Honor student who graduated May 5, 2007 in Management ... Completed his Tech career with a 73.62 stroke average in 135 rounds ... Solid career at Tech with seven top-10 finishes and 15 in the top 20 ... Highest ever was a tie for third at the 2005 Isleworth-UCF Invitational.
2006-07: Part of the traveling squad for Tech's last six spring events, counting for the team in 18 of 19 rounds and averaging 73.87 ... Tied for 19th at the ACC Championship, his best finish of the year in a team event ... Played as an individual at the UH-Hilo Invitational, posting his best score of the year but finishing in a tie for 59th ... Played in three team events in the fall, tying for 20th at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational for his best finish ... Tied for 17th at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, posting a 1-under 212 ... Compiled the team's second-best stroke average (72.50), with three rounds in the 60s and five at par or better ... Counted for the team in seven of nine rounds.
2005-06: Third-team All-America by the GCAA (all-South Region), second-team by Golfweek magazine ... Also named GCAA All-America Scholar ... Named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the first time, and also made the Academic All-ACC golf team ... Named to the United States team for the 2006 Palmer Cup ... Mid-season All-American by Golf World magazine after a stellar fall in which he posted top-10 finishes in all four events and led the team in stroke average at 70.83 ... Finished the year strong, tied for 12th at the ACC Championship, tied for 15th at the NCAA Central Regional, establishing career-best finishes and scores, and tied for 63rd through 54 holes at the NCAA Championship (Tech missed the cut for the final round) ... Finished second on the team in stroke average 72.36 (seventh in the ACC), and had a 72.11 norm in ACC and NCAA events ... Also second with five top-10 finishes (tied for first with seven top-20s) ... Ranked No. 19 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index ... Had a 784-268-41 head-to-head record, and his opposition was the nation's 13th toughest ... Tied for ninth at the Ping/Golfwek Preview, tied for seventh at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, tied for third at the Isleworth-UCF Invitational, and finished fifth at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... Best scores were an 8-under-par 205 at the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate and a five-under-par 208 at the Jerry Pate ... Counted for the team in all but four rounds.
2004-05: Tech's No. 5 player all spring, coming in as Tech's low finisher in seven of eight events after recording the team's best finish (a tie for sixth) at the Carpet Capital Collegiate at the end of the fall season ... Improved by nine positions his NCAA Championship finish from his freshman year, tying for 67th ... Carried a stroke average of 74.79 overall, 74.96 in 25 spring rounds ... Tied for 24th at the ACC Championship, his best individual finish of the spring ... Finished in the upper half of the field in four spring tournaments, and played well enough to count for the team in 14 of 28 rounds and shoot under par four times ... Best score of the year was his 4-under 212 at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate ... Went 1-0-2 in the Hooters Match Play Championship, earning Tech's only point in the final against Oklahoma State with a halve of his match against Zac Reynolds.
2003-04: Stroke average of 74.19 was fifth on the team and 21st in the ACC ... Averaged 75.48 over 22 spring rounds, highest among the five Tech golfers playing in the NCAA Championship ... His average in the fall was 71.27 over 11 rounds ... Finished in a tie for 76th at the NCAA's at The Homestead Resort (28-over-par 308), but posted one of his best rounds of the year (68) on the second day ... Had four top-20 finishes (one top-10) in 11 events, but did not finish in the top 20 after Tech's first spring event, the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate (T-14) ... Tied for 38th at the Ping/Golfweek Preview at The Homestead in September (77-71 -148) ... Best showing of the year was a tie for ninth at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate (3-under-par 213).
ACC Championship experience: Tie for 12th in 2006 was his best career finish (4-under 212) ... Finished 37th as a freshman, tied for 24th as a sophomore, tied for 19th as a senior ... Aggregate stroke average of 73.42 in 12 rounds (17-over-par).
NCAA Championship experience: Aggregate stroke average of 74.86 in 15 NCAA Championship rounds, 74.92 in 12 NCAA regional rounds ... T-76 at the 2004 NCAA Championship in Hot Springs, Va. (28-over-par 308) ... T-111 at the 2004 East Regional in New Haven, Conn. (24-over-par 234) ... T-67 at the 2005 NCAA Championship in Owings Mills. Md. (22-over-par 302) ... T-82 at the 2005 East Regional in Kingston Springs, Tenn. (9-over-par 222) ... T-63 at the 2006 NCAA Championship at Sunriver, Ore. (4-over 220) ... T-15 at the 2006 Central Regional in Chardon, Ohio (4-over-par 217) ... T-68 at the 2007 NCAA Championship (13-over 293) ... T-66 at the 2007 East Regional in Alpharetta, Ga. (10-over 226).
