As a Junior in 2010-11: Competed in seven events and carded a stroke average of 73.3 in 22 rounds of competition...tied for ninth in first action of season at the Gifford Collegiate shooting rounds of 69, 68 and 79 (216, +3)...helped team to second-place finish...tied for 28th at the Amer Ari Invitational with rounds of 72, 69 and 72 (213, -3)...tied for 35th at the USC Invitational with rounds of 74, 75 and 71 (220, +7)...tied for 58th at the Linger Longer Invitational firing rounds of 72 81 and 77 (230, + 14)...carded rounds of 79, 73 and 74 to tie for 61st at the Western Intercollegiate (226, +16)... finished 44th at the Pac-10 Championships at Stanford Golf Course with rounds of 82, 74, 71 and 69 (296, +16)...led team with 11th place finish at the NCAA Central Regional shooting rounds of 69, 71 and 73 (213, E).
As a Sophomore in 2009-10: First team All-Pac-10 selection...also earned third team PING All-America honors...one of 10 semifinalists for the Hogan Award...participated in 10 events and led the Cardinal in stroke average at 71.3 for his 31 rounds...was Stanford's top finisher in four events...enjoyed five top-10 finishes on the year...opened the season at the Fighting Illini Invitational where he tied for 14th at 218 (+8)...carded a pair of 71's over his first two rounds before shooting a 76 over his final 18 holes...tied for third at The Prestige at 212 (-4) on rounds of 71, 71 and 70 on the Stadium Course at PGA West...tied for 29th at the Isleworth Collegiate on rounds of 82, 77 and 68 (227; +11)...closed the fall schedule at the Gifford Intercollegiate at CordeValle, where he finished tied for third at 203 (-8) on rounds of 73, 68 and 67...his five-under 67 over the final 18 holes tied for the second lowest rounds to par on the season...opened the spring season by tying for 16th at the Mauna Lani Invitational with a 218 (+2)...opened with a 79 but finished with rounds of 68 and 71...recorded his third top-10 finish of the year at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational where he tied for eighth at 208 (-5) on rounds of 68, 72 and 68...finished tied for sixth at Stanford's U.S. Intercollegiate event with a 207 (-3)...opened with a 73 before firing back-to-back rounds of 67...tied for 20th at the Pac-10 Championships in Tempe, Ariz...opened with a pair of 68's and was tied for ninth after two rounds before closing with a pair of 73's over the final 36 holes...tied for fourth at the NCAA Central Regional in South Bend, Ind....fired rounds of 67, 70 and 69 (206; -4) on the Warren Course to help Stanford to the team title...finished tied for 116th at the NCAA Championships on rounds of 78, 75 and 74 (227; +11)...defeated Peter Uihlein, 1-up for Stanford's only victory against Oklahoma State in the first round of match play.
As a Freshman in 2008-09: Second team All-Pac-10 Conference selection...competed in all 12 events as a freshman and finished with a stroke average of 73.89 (2660 total)...his stroke average was the third best on the team behind Steve Ziegler (72.58) and Dodge Kemmer (73.86) among golfers who played in four or more events...finished tied for 45th in his collegiate debut at the Fightin' Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields after rounds of 79, 75 and 71 (225)...tied for 15th at the Prestige at PGA West with a fall-best 221 (74-74-73)...tied for 47th at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a 54-hole score of 229...placed 33rd at the CordeValle Collegiate with rounds of 75, 74 and 78 (227)...opened the spring schedule with a 15th place finish at the Hawaii-Hilo Invitational which was highlighted by a closing round of 69 on the Mauna Lani North layout...tied for 36th at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championships played at The Farms Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. with a season-best 54-hole total of 209...turned in his best finish of the year at the United States Collegiate Championships at the Golf Club of Georgia...finished third with a 54-hole score of 214, highlighted by a season-low 66 in round two...tied for 26th at the U.S. Intercollegiate at Stanford Golf Course on rounds of 68, 73 and 69...his final score of 210 was his second best 54-hole score of the season...tied for 13th at the Pac-10 Championships at the Seattle Golf Club with a 290 on rounds of 72, 76, 72 and 70...tied for 56th at the NCAA Southwest Regional (233) and tied for 136th at the NCAA Championships (232).
Amateur Experience Beyond Stanford: One of six amateurs to participate in the 2011 Master's where he missed the cut with rounds of 72 and 76...competed in the 2011 U.S. Open as well...enjoyed a sensational summer following the 2010 season...helped the United States defeat Europe, 13-11 at the 2010 Palmer Cup at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland...was undefeated in his four matches, including a victory over Henrik Norlander in singles competition...fired a final round 65 to capture the 52nd Porter Cup at the Niagara Falls Country Club...finished with a 13-under score of 267 on rounds of 65, 72 and 65...defeated UCLA junior Gregor Main to capture the 108th Western Amateur at the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill....advanced to the finals of the U.S. Men's Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay (Wash.) Golf Course before falling to Peter Uihlien, 4 and 2 in the 36 hole final...captured the 2009 North & South Men's Amateur Championships held at Pinehurst No. 2, just outside of his hometown of Fayetteville, N.C....defeated Wes Bryan, 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final...also qualified for the U.S. Amateur...competed in the Western Amateur but did not advance to the match play portion of the event after rounds of 74, 73, 77 and 78...tied for fourth at the 2009 Porter Cup held at the Niagara Falls Country Club...turned in rounds of 68, 70 and 68 to finish two strokes off the lead...tied for 18th at the Players Amateur Championships after rounds of 72, 73, 75 and 71...placed 34th at the 2009 Northeast Amateur Championships at the Wannamoisett Country Club on rounds of 71, 70, 68 and 70...a three-time qualifier for the U.S. Amateur (2006-2008)...was the runner-up in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in 2004 at the age of 14...advanced to the semifinals of the 2005 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship...was the runner-up at the 2005 Western Junior Amateur Championship...finished in a tie for 11th at the 2005 Dixie Amateur Championship...captured the 2005 North Carolina Junior Championship...was selected to the East team of the American Junior Golf Association's (AJGA) Cannon Cup in both 2005 and 2006...a 2005 second team Rolex Junior All-America honoree and the 2005 Carolinas' Player of the Year...in 2006, won the Lessing's AJGA Classic and had a top-five finish in the National Junior Championship...in 2007, tied for 23rd at the Western Amateur and was named a first-team Rolex Junior All-American...tied for 11th at the 2008 Porter Cup.
High School and Personal Data: Was home-schooled and finished studies in 2008...parents are Chris and Elise...has one sister, Jessica...born in Fayetteville, N.C....aspires to be a professional golfer...enjoys ping-pong, basketball, and tennis...communications major.