2009 CONTESTANT PHOTOS & BIOS

 

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Alexander, Tyson     

Gainesville, FL          Univ of Florida GC          age 21

University of Florida Junior

#40 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 North & South Quarters  +  US Open Qualifier

09 NCAA D1 All Region & Southwest Regional T7

09 Azalea Invitational Champion

08, 07 & 04 US Amateur Qualifier

08 Southern & Players Amateur Top 15

07 Florida Match Am Semi's + Western Am Quarters

07 Florida State Am T3  +  06 Florida Junior 2nd

06 Southern Junior & FCWT Gainesville Champion

05 Alachua County Champion

05 & 04 Gainesville Sun Junior of the Year

Anderson,  Mark         

Beaufort, SC                Secession GC                age 23

University of South Carolina Alum

#55 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Northeast Amateur T16

09 Sunnehanna T12 + Master of Ams Champ (AUS)

08 US Amateur Match + Oglethorpe Inv Champion

08 Players Am Champ

08 Rice Planters 8th (07 & 06 Top 14)

08 D1 All American Hon Men & All Region

08 & 05 First Team All SEC (05 Freshman of Year)

07 South Carolina St Am T3 + 03 Junior Champ

05 D1 All American & All Freshman team

                 
 

barbosa,  Michael       

st petersberg, fl   The Vinoy Club    age 26

Georgia Tech Alum

#336 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Lupton Inv T4  +  Coleman & New Years Inv 3rd

08 US Am Qual Med, TransMiss Semi + Lupton T9

08 Azalea Amateur T7  +  07 Florida Azalea T3

07 New Years Inv T8  +  06 Dogwood Inv T6

06 USPL Qualifier + 05 Monroe Inv T23  &  All ACC

05 Sunnehanna Am & Southern Amateur T22

05 D1 Nationals T27 + Walker Cup practice invitee

04 Cardinal Amateur Champion (4th in 05)

04 Porter Cup T19  +  04 North & South Am 32ís

99 AJGA First Team All American (00 Hon Men)

99 Southern Junior Champion

 

beckmann, Daniel  

Melbourne, VIC, AUS     Yarra Yarra GC     age 21

Australian National Squad

#33 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Mandurah Easter Am Champion  (T13 in 08)

09 Australian Amateur Finalist (T3 in stroke)

09 Riversdale Cup 3rd (course record 62)

09 Tasmanian Open 5th + Lake Macquarie Am 7th

09 Master of the Amateurs 3rd (T4 in 07, 7th in 05)

08 Federal Am Open T13  +  Tasmanian Open T3

08 Australian Interstate Matches 5/2/2 (W/H/L)

07 Victoria Amateur 16's  +  Fed Open Am Champ

07 SAGA Inv T5 + 07 Mandural Easter Amateur T7

07 Portsea Am Open Champ + Victoria Am Quarters

     

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bleumink, Luke           

Croydon, VIC                  Heritage GC                  age 23

Victoria St Team / Melbourne Golf Academy

#128 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Rice Planters T11  +  Boroondara Cup Champ

09 Victoria Amateur Champion (2nd in stroke)

08 Dunes Medal 3rd (T8 in 07) + Shirley Open T11

08 & 07 Federal Open Amateur Top 11

08 Australian Interstate Matches 5/1/2 (W/H/L)

08 & 07 Riversdale Cup Top 12

08 Lake Macquarie Amateur 7th 

07 Ivo Whitton Trophy Champion

07 Cobram Open & VIC Par 3 Champion

06 VIC Colts Champion

 

bryan,  George                  

Chapin, SC               Mid Carolina Club               age 21

University of South Carolina Senior

#88 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 All American HM, All Region & All ACC

08 South Carolina St Am T10 + US Am Qualifier

08 Porter Cup T21 + Southern Amateur T4

08 Players Am T13  +  Southeastern Am T2

08 D1 All Region & First Team All SEC

08 Carolinas Open T7  (T12 in 07)  +  SEC 2nd

07 Southeastern Amateur Champion

07 All American Hon Men & All Region

07 D1 West Regional T10  +  06 SC St Am T7

06 North & South Am Semi's  +  Palmetto Am 2nd

05 Jay Haas PoY, US Am Match & US Junior 32's

     

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Butler, Duke                     

Point Vedra Beach, FL    TPC Sawgrass    age 27

University of Florida Alum

08 Florida Mid-Amateur 2nd

04, 03 & 01 US Amateur Qualifier

03 Cardinal Amateur 6th

03 Southeastern Amateur 7th

03 Florida Azalea 2nd

 

Byrd, Zack                               

Calabash, NC          TPC Myrtle Beach          age 23

Coastal Carolina University Alum

#165 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 D1 All American  +  Northeast Am T22

08 & 07 Cardinal Amateur T9

08 US Am Qualifier + North & South Amateur 16's

08 North Carolina State Amateur 2nd

07 D1 All Region & All Big South

06 US Public Links 32s (07 Qualifier)

05 Big South Freshman of the Year

05 Big South Conference Champion

     
                 
 

