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2012-13 MEN’S GOLF QUICK FACTS  General Information School Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davidson College Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Davidson, N.C. Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1837 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,900 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wildcats School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red (PMS 186) and Black Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Southern Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Quillen (Chicago ‘83) Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Murphy (Davidson ’78) Home Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birkdale Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .River Run Country Club

Coaching Staff Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Straub (Wake Forest ’89) Years at Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .tistraub@davidson.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(704) 894-2123

Team History First Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1937 SoCon Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1954, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968

Team Information 2012 SoCon Tournament Score . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 906 (305-298-303) 2012 SoCon Tournament Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9th Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/3 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2012-13 Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 2012-13 Roster/Team Photo . . . .2 Head Coach Tim Straub . . . . . . .3 John Skeadas III . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Samuel Echikson . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Richard Fountain . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Ben Murray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Ralph Blasey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Todd Eckstein . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 2011-12 Results/Statistics . . . . .11 Home Courses . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13 Records/Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

2012-13 SCHEDULE 2012 Fall Schedule

2013 Spring Schedule

September 9-11 Invitational at the Ocean Course Charleston, S.C.

February 18-19 Wexford Plantation Hilton Head, S.C.

September 21-23 Mason Rudolph Championship Franklin, Tenn.

March 4-5 Davidson College Invitational Davidson, N.C.

October 8-9 Firestone Invitational Akron, Ohio

March 24-25 Seahawk Invitational Wilmington, N.C.

October 15-16 Waterville Collegiate Country Kerry, Ireland

April 6-7 Irish Creek Collegiate Kannapolis, N.C.

2013 Southern Conference Championship April 21-23 Daniel Island, S.C.

Sports Information Sports Information Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joey Beeler Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2123 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jobeeler@davidson.edu Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gavin McFarlin E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .gamcfarlin@davidson.edu Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Brumbaugh E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .mabrumbaugh@davidson.edu Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ashley Bailey E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .asbailey@davidson.edu Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2636 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.davidsonwildcats.com Davidson College welcomes your coverage of men’s golf in 2012-13. For interviews, information or pictures, please contact Joey Beeler of the Sports Information Office. Phone: (704) 894.2123 Fax: (704) 894.2636 E-mail: jobeeler@davidson.edu

CREDITS General Information Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joey Beeler Cover Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ashley Bailey, Joey Beeler Inside Layout & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sports Information Staff Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cowie, Bill Giduz, Willis Glassgow,

HISTORY  OF  THE  WILDCAT On November 10, 1917, a small cohort of 22 football players traveled to Atlanta to represent Davidson College against Auburn, one of the most formidable teams in the South. The Plainsmen had massacred their first four opponents, outscoring teams, 141-6. According to one account, they were “big, quick, and undefeated” and heavily favored in the day’s matchup. Davidson was 2-4 and started a line averaging 20 pounds less. Not surprisingly, Auburn dominated the game, outgaining the “Red and Black” 240 yards to Davidson’s 91 yards. Astoundingly, Davidson pulled together an offensive attack through the efforts of running back A.R. “Buck” Flowers and quarterback Henry Spann, delivering a “bewildering array of forward passes.” Davidson defeated one of the most powerful teams in the South that day, 21-7, with scrappiness that captured the awe and respect of Atlanta sportswriters. They wrote of the “Wildcats” from Davidson College, whose small stature and ferocious style proved overwhelming. One account notes that Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal remarked of the Davidson team, “No other team ever put together in these United States of the same weight as Coach Fetzer’s team could ever get the verdict over the flock of wild men from North Carolina.” The Davidsonian picked up on the nickname, and it has been used ever since, replacing former, milder references such as “Red and Black,” “Presbyterians” and “Preachers.” — revised and rewritten from an account in the Davidson College archives

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2012-13 ROSTER TEAM PHOTO

Front (l-r): Samuel Echikson, Todd Eckstein, Ralph Blasey Back (l-r): Head Coach Tim Straub, David Sargent, Alex Nianouris, John Skeadas III, Richard Fountain

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Kensington, Md. Brussels, Belgium Durham, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Toronto, Ontario Salisbury, N.C. Cornelius, N.C. Savannah, Ga.

