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GENERAL INFORMATION TABLE OF CONTENTS

2010-11 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 Interim President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Kuykendall (Davidson ’59) Athletics Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Murphy (Davidson ’78) Home Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Birkdale Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .River Run Country Club

Coaching Staff Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Straub Alma Mater/Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wake Forest, ‘89 E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .tistraub@davidson.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(704) 894-2585 Years at Davidson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11th

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

Team Information 2010 SoCon Tournament Score . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302+302+300=904 2010 SoCon Tournament Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10th Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7/0 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Quick Facts/Schedule . . . . . . . . . .1 Roster/Team Photo . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Player Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-12 Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 2009-10 In Review . . . . . . . . .14-15 Home Courses . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17

2010-11 SCHEDULE The Invitational at The Ocean Course September 13-14, 2010 The Ocean Course Kiawah Island, S.C.

Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate February 21-22, 2011 Wexford Plantation Hilton Head, S.C.

Mason Rudolph Championship September 24-26, 2010 Legends Golf Club Nashville, Tenn.

Seahawk Intercollegiate February 27-28, 2011 Country Club of Landfall Wilmington, N.C.

Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate October 11-12, 2009 Savannah Quarters Country Club Statesboro, GA

Furman Intercollegiate March 18-20, 2011 Furman Univ. Golf Course Greenville, S.C.

Sports Information Sports Information Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marc Gignac Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2123 Golf Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Brumbaugh E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mabrumbaugh@davidson.edu Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2931 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (704) 894.2636 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.davidsonwildcats.com

Davidson HOF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Records and Honors . . . . . . . . . .18 All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Davidson Administration . . . . .20 Administration/Head Coaches . . .21 The Southern Conference . . . . . .22

Davidson College Invitational October 18-19, 2009 River Run Country Club Davidson, N.C.

Irish Creek Collegiate April 9-10, 2011 Irish Creek Country Club Kannapolis, N.C. SoCon Championships April 17-19, 2011 Country Club of South Carolina Florence, S.C.

CREDITS Davidson College welcomes your coverage of golf for the 2010-11 season. For interviews, information or pictures, please contact Mark Brumbaugh of the Sports Information Office. Phone: (704) 894.2931 Fax: (704) 894.2636 E-mail: mabrumbaugh@davidson.edu

Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Brumbaugh Cover Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gavin McFarlin and Mark Brumbaugh Inside Layout & Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sports Information Staff Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sports Information Staff Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sideline Sports, Dorsett Clark, Tim Cowie, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Giduz, Willis Glassgow (WG Sports Photos), . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Brian Westerholt (Sports on Film) Design Programs . . . . . . . . . . QuarkXPress 8.0, Adobe Photoshop CS3

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2010-11 ROSTER/TEAM PHOTO

Back Row (l-r): Ryan Crum, John Skeadas III, Jackson Taylor, Walker Allen, Ben Murray, James Bramlett, head coach Tim Straub Front Row (l-r): Christopher Rollins, Adam Lewicki, Richard Fountain, Bobby Urso, Sam Echikson

2010-11 MEN’S GOLF TEAM Name Walker Allen James Bramlett Ryan Crum Sam Echikson Richard Fountain Adam Lewicki Ben Murray Christopher Rollins John Skeadas III Jackson Taylor Bobby Urso

Year

Height

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So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr.

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Hometown

High School

Ripton, Vt. Charlotte, N.C. South Salen, N.Y. Brussells, Belgium Raleigh, N.C. Avon, Conn. Toronto, Ontario White Plains, N.Y. Savannah, Ga. Wilmington, N.C. Beverly Hills, Mich.

Middlebury Union Charlotte Latin Saint Stephen’s European School Needham Broughton Westminster School Pendleton School Heritage Acad. on Hilton Head Savannah Country Day Cape Fear Academy Birmingham Groves

COACHING STAFF Name

Position

Year

Alma Mater

Tim Straub

Head Coach

11th

Wake Forest, ‘89

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2011 OUTLOOK After facing strong competition during the 2010 fall season and playing courses such as The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, a future Ryder Cup site, the Davidson men’s golf team is looking to prove themselves against top competition in the spring. “Overall the fall season was good,” said head coach Tim Straub, entering his 11th season at the helm of the Wildcats. “Obviously there were times when we wished we had played better, but we showed we can compete with the best in the country.” “We had a good schedule, and I was very proud of our young guys. The freshmen, Sam Echikson and Richard Fountain, really stepped in and adjusted well not only to school, but to college golf too.” The two newcomers lived up to expectations in the fall and ended up leading the Wildcats in stroke average through four tournaments. Fountain concluded the fall season with a team-leading 72.58 stroke average, good for seventh in the conference, and fired a seasonlow 66 in the final round of the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate to force a playoff, which he won for his first collegiate medalist honor. Echikson earned a pair of top-20 finishes and concluded with a 73.83 average. “They played very well and played very consistent, and that’s not typical for freshmen, so I expect they will keep it up this spring,” said Straub. Golfweek ranked Fountain as the 67th-best graduating senior before he entered Davidson, while Echikson was a member of Belgium’s national team, so the duo will look to make their mark at the Southern Conference Championship. “Richard and Sam bring a lot of confidence and a lot of talent to the team,” said Straub. “They seldom have off days and seem to show up ready to play every time they tee it up.”

