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Jack Watson
Jack  Watson


Lincolnshire, Ill

High School:
Carmel Catholic

Last College:
Kent State



2014-15: Recorded a team-best scoring average of 73.55 strokes per round for the 2014-15 season which ranks sixth all-time ... tallied the fourth-best career scoring average of 74.11 in 55 rounds as a Badger ... tied for ninth overall in the Big Ten Championship (April 24-26) with a 292 which is good for 16th in school history ... tied for 29th in the Boilermaker Invitational to lead the team alongside Matt Ross scoring a 221 ... tied for 2nd in the NYX Hoosier Invitational where the Badgers took first place ... also set 18, 36 and 54-hole career-bests (68, 138, 210) with a 68-70-72--210 ... paced the Badgers three times this season ... placed tied for first among Wisconsin and tied for 10th overall in the Badger Invitational with a 70-79-70--219

Led the Badgers with his 18-hole career-best season scoring average of 74.83 ... was the first player to average a 74 since the 2010-11 season ... earned a career-best tournament finish at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic (Nov. 3-5), tying for ninth place with a 3-over par 79-75-75=219 ... earned a 54-hole career-best score of 219 at the Kiawah Classic ... tied for 29th at the Badger Invitational (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) with a 9-over par 72-75-78=225 ... placed first for UW and tied for 26th overall at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 23-25) with 73-75-71=219 ... Watson's 71 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate was a career 18-hole best, which he also tied at the Big Ten Championships (May 2-4) ... tied for 24th at the Big Ten Championships with 16-over par 78-71-80-75=304

Transferred to the University of Wisconsin ... will sit out the year per NCAA rules, and have two years of eligibility remaining

2012 Summer: Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur when he shot a 73-69--142 at the Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, Ill. The U.S. Amateur invites 312 qualifiers for stroke and match play tournament to be held August 13-19 at Cherry Hills Golf Course in Denver ... also qualified for the 2012 Western Open where he was 54th with a 6-over par 70-73-78-72--293 at Exmoore Country Club in Highland Park, Ill. The Western and the U.S. Amateur are two of the biggest amateur events in golf ... made the cut at the Southwestern Amateur where he finished 54th with a 72-75-78-77--302 ... also played in the Eastern Amateur where he tied for 47th with 70-71-68-73--282 at the Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth, Va ... won the Illinois Match Play Championship and competed in the Chicago District Golf Association Amateur.

2011-12: Transferred to the nationally-ranked Kent State golf program where he played in only one tournament ... March of 2012, he placed 72nd at the Barona Collegiate Cup with a 68-77-81--226.

2010-11: Began his college career at Kansas State where in 2010 where he played in all six fall tournaments and finished in the top 10 twice ... ranked third on the team in stroke average with a 74.44 and led the team in rounds even or under par with seven ... took second while playing as an individual at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate where he fired a 2-under par 214 ... tied for sixth at the David Toms Intercollegiate where he fired a team season best 5-under par 211 over three rounds ... tied for 54th at the Kansas Invitational, 53rd at the Big 12 Conference meet, and 44th at the Firestone Invitational.

High School
A four-year letterwinner at Carmel Catholic High School in Lincolnshire, he was named the 2009 East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... led his high school team to its first conference championship and first state finals appearance in over 25 years where he finished third ... ranked 98th in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings ... holds school records for scoring average in 18-hole events (72.5), 9-hole events (36.5), low nine-hole round (32), and low 18 hole round (69).


Year Rounds Strokes Avg. Low 18 Low 36 Low 54
2013-14 24 1796 74.83 71 146 219
2014-15 31 2280 73.55 68 138 210
Totals 55 4076 74.11 68 138 210

2014-15 Finishes

Sept. 6-7 Wolverine Intercollegiate 73-71-72=216/ T20
Sept. 20-22 Windon Memorial Classic 80-73-72=225/ T69
Sept. 28-30 Badger Invitational 70-79-70=219/ T10
Oct. 5-7 Erin Hills Intercollegiate 77-74-75=226/ T31
Nov. 3-5 Gifford Collegiate 74-77-70=221/ T45
Feb. 15-16 Big Ten Match Play Tournament 4-0
March 9-10 Palmetto Invitational 68-74-79=221/ T64
March 29-31 Hootie at Bull's Bay 78-77-74=229/ T64
April 11-12 NYX Hoosier Invitational 68-70-72=210/ T2
April 18-19 Boilermaker Invitational 74-72-75=221/ T29
April 24-26 Big Ten Championship 75-70-73-74=292/ T9

2013-14 Finishes

Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Badger Invitational 72-75-78=225/ T29
Oct. 6-8 Erin Hills Intercollegiate 73-79-76=228/ T49
Nov. 3-5 Wendy's Kiawah Classic 73-73-73=219/ T9
March 2-4 USF Invitational 71-75-74=220
March 16-18 Seahawk Intercollegiate 77-74=151/ T61
March 23-25 Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate 73-75-71=219/ T32
April 12-13 Hawkeye Invitational 78-77-74=229/ T42
May 2-4 Big Ten Championships 78-71-80-75=304/ T24

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