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TIM STRAUB Head Coach w 13th Season w Wake Forest, 1989 Tim Straub enters his 13th season as head coach of the Davidson golf team with high expectations as the Wildcats return a pair of all-conference performers from a year ago. Since his introduction as the new coach in April of 2000, Straub has produced successful seasons and has made his own unique mark on the Wildcat program. Under Straub’s guidance, now-junior Richard Fountain became the first Wildcat golfer to claim individual medalist honors at the 2011 Southern Conference Championship in 38 years, winning by one stroke. Fountain competed in the NCAA Regionals and finished ahead of three top-100 ranked players after making a serious bid to qualify for the NCAA Championship. The SoCon win was Fountain’s second tournament victory of the year, as he won the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate in the fall. The freshman class of Fountain and Sam Echikson was strong throughout the 2011 season, ranking sixth amongst all Division I golf teams according to Golfstat’s "Freshman Class Impact Ranking." At the 2009 Southern Conference Golf Championships, Davidson had a pair of golfers receive honors from the conference, with senior Michael Saari being named to the All-SoCon Team, and Taylor earning AllFreshman Team honors. The 'Cats had their best team finish in three years at the conference tournament. Seven years ago, Straub led the Wildcats to a third place finish in the 2005 SoCon Championships, which Davidson hosted at River Run Country Club. Leading the competition after 36 holes, Davidson ended the event with a score of 890 and its highest finish in the event since the 1973 season. For his team's accomplishment, Straub was honored as the Conference Coach of the Year for the second time in his five-year tenure. In 2003, Straub was also named Southern Conference Golf Coach of the Year after leading Davidson to its best finish (seventh) in the conference tournament since 1998. The 'Cats improved their efforts in 2009, moving to sixth place at the league tournament. The abilities of current Wildcat golfers and the talent level of the newcomers have continued to elevate in each year Straub has been at the helm. Straub brings an extensive list of accomplishments and experience in the sport of golf. As a teenager, Straub won the 1983 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship and earned the New York State Amateur Championship title twice. He was awarded the Arnold Palmer Golf Scholarship out of high school to attend Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., and to play on the nationally- ranked Demon Deacon squad. While at WFU, Straub and the talented squad received many accolades. He played on the 1986 NCAA National Championship team as well as the 1987 NCAA runner-up team. As a senior, Straub led the Demon Deacons to the ACC Championship title and was the ACC Individual Champion. In December of 1989, Straub earned his bachelor's degree in sociology and began the next milestone in his athletic career. He became a professional golfer and joined the Hooters Tour. His first two professional wins came at the Fayetteville Classic in 1995 and then again in 1998. Following his first tour experience, Straub decided to test his abilities against the best golfers in Asia, subsequently joining the PGA Asian Tour. He was successful in this next venture as he finished in the top 15 of the tour for two consecutive seasons. He placed second in the 1996 Philippines Open and third in the 1998 Hong Kong Open. During his time on the tour, Straub continued to compete in several American tournaments. He notched top-15 finishes at both the Nike Hershey Open and the 1998 Nike Greensboro Open. In 1998, Straub returned to the United States on a permanent basis and competed in a variety of tournaments. One of his crowning achievements as a professional came when he qualified for the 1998 U.S. Open in San Francisco. More recently, he placed second in the 2000 Buy.com Upstate Classic on the strength of a second-round 63. Straub also finished seventh at the

2001 Panama Open and 15th at the 2001 Buy.com Dayton Open. In addition to being a full-time coach and running his own junior golf camp, Straub has continued to advance his personal game. In the summer of 2004, Straub won the 80th Coastal Federal Bank Carolinas Open at the Surf Golf and Beach Club in South Carolina, and in 2003 he shot an even-par 71 to share medalist honors at a U.S. Open qualifier to advance to the sectional qualifying round. In May of 2006, Straub came up one stroke short of another title at the 81st Coastal Federal Bank Carolinas Open at the Surf Golf & Beach Club. One month later he continued his successful summer run, capturing his second CPGA major championship by winning the 2005 North Carolina Open held at River Landing Country Club in Wallace, N.C. In the summer of 2009, Straub added to his long list of playing accomplishments as he finished second in the 43rd Annual North Carolina Open. His final score of four-under 209 (68-73-68) placed him in a tie for first among professional golfers. Along with his impressive showing at the North Carolina Open, Straub just missed his second U.S. Open as he advanced to the sectional qualifier. Because of his professional and teaching experience, Straub has a wealth of knowledge to share with his Wildcat players. "I don't see any reason why we can't compete for the conference championship year after year," he said. Straub is married to Jennifer Straub, the head coach of the women's cross country and track & field teams at Davidson. The couple has a son, William,

The Straub File Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Timothy M. Straub Date of Birth: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 2, 1967 Hometown: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Orchard Park, N.Y. College: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wake Forest ’89 Collegiate Accomplishments: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1987 ACC Individual Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Member of the 1986 NCAA Title Team Playing Accomplishments Qualified for the ‘98 U.S. Open at Olympic Club Tournament Wins

2010 Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship 2005 North Carolina Open 2004 Coastal Federal Bank Carolinas Open 2003 Medalist at U.S. Open Local Qualifier Coaching Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2003, 2005 SoCon Coach of the Year

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JOHN SKEADAS III JOHN SKEADAS III Senior w 6-1 Savannah, Ga. Savannah Country Day

2011-12: Named to the 2012 all-conference team… a SoCon all-academic performer… also garnered Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America honors… finished second on the team with a 73.87 stroke average… one of just two Wildcats to play in every tournament… recorded two top-10 and five top25 finishes… was Davidson’s low finisher on four separate occasions… posted 10 rounds of par or better… began the fall with a 54-hole total of 207 (-9) to place sixth at the Mason Rudolph Championship… secondround score of six-under 66 at Vanderbilt’s tournament was the team’s lowest of the season… placed tied for ninth with fellow Wildcat Sam Echikson at the Samford Intercollegiate. 2010-11: Finished with the second-lowest stroke average on the team (74.69) … opened fall season with a 20th-place finish at The Invitational at The Ocean Course (226) … shot a career-low three-round score of 213 at the Mason Rudolph Championship to place 15th … also competed in the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate and the Davidson College Invitational … opened spring season tying with teammate Sam Echikson for a team-leading eighth-place finish (223) at the Wexford Invitational … tied teammate Richard Fountain at 224 at the Seahawk Intercollegiate to lead the team … shot a team-leading 221 to place 34th at the Furman Intercollegiate … also competed in the Irish Creek Collegiate and the SoCon Championships. 2009-10: Carded top three-round score in collegiate debut at the Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate, an even 216 to tie for 23rd … shot low-round of the season, 69, the following week at the Mason Rudolph Championship … posted season-best sixth place finish in 90-player field at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate to open the spring season, carding an even 144 in two round of play … earned another top-20 finish the following week at the Seahawk Intercollegiate … competed in all nine tournaments, completing 24 rounds. Prior to Davidson: Four-year letter winner at Savannah Country Day School ... named the 2009 Savannah Morning News Player of the Year ... was the 2009 Class A State Co-Champion ... first Team All-City honoree 2007-09 ... HP Scholastic Junior All-American Team member as a senior ... had a scoring average of 73.44 strokes-per-round average for senior season.

