WARD'S FILE: Has been named to the Athletic Director Honor Roll four times... Academic All-Big 12 in 2004... 2004 Fall Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Teamed with Gary Woodland to win the 2004 KGA Fourball Championship... Took home the 96th Missouri Amateur Championship in 2004... Advanced to the quarterfinal s of the 2004 Western Amateur... Holds a career-best three-round total of 210 (The Louisiana Classics-2004), a career-best one-round score of 66 (The Louisiana Classics-2004, Intercollegiate at MacGregor Downs-2004) and a career-best first place after winning the 2004 Louisiana Classics... Finished 30th at the 2003 Western Amateur Championship... Competed in the 2003 United States Amateur Championship and finished 85th out of 316 participants... Came from five shots back in the last round, shooting a 65, to win the 2001 Firecracker Invitational... Placed second at the 2000 Kansas Junior Championships... Participated in the 2000 Ashworth Oklahoma Junior Tournament... Competed in the Indiana Junior Classic in 2000... A top-five finisher in the 2000 Marsh-Kansas City Invitational... Redshirted the 2000-01 season while attending Wichita State University
AS A SENIOR (2004-05): Led the Jayhawks with a 10th place finish at The Ridges Intercollegiate by firing a 216... Took home first place at the Kansas Invitational after carding a 212 to help the Jayhawks win the team title... Finished tied-for-26th with a 221 total at the Windon Memorial... Shot a 216 to finish in a tie for 27th at the Nelson Invitational... Finished tied-for-fifth after shooting a 223 at The Prestige ... Opened spring season with a tied for 21st place finish at the Taylor Made Waikoloa Open ... Placed tied for 10th at the Roadrunner Intercollegiate with a 216 ... Tied for 56th at the Louisiana Classics ... Won the Stevinson-Invitational, his second medalist honor the year, with a score of 208 ... Followed up win with his sixth top-10 finish of the year, tying for third at the Western Intercollegiate ... Tied for 27th at the Courtyard Intercollegiate ... Claimed a tied for 15th place finish at the Big 12 Championship with a 225 ... Fired a 226 at the NCAA Central Regionals to finish tied for 25th place ... Was ranked as high as the 25th best individual by Golfstat during his senior campaign.
AS A JUNIOR (2003-04): Tied for seventh in the UCF/Rio Pinar Intercollegiate after he carded a 215 three-round total... Carded a 221 total and finished tied for 19th at the Roadrunner Intercollegiate... Won the Louisiana Classics Invitational individual championship, his first career title, where he shot a career-best three-round total (210), including a career-best one round score (66)... Finished the Western Intercollegiate tied for 21st with 217 total... Shot a 225 total in the Stevinson Ranch Invitational and tied for 39th place... Tied for third at the Intercollegiate at MacGregor Downs with a career-best 210 three-round total... Tied for 20th at the Big 12 Conference Championship with a 224 total... Shot a 235 and tied for 80th at the NCAA Central Regional... Was ranked 133rd in Golfweek's collegiate golf individual rankings... Finished tied for 41st in The Ridges Intercollegiate after carding a 223 three-round total... Shot a three-round total of 217 to tie for 11th at the Kansas Invitational... Posted his season-best finish (T3rd) in the Pepperdine Club Glove Intercollegiate after shooting a three-round total of 217... Shot a season-best one-round score (68) and a season-best three-round total (215) to place in a tie for 39th in The Nelson Invitational... Shot a three-round total of 220 to finish tied for 22nd in The 2003 Prestige.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2002-03): Played in a total of five events and maintained a 77.00 stroke average... Shot a season-best single-round score (71) in the second round and his season-best three-round total (227) in the Taylor Made-Big Island Invitational... Recorded his season-best finish (T46th) at the Kansas Invitational... Finished in a tie for 30th place at The 2003 Western Amateur Championship tournament.
AS A FRESHMAN (2001-02): Played in a total of seven events and held a stroke average of 76.94 to end the season... Shot his best round of the year (72) in the first round of The Prestige, where he also recorded his best finish (T38th) and his best three-round total of 218... Played a vital role in replacing, a then-injured Tyler Hall midway through the spring season... Was a quarterfinalist at the 2002 Kansas Amateur... Earned medal honors at the Kansas City Stroke Play Championships (2002).
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterwinner in golf at Rockhurst High School... Was a member of the All-Metro team during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons... Selected as a member of the all-state team his sophomore and junior seasons... Coached by Steve Ryan at Rockhurst High School... Placed third at the 1999 Kansas Junior Championships... Competed in the 1999 Ashworth Oklahoma Junior Tournament... A top-five finisher at the Marsh-Kansas City Invitational (1999).
PERSONAL: Born Kevin Michael Ward on May 7, 1982, in Kansas City, Mo... Son of Ron and JoAnne Ward... Majoring in business... Father is the CEO of Western Forms and mother works as a teacher... Considers Chris Marshall his favorite golfer... "Keep your head down and swing easy," was the first thing he learned about golf... Lists Tiger Woods as the person that he would most like to play a round with.