UALR Golf - M BIO
2013 Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference
2012 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year
2012 NCAA Regional participant (Norman, Okla.)
2013-14 (As a Junior): Competed in eight events as a junior, averaging 75.78 strokes over 23 rounds … Collected three top-20 finishes on the season … Tied for 12th in the season-opening D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate (Sept. 15-16) with a score of 5-over 218 (70-72-76) … Matched his low round of the year in the first round of the HBU Husky Invitational (Sept. 30-Oct. 1), finishing the event with a three-round score of 3-over 216 and tying for 19th place (70-72-74) … Tied for 12th at the ASU Fall Beach Classic (Nov. 4-5) after finishing at 4-over 220 (75-72-73) … Tied for 42nd at the Sun Belt Championship (April 21-23) at 16-over 232 (79-80-73).
2012-13 (as a Sophomore): Earned Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors after playing in 10 events as a sophomore, averaging 73.54 strokes over 28 rounds to lead the team and rank sixth in the Sun Belt … Totaled nine top-25 finishes on the season, including three top-ten performances … Tied for 24th at the season-opening Sam Hall Intercollegiate (Sept. 10-11) in Hattiesburg, Miss., ending the tournament at three-over 216 (72-71-73) … Tied for third at the Cardinal Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25) in Louisville, Ky., finishing at three-under par 213 (73-69-71) … Tied for 17th at the weather-shortened Cabo Collegiate, firing a three-over par 75 in the only round of competition … Rallied from a four-stroke deficit to force a playoff at the ASU Fall Beach Classic (Nov. 5-6), but fell to earn runner-up honors and finish at two-under par 214 (75-68-71) for the tournament … Tied for 14th at the Argent Financial Classic (March 11-12) at Squire Creek CC in Choudrant, La., carding a two-over par 74 in the final round to end the event at five-over 221 (73-74-74) … Finished in a tie for 10th at the UALR/First Tee Classic (March 25-26) after a seven-over par 79 in his final round placed him at 14-over 230 (79-72-79) … Tied for 12th at the Red Wolf Intercollegiate (April 1-2), finishing at five-over par 218 (73-73-72) … Ended the year by tying for 13th at the Sun Belt Championship (April 21-24) in Muscle Shoals, Ala., ending the event at six-over 222 (75-73-74) ... Named to Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List for earning a GPA of 3.5 or better.
2011-12 (as a Freshman): Named the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year after leading the Trojans and ranking seventh in the SBC with a 72.88 scoring average … Earned an at-large invitation to the NCAA Regional in Norman, Okla., where he tied for 18th place with a five-over par 221 total (73-74-74) … Had eight top-20 and four top-five finishes on the year … Totaled 2,332 strokes over 32 rounds, with nine sub-par rounds – shooting a season-low 68 on four occasions … Placed second at the weather-shortened Cardinal Intercollegiate (Sept. 26-27) with a five-under par 139 total (68-71) … Also came in second at the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate (March 19-20) with a four-under par 212 total (69-75-68) … Finished in a tie for fifth place at the Wildcat Invitational (Oct. 10-11) with a one-under par 215 total (73-71-71), and came in at three-under par 213 (72-73-68) to earn a share of fourth place at the Argent Financial Classic (March 11-13) … Tied for ninth place at the par-71 Red Wolf Intercollegiate (April 2-3) with a one-under par 212 total (73-71-68) … Carded a five-over par 221 (75-73-73) to tie for ninth place at the Sun Belt Championships (April 23-25) … Named to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for achieving a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.
High School: Attended Katrinelundsgymnasiet where he took first place in the 2010 Swedish high school championship ... Placed second in the 2009 Swedish high school championship under head coach Martin Alergard ... Competed on the summer Skandia Tour (2008-11) and the 2011 Nordea Tour ... Also had three wins in 2009 at junior events and took first in the 2010 Nordea Tour.
Personal: Full name is Alfred Ingvar Kerstis ... Born Oct. 13, 1992 in Gothenburg, Sweden ... Son of Sven and Ann Kerstis ... Has one brother, Oskar, and one sister, Amanda ... Majoring in finance.