SKEADAS’ CAREER RESULTS 2009-10 Results Tournament Spring Hill Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championship Davidson Invitational Mizuno Collegiate Wexford Intercollegiate Seahawk Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate SoCon Championsip

Rounds 70-73-73 74-69 76-75-79 81-80-76 70-74 72-77 81-74-79 79-74-76 79-78-73

Total 216 (E) 143 (+1) 230 (+14) 237 (+21) 144 (E) 149 (+5) 234 (+18) 229 (+16) 230 (+14)

Place 23rd 30th 32nd 74th 6th 18th 80th 53rd 42nd

Tournament Rounds The Invitational at The Ocean Course 72-76-78 Mason Rudolph Championship 72-70-71 Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate 76-76-77 Davidson College Invitational 70-76 Wexford Invitational 78-70-75 Seahawk Intercollegiate 72-73-79 Furman Intercollegiate 69-73-79 Irish Creek Collegiate 76-76-77 SoCon Championship 74-81-76

Total 226 (+10) 213 (E) 229 (+13) 146 (+2) 223 (+7) 224 (+8) 221 (+5) 229 (+16) 231 (+15)

Place 20th 15th 63rd 74th 8th 18th 34th 65th 49th

Total 207 (-6) 218 (+5) 225 (+9) 229 (+13) 228 (+12) 225 (+9) 221 (+5) 217 (+3) 219 (+3) 227 (+11)

Place 6th 16th 59th 44th 23rd 29th 9th 29th 25th 32nd

2010-11 Results

2011-12 Results Tournament Mason Rudolph Championship Wolfpack Intercollegiate Firestone Invitational The Invitational at The Ocean Course Wexford Plantation Seahawk Intercollegiate Samford Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Wofford Invitational SoCon Championship

Italics denotes season low ~ Boldface denotes career low

Career  Scoring  Totals Year 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

Rounds 24 26 30

Personal: Son of John and Elizabeth Skeadas ... has one sister, Ellen ... his grandfather, Johnny Skeadas, won six Savannah City Amateur Championships, two Georgia State Seniors Championships, three GSGA Senior Player of the Year awards, had the GSGA Senior Amateur trophy named in his honor and is in the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.

UP CLOSE WITH JOHN SKEADAS III Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Skeadas III Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 9, 1991 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Savannah, Ga. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John and Elizabeth Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ellen (19) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Savannah Country Day School High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Hall Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Savannah Golf Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark Silvers Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Augusta National

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Strokes 1812 1942 2216

Avg. 75.50 74.69 73.87

Low 18 69 69 66

Low 54 216 213 207


SAMUEL ECHIKSON Junior w 5-9 Brussels, Belgium European School

2011-12: Competed in nine of the Wildcats’ 10 tournaments… finished third on the team with a 74.27 stroke average… recorded a pair of top-10 finishes… Davidson’s top finisher on two separate occasions… fired six rounds of par or better… recorded a career-low 68 in the final round of the Firestone Invitational… placed a season-best tied for ninth at the Wexford Plantation Collegiate and Samford Intercollegiate… also recorded a top-20 finish in Davidson’s spring opener at the Seahawk Intercollegiate. 2010-11: Finished the year third on the team with a 74.70 stroke average, competing in all nine tournaments … earned two top-20 finishes in the four fall events … placed 12th (223) in first-career collegiate event at The Invitational at The Ocean Course … fired low three-round score of the season (216) at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate, placing 18th … placed 27th at 224 in the Davidson College Invitational … opened spring season with a season-best eighth-place finish, tying with teammate John Skeadas, at the Wexford Invitational … fired a season-low 68 at the Irish Creek Collegiate en route to a 27th-place finish at 219. Before Davidson: Attended the European School of Brussels 3 ... was a member of Belgium’s national team ... finished fourth in the 2009 Belgium National Stroke Play tournament and reached the third round of the 2009 British Boys Championship.

ECHIKSON’S CAREER RESULTS 2010-11 Results Tournament Rounds The Invitational at The Ocean Course 76-74-73 Mason Rudolph Championship 77-77-69 Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate 71-74-71 Davidson College Invitational 75-75-74 Wexford Invitational 73-72-78 Seahawk Intercollegiate 74-80-83 Furman Intercollegiate 77-74-78 Irish Creek Collegiate 77-68-74 SoCon Championship 76-70-77

2011-12 Results

Tournament Mason Rudolph Championship Wolfpack Intercollegiate Firestone Invitational The Invitational at The Ocean Course Wexford Plantation Seahawk Intercollegiate Samford Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate SoCon Championship

Rounds 73-70-73 76-72-80 75-75-68 75-72-76 75-75-73 78-75-72 73-71-77 72-77-75 0-76-80

Total 223 (+7) 223 (+10) 216 (E) 224 (+8) 223 (+7) 237 (+21) 229 (+13) 219 (+6) 223 (+7)

Place 12th 61st 18th 27th 8th 43rd 78th 27th 30th

Total 216 (+3) 228 (+15) 218 (+2) 223 (+7) 223 (+7) 222 (+6) 221 (+5) 224 (+11) 156 (-)

Place 22nd 59th 27th 23rd 9th 18th 9th 53rd 55th

Italics denotes season low ~ Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2010-11 2011-12 Total

Rounds 27 26 53

Strokes 2017 1931 3948

Avg. 74.70 74.27 74.49

Low 18 68 68 68

Low 54 216 216 216

Personal: Son of William Echikson and Anu Ristola ... siblings Julia and Ben ... born in Paris, France ... major is undelcared

UP CLOSE WITH SAM ECHIKSON Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam Echikson Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 14, 1992 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paris, France Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .William Echikson and Anu Ristola Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Julia (13) and Ben (11) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .European School of Brussels III High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .La Tournette Golf Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nicolas Colesaerts Favorite Course: . . .Belle Dunes Golf Club (on the coacst of France) Favorite Golf Memory: . .”Shooting 66 in the last round of a French "Grand Prix" to get into a playoff, then winning on the first extra hole.

