January 15, 2003

Lindell improves on an MVP freshman year

Jan. 15, 2003

ST. BONAVENTURE,N.Y. - Jay Lindell
Sport: Golf
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lakewood, N.Y.
High School: Southwestern
Major: Undeclared business
Accomplishments:
- Won three tournament titles in fall 2002.
- Third best scoring average in the A-10, fall of 2002.
- Four times A-10 Rookie of Week in 2001-02.

Jay Lindell followed up a stellar freshman season with an even better fall in 2002.

Lindell's list of accomplishments starts with an amazing three tournament victories: the Binghamton Invitational, Robert Morris Colonial Classic and the Duquesne Champion Lakes Tournament. He also finished second by one shot at the St. Bonaventure Leo Keenan Invitational.

Lindell's play helped lead the Bonnies to three team victories including the final event of the season at Binghamton.

Lindell finished with 13 rounds in the 60s or 70s and had an overall stroke average of 73.07, the third best figure in the Atlantic 10.

Coming into the season, Lindell felt he could improve on his numbers from his freshman year. He was named the team's Most Valuable Player as a freshman and earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week four times. He finished with a stroke average of 75.8 over 24 rounds.

"I knew I wanted to do better than last year in terms of stroke average," Lindell said. "But, team wins are what's the most important to me."

Head coach Steve Campbell said, "Jay has had one of the best seasons in the history of St. Bonaventure golf."