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Matt Ross
Matt  Ross


Hartland, Wis.

High School:



2014-15: Averaged a career best 74.24 strokes per round which was the fourth-best on the team ... went 3-1 in the Big Ten Match Play Tournament (Feb. 15-16) which was good for the second-best on the team ... finished second on the team in the Hootie at Bull's Bay tournament (March 19-31) tied for 50th with a 222 ... earned his first top-10 spot of the year tying for eighth at the NXY Hoosier Invitational where the Badger team placed first ... also scored 18, 36 and 54-hole career lows (66, 140, 213) with his 74-66-73--213 ... tied for 28th in the Boilermaker Invitational alongside Jack Watson to pace the Badgers with a 221 ... competed in the Big Ten Championship and ended tied for 18th which was the second-best score shared with Rob Jacobsen ... tied for 40th in the Gifford Collegiate scoring a 74-72-74--220 ... earned his spot in the lineup after tying for 29th in the Badger Invitational with a 75 all three rounds (225) ... finished tied for 56th in the Erin Hills Intercollegiate with a 81-79-75--226 ... earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second year

Recorded a career-best tournament finish and 54-hole, 36-hole and 18-hole career-best scores at the Badger Invitational (Sept. 29-Oct. 1), tying for 10th with 4-over par 72-71-77=220 ... tied for 83rd at the USF Invitational (March 2-4) with 12-over par 79-74-75=228 ... earned Academic All-Big Ten honors

Led UW in collegiate debut at the Firestone Invitational (Oct. 8-9) with a 4-over 73-75=148 ... placed third for the Badgers at the Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic (Oct. 15-16) with a 23-over 73-82-81=236

Summer 2012: Ross finished tied for 17th place at the 2012 Wisconsin State Open at Racine Country Club with a 6-over-par 72-76-69-73--290

High School
Helped Arrowhead to three state titles and one runner-up finish (2011) ... Arrowhead won the 2012 Wisconsin Boys State Championship with a 307-304--611 and was led by Matt Ross and a teammate who both tied for 11th with 71-79--150 ... 2011 player of the year in the Classic 8 Conference ... had a top-three finish in 12 of his 17 events and finished in a tie for seventh at state earning first-team all-state honors .... was runner-up at the 2010 Wisconsin Junior and advanced to the 2010 U.S. Junior ... won the 2009 AJGA Junior All-Star at Penn State and was named to the 2009 AJGA Junior All-Star Team ... tied for 12th at the 2011 USGA Junior Boys Amateur qualifying with a 75-75-150.


Year Rounds Strokes Avg. Low 18 Low 36 Low 54
2012-13 5 384 76.80 73 148 236
2013-14 12 906 75.50 71 143 220
2014-15 25 1856 74.24 66 140 213
Totals 42 3146 74.90 66 140 213

2014-15 Finishes

Sept. 28-30 Badger Invitational* 75-75-75=225/ T29
Oct. 5-7 Erin Hills Intercollegiate 81-79-75=235/ T56
Nov. 3-5 Gifford Collegiate 74-72-74=220/ T40
Feb. 15-16 Big Ten Match Play 3-1
March 9-10 Palmetto Invitational 75-71-78=224/ 76
March 29-31 Hootie at Bull's Bay 78-71-72=222/ T50
April 11-12 NYX Hoosier Invitational 74-66-73=213/ T8
April 18-19 Boilermaker Invitational 68-75-78=221/ T29
April 24-26 Big Ten Championship 77-72-74-73=296/ T18

*competed individually

2013-14 Finishes

Sept. 15-16 Wolf Run Intercollegiate 76-77-77=230/ T44
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Badger Invitational 72-71-77=220/ T10
Oct. 6-8 Erin Hills Intercollegiate 75-81-72=228/ T49
March 2-4 USF Invitational 79-74-75=228/ T83

2012-13 Finishes

Sept. 15-16 Wolf Run Intercollegiate did not compete
Sept. 22-23 DA Weibring Intercollegiate did not compete

Oct. 8-9

Firestone Invitational 73-75=148/ T22

Oct. 15-16

Autotrader.com Collegiate Classic 73-82-81=236/ T74
Oct. 28-30 Wendy's Kiawah Classic did not compete
Mar. 3-5 USF Invitational did not compete
Mar. 24-26 Hottie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate did not compete
Apr. 13-14 Hawkeye-Great River Invitational did not compete
Apr. 24-26 Big Ten Championships did not compete

Off The Course with Matt Ross

Nickname(s): Matty J or Ratt
How old were you when you began playing golf? 7
Favorite sport other than golf: Playing basketball, watching football
Favorite golf memory: Winning the Wisconsin state championship in high school my senior year
Favorite golf course: Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wis.
Hardest golf course you've ever played: Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in S.C. because of the wind
Biggest accomplishment in golf: Winning a national AJGA at Penn State
What is your dream foursome? Tiger Woods, Roy “Tin Cup” McAvoy, Jim Carey and Zach (Chaz) Balit
Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods
Favorite sports team: Wisconsin Football
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite musical group/artist: Wiz Khalifa
Favorite class at UW: Acting
Dream job/career: Finance or golf-related career
Advice you would give to young golfers: You will face adversity in your golf career and will have set backs--practice harder and get through it.
If you could change one thing about the game of golf, you would: Have Phil Mickelson’s short game
Before each meet you: Try to listen to a motivational speech. My favorite is the Al Pacino “Inches” speech from Any Given Sunday
In 20 years, what would you like to be doing? Working during the week and golfing on the weekends
Why Wisconsin? I’ve always have been a Badger fan and it was just a great fit.

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