Keddie Joins Vols Roster

Feb. 10, 2011

Tennessee head coach Jim Kelson officially welcomes freshman Danny Keddie to the roster when the Vols return to action this weekend at the Battle at the Beach in Newport Coast, Calif.

A product of Lincoln, England, Keddie joins what is now a nine-member Tennessee squad heading into the first of five spring regular-season tournaments. The Vols are part of a 13-team field that begins the three-day event Sunday.

"We are delighted that Danny has joined our team for the spring semester," Kelson said. "Originally, his intent was to redshirt this spring. Unexpectedly, however, Danny received 24 hours of credit from his academic work in high school in England. Therefore, it appears a redshirt year is simply not a possibility.

"He certainly possesses the skill to become a valuable member of our team, and we look forward to his developing progress."

Keddie was the 2008 Lincolnshire County champion as a 16-year-old, winning at Woodhall Spa Golf Club, the UK's National Golf Centre, by four shots. Keddie's victory qualified him for the England Golf Union Champions Event.

He was selected in both 2008 and 2009 to the English Golf Union Midlands Region Coaching Group, just one level below his nation's countrywide team. Earlier in 2008, Keddie won the Belton Park club championship with a tournament-record score of 137 over the two days. And for that year's North of England Open Amateur Youths Championship at Middlesbrough Golf Club, Keddie was third in the under-18 division with a four-day total of 5-over-par 285.

In the 2007 Faldo Series for ages 17 and under, Keddie played in the grand final at Celtic Manor in Wales (current Vols teammate Darren Renwick was the winner of that age group). Keddie also competed in the 2007 Andalusia European Junior Masters at Valderrama, Spain, finishing fourth.

A member of the Lincolnshire boys team since he was 15 and men's team member since age 16, Keddie was selected captain for the boys Under 18 squad in 2009. His first tournament win was in his home county as a 13-year-old at Sudbrook Moor, taking the club championship.





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