Amateur: 2006: Made the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... Tied for 17th at the Northeast Amateur, and finished in the top 30 at the Sunnehanna Amateur and the Pacific Coast Amateur ... 2005: Finished 10th at the Jones Cup Invitational in February at Sea Island, Ga. ... 2004: Tied for 26th at the Pacific Coast Amateur in Eugene, Ore. ... Tied for 39th at the Monroe Invitational ... 2003: Tied for 21st at the Sunnehanna Amateur ... Recorded a 10th-place finish at the AJGA Thunderbird International ... Reached the quarterfinals of the AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic ... 2002: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur for the third-straight year ... A first-team Polo Golf AJGA All-American ... Captured his third junior tournament title at the AJGA Arizona Junior Classic ... Finished second at the PING Phoenix Junior Championship ... Was a member of the victorious West Canon Cup team ... Advanced to the first round of match play at the U.S. Junior ... 2001: A U.S. Amateur qualifier for the second time ... Third-team Polo Golf AJGA All-American...Picked up a win at the Compaq Junior Classic at English Turn ... Recorded four top-five finishes on the year, including a third-place showing at the AJGA La Purisima Junior ... 2000: Participated in the U.S. Amateur ... Recorded his first junior tournament win at the Compaq Junior All-Star Classic at Maumee Bay ... Reached the second round of the U.S. Junior.
High School: Lettered for four years at San Marcos High School ... Named the Los Angeles Times Golfer of the Year in 2002 ... A three-time recipient of the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Year award, garnering the honor as a freshman, junior and senior ... Helped lead San Marcos to the CIF-SCGA state title in 2001 and a second-place finish in 2002 ... Won the CIF-SS Northern Individual title in 2001 ... A two-time individual league champion, winning in 2000 and 2002 ... League MVP in both 2000 and 2002...Recorded a 71.26 stroke average as a senior ... A solid all-around student-athlete, was a member of both the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation ... Volunteered at a local animal shelter and at junior golf clinics while in high school.
Personal: Full name is Kevin Burt Larsen ... Born August 26, 1984 ... Parents are Keith and Trang Larsen.
Collegiate Tournament Results
|T38||Ping/Golfweek Preview Invitational (+8)||77-71 -- 148|
|T12||Carpet Capital Collegiate (-1)||73-70-72 -- 215|
|T17||Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (-5)||68-73-67 -- 208|
|T9||Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate (-3)||67-70-76 -- 213|
|T14||Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate (-4)||70-73-69 -- 212|
|T24||Puerto Rico Classic (+3)||71-74-74 -- 219|
|70||Southern Highlands Collegiate (+17)||74-79-80 -- 233|
|T74||Western Intercollegiate (+23)||77-78-78 -- 233|
|40||Atlanta Intercollegiate (+7)||76-76-71 -- 223|
|37||ACC Championship (+9)||75-78-72 -- 225|
|T111||NCAA East Regional (+24)||80-80-74 -- 234|
|T76||NCAA Championship (+28)||82-69-78-79 -- 308|
|T6||Carpet Capital Collegiate (+4)||76-74-70 -- 220|
|na||Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship||1-0-2|
|T54||Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate (-4)||69-71-72 - 212|
|T43||Puerto Rico Classic (+7)||71-75-77 - 223|
|T35||Southern Highlands Collegiate (+8)||79-71-74 - 224|
|T55||Oregon Duck Invitational (+10)||74-77-75 - 226|
|T71||Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (+23)||82-81-76 - 239|
|T24||ACC Championship (+10)||78-73-75 - 226|
|T82||NCAA East Regional (+9)||72-75-75 - 222|
|T67||NCAA Championship (+22)||77-74-74-77 - 302|
|T9||Ping/Golfweek Preview Invitational (-3)||71-71-71 - 213|
|T7||Jerry Pate National Collegiate (-5)||69-72-69 - 208|
|T3||Isleworth-UCF Invitational (+2)||71-73-74 - 218|
|5||Carpet Capital Collegiate (-5)||73-66-72 - 211|
|4||UH-Hilo Intercollegiate (-8)||67-70-68 - 205|
|T59||Puerto Rico Classic (+9)||73-76-76 - 225|
|T36||Southern Highlands Collegiate (+15)||72-78-81 - 231|
|T36||Morris Williams Intercollegiate (+5)||73-74-74 - 221|
|T31||United States Collegiate Championship (+8)||78-72-74 - 224|
|T12||Atlantic Coast Conference Championship (-4)||73-67-72 - 212|
|T15||NCAA Central Regional (+4)||69-78-70 - 217|
|T63+||NCAA Championship (+4)||76-71-73 - 220|
|T44||Carpet Capital Collegiate (+3)||69-72-78 - 219|
|T20||Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational (+11)||71-75-75 - 221|
|T44||PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational (+8)||75-76-67 - 218|
|T17||Western Refining College All-America Classic (-1)||72-69-71 - 212|
|T59||UH-Hilo Intercollegiate (+3)||71-69-73 - 213|
|T39||Puerto Rico Classic (+5)||75-75-71 - 221|
|T63||Southern Highlands Collegiate (+17)||71-84-78 - 233|
|-||Georgia State (dual match)||69|
|T24||United States Collegiate Championship (+10)||72-77-77 - 226|
|T19||Atlantic Coast Conference Championship (+2)||74-72-72 - 218|
|T66||NCAA East Regional (+10)||74-76-76 - 226|
|T68||NCAA Championship (+13)||75-70-74-74 - 293|
Low round: 66 (-6), Carpet Capital Collegiate (2nd round), 2005
Low tournament score: 205 (-8), UH-Hilo Intercollegiate, 2006
Best finish: T3, Isleworth-UCF Invitational, 2005
+standing through 54 holes (Tech missed cut)