A strong group of returners, led by senior captain Bobby Urso and junior Jackson Taylor, will also look to lead the Wildcats this spring. The pair finished the 2009-10 season with the top stroke averages on the team, and Taylor earned his first collegiate medalist honors at the spring season-opening Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate. Urso also fired a career-low 66 at the Southern Conference Championship. The 2010 fall season proved to be challenging for the pair, so both will be looking to rebound in the spring. Taylor was only able to compete in two tournaments, but appears back on his game after surgery, as he won the Carolinas Young Amateur over the winter. “Jackson played very well at the Carolina Young Amateurs this winter, and I think he is going to have a great spring,” said Straub. “Our captain, Bobby Urso, didn’t play as well as he would have liked in the fall, so I think he is going to turn around and have a really good spring. He is a very hard worker and he is very dedicated.”

Bramlett (Charlotte, N.C.) rounded out the freshmen class. Murray saw action at the Davidson College Invitational. After an offseason of weight lifting and yoga training, the team will open the spring slate for the sixth year in a row at Hilton Head Island, S.C. with the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate on Feb. 21-22. Jackson Taylor will look to defend his individual medalist title, while the team will look to improve on their third-place finish. The ‘Cats will return to the coast for the Seahawk Intercollegiate in Wilmington, N.C. the following week and face stiff competition from schools such as No. 25 Wake Forest, North Carolina and South Carolina. They will then return to competition at the Furman Intercollegiate on Mar. 18-20 and face a strong field that will also include several SoCon teams. On Apr. 9-10, Davidson and Charlotte will once again host the Irish Creek Collegiate at The Club at Irish Creek in Kannapolis. “I think we have our strongest field ever in the history of the tournament, so we are very excited about that,” said Straub. “It’s going to be a great challenge, but I think the guys are up to it this spring.” The home tournament will be the final tuneup before the SoCon Championship, which returns to the Country Club of South Carolina Apr. 17-19. The Wildcats will look to improve upon last year’s 10th-place finish. “The SoCon is as strong as ever this year,” said Straub. “We have some really strong programs like Chattanooga, Furman and College of Charleston who have been playing well. UNCG has been playing very well, so it’s going to be tough. But we have shown that if we put it together and build our momentum as the spring goes on, there is no reason we can’t be in the mix.”

Jackson Taylor

Richard Fountain at the Savannah Intercollegiate

Boasting the third-best fall stroke average on the team in the fall was sophomore John Skeadas. Skeadas slid right into the starting lineup as a freshman in 2009-10, firing a 69 in his second collegiate tournament and placing sixth in the Wexford Intercollegiate. He finished the year with a 75.50 stroke average, but improved to 74.00 this past fall. Seniors Christopher Rollins and Ryan Crum will also look to be big contributors this spring. Rollins tied for 15th at the Davidson College Invitational, while Crum finished in the top-30. Sophomore Walker Allen competed twice in the fall, while senior Adam Lewicki competed in the Davidson College Invitational. A total of four newcomers joined the team for the 2010-11 season, as Ben Murray from Toronto, Ontario and local product James

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WILDCAT PROFILES Crum’s Career Results

RYAN CRUM

2007-08 Results

Senior w 6-0 South Salem, N.Y. Saint Stephen’s Physics

Tournament Southbridge Intercollegiate SeaScape Collegiate Lonnie D. Small Tournament USA Mobile Bay Inviational Furman Invitational Palisades Collegiate Southern Conference

Rounds 73-75-75 80-73 74-71 86-76-78 76-82-78 74-75-76 84-76-78

Total 223 (+7) 153 (+13) 145 (+1) 240 (+24) 236 (+20) 225 (+9) 238 (+22)

Place 42nd 79th 9th 61st 101st 42nd 43rd

Rounds 85-83-79 76-78-75 79-76-78

Total 247 (+31) 229 (+31) 233 (+17)

Place 74th 21st 72nd

Rounds 86-88 87-79-88

Total 174 (+30) 254 (+41)

Place 87th 65th

2008-09 Results 2009-10: Missed fall season due to injury … competed in the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate and Irish Creek Collegiate in the spring. 2008-09: Played in three events on the season ... Recorded a strokes-per-round average of 78.78, ranked first on the team among players with less than 12 rounds played and fifth-best overall ... Fired a season-low round of 75 in the final round of the Davidson College Invitational ... Ended the tournament in a tie for 21st, his best finish of the season ... At the Palisades Collegiate, fired three sub-80 rounds (79-76-78) for a three-round total of 233. 2007-08: Played in 19 rounds as a freshman ... Led the team with a 78.25 strokes-per-round average during the spring season ... Placed in a tie for ninth at the Lonnie D. Small Tournament after firing a final round 71 to finish one-over par ... Fired a 74 in the first round of the Palisades Collegiate Classic, hosted by Davidson ... Finished the tournament with a season-best threeround score of 225 (nine-over par), to finish in 42nd place ... Tied his 42nd-place finish while competing as an individual at the Southbridge Intercollegiate ... Had a three-round score of 238 at the SoCon Championships to come in 43rd place. Prep / Personal: Qualified for the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur ... A four-year letterwinner for Coach LaValliere at St. Stephen’s in Bradenton, Fla. ... Named all-conference and Team MVP as a freshman ... Led the Falcons to the 2005 State Championship ... Finished his high school career with a 76.0 scoring average ... Member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society ... Assisted in running the First Tee of Connecticut ... Born Aug. 13, 1989 ... Son of Andrew and Simone Crum ... Has a younger brother, Justin (18).

Tournament Savannah Intercollegiate Davidson Invitational Palisades Collegiate

2009-10 Results Tournament Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Italics denotes season low Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Total

Rounds 19 9 5 33

UP CLOSE WITH RYAN CRUM Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ryan Crum Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .August 13, 1989 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .South Salem, N.Y. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrew and Simone Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Justin (18) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike LaValliere Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aspetuck Valley Country Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lucas Glover Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lost Canyons Golf Course Favorite Golf Memory: . . . . .Competing in the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Superstitions: . .”I like to mark my golf ball with a 1989 quarter, the year I was born.”