Cauley,  Bud (William)           

jacksonville, fl         Windsor Parke GC        age 19

University of Alabama Sophomore

#26 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 NEA T9  +  D1 All American & 1st tm All SEC

09 D1 Northeast Regional T3  +  Jones Cup T7

08 Porter Cup T16  +  Junior World Cup T1

08 Greystone Inv T2 + Terra Cotta Champ (T3 in 07)

08 Azalea Am 6th  +  New Years Invitational 2nd

07 & 06 AJGA First Tm All American (05 Hon Men)

07 Polo Junior Classic Quarters + Junior Players T3

07 US Am Qual Med (08 Qualifier) + NorthSouth 16's

07 Sunnehanna Am 3rd  +  Thunderbird Junior T2

06 Dixie Amateur 2nd + Cannon Cup 4/0/0

06 US Junior Quarters  +  Footjoy Boys Inv T3

 

Chang,  Derek                     

Alpharetta, GA            CC of the South            age 19

University of Minnesota Sophomore

#341 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Southeastern Amateur Champion

08 Georgia State Open 4th

08 Dogwood Inv T18 + Southeastern Amateur T2

08 Mizuno Junior Innsbrook 8th

08 Houston Boys In & Verizon Jun Heritage Top 25

07 Bobby Chapman 21st  +  HP Junior 19th

07 Georgia State HS Championship 2nd

07 & 06 Georgia State Junior Top 12

2-time Georgia HS All State team

     
                 
 

Chestnut, Jimmy       

Grand Blanc, MI     Warwick Hills G&CC     age 27

Michigan State University Alum

#455 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

08 GA of Michigan Player of the Year

08 US Mid-Amateur Quarters

08 Michigan Stroke Amateur Champion

08 Michigan State Amateur Champion

 

CHUNG,  David                     

Fayetteville, NC               Highland CC               age 19

Stanford University Sophomore

#86 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 North & South Amateur Champion

09 D1 All Region & All PAC 10

08 Dixie Amateur T7 + US Amateur Qualifier

08 Porter Cup & Cardinal Am T11

07 AJGA First Team All American (05 2nd team)

07 Polo Junior Classic Quarters

07 Ping Inv Junior 4th  +  Western Amateur T23

07 HP Junior Inv 7th + 07 Carolinas Am Medalist

07 Western Junior 3rd  +  Footjoy Boys Inv T9

06 Jun Orange Bowl T5 + 04 US Jun 2nd (05 Semi)

     
                 
 

Detweiler, Brandon

Akron, PA                     Lancaster CC                     age 22

North Carolina State University Junior

#354 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Monroe Invitational 15th

08 Dixie Amateur T7

08 US Amateur 16's

08 Pennsylvania State Amateur 3rd

08 Palmetto T11

 

Echavarria, Andres

Medellin, COL                                                                age 21

University of Florida Senior

#996 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

08 South America Team T5  +  Southern Am T11

07 US Amateur Qualifying Medalist

07 Copa de las Americas T3

06 AJGA All American

06 South American Junior Champion

06 World Amateur T28

06 US Amateur Match  +  06 Western Junior 3rd

06 FCWT Plantation Orange Lake Champion

05 Junior Orange Bowl T2  +  Junior World Cup 3rd

05 Doral PubLinks Champ + 04 Colombian Am 2nd

     
                 
 

Exber,  Brady                      

Las, vegas, nv              TPC Summerlin             age 53

UNLV Alumni & SNGA President

#187 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Arizona Sen Open Champ + Carlton Woods T2

08 & 9-time SNGA PoY + Dixie 5th + US Am 32's

08 & 91 Nevada St Am Champ  (02, 01 & 00 top 5)

07 US St Tm T11 + Pac Coast Am T5  (01 & 00 T10)

07 Nevada Match Champ + US Senior Open T41

07 SP Mid-Am Semi's + 06 Pac NW Am Quarters

06 Southwestern Am T10  (T5 in 04, Top 17 in 08/05)

06 So NV Am Champ & Arizona Senior Open 4th

05 Dixie Am T6 & Champions Tour Final Stage

03 US St Team, So NV Am Champ & US Mid-32ís

03, 02 & 00 Nevada Mid-Am Champion

 

Floyd,  Taylor                     

Macon, GA                 Healy Point GC                 age 19

Augusta State Univ Sophomore

09 Southeastern Amateur T2

3-time Georgia HS AAA All State

     

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Foley,  Kevin                         

Somerville, NJ        Neshanic Valley GC        age 22

Penn State University Senior

#45 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Sunnehanna Am Champion + Met Stroke T6

09 D1 All American & First Team All Big 10

08 Met Stroke Champ & Am Quarters + Monroe T4

08 D1 All American Hon Men + Nationals T23

08 & 07 D1 All Region + 07 Met Am Semi's  (06 2nd)

07 & 06 US Public Links 16's  (08 32's)

07 Metropolitan Stroke Am T3  +  Monroe Inv 5th

07 Big 10 Freshman of the Year (All Big 10 2nd team)

06 IJGT Tour Champ + 06 Metropolitan Open T15

 

