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    David Skinns     
     
      David Skinns
Hometown:
Lincoln, England

High School:
Lincoln Christ's Hospital School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

Experience:
4L

CAREER SCORECARD (Through Summer 2005)

Year Trns. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low High Par or Better T10 T25
2001-02 10 30 2,155 71.83 66 83 16 6 8
2002-03 13 39 2,812 72.10 65 79 21 6 10
2003-04 11 33 2,399 72.70 68 80 13 3 8
2004-05 12 36 2,605 72.36 67 82 17 4 10
Totals 46 138 9,971 72.25 65 83 67 19 36

CAREER EVENTS
Freshman (2001-02)
Carpet Capital Collegiate 71-68-75--214 5t
Tournament of Champions 75-66-70--211 10t
Louisiana Intercollegiate 71-71-69--211 7t
Rice Intercollegiate 73-73-67--213 2
Mercedes-Benz Collegiate 83-73-67--223 23t
Seminole Intercollegiate 71-71-71--213 2t
Schenkel E-Z-Go 74-74-71--219 20t
Augusta State Invitational 66-67-70--203 1
SEC Championship 73-74-75--222 27t
NCAA East Regional 73-79-74--226 46t
Sophomore (2002-03)
Carpet Capital Collegiate 76-73-76--225 61t
Gary Koch Intercollegiate 71-70--141 10t
Tournament of Champions 68-67-70--205 2
Hawaii Fall Classic 65-73-77--215 4t
Tulane Invitational 74-71-73--218 5t
Mercedes-Benz Invitational 72-72-74--218 18t
Cleveland Golf Collegiate 71-74-71--216 19t
Seminole Intercollegiate 69-70-70--209 2
Schenkel E-Z-Go 71-71-75--217 26t
N.C. State Invitational 69-72-67--208 2
SEC Championship 73-75-78--226 39
NCAA East Regional 70-75-70--215 25t
NCAA Championship 76-79-68-76--299 22t
Junior (2003-04)
Carpet Capital Collegiate 76-79-77--232 77t
Tournament of Champions 69-73-70--212 9t
Landfall Tradition 76-74-68--218 18
Gator Invitational 72-68-70--210 2
Mercedes-Benz Collegiate 73-69-76--218 9t
Cleveland Golf Collegiate 70-76-72--218 22t
Louisiana Classics 73-72-77--222 20t
Schenkel E-Z-Go 73-72-73--218 17t
Courtyard Intercollegiate 71-72-72--215 12t
SEC Championship 73-75-73--221 31t
NCAA East Regional 70-73-80--223 59t
Senior (2004-05)
Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 74-70-72--216 10t
Gary Koch Intercollegiate 73-77-67--217 7
Tournament of Champions 72-69-70--211 8t
Carpet Capital Collegiate 77-82-70--229 48t
Gator Invitational 74-72-70--216 12t
Mercedes-Benz Collegiate 76-75-70--221 15t
Ashworth Collegiate 69-72-77--218 21t
Schenkel E-Z-Go 72-72-75--219 12t
Courtyard Intercollegiate 75-68--143 20t
SEC Championship 72-70-68--210 1
NCAA East Regional 67-69-72--208 14t
NCAA Championship 71-75-81-70--297 51t

Awards & Honors

  • 2005 Ping All-America (3rd team)
  • 2005 SEC Champion Medalist
  • 2005 All-SEC
  • 2005 Academic All-SEC
  • 2004 All-SEC (2nd team)
  • 2003 Ping All-America (honorable mention)
  • 2003 All-SEC
  • 2002 Ping All-America (2nd team)
  • 2002 All-SEC
  • 2002 Softspikes National Freshman of the Year
  • 2002 SEC Freshman of the Year
Freshman (2001-02)
  • Named Ping All-America second team, All-SEC and SEC Freshman of the Year.
  • Also selected Softspikes National Freshman of the Year.
  • Scoring average of 71.83 remains a Vols record dating to 1994.
  • Posted three top-10 finishes during his first semester at Tennessee.
  • Fired season low round of 66 at UT's Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions.
  • Continued strong play throughout the spring, notching three additional top-10 finishes.
  • Tied for first at the Rice Intercollegiate but lost in a playoff.
  • Tables turned for Skinns when he fired 207 to win a playoff to claim the title at the ASU Invitational, recording his best 54-hole total for the year (203).
  • Tied career best round of 66 en route to his victory.
  • Led the team with 16 rounds of par or better.
  • Tables turned for Skinns when he fired 207 to win a playoff to claim the title at the ASU Invitational, recording his best 54-hole total for the year (203).
  • Tied career best round of 66 en route to his victory.
Sophomore (2002-03)
  • Again garnered All-America honors, this time third team.
  • Also named to All-SEC first team.
  • Finished season with 35 of his 39 rounds counting toward team score.
  • Recorded top-10 finishes at both the Gary Koch Intercollegiate and UT's Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions.
  • Shot 205 at Tournament of Champions for then-career best.
  • Fired career low round of 65 at the Hawaii Fall Classic.
  • Notched three more top-10 finishes in the spring at the Tulane Invitational, Seminole Intercollegiate and North Carolina State Invitational .
  • Tied for 22nd at the NCAA Championships.
  • Concluded season with 72.10 stroke average that is second in modern UT golf history only to his freshman mark.
Junior (2003-04)
  • Consistent year for Skinns, finishing outside top-25 in only three events.
  • Named to All-SEC second team.
  • All 33 rounds counted toward team score.
  • Led team in stroke average for third straight year at 72.70.
  • Came out firing in spring with top-10 finishes at Suntrust Gator Invitational and Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship.
  • Best tournament was Suntrust Gator, where he recorded low round (68) for season, low 54-hole total (210) for season and best finish (2nd).
  • Recorded 13 rounds of par or better.
Senior (2004-05)
  • Named to Ping All-America third team.
  • Selected All-SEC and also member of Academic All-SEC squad.
  • Team scoring leader for fourth consecutive season at 72.36.
  • Finished his UT career with 72.25 career average that is first since 1994.
  • Also first with 67 rounds of par or better, of which 17 came his senior year.
  • Tennessee's fourth SEC individual champion and first since 1990.
  • Shot 72-70-68--210 at Sea Island Resort in Georgia.
  • Three other top-10 finishes, all in the first three tournaments of the fall season.
  • Placed 10th at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, seventh at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate and eighth at UT's Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions.
  • Best round of 67 came on opening day of NCAA East Regional.
  • Went on to finish 14th there as Vols advanced to NCAA Championship Finals.
Prior to Tennessee
  • Came to Tennessee as a highly decorated golfer from Lincoln, England.
  • Finished fifth at the 2001 European Amateur (10-under, 65-72-71-70--278).
  • Won the Lagonda Trophy by a record score.
  • Won the Daily Telegraph Junior National Championships.
  • Helped England win the Home Internationals.
  • Finished that event with a record of 2-1 in individual play, and a foursomes record of 1-0-2.
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