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Kale Fontenot

Kale Fontenot - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Experience 1 VL
Height 6-3
Weight 190
Hometown Lafayette, La.
High School Ascension Episcopal
Last School Ascension Episcopal
Major Business Administration
Year Freshman
Kale Fontenot - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
  • East Lake Cup stroke play champion – 2023

General: Has been a regular member of the Tech lineup from the start of his freshman year … Earned honorable mention All-America honors by the American Junior Golf Association in early November following a 2022 year in which he captured one tournament victory and a pair of runner-up finishes in junior golf events … Rose as high as No. 31 in the Rolex AJGA Boys Rankings, No. 14 overall in the Junior Golf Scoreboard, and No. 27 in the Golfweek Boys Rankings (all classes) … Enjoys hunting and playing other sports with friends … Started playing golf with his father at age 5 … Enrolled in business administration

2023-24: Tournament Results

No. 209 nationally in the Scoreboard NCAA Golf rankings … Played in 12 events, and was a part of the Tech lineup for every spring tournament … Top finish in the spring was a tie for 14th at the Watersound Invitational (212, -4) … Finished 23rd at the RE Lamkin Invitational (214, -2) and 29th at the Linger Longer Invitational (215, -1) … Tied for 30th at the ACC Championship (218, +5), 53rd at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional (216, even) and 67th at the NCAA Championship … Won the stroke play round of the East Lake Cup with a 4-under-par 68 in the fall, and tied for 30th at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational 143, +3) … Compiled a 72.91 stroke average over 34 stroke play rounds

2023 Amateur Results:  Tied for 52nd at the Azalea Invitational (294, +10)

Junior Golf:  Became the first golfer ever to win the Louisiana Junior Amateur Championship three consecutive years (2021, 2022, 2023) … Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2023 Polo Junior Golf Classic after winning two of his three matches in pool play … In six junior golf events in 2022, notched runner-up finishes at the Stewart Cink Championship in Birmingham, Ala., and the 50th Southern Junior Championship in Charleston, S.C. … Also tied for 15th at The PING Invitational in Stillwater, Okla., 16th at the Sam Burns at The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga., and 24th at the Insperity Invitational/Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship at The Woodlands, Texas … Qualified to play in the 2022 U.S. Amateur championship as the medalist at his qualifier in Shreveport, La.

High School:  Four-time all-state and all-district honoree who helped Ascension Episcopal High School to five consecutive state Division III titles (2019-23) … Ascension won the 2023 title by 35 strokes … Finished third individually in 2021 and 2022 and runner-up in 2023 (11-under-par 133) … Made the Ascension honor roll and was a member of the National Honor Society

Coach Heppler on Fontenot: “I’m really excited to have Kale join our program. A year ago, at the beginning of the summer at a big AJGA event, he stood out to us from the beginning when we saw him. He’s physically gifted and has great rhythm in his swing. He got along really well with our guys on his official visit, and they felt like he was one of the most mature kids that had visited. He committed soon after that, and he’s done nothing but get better. His play in the bigger junior events has really improved.”

Career Statistics

Low Tour
LowPar/-Finish Top
SeasonRoundsStrokes54-holesRoundRoundsEvents 1 510W-LW-L%Average
2023-24342479209651312111558-482 .53772.91
Totals342479209651312111558-482 .53772.91
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