVERAGES (1987-2008)

Sun Devil, EventsYearScoring Average
1. Paul Casey, 101999-200069.87
2. Phil Mickelson, 121991-199269.95
3. Niklas Lemke, 122006-200770.03
4. Phil Mickelson, 111990-199170.08
5. Billy Mayfair, 131986-198770.59
6. Benjamin Alvarado Holley, 122006-200770.62
7. Phil Mickelson, 141989-199070.82
8. Chez Reavie, 142003-200471.05
9. Alejandro Canizares, 132005-200671.22
10. Alejandro Canizares, 142003-200471.38

NOTES: Graduated with a B.S. in sociology/family studies in 2007...competed for Sweden at the World Team Amateur in South Africa at the end of October of 2006...earned honorable mention All-American honors in 2004-2005 with his top-20 finish at the NCAA Championships, as he tied for 19th with a 7-over 287 at Owings Mills, Md., and then followed that up with third-team honors in 2005-06 and first-team honors in 2006-07...played in the final eight tournaments of his freshman year after cracking the lineup at the USC Classic on March 1-2 and played in all 13 tournaments his sophomore and junior seasons...final stroke average of 73.32 in rookie year (2003-04) was the seventh-best by a Sun Devil freshman at that time and is better than future Sun Devil All-Americans Matt Jones (73.38) and Billy Mayfair (73.49) posted in their initial seasons...shot a 64 at Linkopings Golf Club in 2002...celebrated amateur player who won the biggest youth tournament in the world, Foreningsbanken Cup in 1994, 1996, 1997, and 1999 and was runner up in 1995...the four victories is the most in tournament history...won the 2001 European Boys Team Championship and was the top individual at the 2000 championship, while team was runner-up in 2002...finished seventh at the 2002 Thunderbird and won the 2002 Polo Junior Golf Classic.


2005-2006: Finished year with a 71.68 stroke average with 12 rounds in the 60s in 13 tournaments, good for third-team All-America honors...finished 22nd in final Golfweek rankings...posted five top-10 finishes and finished second twice...a Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar and a honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic pick...also earned Ping Pacific All-Region honors...tied for second at the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson with a 5-under 211 (69-70-72) and a 6-under 278 (66-71-70-71) at the Pac-10 Championship...also finished tied for third at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge and tied for sixth at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational...tied for fifth at the NCAA West Regional.


2004-2005: Appeared in 13 tournaments and posted a 73.50 stroke average...best finish was a tie for seventh at the Pac-10 Championship as he shot a 1-under 283 (73-73-68-69)...earned honorable mention All-America honors with his tie for 19th at the NCAA Championships as he shot 7-over 287 (70-70-76-71)...also earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors and was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection...had five rounds in the 60s and matched his career-best with a 66 in the final round of the Taylor Made Intercollegiate in Hawaii...tied for 18th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational with a 4-over 217.


2003-2004: One of three freshman on the 2003-04 squad, but the only one who played in more than one tournament...made 10 appearances and had a 73.32 stroke average, seventh-best by a freshman in ASU history...finished 13th at the Pac-10 Championship in Tucson with a 7-over 295, but was 2-under in the final three rounds (81-70-72-72)...tied for 20th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational which included a first-round 69...fired a career-best 66 at the UNLV Championship and ended tied for 18th at 1-under 215 (66-73-76)...had three rounds in the 60s...posted five top-20 finishes...tied for 11th at the Club Glove Intercollegiate held at Somis, Calif., in his first collegiate tournament on Oct. 6-7, 2003, with 4-over 220 (74-72-74).


FOLKUNGASKOLAN HIGH SCHOOL/JUNIOR GOLF: A 2003 graduate of Folkungaskolan High School in Sweden...on the Swedish national team since 1998 and first represented the country at age 10...runner-up at the World Junior Golf championship in 2002...finished 11th at the Eisenhower Trophy tournament in 2002...finished in third at the European Men's Team Championship in 2003...40th place at the 2001 Thunderbird International and was 17th at the 2001 Polo Golf Junior Classic...three-time junior of the year at hometown course...named Swedish Golf Federation Player of the Month for June of 2002 and 2002 Amateur of the Year.


ETC.: Full name is Niklas Karl Lemke...father, Bertil Lemke, is a PGA Professional at Linkopings Golf Club...mother, Elisabeth, is a dental hygenist...older brother, Bjorn, is a downhill rider...also played hockey growing up for about nine years...favorite pro golfer is Tiger Woods.

NIKLAS LEMKE 2006-2007 ROUND-BY-ROUND
Tournament1234TotalScorePlace
Topy Cup696875212-42
Illini Invitational727366211+11
NCAA Preview677069206-4T3
Ping/Arizona Inter.676772206-7T5
UH-Hilo Inter.666969204-6T15
Southern Highlands727276220+14T14
Oregon Duck Invitational707572217+14
National Invit. Tourn.746667207-91
ASU T-Bird Invit.726769208-8T5
Pac-10 Champ.69706868275-132
NCAA West Regional717267210-6T40
NCAA Championship697670--215+5--
12 appearances, 37 rounds, 2591 strokes, 70.03 stroke average

NIKLAS LEMKE 2005-2006 ROUND-BY-ROUND
Tournament1234TotalScorePlace
NCAA Preview747772223+7T39
Big Ten/Pac-10 Chall.736672211-5T3
Isleworth/UCF Inv.777275224+8T22
All-America Class.736970212-4T16
Ping/Arizona Inter.697671216+3T26
UH-Hilo Inter.697470213ET23
Puerto Rico Classic787366217+1T23
Southen Highlands767377226+10T16
National Invit. Tourn.697072211-5T2
ASU T-Bird Invit.676972208-3T6
Pac-10 Champ.66717071278-62
NCAA West Regional706868206-10T5
NCAA Championship70687779294+6T48
13 appearances, 41 rounds, 2939 strokes, 71.68 stroke average

NIKLAS LEMKE 2004-2005 ROUND-BY-ROUND
Tournament1234TotalScorePlace
NCAA Preview757676227+17T60
Club Glove Inter.737476223+7T29
Big Ten/Pac-10 Chall.7680156+8T45
PING-UA Inter.758071226+1360
Taylor Made Inter.687466208-8T32
Puerto Rico Classic777779233+17T82
UNLV So. High Ch.727276220+4T20
National Invitational737372218+2T50
ASU Thunderbird Inv.726976217+4T18
U.S. Intercollegiate718171223+13T39
Pac-10 Championship73736869283-1T7
NCAA West Regional757173219+9T56
NCAA Championship70707671287+7T19
13 appearances, 2940 strokes, 40 rounds, 73.50 stroke average

NIKLAS LEMKE 2003-2004 ROUND-BY-ROUND
Tournament1234TotalScorePlace
Club Glove Inter.747274220+4T11
PING-Arizona Inter.827169222+9T53
USC Classic717973223+10T40
UNLV Champ.667376215-1T18
Hall of Fame Inv.747374221+5T35
National Invitational767270218+2T18
ASU T-Bird Inv.717269212-4T20
Pac-10 Champ.81707272295+713
NCAA West Reg.747574223+7T43
NCAA Champ.767672224+14T105
10 appearances, 2273 strokes, 31 rounds, 73.32 stroke average
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