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DAVIDSON WILDCATS

Strokes 1449 709 428 2586

Avg. 76.27 78.78 85.60 78.36

Low 18 71 75 79 71

Low 54 223 229 254 223


WILDCAT PROFILES Lewicki’s Career Results

ADAM LEWICKI

2007-08 Results Tournament

Senior w 6-1 Avon, Conn. Westminster School Mathematics

Total

Place

Xavier Invitational 79-73-70 Southbridge Intercollegiate 76-83-86 WCU Intercollegiate 75-81

Rounds

222 (+6) 245 (+29) 156 (+14)

62nd 77th 57th

Southern Conference

233 (+17)

37th

77-78-78

2008-09 Results 2009-10: Competed in Davidson College Invitational, Seahawk Intercollegiate, and Irish Creek Collegiate. 2008-09: Played in a career-high seven tournaments on the year ... Finished with a strokes-per-round average of 79.05 in 20 rounds of action ... Recorded a career-best 17th-place finish at the Davidson College Invitational, shooting a three-round total of 227 ... Fired a season-best round of 74 on three occasions ... One of his season-low rounds came at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate, helping him finish with a three-round score of 228, second-best among the Davidson contingent. 2007-08: Appeared in four tournaments during his freshman campaign ... Led the team at the Xavier Invitational with a threeround score of 222 and a tie for 62nd place finish, which were both the best on the squad ... Closed out that tournament with a career-best round of 70, breaking his previous best 73, which he fired the day before ... Carded rounds of 74 and 79 at the Western Carolina Intercollegiate to finish in 44rd place, secondbest out of the Davidson contingent ... In his first Southern Conference Championship, brought home a career-best 37thplace finish after shooting a three-round 233. Prep / Personal: A four-year letterwinner for Coach Greg Marco at The Westminster School ... Named team MVP as a freshman ... Received the team's Sportsmanship award following his junior and senior campaigns ... Led the Martlets to a combined record of 52-13 from 2004-07 ... Along with fellow freshman Ryan Crum, qualified for the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur ... Son of Gary Lewicki and Drane Shelton ... Born December 19, 1989.

Tournament

Rounds

Total

Place

RDG Intercollegiate Savannah Intercollegiate Davidson Invitational Landfall Tradition Collegiate Wexford Plantation Furman Intercollegiate

79-74-75 74-77-77 74-77-76 87-79-77 82-83-84 79-90

228 (+12) 228 (+12) 227 (+11) 243 (+27) 249 (+33) 169 (+25)

69th 33rd 17th 49th 67th 111st

Palisades Collegiate

78-75-84

237 (+21)

80th

Total

Place

247 (+31) 180 (+36) WD

59th 65th WD

2009-10 Results Tournament

Rounds

Davidson College Invitational 86-81-80 Seahawk Intercollegiate 98-82 Irish Creek Collegiate 81-90-WD Italics denotes season low Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Total

Rounds 11 20 7 38

Strokes 856 1581 598 3035

Avg. 77.81 79.05 85.43 79.87

Low 18 70 74 80 70

Low 54 222 227 247 222

UP CLOSE WITH ADAM LEWICKI Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adam Lewicki Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 19, 1989 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hartford, Conn. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gary Lewicki and Drane Shelton Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .None High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Westminster School High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Marco Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Simsbury Farms Lowest Collegiate Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tom Watson Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wintonbury Hills Favorite Golf Memory: . .Playing in the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur Golf Superstitions: . . “The last shot of my warm-up is always the shot I want to hit off the first tee.”

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WILDCAT PROFILES CHRISTOPHER ROLLINS Senior w 5-11 White Plains, N.Y. Heritage Academy on Hilton Head Psychology

Rollins’ Career Results 2007-08 Results Tournament Southbridge Intercollegiate SeaScape Collegiate WCU Intercollegiate Wexford Invitational Lonnie D. Small Tournament USA Mobile Bay Inviational Palisades Collegiate Southern Conference

2009-10: Competed in all nine tournaments, completing 24 rounds …

2008-09 Results

Davidson’s top-finisher at the Southern Conference Championship finishing 35th after carding a 71 in the first round … matched personal-best round of 70 in the first round of the Mason Rudolph Championship … posted best finish at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate, tying for 17th in a 90-player field … averaged 77.33 strokes-per-round. 2008-09: Saw action in seven tournaments on the year, completing 21 rounds of play ... Finished with a strokes-per-round average of 77.19, third-best on the squad ... Carded a season-low round of 72 on the final day of the Marshall Invitational on his way to a three-round score of 228 ... His T-32nd at the Landfall Tradition Collegiate was the second-lowest on the squad ... Brought home a season-best T-23rd place at the Davidson College Invitational with a three-round 230 ... Had his lowest tournament score at the Southern Conference Championships, firing a total score of 227 on his way to a tie for 32nd place, a career-best at the conference tournament. 2007-08: Carded a personal-best round of 70 in his first collegiate round, on his way to a tie for 39th at the ODU SeaScape Collegiate ... At the Lonnie D. Small Tournament, finished with a two-round score of 150, six-over par and good for a 28th-place finish ... Finished the year with a 44th-place finish at the SoCon Championships, closing out the threeround tournament with a score of 239. Prep / Personal: Lettered as a freshman and sophomore at Fox Lane High School... Named all-league following his sophomore campaign ... Attended the International Junior Golf Academy for his junior and senior years ... Named the IJGT Boys Most Improved Player in 200607, finishing with a tournament stroke average of 75.0 ... Recorded one win and four runner-up finishes for Coach Ron Jones ... Represented the United States in the Mizuno North America Cup ... Born Jan. 31, 1989 ... Son of Mark and Sally Rollins ... Has two older brothers, Markham (25) and Jonathan (24).