Fuller,  William               

Bluffton, SC                     Belfair GC                     age 64

Veterinarian

07 Belfair Club Champion

06 South Carolina Senior Amateur 5th

04 - 01 Westchester Club Champion

02 US Senior Amateur Qualifying Medalist

     
                 
 

Fuqua,  Ben                           

Danville, KY                   Danville CC                   age 23

University of Kentucky Grad

#568 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Kentucky State Amateur T4 (3rd in 08)

08 D1 All Region

08 Kentucky State Open T10

08 & 06 US Amateur Qualifier

03 Kentucky Mr Golf

03 Kentucky HS AA Champion & All State team

 

Gandranata, George

Jakarta, Indonesia                                                    age 23

University of California Grad (Berkeley)

#276 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Southwestern Am T5 + 09 & 08 All PAC 10 HM

08 State Fair T9 (T11 in 07) + Cardinal Am T7 (5 in 05)

08, 06 & 05 US Amateur Qualifier

08 Pac NW Am & Long Beach Match Am Semi's

08 Southwestern Am 7th + 07 Vacaville City Champ

08 PAC 10 3rd  +  06 Contra Costa Co Champ

07 Pac NW Am, NCGA Am & Long Beach Match

06 Memorial Am 5th  +  05 Florida Azalea T2

04 Cannon Cup team  +  03 AJGA All American

     

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Gerwin,  Robert                

Cincinnati, OH         The Camargo Club         age 42

Furman University Alum & Development

#507 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 GCGA Amateur Champion

08, 07 & 06 Crump Qrtrs  +  08 & 06 Stocker Top 9

08 & 12-time US Am Qualifier (06 Medalist, 97 Qrtrs)

08 GCGA Am Champ  +  08 & 06 Coleman Top 4

07 Players Am T23 (Low Mid) + 05 Monroe Inv T12

06 US Mid-Am Match (9-time Qualifier, 97 Quarters)

06 & 4-time Inverness Mid-Am Champion (3rd in 07)

06 Southern T26  +  Int'l Four Ball Champ (w/ Elliott)

01 & 96 Ohio Am Champ (T3 in 06)  +  96 Mid Chp

98 Sunnehanna 2nd + 4-time Tri-State Inv Champ

98 British Am 16s  (3-times in) + 15-time Club Chp

 

Green,  Garland                

Tazewell, VA                  Fincastle CC                  age 21

Virginia Tech Junior

#642 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Virginia State Amateur Semi's (08 Quarters)

09 Kenridge Intivational 4th

08 Pocahontas Amateur Champion (2nd in 07)

08 Virginia State Open T13

08 Graysburg Hills Amateur Champion

07 Allegheny Amateur Champion

06 Virginia State Junior Match Champion

     
                 
 

Gribble, Cody                  

Dallas, TX                 Brook Hollow GC                age 18

Univ of Texas Freshman

#259 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Sunnehanna Am 7th  +  Jones Cup 3rd

08 US Junior 2nd in stroke  +  Sunnehanna Am T8

08 US Junior World Cup team

08 Texas 4A HS Champion

08 Houston Boys Invitational Champion

07 & 06 AJGA All American (07 First Team)

07 Western Junior Champion

07 US Junior 32s (16s in 06) + 06 Canon Cup 3/0/1

06 Rolex Tourney of Champions 8th

 

Griffin,  John T               

Wilson, Nc                Wedgewood Golf                age 22

Georgia Tech Junior

#444 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 D1 All Region & Central Regional T11

09 Azalea Invitational 10th

08 Players Amateur T17

07 & 05 US Amateur Qualifier

04 US Amateur Match

04 HS AAA State Champion

     

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Hadley,  Chesson           

Raleigh, Nc                North Ridge GC                age 21

Georgia Tech Senior

#163 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Northeast Amateur T16

08 Players Amateur 7th + US Am Qual Medalist

08 Palmer Cup 2/0/2  &  D1 All American

08 D1 Central Regional T12

07 North & South Amateur 16's

07 Dogwood Inv 6th  +  Northeast Am T17

07 D1 National T4  +  D1 East Regional 7th

07 D1 All American Hon Mention

05 AJGA All American (06 Hon Men)

 

Harman,  Brian                

Savannah, Ga               age 22              Georgia Grad

#15 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Dogwood Inv Champion + Sunnehanna Am 2nd

09 D1 All American, Nationals T9 + Jones Cup T7

09, 07 & 06 All SEC First Team & 06 Fresh of Year

08 Northeast Am T14 + US Am 32's (05 16's)

07 Porter Cup Champion  +  Southern Am T16

07 & 06 Palmer and 05 Walker Cup teams

07 Dogwood, Jones Cup &  D1 Regionals Top 8

07 & 06 D1 All American & 06 All Fresh (08 All Reg)

06 D1 Nationals T20  &  East Regionals T11

05 Players & Georgia State Am Champion

05 Northeast Am T4 (T5 in 04)   +  Sunnehanna T5

04 & 03 AJGA PoY + 03 US Junior Champ (04 Med)