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RICHARD FOUNTAIN RICHARD FOUNTAIN Junior w 6-0 Raleigh, N.C. Needham Broughton

2011-12: Named to the 2012 all-conference team… one of two Wildcats to compete in all 10 events… led the team in stroke average for the second straight season… posted three top-five finishes and four top-10s… was Davidson’s top finishers on four separate occasions… recorded 13 rounds of par or better… fired a season-low 67 in the second round of the Samford Intercollegiate… two-time SoCon Golfer of the Week… named SoCon Golfer of the Month in February following two top-five finishes… placed a season-best tied for second at the Samford Intercollegiate with a 54-hole total 213 (-3)… carded a final round 70 to finish tied for 10th at the 2012 Southern Conference Championships. 2010-11: Became the first Davidson golfer since Rusty Boyd in 1973 to win individual medalist honors at the SoCon Tournament, thus earning the league’s automatic NCAA bid … fired a tournament-low, finalround, five-under-par 67, which included a birdie on the final hole, to win by one stroke at 207 (68-72-67), nine-under par … placed in a tie for 35th place at 226, 10-over-par at the NCAA Virginia Tech Regional at The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech … led team in stroke average at 73.90, competing in 10 events … earned a 12th-place finish at 212 to lead the team in second collegiate event, the Mason Rudolph Championship … won the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate in a playoff with a seasonlow score of 206 (-10) in just his third collegiate outing … concluded fall with a 27th place finish (224) at the Davidson College Invitational … placed in a tie for the team lead with John Skeadas in 18th at 224 at the Seahawk Intercollegiate.

FOUNTAIN’S CAREER RESULTS 2010-11 Results Tournament Rounds The Invitational at The Ocean Course 75-76-78 Mason Rudolph Championship 71-68-73 Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate 70-70-66 Davidson College Invitational 77-73-74 Wexford Invitational 74-79-76 Seahawk Intercollegiate 73-78-73 Furman Intercollegiate 79-77-76 Irish Creek Collegiate 78-76-74 SoCon Championship 68-72-67 NCAA Virginia Tech Regional 72-73-81

Place 33rd 12th 1st 27th 33rd 18th 95th 62nd 1st 35th

Total 216 (+3) 226 (+13) 219 (+3) 224 (+8) 222 (+6) 213 (-3) 213 (-3) 219 (+6) 225 (+9) 220 (+4)

Place 22nd 49th 30th 27th 5th 4th 2nd 38th 51st 10th

2011-12 Results Tournament Mason Rudolph Championship Wolfpack Intercollegiate Firestone Invitational The Invitational at The Ocean Course Wexford Plantation Seahawk Intercollegiate Samford Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Wofford Invitational SoCon Championship

Rounds 69-75-72 77-72-77 74-72-73 71-72-81 75-70-77 69-72-72 73-67-73 75-70-74 72-78-75 73-77-70

Italics denotes season low ~ Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2010-11 2011-12 Total

Rounds 30 30 60

Before Davidson: Four-year letter winner in golf at Needham Broughton … named to the all-conference team as a sophomore, junior, and senior … named first team all-state by the Carolinas Golf Association in 2009 … finished 11th at the 2009 Big I National Junior Championship ... was ranked No. 67 by Golfweek in the class of 2010 ... tied the Carolina Country Club course record with a 59 … on honor roll all four years of high school. Personal: The son of Richard and Emily Fountain… has four siblings, Mary Norris, Janie, Preyer, and Peter… major is undeclared.

UP CLOSE WITH RICHARD FOUNTAIN Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richard Tillman Fountain IV Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 4, 1991 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Raleigh, N.C. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Richard and Emily Siblings: .Mary Norris(24), Janie(18), Preyer(16), and Peter(11) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Needham Broughton High School Coaches: . . .Anderson Marlowe, Dave Rose, and John Day Swing Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ted Kiegel Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carolina Country Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Webb Simpson Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Roaring Gap Club Favorite Golf Memory: . . .”Shooting 59 on my home course.”

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Total 229 (+13) 212 (-1) 206 (-10) 224 (+8) 229 (+13) 224 (+8) 232 (+16) 228 (+15) 207 (-9) 226 (+10)

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Strokes 2217 2197 4414

Avg. 73.90 73.23 73.57

Low 18 66 67 66

Low 54 206 213 206


BEN MURRAY Junior w 6-1 Toronto, Ontario Pendleton School

MURRAY’S CAREER RESULTS 2010-11 Results Tournament Davidson College Invitational Furman Intercollegiate

2010-11: Competed in the Davidson College Invitational and the Furman Intercollegiate. Before Davidson: Attended The Pendleton School in Bradenton, Fla. … won the Future Collegians World Tour El Campeon Open … placed 11th at the 2009 Canadian National Junior Golf Championship … named to second team Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) 2009-10 … placed fourth at the Hudson Junior Invitational … earned two victories on the FCWT from 2008-10, and made two Canadian Amateur appearances … two-time golf team MVP at the Crescent School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2005-07).

Total 181 246 (+30)

Place WD 121st

Rounds 83-78-82 79-76-79

Total 243 (+27) 234 (+21)

Place 69th 71st

2011-12 Results Tournament The Invitational at The Ocean Course Irish Creek Collegiate

2011-12: Played in two tournaments as a sophomore… finished with a 79.50 stroke average.