Tournament Savannah Intercollegiate Davidson Invitational Landfall Tradition Collegiate Palisades Collegiate SoCon Championships Marshall Invitational

Total 236 (+20) 148 (+8) 164 (+22) 237 (+21) 150 (+6) 239 (+23) 217 (+1) 239 (+23)

Place 73rd 39th 80th 58th 28th 59th 16th 44th

Rounds 78-79-76 79-75-76 79-76-78 81-80-75 76-76-75 76-80-72

Total 233 (+17) 230 (+14) 233 (+17) 236 (+20) 227 (+11) 228 (+15)

Place 44th 23rd 32nd 77th 32nd 52nd

Rounds 74-74-75 70-73 77-85-84 82-76-82 74-74 77-82 80-79-79 78-78-77 71-74-81

Total 223 (+7) 143 (+1) 246 (+30) 240 (+24) 148 (+4) 159 (+159) 238 (+22) 233 (+20) 226 (+10)

Place 56th 30th 57th 77th 17th 49th 108th 58th 35th

2009-10 Results Tournament Spring Hill Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championship Davidson Invitational Mizuno Intercollegiate Wexford Intercollegiate Seahawk Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate SoCon Championsip Italics denotes season low Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Total

Rounds 21 21 24 66

UP CLOSE WITH CHRISTOPHER ROLLINS Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Christopher Rollins Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .January 31, 1989 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bronxville, N.Y. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mark and Sally Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Markham (25) and Jonathan (24) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . .Heritage Academy on Hilton Head High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ron Jones Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Siwanoy Country Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Phil Mickelson Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Calusa Pines Favorite Golf Memory: .”Playing in England with my older brother, I holed out for my first eagle from 175 yards using my U.S. Kids 5-wood.” Golf Superstitions: . .”Cleaning my shoes the night before a tournament.”

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Rounds 81-81-74 78-70 78-86 81-78-78 77-73 77-80-82 67-78-72 80-79-80

DAVIDSON WILDCATS

Strokes 1630 1621 1856 5107

Avg. 77.62 77.19 77.33 77.38

Low 18 67 72 70 67

Low 54 217 227 223 217


WILDCAT PROFILES Urso’s Career Results

BOBBY URSO

2007-08 Results Tournament Xavier Invitational Southbridge Intercollegiate SeaScape Collegiate Wexford Invitational Lonnie D. Small Tournament Furman Invitational Palisades Collegiate

Senior w 5-8 Beverly Hills, Mich. Birmingham Grove Poltical Science

2009-10: Team leader and 20th in conference in strokes-per-round average at 74.26 … shot career low rounds in each of the last two tournaments of the season … carded a career-low 67 at the Irish Creek Collegiate, leading the team with a four-over par 217 to tie for 15th place … bested performance with a 66 in the final round of the Southern Conference tournament … led team at the season-opening Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate with an even-par 216 to place 23rd … earned a top20 finish at the Davidson College Invitational carding a 227 to place 16th … competed in all nine tournaments. 2008-09: Competed in eight tournaments on the year ... Recorded a strokes-per-round average of 77.57, fourth-best on the team ... In his career-high 23 rounds of play, had a low round of 71, which tied his career-best, which he carded in the opening round of the Raines Development Group Intercollegiate ... He finished the tournament with a three-round score of five-over 221, his best of the year ... Shot back-toback 74's at the Southern Conference Championship on his way to a career-best 26th-place finish, tied for second-lowest on the squad. 2007-08: Appeared in six tournaments in his freshman season ... Carded the lowest round on the club at the Southbridge Intercollegiate, firing a final-round 71 ... Had a season-best 52nd-place finish to open the spring schedule at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate, with a threeround total of 235 ... In the spring, fired his low-round of 75 on three separate occasions, including twice at the Furman Invitational, finishing with a three-round score of 231. Prep / Personal: A four-time team MVP for Jim Crosby at Groves High School ... Named Honorable Mention All-State as a senior ... Led his club to a pair of league championships ... Also as senior, received the golf club’s Parent Award ... Selected a FCWT Academic All-American ... A National Merit Scholar Finalist ... His Grandfather boxed in the 1936 Olympics ... Son of Frank and Mary Urso ... Has a younger sister, Anna (18) ... Born May 18, 1989.

Rounds 75-80-80 80-75-71 76-75 77-77-81 75-80 75-81-75 79-78-86

Total 235 (+19) 226 (+10) 151 (+11) 235 (+19) 155 (+14) 231 (+15) 243 (+27)

Place 96th 52nd 59th 52nd 62nd 79th 78th

Rounds 71-76-74 79-78-78 83-76-81 84-78-79 77-81 76-76-77 74-74-77 85-72-78

Total 221 (+5) 235 (+19) 240 (+24) 241 (+25) 158 (+14) 229 (+13) 225 (+9) 235 (+22)

Place 41st 54th 38th 49th 66th 61st 26th 69th

Rounds 71-69-76 72-72 76-77-74 80-71-73 80-75 73-82 74-79-74 67-73-77 - -77-66

Total 216 (E) 144 (+2) 227 (*+11) 224 (+8) 155 (+11) 155 (+11) 227 (+11) 217 (+4) 143

Place 23rd 39th 16th 36th 54th 43rd 36th 15th DQ

2008-09 Results Tournament RDG Intercollegiate Savannah Intercollegiate Davidson Invitational Wexford Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Palisades Collegiate SoCon Championship Marshall Invitational