     

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Hoge, Tom                               

Fargo, ND                       Fargo GC                       age 20

Texas Christian University Junior

#203 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 D1 All American Hon Men + D1 Nationals T3

09 D1 South Central Regional T5

08 US Amateur Qualifying Medalist

08 Minnesota State Amateur T5 (7th in 07)

08 & 07 North Dakota State Amateur Champion

06 North Dakota Stroke Am Champ (T4 in 08)

3-time All State HS team

 

Holland, Charlie         

Dallas, TX                    Lakewood CC                    age 23

University of Texas Senior

#168 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

08 US Amateur Quarters & Qualifying Medalist

08 Western Am T23  +  Porter Cup T16

08 D1 All American + D1 West Regional T16

07 Cotton States Invi Qrtrs + Texas St Am Champ

07 D1 Nat'ls T22 + 04 Dallas Morning News MVP

4-time HS All State, All Region & All District

03 AJGA All American Hon Mention

03 Justin Leonard Inv Champ + Canon Cup team

     

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HURLEY,  John                    

O'Neill, NE          O'Neill CC         age 22

Texas A&M Senior

#386 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 & 07 Nebraska Match Champ (08, 06 & 05 Qrtrs)

09 D1 National Match 2/1/0 (W/H/L)

08 & 07 Nebraska State Am Top 3 (top 7 in 06 & 05)

07 Nebraska GA Player of the Year

07 & 06 US Am Qualifying Medalist (08 alternate)

05 Nebraska GA Player & Junior of the Year

05 Michelob Classic & Indian Creek Inv Champion

05 & 04 Nebraska HS Champion (2nd in 06)

04 PGA Junior Series Champ + 03 US Junior Qual

 

Jeong,  Yeon Jin             

Busan, KOR               Waverly GC (AUS)              age 19

#125 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Dogwood Invitational T13

09 & 08 Maekyung Open T21 (Asian Tour)

09 Mandurah Easter Am T8

09 Aussie Am 32's (2nd stroke)   +  TAS Open T10

08 VIC Am Quarters & Medalist  + Federal Am 6th

08 US Amateur Qualifier  +  Sunnehanna Am T4

08 Kew Open Champion (Australia)

08 Victoria Junior Masters Champion

08 Tasmania Open T14 + Lake Macquarie Am T17

07 Australian Junior 3rd  +  Riversdale Cup T11

06 Maekyung Am 15th + Korean Jun Match Semi's

06 Junior World Cup T7

06 & 05 EP Cup 2nd  +  05 C & T Cup Champ

     
                 
 

Kemmer,  Dodge             

Wichita, KS                  Crestview CC                  age 21

Stanford University Grad

#336 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Sahalee Players T12

09 D1 Southwest Regional T4

08 Kansas State Amateur Medalist (06 Semi's)

08 D1 National T23 + 07 USC Collegiate Inv T3

06 All PAC 10 Hon Mention

05 & 04 Kansas Junior Champion

05 & 03 Kansas Junior of the Year Runner Up

05 Big I National 2nd

4-time Kansas HS All State team

 

Kraft,  Kelly                        

Denton, TX                Tenison Park GC                age 20

SMU Junior

#372 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Conference USA First Team

08 Dixie Am T16  +  Barrett Amateur T3

08 Texas State Amateur Champion

08 D1 All Region & D1 East Regional T8

08 Shocker Classic 2nd

08 Louisiana Classic Champion

07 Roadrunner Intercollegiate T3

07 US Amateur Qualifier

     

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Krywulycz, Mitch

Sylvania, NSW, Australia       NSW GC        age 21

Augusta State University Senior

#777 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/12)

08 Southeastern Amateur Champion

06 Australian Schoolboys Champion

3-time NSW Schoolboy Champion

 

LaRose, Rick                       

Tucson, AZ                       Tucson CC                      age 60

Brockport St Alum & Univ of Arizona Coach

08 Master of the Amateurs Sen Champ (Australia)

03 & 00 Players Am Senior Champion (04 RU)

03 AZ Senior team & 03 US Senior Am Qual Med

01 & 93 Arizona Golfwater Cup team

98 Porter Cup Senior Champion

97 & 96 Dogwood Invitational Senior Champion

91 US Am Qualifying Medalist (99 & 92 Alternate)

90 US Mid-Amateur Qualifying Medalist

89 US Open Alternate + 67 NY Collegiate Champ

Brockport St & Univ of Arizona Athletic Hall of Fame

     
                 

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MacManus, Tarquin    

Cairns, QLD, aUS                                                       age 20

University of Arizona Junior

#190 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 D1 All American HM, All Region & All PAC 10

09 D1 Southeast Regional Medalist

08 All PAC 10

07 Australia National Junior team

07 Queensland Junior Champion

06 Norman Junior Masters Champion

 

Main,  Gregor                         

danville, ca                 Blackhawk GC                age 20

UCLA Sophomore

#76 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 D1 All Amer HM, All Region, All PAC 10 & FoY

