Men's Golf

Ryan Tendall
Ryan Tendall


North Potomac, Md.

High School:


2003-04: Competed in 10 tournaments, recording a stroke average of 76.5 on the season ...Top finish of the year came at the Duke Golf Classic, where he shot a season's best 54-hole score of 220 to tie for 14th place ...Shot a season-low round of 70 during the final round of the Duke Golf Classic ...Earned fourth Varsity "I" award.

2002-03: Recorded the highest finish of his career and his first Top-10 finish at the Marshall Invitational, tying for third with a career-low 54-hole score of 213 ... Tied his career-best round of 67 twice during the spring, during the second round of the Marshall Invitational and the third round of the Big Ten Championships ... Tied for 11th place at the Big Ten Championships ... Tallied a stroke average of 75.88 on the season ...Earned third Varsity "I" award.

2001-02: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Competed in all 13 tournaments for the Illini, finishing the season with a stroke average of 75.79 ... Recorded four Top 25 finishes individually ... Shot a career-low score of 67 (4-under par) in the final round of the Conrad Rehling Invitational ... Recorded the highest individual finish of his career at the Conrad Rehling Invitational, placing 14th ... Tallied season-low 54-hole score of 215 twice, at the Henry Griffitts/Baylor Invitational and the Conrad Rehling Invitational ... Recorded one round under par and three even-par rounds on the season ... Earned second Varsity "I" award.

2000-01: Competed in 10 tournaments during the year ... Carded a season-low round of 70 during the final round of play at the Fossum Invitational ... Recorded one round under par and two even-par rounds on the season ... Best individual finish of the season was 33rd at the Big Ten Championship, where he shot a 7-over score of 295 ... Lowest 54-hole score was a 223 at the Fossum Invitational, where he placed 38th ... Ranked third on the team with a season stroke average of 77.0 ... Earned first Varsity "I" award.

High School: Won four letters in golf and one in basketball ... Finished fifth in the Maryland State Tournament his junior and senior year ... Was named to the All-County team for three consecutive seasons ... Honor roll student ... Won the Outstanding Student Service Award his senior year.

Personal: Born March 9, 1982 ... Full name is Luther Ryan Tendall ... Son of Luther and Susan Tendall ... Majoring in sports management ... Father was a four-year golf letterwinner at Arizona State ... Credits his parents for having the most influence on his athletic career because, "They never forced me to play, but they have always supported me" ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as playing in the 2002 NCAA Championship.

Tendall's Career Statistics

Year      Rounds    Shots    Avg.      Low 18         Low 54
2000-01     29      2,233    77.0        70            223
2001-02     39      2,956    75.79       67         215 (twice)
2002-03     25      1,897    75.88     67 (twice)      213
2003-04     30      2,295    76.5        70            220
Total       123     9,381    76.27    67 (3 times)     213