Rounds 92-89-WD 86-76-84

Italics denotes season low ~ Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2010-11 2011-12 Total

Rounds 5 6 11

Strokes 427 477 904

Avg. 85.40 79.50 82.18

Low 18 76 76 76

Low 54 181 234 181

Personal: Son of Chris and Selma Murray … sister, Sarah … born in Sydney, Australia … major is undeclared, intends to major in economics.

UP CLOSE WITH BEN MURRAY Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ben Murray Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 13, 1991 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sydney, Australia Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Murray and Selma Lussenburg Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah (16) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pendleton School Coaches: . .Henry Brunton, Andrew Oliphant, Jeff Hay, Tom Jackson Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thornhill Golf and Country Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Favorite Professional Golfers: . . .Mike Weir and Tiger Woods Favorite Course: . . . . . . . .Punta Espada (Dominican Republic) Favorite Golf Memory: . .”Shooting 30 on the front nine at Thornhill Golf and Country Club.”

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2011-12 Results

Sophomore w 5-8 Kensington, Md. The Landon School 

Tournament Wexford Plantation Seahawk Intercollegiate Samford Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Wofford Invitational SoCon Championship

Rounds 77-75-78 77-76-75 78-80-83 81-72-78 72-74-77 76-77-75

Total 230 (+14) 228 (+12) 241 (+25) 231 (+18) 223 (+7) 228 (+12)

Place 28th 35th 76th 67th 45th 35th

Italics denotes season low ~ Boldface denotes career low 2011-12: Played in the final six tournaments of the campaign… recorded a 76.72 stroke average… fired a season-low 72 in the second round of the Irish Creek Collegiate… placed a season-best tied for 28th at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate.

Career Scoring Totals Year 2011-12 Total

Rounds 18 18

Prior to Davidson: Ranked seventh in the state of Maryland by Golfweek … three-time all-conference selection, two-year team captain and four-year letterwinner playing for The Landon School … owns topfive scoring average in the Landon Golf Hall of Fame … Washington Post All-Metropolitan Honorable Mention in 2010 … runner-up at the Bobby Gorin Junior Championship … took eighth in the Maryland State Junior Championship … totaled three top-20 finishes in American Junior Golf Association tournaments … was a semi-finalist at the Bobby Bowers Junior Championship in 2009 … honor roll student … founded the Catholic Bears Breakfast Club … selected to serve in the Learn Serve International Fellows Program. Personal: Son of Ralph and Sandy Blasey … has two siblings, Kimberly and Nick … major is undeclared, intends to major in economics.

UP CLOSE WITH RALPH BLASEY Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ralph Gilbert Blasey IV Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August, 3, 1992 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kensington, Md. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ralph and Sandy Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberly and Nick High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Landon School High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Dolan Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Columbia Country Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tiger Woods Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oakmont Favorite Golf Memory: . .”My hole in one on the 15th hole of the Meadows Course at the Greenbrier Resort in the first round

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Strokes 1381 1381

Avg. 76.72 76.72

Low 18 72 72

Low 54 223 223


TODD ECKSTEIN Freshman w 5-11 Durham, N.C. Trinity School of Durham

2011-12: Competed in eight of Davidson’s 10 tournaments as a freshman… finished fourth on the team with a 76.04 stroke average… recorded back-to-back sub-par rounds of 70 and 71 to place a season-best tied for 23rd at the Invitational at the Ocean Course. Before Davidson: Ranked sixth in the state of North Carolina by Carolinas Junior Golf … named to the North Carolina All-State team three times and won the individual state championship in 2011 … led the Trinity School of Durham to two NCISAA State Championships (2010 & 2011) … first Trinity School student to sign a National Letter of Intent … top-ranked 2011 graduating golfer in the Tarheel Youth Golf Association … won the 2011 New Brunswick (Canada) Junior Championship … was the TYGA State champion and the Mid Pines Junior champion in 2010 … placed second at the 2010 NCISAA State 1A High School Championship and ninth at the American Junior Golf Association Charles Howell Junior Championship … named to the 2011 AJGA HP Scholastic Honor Roll.

ECKSTEIN’S CAREER RESULTS 2011-12 Results Tournament Mason Rudolph Championship Wolfpack Intercollegiate Firestone Invitational The Invitational at The Ocean Course Wexford Plantation Samford Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Wofford Invitational

Rounds 75-73-72 74-73-76 79-73-76 82-70-71 79-77-84 80-DQ-77 79-72-80 77-75-75

Total 220 (+7) 223 (+10) 228 (+12) 223 (+7) 240 (+24) 157 (-) 231 (+18) 227 (+11)

Place 39th 38th 72nd 23rd 74th DQ 67th 64th

Italics denotes season low ~ Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2011-12 Total

Rounds 23 23

Strokes 1749 1749

Avg. 76.04 76.04

Low 18 70 70

Low 54 220 220

Personal: Son of Tim and Sue Eckstein … has two siblings, Tyler and Anna … father, Tim, was also his high school coach and played professionally … mother, Sue, played golf at Duke and professionally … major is undeclared.

UP CLOSE WITH TODD ECKSTEIN Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Todd Fulton Eckstein Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 9, 1993 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inverness, Fla. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim and Sue Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tyler and Anna High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trinity School of Durham High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Eckstein Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Governors Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . .Father and Bubba Watson Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gowan Brae Golf Club Favorite Golf Memory: . .”Winning the New Brunswick Junior

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ALEX NIANOURIS / DAVID SARGENT ALEX NIANOURIS

DAVID SARGENT

Freshman w 6-2 Salisbury, N.C. Salisbury

Freshman w 6-3 Cornelius, N.C. Hough

Before Davidson: Ranked 75th in the nation on the National Junior Golf Scoreboard... led Salisbury High School team to the 2011 NCHSAA Team State Championship... tied for second at the 2011 Tarheel Youth Golf Association State Championship... placed fourth in the Dogwood Junior Championship and sixth in the 2011 North and South Junior Championship... advanced to the round of 16 of the North Carolina Men’s Amateur Match Play Championship.

