Men's Golf

Kyle Hosick
Kyle Hosick


Carmi, Ill.

High School:
Carmi White County H.S.

Last College:
Southern Illinois University


• Hosick finished his career with the fourth best career stroke average in Illinois history at 73.94.

2006-07: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Played in all 12 tournaments on the year, ranking second on the Illini with a 74.46 stroke average ... Recorded three Top-10 finishes on the season ... Illinois' top finisher in three tournaments: The Prestige at PGA West, Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge and Big Ten Championships ... Earned season-high finish of seventh place at the Prestige at PGA West ... Posted season-low 54-hole scores of 212 twice, at The Prestige at PGA West and Fossum Invitational ... Tied career-low round with a 5-under-par 67 during the final round of The Prestige at PGA West ... Carded five rounds below par and one even-par round on the year ... Earned third Varsity "I" award.

2005-06: Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma National Athlete Honor Society ... Only member of the UI squad to compete in all 11 tournaments on the season, ranking fourth on the team with a 74.88 stroke average ... Illinois' top finisher at two tournaments, the Inverness Intercollegiate and the Arizona State Thunderbird Invite ... Registered two Top-10 finishes on the year, tying for seventh at the Inverness Intercollegiate and tying for 10th at the Fossum Invitational ... Recorded a season-low 54-hole score of even-par 213 at the Arizona State Thunderbird Invite ... Had three rounds under par and six even-par rounds on the year ... Earned second Varsity "I" award.

2004-05: Transferred to Illinois from Southern Illinois at the conclusion of the 2004 fall semester ... Competed in five spring tournaments with the Illini, ranking second on the team with a 74.4 stroke average ... Recorded four rounds under par on the season ... Tied for third at the Lexus Naples Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 211 ... Had another Top-5 finish at the Bruce Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational, tying for fifth with a three-round total of 2-under-par 214 ... Low score of the spring was a 4-under 68 in the final round of the Fossum/TaylorMade Invite ... Earned first Varsity "I" award.

At Southern Illinois
All-Missouri Valley Conference selection as a freshman after finishing third at the conference championships ... Three-time MVC golfer of the week ... Medalist at the Murray State Invitational with a career-low 5-under-par score of 208, the second best 54-hole score in SIU history ... Carded a career-low score of 4-under-par 67 during the final round of the Murray State Invite ... Led the Salukis in stroke average during the 2004 fall season at 72.0 ... Had a 73.03 stroke average as a freshman.

High School
Four-time all-conference and all-south selection ... Illinois state champion in Class A as a junior ... Finished third in state as a senior ... Also played basketball and competed in track.

Born Jan. 18, 1985 ... Son of Jeff and Melody Hosick ... Majoring in sport management.

Getting to Know Hosick
Favorite Illini memory: Watching our basketball team make it to the final four and to the championship game
Favorite Coach Small quote: "It can be whatever you want it to be." and "Do they have those in Southern Illinois?"
What I've learned from Coach Small: He has taught me to be more disciplined on the golf course. He passes on a lot of his knowledge on the game of golf both on and off the course. He is dedicated to helping each one of us to become the best player we can be and to hopefully move on to the professional tours
Favorite major: I think all of the majors are unique in their own way! However, if I were to pick one, I would have to say the Masters. The Masters is held on the same course every single year whereas the other three rotate. And Augusta National is probably the most amazing golf course I have ever set foot on

What's in the Bag?
Driver- I have two, Ping G5 and a Titleist 904T
Fairway Wood- Cleveland Steel 13 degree
Irons- Mizuno MP 33
Wedges- Cleveland 54 and 60 degrees
Putter- Depends on which week it is, Bettinardi
Ball- Titleist Pro V1x

Hosick's Career Statistics

Year        Rounds    Shots     Avg.      Low 18     Low 54
2003-04 *     30      2,191     73.03       68        211
Fall 2004 *   15      1,080     72.0        67        208
Spring 2005   15      1,116     74.4        68        211
2005-06       33      2,471     74.88     70 (2)      213
2006-07       35      2,606     74.46       67       212 (2)
Totals        128     9,464     73.94     67 (2)      208
* Statistics from Southern Illinois