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Espen Kofstad
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 168
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
High School: Persbraten School
Experience: 3 Letters
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Espen Kofstad
Courtesy: Denver Athletics
Release: 08/28/2007

2009-10: Played in 13 tournaments and finished first on the team with a 71.26 scoring average • carded 12 rounds in the 60s and finished par or better 22 times • finished the season with an 84.6 finish percentage • finished in the to-10 10 times, including a second-place finish at the Memphis Intercollegiate where he carded a 1-over par 217 • named SBC Co-Golfer of the Month for the month of March • finished sixth in the SBC Championships finishing with a three-round total of 1-over par 217 • turned in one of the best performances of his career, finishing tied for third out of 75 individuals at the NCAA West Regional, carding a 5-under par 211 (69-71-71) • won the 2009 "Arets Talent" award as Norway's top amateur • named PING DI All-Region and Honorable Mention All-American • named DU's team MVP • named to the SBC honor roll.

 

2008-09: Played in 11 of 12 tournaments and finished second on the team with a 71.91 scoring average • placed first at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament when he shot a 208 overall (8-under par) • named DU’s Athlete of the Week for his performance at the SBC Tournament • finished in the top-ten at three other tournaments, including a ninth place finish at the 2009 NCAA South Regional Tournament • led the team with 18 rounds of par or better • was named SBC Golfer of the Month for September • winner of the Norwegian National Championship • named All-SBC for the second consecutive season • tied for the team’s season-low round score of 66, which he shot in the second round of the Cardinal Intercollegiate • played for his native Norway in the World Amateur Championships in Australia, tying for 53rd after shooting a 78-74-74-72 – 298 (8-under par) and finishing in the top 30 percent of competitors in the 192-man field.

 

2007-08: Played in 12 of 13 tournaments and finished second on the team with a 73.23 scoring average in 35 rounds • captured the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in April for his first career victory, shooting 70-72-68 – 210 (3-under par) for a one-shot victory • helped Pioneers to first-ever Sun Belt Conference championship when he tied for fourth with a 54-hole score of 209 (7-under par), earning automatic All-SBC honors • finished second at the Agua Caliente Air Force Invite in November with a score of 195 (65-63-67), the best 54-hole score in school history • second-round score of 63 is the second-best 18-hole score in school history • recorded a team-high seven rounds in the 60s during the 2007-08 season • tied for team-high with 17 rounds at par or better.

 

2006-07: Had a stellar freshman season, playing in 12 of DU’s 13 tournaments in his first season as a Pioneer • finished third on the team with a 73.14 scoring average in 35 rounds • best finish was tied for fourth at District 7 Shootout in the fall where he shot a career-low 54-hole round of 206 (7-under par) that included a career-low 18-hole score of 65 in the first round • that 6-under par 65 was DU’s low round of the season and tied for the fourth lowest round in school history • finished tied for 16th in his first Sun Belt Conference Championships with rounds of 76-73-73 – 222 • had 28 of his 35 rounds count towards DU’s team score • tied for second on the team with seven rounds under 70 and 14 rounds at par or better.

 

Before Denver: Won the Junior Tour Order of Merit in 2005 • won silver in the European Boys Team Championship in Italy • won gold in the Norwegian Team Championship • took third in the Danish Boys Championship • took second in the Telia Tour Qualification (Swedish Pro-Tour) in 2005 • won silver in the Nordic Championship in 2005 • won the World Boys Championship in Japan in 2006.

 

Personal: Born August 11, 1987 in Oslo, Norway • undeclared major • chose the University of Denver on a recommendation by Otto Tschudi.

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