09 PGA Tour Buick Inv 70th  +  08 State Fair T9

08 Western Am Quarters  +  Players Amateur T13

08 Junior World Cup T10  +  Sunnehanna Am T19

08 Thunderbird Int'l Jun T2  +  Junior Heritage T5

07 & 06 AJGA All American (07 First team)

07 Polo Junior Classic Medalist & 16's

07 Ping Inv Junior Champion + Cal State Am 16s

07 Northern Cal Classic Junior Champion

07 Footboy Boys Invitational T9 (T3 in 06)

06 Canon Cup West team  +  06 Rolex TofC T5

     
                 
 

Martin,  Ben                        

Greenwood, SC            Greenwood CC            age 21

Clemson University Senior

#108 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Sunnehanna Amateur T12

09 US Open Qualifier  +  D1 All Region & All ACC

08 US Open Alternate  +  D1 West Regional T16

07 D1 All Reg & All ACC + SC St Am 9th (T11 in 05)

07 Players Amateur T14  +  Dogwood Inv T10

07 NorthSouth Am Match  +  06 Rice Planters T8

06 Palmetto Amateur Champion  (6th in 08 & 05)

06 Fest of Flowers Champ + 05 SC Match Am 2nd

05 US Junior Qualifying Co-Medalist  (04 Qualifier)

05 & 04 All State HS team

 

may,  David                                

auburn, ny                     Owasco CC                     age 22

Clemson University Grad

#102 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Northeast Amateur T22  +  Monroe Inv T7

08 & 05 Sunnehanna Amateur Top 13

09 D1 All Region & All ACC  +  Jones Cup 5th

08 Dogwood Inv T12  +  Monroe Inv T4  (T22 in 07)

06 Porter Cup T15  +  Northeast Amateur T4

05 & 04 Canon Cup Champion team

04 AJGA All American (05 & 03 Hon Men)

04 Chapman Junior Champ + Polo Classic Finalist

03 New York State Junior Champion

     

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McCarthy, Ryan        

Burnie, TAS, AUS             Seabrook GC             age 19

Australian National Squad

#99 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Keperra Bowl T12  +  Southern Cross Team

09 Tasmanian Open Champion

09 Lake Macquarie Am T16 + Asia-Pacific Am 4th

08 Victoria Amateur Runner Up (4th in stroke)

08 Australia Interstate Matches 6/2/1 (W/H/L)

08 Northern Terr Open Am T4  +  Keperra Bowl T2

08 Tasmanian Amateur Champ (2nd in 07)

08 Australian Amateur 32s (T13 in stroke)

07 Federal Open Am T7 + Master of Amateurs T2

 

McKenney, Tim            

scottsdale, az                   Ancala CC                   age 21

University of Florida Senior

#142 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 D1 All Region & All SEC  +  New Years Inv T5

08 AZ Holiday Classic Champ + US Am Qual Med

08 & 07 Players Am top 6 + 08 Southeastern Am T8

07 Holiday Classic T2  +  D1 Nationals T22

07 US v China tm + 06 AJGA All American (04 HM)

06 Arizona Stroke Am & Thunderbird Int'l Jun 2nd

05 & 04 US Junior Quarters (04 Qual Medalist)

05 AJGA Ping Phoenix Champion

04 FCWT Player of Year (4-time All American)

04 FCWT Nationals 2nd + AZ HS 5A State Champ

03 Northern Arizona Amateur Champion

     
                 
 

Miller,  William               

Venetia, PA                      St Clair CC                      age 20

Georgia Tech University Junior

08 West Pennsylvania Am 5th

06 US Junior 32s  (05 Qualifier)

06 Western Pennsylvania Amateur Champion

06 US Amateur Qualifier

06 Southern Amateur T45

06 AJGA Ringgold Champion & All American HM

06 FCWT Nationals 7th

05, 04 & 03 Western Penn Junior of the Year

05, 04 & 03 Western Penn Junior Champion

 

Mitchell,  Adam          

CHattanooga, TN      Chattanooga G&CC      age 22

University of Georgia Grad

#14 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Dogwood Invitational 3rd

09 & 08 Palmer Cup tm + 09 D1 All Region/SEC

09 & 07 Jones Cup T7 + 09 Master of Ams 4th (AUS)

08 US Amateur Semi's  +  Porter Cup Champion

08 British Am Match + D1 AA & All SEC First Tm

08 D1 East Regional & 07 Northeast Amateur T8

07 D1 All American Hon Men  +  D1 National T9

06 Dogwood Inv T6  +  Tennessee State Open 2nd

04 AJGA All American Honorable Mention

04 Bubba Conlee Junior Champ (course record 60)

04 Southern Junior 2nd  +  US Amateur Qualifier

     

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Mollica,  Phillip       

Anderson, SC                 Anderson CC                 age 22

Clemson University Grad

#89 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 & 08 D1 All Region & 08 West Regional T11

08 & 07 US Amateur Qualifier (08 Medalist)

08 & 06 Monroe Invitational Champion (2nd in 09)