Before Davidson: Ranked 151st in the country by the American Junior Golf Association... took medalist honors at North Carolina’s U.S. Junior Sectional Qualifier to earn a place in the 2011 U.S. Junior Championship... also won the state qualifying tournament for the 2011 Callaway Junior World Golf Championship... tied for 20th at the 2011 North Carolina Men’s Amateur and tied for 13th in the 2011 AJGA Webb Simpson Championship.

Personal: Born March 20, 1994... son of Eric and Tami Nianouris... has a younger sister, Emma.

Personal: Born May 29, 1994... son of Lee and Janet Sargent... has two older brothers, Trip and Matt.

UP CLOSE WITH ALEX NIANOURIS Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alexander Cole Nianouris Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 20, 1994 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Concord, N.C. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eric and Tami Nianouris Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emma High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Salisbury High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dale Snyder Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Warrior Golf Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tiger Woods Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tralee Golf Club Favorite Golf Memory: . .”Having the opportunity to travel to Ireland last October and play two beautiful courses with rich histories. Also, being able to embrace a different culture like

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UP CLOSE WITH DAVID SARGENT Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Patrick Sargent Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 29, 1994 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlotte, N.C. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lee and Janet Sargent Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trip and Matt High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hough High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Erik Herberth Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .River Run Country Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . .Tiger Woods & Zach Johnson Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Blackwolf Run Favorite Golf Memory: . .”Recording a birdie on the 17th hole

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PLAYER STATISTICS Player

Events

Rds

Strokes

Avg.

Low

Top 5

Top 10

Richard Fountain

Top Finish

10

30

2197

73.23

67

3

4

2nd

John Skeadas III

10

30

2216

73.87

66

1

2

2nd

Samuel Echikson

9

26

1931

74.27

68

0

2

T 9th

Todd Eckstein

8

23

1749

76.04

70

0

0

T 23rd

Ralph Blasey

6

18

1381

76.72

72

0

0

T 28th

Jackson Taylor

9

27

2079

77.0

72

0

0

T 47th

Ben Murray

2

6

477

79.50

76

0

0

69th

Davidson Team

10

30

8884

296.13

284

2

7

2nd

TEAM RESULTS Dates

Tournament 

DC/Teams 

Rd.1 

Rd. 2 

Rd. 3 

Total 

Avg.

Sept. 23-25

Mason Rudolph Championship

6/13

288

284

286

858

286.0

Oct. 3-4

Wolfpack Intercollegiate

10/16

298

290

302

890

296.6

Oct. 10-11

Firestone Invitational

13/17

300

294

289

883

294.3

Oct. 17-18

The Invitational at The Ocean Course

8/12

304

287

303

894

298.0

Feb. 20-21

Wexford Plantation

3/17

303

295

305

903

301.0

Feb. 26-27

Seahawk Intercollegiate

7/12

296

294

296

886

295.3

March 5-6

Samford Intercollegiate

2/17

298

289

304

891

297.0

March 31- April 1

Irish Creek Collegiate

12/13

299

291

295

885

295.0

April 9-10

Wofford Invitational

12/18

296

295

297

888

296.0

April 15-17

SoCon Championship

9/11

305

298

303

906

302.0

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HOME COURSES BIRKDALE GOLF COURSE An Arnold Palmer-designed course, Birkdale Golf Course is located in Huntersville off Interstate 77 (Exit 25). Ranked among Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” in 2001, Birkdale is both walkable and challenging. The course is located between 200 acres of rolling terrain, carved between tall oaks, spruces, pines and natural streams. The 7,013 yard, par-72 course has Bermuda fairways and bentgrass greens. Other Birkdale features include a state-of-the-art lighted practice facility, a driving range with several target greens, a large chipping green and two wellmaintained putting greens. The fifth hole at Birkdale Golf Course in Huntersville, N.C., one of the home Birkdale’s 10,000 square foot clubcourses for the Davidson men’s golf team since 1998. house houses two conference rooms and Arnie’s Tavern, serving lunch, dinner and drinks daily. Birkdale has received a good deal of acclaim, being voted one of the top five public golf courses in North Carolina. When it opened in 1997 it was voted The Best New Golf Course in North Carolina and was named Charlotte's Best Public Course in 1998. Four sets of tees allows golfers of all abilities to enjoy the layout at Birkdale. The course features a number of elevation changes, which are appealing to the eye and add to the challenge. Well placed water hazards require players to use every shot in their bag. Birkdale Golf Club and Course has been home to the Davidson Wildcats since 1998.

Hole 1..................Par 4 .......................392 yards Hole 2..................Par 3 .......................158 yards Hole 3..................Par 4 .......................425 yards Hole 4..................Par 4 .......................383 yards Hole 5..................Par 5 .......................569 yards Hole 6..................Par 3 .......................206 yards Hole 7..................Par 4 .......................330 yards Hole 8..................Par 5 .......................564 yards Hole 9..................Par 4 .......................452 yards Out....................Par36 .....................3,504 yards

Hole 10 ................Par 4 .......................334 yards Hole 11 ................Par 4 .......................432 yards Hole 12 ................Par 3 .......................194 yards Hole 13 ................Par 5 .......................595 yards Hole 14 ................Par 4 .......................439 yards Hole 15 ................Par 4 .......................360 yards Hole 16 ................Par 3 .......................208 yards Hole 17 ................Par 5 .......................511 yards Hole 18 ................Par 4 .......................436 yards In.....................Par 36 ....................3,509 yards

