2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Kristoffer Ventura Rygge Norway

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Hometown: Rygge, Norway
High School: WANG Toppidrett

2016-17 (Junior): Earned honorable mention All-America status from both the Golf Coaches Association of America as well as Golfweek … was tabbed as a Ping All-Region pick … was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection … was also named a first-team Academic All-Big 12 pick as well … posted five top-10 finishes on the year … carded rounds of 68, 69, 69 for a 10-under total of 206 to finish second at the Paintbrush Invitational … also had a runner-up showing at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate … carded rounds of 69, 67 and 69 for an 8-under score of 205 … tied for seventh place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate after finishing with a 4-under tally of 212 … posted rounds of 73, 67 and 72 during the event … tied for fourth place at the Valspar Collegiate … his rounds of 70, 71 and 72 were good for an even-par total of 213 … tied for 16th place at the Big 12 Championship where he posted scores of 69 and 67 during his second and third rounds … closed with a 69 at the NCAA Austin Regional to tie for fifth place at 3-under 210.

2015-16 (Sophomore): Was named a third-team All-American by both Golfweek magazine and the Golf Coaches Association of America … was tabbed as an all-region selection as well as a first-team All-Big 12 pick … tied for 16th place at The Carmel Cup with a 218 total … finished at 219 to tie for 31st place at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational … tied for 17th place at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate where he carded a 217 score that included an opening 69 … tied for 30th place at the John Hayt Collegiate after signing for a 224 total … closed with a 69 to finish at 216 and tied for 12th place at the Valspar Collegiate … earned his first victory at the Aggie Invitational … posted rounds of 69, 72 and 71 to finish at 4-under 212 … tied for seventh place at The Maxwell with scores of 68 and 70 giving him a 2-under 138 total … tied for 12th place at the Big 12 Championship with a 293 tally … earned his second win of the spring at the NCAA Stillwater Regional after carding an even-par total of 216 with rounds of 71 72 and 73 … tied for 51st place at the NCAA Championship with a 291 score.

2014-15 (Freshman): Was named a Ping All-Central Region pick … was also tabbed as a first-team All-Big 12 selection … made 11 starts during his first season as a Cowboy … tied for 11th in his collegiate debut at the U.S. Collegiate … posted a 4-under total of 212 with scores of 68, 70 and 74 … finished 15th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate … finished with a 5-over total of 218 … tied for fifth place at the Amer Ari Invitational … tallied a 12-under total of 204 after carding rounds of 68, 69 and 67 … finished in sole possession of ninth place at The Prestige at PGA West with scores of 68, 69 and 71 giving him an 8-under total of 208 … tied for 23rd place at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational … posted an 8-over total of 224 … tied for 11th place at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters … opened with a 69 before posting scores of 70 and 74 for a 3-under total of 213 … tied for 25th place at the Valspar Collegiate … closed with a 67 to finish at 2-under 214 … tied for 32nd place at the Big 12 Championship … posted a 302 total … closed with a 69 at the NCAA New Haven Regional to finish at 217 and tied for 42nd place … tied for 84th place at the NCAA Championship …. posted a 227 total.

Amateur: Competed for the European side at the 2017 Palmer Cup … tied for 29th place during stroke play at the 2017 U.S. Amateur … posted scores of 74 and 67 to advance to match play before reaching the Round of 16 in the match play bracket … defeated Hayden Buckley, 7 and 6, in the first round of match play before defeating teammate Hayden Wood, 3 and 2 in the Round of 32 … has represented Norway twice at the World Amateur Team Championship, competing in 2014 and 2012 … in 2014, he posted rounds of 70, 71, 70 and 69 to finish at 6-under 280 and tied for 51st place … in 2012, tied for 13th place at 5-under 209 with scores of 73, 68 and 68 … finished third at the 2014 Italian International Amateur Championship with rounds of 70, 72, 72 and 75 … represented Europe at the Jacques Leglise Trophy in 2013 … competed for Norway at The Spirit International in 2013 … finished fifth at the 2013 French Boys … finished second at the 2012 European Nations Cup … posted a 286 score with rounds of 73, 76, 69 and 68 … won the 2012 French Boys Championship with a 140 total after carding rounds of 68 and 72 … carded a 223 total to tie for second place at the 2011 European Young Masters … won the French International Boys Championship with scores of 70 and 74 … represented the European side at the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup.

Personal: Son of Carlos and Charlotte Ventura … born Feb. 24, 1995 in Puebla, Mexico … has two brothers, Federico and Pablo … also considered Arizona State, Florida State and Stanford … pursuing a degree in sports management.