2009-10 Results Tournament Spring Hill Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championship Davidson Invitational Mizuno Savannah Collegiate Wexford Intercollegiate Seahawk Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate SoCon Championsip Italics denotes season low Boldface denotes career low Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Total

Rounds 19 23 23 65

Strokes 1630 1784 1709 5123

Avg. 77.62 77.57 74.26 76.48

Low 18 71 71 66 66

Low 54 226 221 216 221

UP CLOSE WITH BOBBY URSO Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Francis Urso Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .May 18, 1989 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Grosse Point, Mich. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Frank and Mary Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anna (18) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Birmingham Groves High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Crosby Home Course: . . .Oakland University Golf & Learning Center Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Camilo Villegas Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Arcadia Bluffs Favorite Golf Memory: . .Playing in the U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier Golf Superstitions: . .“I keep a bear claw in my golf bag for good luck because ‘Urso’ means bear in Italian.”

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WILDCAT PROFILES JACKSON TAYLOR Junior w 6-3 Wilmington, N.C. Cape Fear Academy Psychology

2009-10: Tied for individual medalist honors at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate, finishing two-under par with a collegiate-best final round of 70 … scored top-10 finish at Davidson College Invitational with a 224 to tie for eighth place … led team with a 28thplace finish 225 at the Furman Intercollegiate … matched career-low three-round score of 218 at the Irish Creek Collegiate … finished second on the team and 26th in the conference with a strokes-per-round average of 74.71 … competed in all nine tournaments, completing 24 rounds. 2008-09: Named to the 2009 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team ... Competed in all nine tournaments on the schedule in his rookie campaign ... Finished second on the team and 29th in the SoCon with a strokes-per-round average of 75.27 over 26 rounds of play ... Brought home career-best seventh-place finishes in back-to-back tournaments, beginning at the Mizuno Savannah Classic, where he carded a threeround score of two-over 218, which was a career-low tournament score, then followed with a nine-over 225 at the Davidson College Invitational ... Fired a career-low round of 71 twice, with his first coming in his inaugural collegiate tournament, the Raines Development Group Intercollegiate, and then again on the second day of the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate ... Was the team's best finish at that tournament and at the Marshall Invitational, finishing tied for 25th with a threeround 221. Prep/Personal: Had three tournament victories as a high schooler ... Finished in third place at the 2008 North Carolina High School Invitational ... Three-time winner of the Cape Fear Academy Coaches Award, receiving the award as a sophomore, junior, and senior, while also garnering All-Conference honors all three years ... Named First Team All-Area after junior and senior seasons, and NCIAA All-State as a senior ... Son of Amy and Walker Taylor ... Mom was the R. Smithson Award Winner as the outstanding female student-athlete for Davidson in 1983, while captaining field hockey team and playing basketball for the Wildcats ... Dad played golf for Clemson, and qualified to play in one PGA Tour event, two U.S. Amateur, four British Amateur, and four U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships ... Has a brother, Bates, 17, and a sister, Juliet, 14.

Taylor’s Career Results 2008-09 Results Tournament RDG Intercollegiate Savannah Intercollegiate Davidson Invitational Landfall Tradition Collegiate Wexford Plantation Furman Intercollegiate Palisades Collegiate SoCon Championships Marshall Invitational

Total 220 (+4) 218 (+2) 225 (+9) 236 (+20) 231 (+15) 155 (+11) 226 (+10) 225 (+9) 221 (+8)

Place 39th 7th 7th 37th 22nd 39th 45th 26th 25th

Rounds 7 4-7 8 -7 6 74-74 7 3 -8 0-7 1 7 3 -7 6 -7 6 7 2-7 0 75-78 7 8 -7 4 -7 3 7 3-7 1 -7 4 76-73-83

Total 2 2 8 (+1 2) 148 (+6) 2 2 4 (+8) 2 2 5 (+9 ) 1 4 2 (-2 ) 151 (+7) 2 2 5 (+9 ) 2 1 8 (+5 ) 232 (+16)

Place 71st 58th 8 th 44 th 1 st 28th 28 th 1 9th 49th

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 Italics denotes season low Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2008-09 2009-10 Total

Rounds 26 24 50

UP CLOSE WITH JACKSON TAYLOR Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Walker Jackson Taylor Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .June 6, 1990 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wilmington, N.C. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Walker and Amy Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bates (17) and Juliet (14) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cape Fear Academy High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cecil Worsley III Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Cape Fear Country Club Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Davis Love III Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Augusta National Favorite Golf Memory: . .”My first 36 hole day as a college golfer at the Country Club of South Carolina, where I had three birdies in a row in the middle of the second 18 holes. The main reason is Coach Straub actually got excited on the course, which happens only about once a year.”

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Rounds 74-71-75 73-71-74 75-72-78 76-84-76 81-73-77 75-80 73-72-81 78-73-74 73-73-75

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Strokes 1957 1793 3750

Avg. 75.27 74.71 75.00

Low 18 71 70 70

Low 54 218 218 218


WILDCAT PROFILES WALKER ALLEN

Allen’s Career Results 2009-10 Results Tournament Spring Hill Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championship Davidson Invitational Mizuno Collegiate Wexford Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate SoCon Championsip