TOTAL.....................Par 72...............7,013 yards

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RIVER RUN COUNTRY CLUB River Run Country Club located in beautiful Davidson, N.C., is often noted for its championship golf course, recognized by Golf Reporter as one of the finest in the Southeast. Designed to complement its’ natural setting, River Run weaves through a landscape of lakes, rolling hills, the Rocky River and centuries-old forests. Additionally, the course underwent a complete renovation in 2007, including rebuilding all of the greens and laser leveling all tee boxes. The renovation of the driving range and practice facility was completed in the spring of 2006. Now with one of the best practice The 18th green at River Run Country Club, one of the home courses for the Wildcats, and areas in the Carolinas, the new also the site of the 2005 Southern Conference Championships. practice green measures roughly 7,000 sq. ft., as compared to the previous green which encompassed just over 3,000 sq. ft. With the expansion of the range area, golfers can now hit off of natural turf all year long. River Run’s majestic Jeffersonian clubhouse is as elegant as it is relaxing. Members can enjoy the chef’s culinary skills in the Rotunda Dining Room or relax with friends in the Wildcat Lounge. River Run has hosted some of the highest quality tournaments in the Southeast, including the 1994 & 2002 North Carolina Open, The Carolina PGA Club Pro Championship in 1997, 1998, and 2000, as well as the U.S. Amateur Qualifying tournament in 2003.

Hole 1..................Par 4 .......................407 yards Hole 2..................Par 5 .......................527 yards Hole 3..................Par 4 .......................416 yards Hole 4..................Par 3 .......................163 yards Hole 5..................Par 4 .......................440 yards Hole 6..................Par 5 .......................537 yards Hole 7..................Par 4 .......................455 yards Hole 8..................Par 3 .......................192 yards Hole 9..................Par 4 .......................414 yards Out ...................Par 36 ....................3,551 yards

Hole 10 ................Par 4 .......................428 yards Hole 11 ................Par 4 .......................388 yards Hole 12 ................Par 5 .......................579 yards Hole 13 ................Par 4 .......................407 yards Hole 14 ................Par 3 .......................177 yards Hole 15 ................Par 4 .......................440 yards Hole 16 ................Par 4 .......................460 yards Hole 17 ................Par 3 .......................230 yards Hole 18 ................Par 5 .......................548 yards

TOTAL.....................Par 72...............7,208 yards

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RECORDS / HONORS FIVE-TIME SOUTHERN CONFERENCE MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONS 1954 w 1960 1966 w 1967 w 1968

ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE Name L.D. Simmons Sollie Foy Sollie Foy Jason Carlock Tim Dillon Michael Saari Richard Fountain John Skeadas

Year 1978 1978 1979 1997 2005 2009 2012 2012

SOCON INDIvIDUAL MEDALISTS Name Year Bucky Dennis 1958 Verner Stanley 1960 Doug McKeever 1966 Mike Spann 1967 Rusty Boyd 1973 Richard Fountain 2011

Site Score Danville, Va. 145 Mid Pines, N.C. 148 Southern Pines, N.C. 160 Myrtle Beach, S.C. 153 Florence, S.C. 215 Florence, S.C. 207

John Skeadas earned both All-Southern Conference Team and Cleveland All-America Scholar Team honors in 2012.

CLEvELAND ALL-AMERICA SCHOLARS Name Gates Grainger Jason Carlock Jason Lina Tim Dillon Alex Knoll Steve Mayo Michael Saari John Skeadas

Year 1997 1997 1998 2005, 2006 2006 ,2007 2006, 2007 2009 2012

In 2011, Richard Fountain became the first Wildcat golfer in 38 years to capture with the Southern Conference individual crown.

SOCON INDIvIDUAL RUNNER-UP Name Sam Sloan George Leight Joe Jelks George Leight Rusty Boyd Alex Knoll

Year 1959 1966 1967 1968 1972 2007

Site Score Bethesda, Md. 153 Southern Pines, N.C. 161 Myrtle Beach, S.C. 157 Myrtle Beach, S.C. 154 Sanford, N.C. 153 Florence, S.C. 214

SOCON COACH OF THE YEAR Name Tim Straub

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Mike Spann ’69 led Davidson to the league title in 1967. He is the only Wildcat golfer to place among the top 20 in the NCAA Championships.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR SOCON TOURNAMENT RESULTS Year

1937 1939 1940 1941 1942 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980

Finish 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 6th 6th 4th 5th 6th 6th 8th 1st 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 1st 5th 7th 2nd 6th 2nd 1st 1st 1st 4th 5th 4th 5th 2nd 4th 8th 8th 8th 6th 7th 9th

Score

632 644 631 678 665 Did Not Compete 649 635 609 689 612 642 630 625 Did Not Compete 630 610 636 625 637 676 628 652 631 647 631 633 785 814 784 811 1152 1157 1255 1228 1243 1192 1208 1254

Teams 8 4 5 6 7

7 10 8 6 6 9 7 8 9 10 9 9 9 8 8 9 9 9 8 9 7 8 6 5 8 7 8 8 8 8 9 9

The 1968 men’s golf team finished in first place at the SoCon Tournament, the third straight Davidson team to accomplish the feat.

Year

Finish

Score

Teams

1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

7th 9th 9th 8th 8th 7th 8th 7th 10th 9th 9th 5th 8th T4th 9th 9th 10th 10th 7th T6th 3rd 5th 8th 9th 7th 10th 8th 9th

1206 1239 1008 1004 995 992 1019 978 1033 979 946 949 976 901 956 934 896 606 904 900 890 890 902 910 894 904 887 906

9 9 9 8 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 10 10 10 11 11 11 11

(SoCon Tournament not held in 1943-46) (Davidson not in SoCon in 1989-92)

In 1954, Davidson won its first Southern Conference Tournament Championship, 21 shots ahead of the second-place team.