08 Sunnehanna Am T4  +  07 Players Am T23

07 North & South Amateur Champion (06 Medalist)

05 Palmetto Am 3rd + South Carolina HS Mr Golf

05 & 04 All State HS + 05 & 03 Southern Cross Chp

03 South Carolina Junior Player of the Year

03 Georgia v South Carolina Matches

 

Newman,  Carter            

Evans, GA          Champions Retreat GC          age 22

Augusta State University Senior

08 Oglethorpe Invitational T5

08 Southeastern Amateur T20

07 & 06 Palmetto Amateur T4

07 Southeastern Amateur T6

06 Augusta City 2nd

     
                 
 

Nisbet, Daniel                 

Caboolture, QLD, AUS    Caboolture GC   age 18

Australian National Squad

#20 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Sahalee 2nd, Brit Am 64's + St Andrews Links T4

09 Keperra Bowl Champ + QLD Am Champ & Med

09 So Aus Classic Champ + Riversdale Cup (T9 in 08)

09 Mandurah & Tas Op Top 6 + Master of Ams T7

08 Junior World 2nd  +  Dunes Medal 8th

08 Junior Masters Champion + Keperra Bowl T12

08 Australian Junior Champion (T4 in 07, 3rd in 06)

08 QLD Junior Champ + 07 Junior World Cup T9

07 Australia Interstate Matches 5/2/2 (W/H/L)

07 Queensland Amateur Semi's (4th in stroke)

07 Aussie Am Semi's (09 16's)  +  06 NZ U19 3rd

 

Palms,  Lee                  

Greenville, SC              Greenville CC               age 40

Emory University Alum & Insurance

#496 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Dogwood Invitational T13

08 South Carolina GA Player of the Year

08 So Carolina Mid 3rd (2nd in 06 & 02, 1st in 03)

08 US Mid-Am Qualifying Medalist + US Am T65

08 South Carolina State Amateur Champion

08 Carolinas Mid-Am 2nd + 91 & 90 D3 All Amer

Emory University Sports Hall of Fame

91 D3 National Champ (2-time Conference Champ)

4-time Greenville CC Club Champion

     
                 
 

Paolini,  Brinson       

Virginia Beach, VA   Princess Anne CC   age 18

Duke University Freshman

#127 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 & 08 Virginia State Amateur Champion

09 Jones Cup T7

08 Dixie Amateur T3

08 Junior Polo Classic Runner Up

08 US Amateur Qualifier

08 Eastern Amateur 3rd

08 Footjoy Boys Invitational T6

08 Junior Players T9

08 Western Junior T8

 

Pisani,  Ben               

Brisbane, QLD, AUS  Indooroopilly GC  age 22

Minnesota Senior

#609 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 D1 All Region & All Big 10

06 Australian National Squad

06 Mandurah Easter Amateur Champion

06 NZ U23 Teams Championship Medalist

06 QLD Am Qrtrs + 05 G Player Classic Champ

05 Dunes Medal & Fed Open Am Top 7

05 Kennedy Trophy & Twin Towers Open Champ

04 VIC & Mastercard Junior Masters Champion

04 Australian Junior Order of Merit

04 Queensland & Tasmanian Junior Runner-Up

03 BDGA Junior & 02 Metro St Schools Champion

     
                 
 

Rada,  Patrick                        

Anderson, SC             Cobb's Glen CC             age 21

University of South Carolina Senior

#187 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 North & South Amateur Semi's

08 Oglethorpe Invitational 3rd + Players Am T10

08 North & South 16's + 07 South Carolina PoY

07 Charleston Southern Invitational Champion

07 Palmetto T8 + So Carolina St Am T5 (T8 in 08)

07 Carolinas Am Champ  +  So Carolina Match 3rd

07 South Carolina Four Ball Champion (w/ Oldham)

06 US Amateur Qualifier

05 AJGA All American Hon Mention

05 South Carolina Junior Champion

04 South Carolina HS 4A Champion

 

Reed,  Patrick                         

Augusta, GA                 Forest Hills GC                 age 18

Augusta State Sophomore

#100 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 North & South Amateur Quarters

09 Terra Cotta & Azalea Top 7  +  Jones Cup T19

08 US Amateur Semi's  (07 Qualifier)

08 Greystone Inv 4th + Azalea Inv T10

07 St Augustine Am 2nd  +  Cardinal Am 2nd

07 HP Junior Invitational T3

07 Footjoy Boys Inv T9  +  Terra Cotta Inv 2nd

07 & 06 AJGA All American Hon Mention

06 Canon Cup 3/0/1

     
                 
 

Rohanna,  Robert         

Waynesburg, PA            Mystic Rock GC            age 22

Penn State University Grad

#156 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Northeast Amateur T9

08 & 07 Pennsylvania State Amateur Top 5

08 & 07 US Amateur Qualifier (08 Medalist)

08 Fuhrer Inv T2  +  Northeast Am T16

08 All Region, All Big 10 + D1 Central Reg T2

07 US Public Links Quarters  (08 32's)

07 Fuhrer Inv 3rd  +  Northeast Am T11

07, 06 & 05 D1 All Region & All Big 10

06 & 04 Western Pennsylvania PubLinks Champ

 