Sophomore w 6-1 Ripton, Vt. Middlebury Union Undeclared

2009-10: Competed in eight of nine tournaments, completing 24 rounds … season-best three-round performance came in collegiate debut at the Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate, carding a 226 … averaged 78.86 strokes-per-round … carded season-low 73 in first and third rounds of the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate. Prior to Davidson: Four-year letterwinner at Middlebury High School ... Placed fourth in 2009 Vermont State High School Championship ... Started all four years in No. 1 spot ... Three-time Most Valuable Player ... Three-time selection to represent Vermont at the New England Junior Invitational (2007-2009) ... Finished as second lowest junior at 2008 Vermont State Amateur ... Also a member of the soccer and nordic skiing teams ... Received Coach's Award after 2008-09 soccer season ... Three-time MVP on ski team ... Received academic honors all four years ... Received President's Award for academic achievement following sophomore year. Personal: Son of Freeman and Maria Allen ... Has three siblings, sisters Sophie and Lydia and brother Oakley ... Freeman was a three-sport (soccer, hockey and golf) athlete at Middlebury College ... Maria was an All-American nordic skier at the University of British Columbia ... Sophie competes on the nordic ski team at St. Lawrence University.

Rounds 75-77-74 75-76 83-81-74 73-81-73 83-83 81-82-75 84-84-83 76-82-80

Total 226 (+10) 151 (+9) 238 (+22) 227 (+11) 166 (+166) 238 (+22) 251 (+38) 238 (+22)

Place 68th 75th 45th 52nd 81st 108th 64th 51st

Italics denotes season low Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2009-10 Total

Rounds 22 22

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Strokes 1735 1735

Avg. 78.86 78.86

Low 18 73 73

Low 54 226 226

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WILDCAT PROFILES JOHN SKEADAS III Sophomore w 6-1 Savannah, Ga. Savannah Country Day Undeclared

2009-10: Carded top three-round score in collegiate debut at the Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate, an even 216 to tie for 23rd … shot lowround 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.

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

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

Italics denotes season low Boldface denotes career low

Career Scoring Totals Year 2009-10 Total

Rounds 24 24

Prior to Davidson: Four-year letterwinner 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.

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 (17) 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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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

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Strokes 1812 1812

Avg. 75.50 75.50

Low 18 69 69

Low 54 216 216


WILDCAT PROFILES JAMES BRAMLETT

SAMUEL ECHIKSON

Freshman w Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Latin Undeclared

Freshman w 5-9 Brussels, Belgium European School Undeclared

Prior to Davidson: Captained the golf team at Charlotte Latin

Prior to Davidson: Attended the European School of Brussels 3 ...

High School ... took 14th at the 2009 Mid Pines Junior Invitational and 13th at the 2009 NCIHSAA Boys 3A Championship.

and 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.

Personal: Son of Ken and Renee Bramlett ... brother, Sam ... major is undeclared.

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

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UP CLOSE WITH SAM ECHIKSON

Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James Morgan Bramlett Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 21, 1991 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlotte, N.C. Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ken and Renee Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlotte Latin School High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Robinson Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carmel Country Club

Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sam Echikson Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 14, 1992 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paris, France Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .William Echikson and Anu Ristola Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Julia (12) and Ben (10) High School: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .European School of Brussels III High School Coach: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .N/A Home Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .La Tournette Golf Club

Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dustin Johnson Favorite Course: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pacific Dunes Favorite Golf Memory: . .”Going to Bandon Dunes, Ore. with my father.”

Lowest Career Round: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Favorite Professional Golfer: . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matteo Manassero 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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WILDCAT PROFILES RICHARD FOUNTAIN

BEN MURRAY

Freshman w 6-0 Raleigh, N.C. Needham Broughton Undeclared

Sophomore w 6-1 Toronto, Ontario Pendleton School Undeclared

Prior to Davidson: Four-year letter winner in golf at Needham

Prior to Davidson: Attended The Pendleton School in Bradenton,

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.

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).

Personal: The son of Richard and Emily Fountain… has four siblings, Mary Norris, Janie, Preyer, and Peter… major is undeclared.

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

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(22), Janie(16), Preyer(14), and Peter(9) 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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UP CLOSE WITH BEN MURRAY Full Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ben Murray Birthdate: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .November 13, 1991 Birthplace: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sydney, Australia Parents: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chris Murray and Selma Lussenburg Siblings: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah (15) 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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HEAD COACH TIM STRAUB 11th Year Wake Forest, ‘89

Tim Straub enters his 11th season as head coach of the Davidson golf team. 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. The ‘Cats’ top performance in 2010 came at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate, where Jackson Taylor tied for his first collegiate tournament victory. As a team, Davidson finished third in the 17-team field, just six strokes behind 35th-ranked Wake Forest. 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. Five 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 SoCon 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. 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 this first tour experience 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 top15 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. He placed second in the 2000 Buy.com Upstate Classic on the strength of a secondround 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

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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, 12, and a daughter, Sydnee, 9.

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 SoCon Coach of the Year

. . . . . . . . . . . .2005 SoCon Coach of the Year Certifications . . .Class ”A” PGA Professional

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2009-10 IN REVIEW DAVIDSON TEAM TOURNAMENT SCORING Dates

Tournament

Sept. 14-15 Sept. 25-27 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 19-20 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 1-2 Mar. 19-21 Apr. 3-4 Apr. 18-20

Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championshp Davidson College Invitational Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Seahawk Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Southern Conference Championships

DC/Teams Rd.1 13/16 10/17 7/12 14/15 3/17 9/12 18/24 11/12 10/11

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Avg.

