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    Chris Thayer
    Chris Thayer

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Richmond, Va.

    High School:
    Godwin

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 155

    Birthdate:
    06/04/1980



    08/11/2013

    Three Wildcats Among Field at 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship

    Two current, one former Northwestern players will compete for Havemeyer Trophy

    2001-02: GCAA All-America Scholar ? Had two top-20 showings ? an 11th-place finish (5-over 145) at The Tillinghast and a 15th-place finish (5-over 223) at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate ? Also had three top-30 showings, including a 22nd-place finish at the Big Ten Championships ? Shot a fall-best 69 at The Prestige ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2000-01: All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Only the third golfer in NU history to earn Big Ten athletic and academic honors in same season ... Played in all 13 events ? Finished fourth on team with a stroke average of 74.68 ? Best finish was third place at the Fossum Intercollegiate ? Tied Luke Donald for the season?s low round with a 64 at the Fossum ... Shot a 67 in the final round of Big Ten?s to finish fourth ... Placed 13th at the Kepler Intercollegiate.

    1999-2000: In his first year of collegiate competition, played in four tournaments where his best finish (seventh) came at the Big Ten Championships ? Also competed at NCAA Central Regional ? Competed in 13 rounds, finishing season with a 76.4 stroke average ? Fired a season best 70 in final round of Big Ten Championships.

    1998-99: Did not see any tournament action.

    High School: 1997 VSGA State Junior Player of the Year ... VSGA State Junior Champion ... Ranked as high as 35th in the Golfweek junior national rankings ... Took runner-up honors at the 1997 AJGA Ping Myrtle Beach and 1997 AJGA Nashville tournaments ... Qualified for the 1997 USGA Junior Amateur Championships ... Two-time all-state honoree ... Led team to four-straight Virginia high school state championships ... Honor roll member ... Named to the district and regional golf all-academic team as a sophomore, junior and senior.

    Personal: Born Christopher Jarman Thayer on 6/4/80 ? Son of Mac and Porter Thayer ? Economics major.