Saunders,  Sam       

Windermere, FL                  Bay Hill GC                  age 21

Clemson University Senior

#218 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Northeast Amateur T22

08 US Am Match & Qual Med (07 & 04 Qual, 06 Alt)

08 & 07 Cardinal Amateur Top 9

08 Southern Am & Players Amateur Top 10

08 & 07 Sunnehanna Amateur Top 15

08 D1 All Region & West Regional T11

07 Monroe Invitational 15th  +  Southern Am T23

06 FCWT National + 06 & 02 Bay Hill Club Champ

05 US Jun Med/32's + Florida HS PoY & 04 Champ

     
                 
 

Savage,  Matt                      

Louisville, KY           Charlie Vettiner GC           age 22

Florida State University Grad

#97 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Northeast Amateur T13

09 & 08 D1 All Region & All ACC

08 North & South Amateur Champion

08 Southern Am T4  +  Northeast Am T21

07 Western Am 16's

07 D1 All American Hon Men  +  D1 National T9

06 Kentucky State Open Champion (T8 in 07)

06 US Amateur Qualifying Medalist

06 US Public Links Quarters

06 Spirit of America T10 + Kentucky State Am 3rd

 

Schneider, Brad        

Valrico, FL     Bloomingdale Golfers Club     age 20

University of Central Florida Sophomore

09 D1 Southeast Regional 2nd

09 All Conference USA & All Freshman team

09 New Years Invitational 4th

06 US Amateur Qualifier

2-time US Junior Qualifier

 

     

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Sherratt, Jordan    

Adelaide, SA, AUS        Thaxted Park GC      age 21

Australian National Squad

#113 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Keperra Bown T12 + Riversdale Cup Champion

09 South Australian Amateur Finalist & Medalist

08 Australia Interstate Matches 5/2/2 (W/H/L)

08 Keperra Bowl T4 + Aussie Am 32's (T6 in stroke)

08 Mandurah Easter Amateur T11

07 Australian Amateur 16's

07 South Australian Amateur Medalist

07 Tasmanian Open 5th + Lake Macquarie Am T18

06 Victoria Amateur Semi's + Mandurah Am T9

 

Shindler, Conrad        

Coppell, TX                   Vaquero Club                   age 21

Texas A&M University Junior

#256 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Sahalee Players T14  +  Texas State Am T6

09 D1 Nationals T13 & National Champion team

08 US Amateur Match  + Western Am Semi's

07 Western Junior T8  +  North & South Am 32s

06 AJGA First Team All American

06 Ping Invitational 2nd + US Amateur Qualifier

06 AJGA Smithfield Champion

06 AJGA Stars of Texas Champion

2-time FCWT All American

     

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Silvers, Mark                    

Savannah, GA               Savannah GC               age 22

University of South Carolina Grad

#250 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 D1 All American HM, All Region & All SEC

09 D1 Nationals T18  +  Southeast Regional T10

07 US Amateur T65 (08 Qual Medalist)

07 D1 Nationals T22

04 US Junior 32's

01 Junior Azalea & Florence Invitational Champ

 

Smith, Gavin                                 

Stirling, SCO                                                            age 21

Indiana University PA Junior

#667 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Sunnehanna Amateur T12

09 D2 National Champion

     
 

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Smith, Tanner                                 

Alpharetta, GA              Frederica GC              age 20

Penn State University Sophomore

07 SJGT Hampton Junior 2nd (Champ in 05)

06 SJGT Laura Walker Junior Champion

06 SJGT Calloway Gardens T4

 

Smyth, Michael              

IlLAWONG, NSW            Australian GC            age 21

New South Wales State Squad

#124 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Rice Planters T11

09 Mandurah Am T15  +  Tasmanian Open T10

09 NSW Amateur Champion (Qrtrs in 08, 5th in stroke)

09 Lake Macquarie Amateur T16 (T3 in 08)

09 Master of the Amateurs T7

08 Dunes Medal T4 + Federal Amateur Open T7

08 Northern Territory Open Am T4

08 Lake Macquarie Amateur T3

 

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Snyder,  Vaughn           

Massillon, OH                    OSU GC                    age 22

Ohio State University Grad

#134 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 US Open Qualifier

09 D1 All Region & All Big 10

08 Dixie Amateur 2nd

08 Ohio State Amateur Champion

04 Stark County Amateur Champion

various HS All State & All Region teams 

Stern,  Mike                         

Miami, FL                                                                         age 21

University of Central Florida Senior

#774 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 6/17)

08 Rice Planters 2nd

08 Dixie Amateur T13

05 AJGA All American

 

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Strickler,  Will           

Charlottesville, VA        Farmington CC        age 23

University of Florida Grad

#251 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Azalea Invitational T7

08 & 07 Connecticut State Amateur Champion

08 Northeast Amateur T10

08 Monroe Invitational T4

08 Sunnehanna Amateur T19

08 John Hayt Invitational T2

08 New Years Invitational T3

07 Connecticut Open T3  (T17 in 06)

06 Florida Azalea T10 (11th in 05)

Swafford, Hudson    

Tallhassee, FL             Capital City GC             age 21

University of Georgia Senior

#64 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 & 08 D1 All American & First Team All SEC