289 290 302 307 296 297 313 297 302

293 288 313 303 293 317 306 296 302

298 298 298 301 304 300

880 578 913 908 589 614 920 897 904

293.3 289 304.3 302.7 294.4 307 306.4 299 301.4

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

75 75 83 73 83 81 84 76

77 76 81 81 83 82 84 82

74 74 73 75 83 80

2 26 151 2 38 2 27 166 23 8 251 238

T-6 8th T-7 5th 45 th T-52nd T-8 1 st T-1 08th 6 4th T-5 1 st

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

86 87

88 79

88

17 4 25 4

87 th 65 th

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

90

89

85

26 4

6 2nd

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

86 98 81

81 82 90

80 WD

24 7 180 1 71

59 th 65th WD

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

96

94

84

2 74

63 rd

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

74 70 77 82 74 77 80 78 71

74 73 85 76 74 82 79 78 74

75 84 82 79 77 81

223 143 246 240 148 159 238 233 226

T-56th T-30th T-57th T-77th T-17th T-49th T-108th 58th 35th

DAVIDSON INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT SCORING Walker Allen Dates

Tournament

Sept. 14-15 Sept. 25-27 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 19-20 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 19-21 Apr. 3-4 Apr. 18-20

Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championshp Davidson College Invitational Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Southern Conference Championships

Ryan Crum Dates

Tournament

Feb. 22-23 Apr. 3-4

Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate

Andrew Goyzueta Dates

Tournament

Oct. 12-13

Davidson College Invitational

Adam Lewicki Dates

Tournament

Oct. 12-13 Mar. 1-2 Apr. 3-4

Davidson College Invitational Seahawk Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate

Robert Mayo Dates

Tournament

Oct. 12-13

Davidson College Invitational

Christopher Rollins Dates

Tournament

Sept. 14-15 Sept. 25-27 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 19-20 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 1-2 Mar. 19-21 Apr. 3-4 Apr. 18-20

Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championship Davidson College Invitational Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Seahawk Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Southern Conference Championship

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2009-10 IN REVIEW John Skeadas III Dates

Tournament

Sept. 14-15 Sept. 25-27 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 19-20 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 1-2 Mar. 19-21 Apr. 3-4 Apr. 18-20

Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championship Davidson College Invitational Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Seahawk Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Southern Conference Championship

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

70 74 76 81 70 72 81 79 79

73 69 75 80 74 77 74 74 78

73 79 76 79 76 73

216 143 230 237 144 149 234 229 230

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

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

74 74 73 73 72 75 78 73 76

78 74 80 76 70 76 74 71 73

76 71 76 73 74 83

228 148 224 225 142 151 225 218 232

T-71st T-58th T-8th T-44th T-1st T-28th T-28th T-19th T-49th

Rd.1

Rd. 2

Rd. 3

Total

Place

71 72 76 80 80 73 74 67 DQ

69 72 77 71 75 82 79 73 77

76 74 73 74 77 66

216 144 227 224 155 155 227 217 143

T-23rd 39th T-16th T-36th T-54th T-43rd T-36th T-15th DQ

Jackson Taylor Dates

Tournament

Sept. 14-15 Sept. 25-27 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 19-20 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 1-2 Mar. 19-21 Apr. 3-4 Apr. 18-20

Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championship Davidson College Invitational Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Seahawk Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Southern Conference Championship

Bobby Urso Dates

Tournament

Sept. 14-15 Sept. 25-27 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 19-20 Feb. 22-23 Mar. 1-2 Mar. 19-21 Apr. 3-4 Apr. 18-20

Spring Hill Suites Intercollegiate Mason Rudolph Championship Davidson College Invitational Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate Seahawk Intercollegiate Furman Intercollegiate Irish Creek Collegiate Southern Conference Championship

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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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HOME COURSES 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 will 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 In.....................Par 36 ....................3,657 yards

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

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RECORDS/HONORS ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

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

Name L.D. Simmons Sollie Foy Sollie Foy Jason Carlock Tim Dillon Michael Saari

Year 1978 1978 1979 1997 2005 2009

SOCON INDIVIDUAL MEDALISTS Name Year Bill Dennis 1958 Verner Stanley 1960 Doug McKeever 1966 Mike Spann 1967 Rusty Boyd 1973

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

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

Michael Saari earned both All-Southern Conference Team and Cleveland All-America Scholar Team honors in 2009.

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

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

In 2007, Alex Knoll finished second in the Southern Conference Championship.

SOCON COACH OF THE YEAR Name Tim Straub

Year 2003, 2005 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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ALL-TIME RESULTS 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

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

Score Teams 632 8 644 4 631 5 678 6 665 7 Did Not Compete 649 7 635 10 609 8 689 6 612 6 642 9 630 7 625 8 Did Not Compete 630 9 610 10 636 9 625 9 637 9 676 8 628 8 652 9 631 9 647 9 631 8 633 9 785 7 814 8 784 6 811 5 1152 8 1157 7 1255 8

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

Year 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 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

Finish 8th 8th 6th 7th 9th 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

Score 1228 1243 1192 1208 1254 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

Teams 8 8 8 9 9 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

(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 ADMINISTRATION 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, 54, spent 10 years as executive associate athletic director and chief financial officer for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. An Atlanta native, Murphy 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 2002-03 with a rate of 97 percent and continues to be above 90 percent each year. Davidson has claimed the Southern Conference Graduation Rate Award for the last nine years, sharing the honor with Wofford in 1999-2000. In addition, Davidson has won the SoCon's Barrett-Bonner Award, given to the school that places the highest percentage of its student-athletes on the league’s academic honor roll, 16 times in the award's 18-year history. “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 construction of the Belk Artificial Surface Field for field hockey, the new Alumni Stadium for soccer, Wilson Baseball Park and practice facility and the football stadium expansion project, which included a state-of-theart weight room, a new press box and additional permanent seating, all have come during Murphy's tenure. The 2004 NACDA Division I-AA/I-AAA Southeast Region Athletic Director of the Year, Murphy 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 25-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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ADMINISTRATION