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ATHLETIC DIRECTOR / PRESIDENT JIM MURPHY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Jim Murphy was introduced as Davidson College’s Director of Athletics in November of 1995, returning to his alma mater to lead the Wildcats on the eve of their 100th anniversary of intercollegiate athletics and into the next century. Prior to his appointment at Davidson, Murphy, 53, spent 10 years as executive associate athletic director and chief financial officer for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Murphy, an Atlanta native, played football and baseball during his freshman year at Davidson. His experience has been invaluable as he guides a program which is unique in its desire for excellence in both athletics and academics and has one of the smallest enrollments among NCAA Division I schools. Reflecting his support of academics, Davidson’s NCAA graduation rate of 91 percent was the highest in Division I in 2001-02, second in 200203 with a rate of 97 percent and continues to be above 90 percent each year. “I firmly believe Davidson represents the ideal in college athletics and think the success of Davidson’s students, both in competition and after graduation proves that,” said Murphy. “It’s true that Davidson needs intercollegiate athletics, but intercollegiate athletics need Davidson even more.” Since Murphy’s return to Davidson, the Wildcats have pursued several major capital projects, including the creation of the highly-innovative $10 million Davidson Scholars Program, and major improvements have been completed in Belk Arena and at Smith Field at Richardson Stadium. The last five years have seen the construction of the Belk Artificial Surface Field for field hockey, the new Alumni Stadium for soccer, Wilson Baseball Park and batting cages and the football stadium expansion project, which included a state-of-the-art weight room, a new press box and additional permanent seating. Murphy, the 2004 NACDA Division I-AA/I-AAA Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year, served two terms on the prestigious NCAA Division I Management Council, a policy-making body within the NCAA governance structure. He chaired the Division I-AA Governance Committee and formerly served on the NCAA Division I Business and Finance Cabinet, the Division I Governance Committee and the Division I Finance Committee. From 2002-04, Murphy chaired the Athletic Directors Association of the Southern Conference. He was part of Charlotte’s successful bid to host the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championships in 1999 and 2000 and also served as Tournament Director of the first and second-round games of the 2005 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in Charlotte. Murphy is a past member of the Division I Football Issues Committee and Past-President of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association. He was also a member of the NCAA Task Force on Recruiting, an 18-member panel charged with changing the culture of recruiting in intercollegiate athletics, and currently serves on the NCAA’s Fiscal Responsibility Oversight Group. A licensed Certified Public Accountant and 1978 graduate of Davidson with a degree in economics, he earned a Master of Science degree in management from Georgia Tech in 1979. He worked from 1979-85 as an audit manager with the international public accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick in Atlanta with responsibility for financial statement audits of public and private companies with up to $1 billion in assets. Murphy has been active in the community since his return to Davidson. He is involved with Social Venture Partners - Charlotte, chairs the Board of Managers of the Lake Norman YMCA, the Board of Directors of the Charlotte Regional Sports Commission, served three years on the Board of the Charlotte Council for Children and three years on the Board of Directors of the Town of Davidson Youth Baseball League. Murphy is married to Dr. Susan Roberts, a political science professor at Davidson, and his 24-year-old son, Matt, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and works in advertising in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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CAROL QUILLEN PRESIDENT Carol Quillen, who was previously the vice president for international and interdisciplinary initiatives at Rice University, became the 18th president of Davidson College on August 1, 2011. Quillen has had a long and distinguished career at Rice. She joined the faculty as an assistant professor of history in 1990, and she earned promotion to associate professor in 1996. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the first director of Rice's Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, leading development of the center's new mission and shaping an agenda that helped distinguish the center from other organizations. From 2006 to 2010, Quillen served as Rice's vice provost for academic affairs, focusing particularly on developing initiatives that cross academic schools, faculty diversity and faculty development, and resource development. During this time, she worked with faculty to develop and secure funding for a new Center for Asian Studies and a new Institute for Urban Research. She co-chaired the president's diversity task force, and instituted mentoring programs for junior faculty. As vice president for international and interdisciplinary initiatives, Quillen was responsible for developing and implementing Rice's overall global strategy, which includes research partnerships, recruiting strategies, curricular revision and international opportunities for students. She also facilitates implementation of university-wide initiatives, including the Institute for Urban Research, Rice 360 (a global health effort), and collaborations with Baylor and other institutions within the Texas Medical Center. James W. Crownover, chair of Rice University's Board of Trustees, said, "It's an honor for Rice that one of ours has been chosen to lead a place as respected as Davidson. She will work hard, and she will succeed there." Quillen grew up in New Castle, Del., a small town where she says "it was second nature to support the community and look out for other people." A Presbyterian, she attended Quaker schools from prekindergarten through high school. She earned a B.A. degree in American history from the University of Chicago, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with special and general honors, then received a Ph.D. degree in European history from Princeton. A humanist whose academic interests include early modern European history, European intellectual history and gender studies, Quillen has written two books on Petrarch, as well as a number of scholarly articles, reviews and papers. She has received a number of teaching awards during her tenure at Rice. Quillen's daughter, Caitlin, will be a first-year student at the University of North Carolina next fall. Quillen's husband, Ken Kennedy-a computer pioneer who founded the computer science program at Rice—died of pancreatic cancer in 2007. "His greatest gift to me, and to the Rice community, was in living the life he would have chosen," Quillen said. "That's something I think about in a very profound way every day." At Davidson, Quillen succeeds Tom Ross '72, who announced in August 2010 that he would step down to become president of the University of North Carolina system in January 2011.

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