09 D1 Southeast Regional T7 & 08 Nationals T9

09 & 07 Azalea Inv Top 13  +  09 Jones Cup T16

07 Players Am T6 (4th in 06) + US Open Alternate

07 D1 All Region & All SEC

06 Dogwood Invitational Champion (T3 in 08)

06 Junior World Cup team + US Am Qualifier

05, 04 & 03 UGA Junior Invitational Champion

04 AJGA All American

 

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Thompson,  Curtis     

Coral Springs, FL                                                  age 16

High School Junior

#806 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 AJGA Laredo Energy Junior Open Champion

09 Azalea Invitational T4

08 Bubba Conley Junior T5

 

Tway,  Kevin                          

edmond, OK                   Oak Tree CC                   age 21

Oklahoma State University Junior

#39 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 US Open Alternate

09 All American Hon Men, All Region & All Big 12

09 D1 SouthCentral Regional T4 & All Big 12

08 US Amateur 16's + Players Am T17

08 Northeast Am T4  +  US Open Qualifier

08 D1 All Region & All Big 12

08 D1 Central Regional Medalist + Azalea Inv T3

07 Northeast Am T15  +  Sunnehanna Am T5

06 & 05 AJGA All American (06 First team)

06 US Am 32's + 05 US Junior Champ (06 Semi's)

     
                 
 

Wang,  Minghao             

Reunion, FL                  GC of Georgia                  age 19

Georgia Tech Sophomore

08 US Amateur Qualifier

08 Houston Boys Invitational T22

08 Verizon Junior Heritage T15

07 Polo Junior Classic 32s

07 Bobby Chapman Jun T6  +  Lessings Classic 3rd

07 Pate Andrews Institute Junior 4th

07 Players Amateur T14

07 IJGT Tournament of Champions Champion

07 Florida Azalea T7  +  Dixie Amateur T3

06 Prestige Junior & Biltmore Junior Champion

06 Junior Orange Bowl T10 + Bridgestone Jun 2nd

 

Weaver,  Drew                 

High Point, NC                 High Point CC                age 22

Virginia Tech University Grad

#32 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Dogwood Invitational T4

09 US Open T40  +  Sunnehanna Am 8th

09 All American & All ACC

09 Southwest Regional T12 + Jones Cup T7

07 & 06 US Am Match Play (T65 in 08, 03 Qualifier)

07 British Amateur Champion (08 Masters)

06 Southern Am 2nd  +  Palmetto Am T14

06 Eastern Am & Carolinas Am Top 16

04 AJGA All American Honorable Mention

04 North & South Junior Champ + US Junior 32's

     
                 
 

White,  James                       

Acworth, GA                  GC of Georgia                 age 19

Georgia Tech Sophomore

09 ACC Championship T6

08, 07 & 06 Georgia HS 5A All State

08 & 06 Georgia HS 5A Champion

07 US Junior 16's

07 Georgia Junior Champion

06 SJGT ToC Champion

 

White,  Todd                                         

Moore, SC        River Falls Plantation GC        age 41

Furman University Alum & Teacher/Coach

#481 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 South Carolina Quarters & Co-Medalist

08 South Carolina State Am T5

08 Players Amateur T13  (06 Low Mid-Am & 7th)

08 Northeast Am T4 (T17 in 06) + 06 Terra Cotta 4th

04 Carolinas GA Player of the Year

04 South Carolina Player of the Year

04 Players Amateur T18 (Low Mid-Am)

04 South Carolina Match Am and Mid-Am Champ

04 Azalea Amateur 2nd

     

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Witcher,  Brett                

Duluth, GA                    St Ives GC                    age 22

Valdosta State University Grad

#264 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 & 08 Northeast Amateur Top 13

09 D2 Player of the Year

09 & 08 D2 First Team All American

08 Cardinal Amateur T11

08 US Amateur Qualifying Medalist

08 Rice Planters Amateur 4th

08 US v Japan team

06 Dogwood Invitational T13

 

Woltman,  Dan             

Beaver Dam, WI      University Ridge GC      age 22

University of Wisconsin Grad

#25 SP World Amateur Ranking (as of 7/7)

09 Northeast Am Champ + Sahalee Players T5

09 & 08 D1 All Region & All Big 10

09 D1 Northeast Regional 6th  +  All Big 10

08 US Am Match & Stroke T3 (06 & 04 Qualifier)

08 Western Am, Porter Cup & Northeast Am Top 16

08 Sunnehanna Am 2nd + 07 Wis St Open Champ

07 Sahalee Players T9  +  Northeast Am T17

06 Wisconsin State Am Champ (2nd in 07, T10 in 05)

06 Northeast Am T4  &  05 Cannon Cup team

05 AJGA First Team All American (04 Hon Men)

04 Footjoy Inv & Junior PGA Champ + 03 WI JoY

     
                 
 

 

 

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