Scott Applegate Associate Director of Athletics

Brian Barmes Equipment Manager

Dick Cooke Senior Men's Administrator, Head Baseball Coach

Marc Gignac Sports Information Director

Beth Hayford Head Athletic Trainer

Sandy Helfgott Director of P.E. & Recreation

Lee Jones Director of Lake Campus

Martin McCann Asst. AD for Marketing & Event Management

Jamie Hendricks Director of Ticketing & Game Operations

Katy McNay Assistant Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator

DAVIDSON WILDCATS

Craig Swieton Strength & Conditioning

Annie Porges Director of the Davidson Athletic Foundation


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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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE A majority of the sports at Davidson compete in the Southern Conference, one of the oldest conferences in the nation, which began its 89th season in 2009. The soccer, volleyball, cross country, track and field, basketball, tennis, wrestling, baseball and golf programs at Davidson all participate in the league. Only the Big Ten (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907) and the Pac-10 (1915) conferences have been around longer than the SoCon (1921). The conference currently consists of 12 members in five states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships, which produce participants for NCAA Championships. The Southern Conference was the first “super conference,” with charter membership including Alabama, Auburn and North Carolina. The SoCon gave birth to the three-point shot in college basketball, has the oldest basketball tournament in the nation and was the college home of such sporting greats as Arnold Palmer, Stephen Curry, Jerry West and Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice. Academic excellence has long been a major part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. League athletes have been recognized countless times on CoSIDA Academic All-America and district teams. Eighteen Rhodes-Scholar winners have come out of the conference, including six from Davidson. Each year, the league distributes at least three graduate scholarships, two of which were won by Wildcat soccer players in 2004. The Southern Conference was born on Feb. 25, 1921, in Atlanta, Ga., when 14 institutions from the 30-member Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) reorganized as the Southern Conference. The charter members were Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee, and athletic competition began that fall. In 1922, seven schools — Florida, Louisiana State, Mississippi, South Carolina, the University of the South, Tulane and Vanderbilt — joined the ranks. Since then, conference membership has experienced a series of membership changes with 42 institutions being affiliated with the league. The league has undergone two major transitions during its history. The first occurred in December of 1932. The Southeastern Conference formed out of the 23-school Southern Conference when 13 members west and south of the Appalachian Mountains reorganized to help reduce the extensive travel demands. In 1953, Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Wake Forest withdrew from the

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league to form the Atlantic Coast Conference, seeking to schedule a greater number of regular-season basketball games against local rivals. Today, the league continues to thrive and is home to Appalachian State, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro, Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Wofford. On July 1, 2008, Samford officially joined the league, bringing membership of the conference to 12. VMI is an associate member in the sport of wrestling. The SoCon currently declares champions in 10 men’s sports — football, soccer, cross country, basketball, indoor and outdoor track and field, wrestling, baseball, tennis and golf — and nine women’s sports — soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, indoor and outdoor track and field, tennis, golf and softball. The Southern Conference office is located in historic Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, S.C.

Davidson’s SoCon Championships Baseball Men’s Basketball

1985 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1986, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Women’s Cross Country 2003, 2005 Football 1969 Men’s Golf 1954, 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968 Men’s Soccer 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1983, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005 Women’s Soccer 1994, 1995, 1996, 2005, 2009 Men’s Tennis 1954, 1955, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973 Volleyball 1999, 2000 Plain type denotes regular season title. Boldface denotes tournament title. Italicized boldface denotes regular season and tournament title.

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All-Time SoCon Membership 1921-1932 Alabama Appalachian State 1971-pres. 1921-1932 Auburn 1998-pres. College of Charleston Chattanooga 1976-pres. 1936-pres. The Citadel 1921-1953 Clemson Davidson 1936-1988; 1991-pres. 1928-1953 Duke East Carolina 1964-1976 East Tennessee State 1978-2005 2003-pres. Elon Florida 1922-1932 1936-pres. Furman 1936-1970 George Washington Georgia 1921-1932 1991-pres. Georgia Southern Georgia Tech 1921-1932 Kentucky 1921-1932 1922-1932 Louisiana State Marshall 1976-1997 1921-1953 Maryland Mississippi 1922-1932 Mississippi State 1922-1932 North Carolina 1921-1953 UNC Greensboro 1997-pres. North Carolina State 1921-1953 Richmond 1936-1976 Samford 2008-pres. South Carolina 1921-1953 Tennessee 1921-1932 Tulane 1922-1932 Univ. of the South 1922-1932 Vanderbilt 1922-1932 Virginia 1921-1937 VMI 1924-2003 Virginia Tech 1921-1965 Wake Forest 1936-1953 Washington & Lee 1921-1958 West Virginia 1950-1968 Western Carolina 1976-pres. William & Mary 1936-1977 Wofford 1997-pres.

The SoCon at a Glance Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Iamarino . Senior Associate Commissioner . . . . . . Geoff Cabe Associate Commissioner . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Arakas Assoc. Commissioner for Compliance . . . Doug King Dir. of Multimedia Services . . . . . . . . Jamie Stevens Dir. of Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Neff Senior Account Executive . . . . . . . . . Mike Mitchell Asst. Commissioner for Media Relations . . . . Jason Yaman Assoc. Dir. of Media Relations . . Jonathan Caskey Media Relations Asst. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Calhoun Hipp Championships/Operations Asst. . . . . . .Kristen Gay Assistant to the Commissioner . . . . . . Laura Hayes

The Southern Conference 702 N. Pine Street Spartanburg, S.C. 29303 Phone: 864.591.5100 Fax: 864.591.3448 www.soconsports.com


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