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    Chris Wilson
    Chris Wilson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Dublin, Ohio

    High School:
    Dublin Coffman

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 165

    Birthdate:
    10/16/1984



    04/24/2013

    Northwestern Is Top Seed at 2013 Big Ten Championships

    Wildcats have finished in the top three of the conference in each of the last three seasons

    General: 2006 Big Ten individual champion ... Was one of the team's leaders, along with David Merkow ... Finishes career seventh on NU's all-time stroke average list ... Won the 99th Ohio Amateur Championship in July 2005 with a 10-under 278 (66-70-71-71) ... Finished as the runner-up at the 103rd Western Amateur in July 2005 ... Followed up the Western Am effort by winning the U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifier at Conway Farms Golf Club and earned a berth to the U.S. Amateur ... Solid ball striker and consistent player ... Has proven that he can play with the nation's top players ... Head Coach Pat Goss said of his final round at the 2006 Big Ten Championship, which was played in windy and rainy conditions: "That was one of the best rounds, if not the best round, of golf I've ever seen. The weather was tough, and he was able to control his golf ball in the wind and pick apart a golf course that proved too hard for the rest of the field. It was really impressive, and he made it look easy when he did it."

    2006-07: 2007 Byron Nelson Award finalist ... NU's 2007 Big Ten Medal of Honor male recipient ... Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second-team honoree ... NU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient ... A steady force in the lineup, leading the Wildcats with seven top-20 finishes ... Finished the season with team's second-best stroke average (75.09) ... Ended his Northwestern career with 74.36 stroke average -- the seventh-best career stroke average in school history ... Best finish of the season came at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, where he finished 11th ... Finished 14th in his defense of the 2006 Big Ten Championships medalist honors at this year's Championships ... Fired three rounds of par or better en route to a 12th-place finish at the CordeValle Collegiate ... Low round of the year was a second-round 68 at the CordeValle ... Qualified for U.S. Open sectionals after taking medalist honors with a 1-under 70 in local qualifying at Conway Farms.

    2005-06: Named to the Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar team ... First-team All-Big Ten selection ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Honored as a member of the Ping All-Midwest Region team ... Led the 'Cats to their first Big Ten Championship since 2001, earning individual medalist honors with a 72-hole total of 4-under 280 ... Medalist honor was the first of his collegiate career ... Only person to shoot par or better in all four rounds at the Big Ten Championships ... Came from seven shots behind during his final round to claim the Big Ten crown, shooting a final round 69, four shots better than the next lowest score on the final day ... Played his best golf of the year when it mattered most, recording three straight top-4 finishes before the NCAA National Championships ... Finished in the top 15 individually in five of his last seven events ... Helped 'Cats guarantee their first NCAA National Championships appearance since 2001 with a 54-hole total of 1-over 214 at the NCAA Central Regional Championships, tying for fourth with teammate Kyle Moore ... 67 in the first round of the NCAA Central Regional Championships was his low round of the season ... Led the 'Cats with a 73.03 scoring average for the season ... Earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors for his T-2 finish at the Fossum Invitational ... Tied with teammate David Merkow for most rounds of par or better by a Wildcat with 19 ... Recorded four top-10 and six top-20 finishes throughout the course of the season.

    2004-05: Second-team All-Big Ten honoree ... NU's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Season stroke average (74.10) was the team's lowest ... Big Ten Player of the Week (2/21) following a career and team-best sixth-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (3-over 219) ... At that tournament carded a final-round 2-under 70 ... Turned in second-best college performance to date a week earlier at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge, where he placed seventh with a 2-over 146 ... Had rounds of 74 and 72 in the rain-shortened event ... Career-low round (69) came at the Bruce Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational ... Shot an opening round 3-under 69 in finishing 10th (2-over 218) ... Finished in a 13th-place tie with teammate Dan Doyle at the Big Ten Championships (even-par 216) ... Northwestern's lone NCAA Central Regional Championships participant.

    2003-04: Competed individually in the Windon Memorial Classic, turning in a 43rd-place finish ... Shot an even-par 72 in the tournament's second round ... Played in the Puerto Rico Classic and Furman Invitational during the spring, and placed 84th and 107th, respectively ... Season's low round (72) came in the Windon.

    High School: 2003 Ohio Junior Amateur champion ... Named first-team All-Ohio in 2001 and second-team All-Ohio in 2000 and 2002 ... Three-time Conference Player of the Year ... Named to the Ohio Central District first team in 2000, 2001 and 2003, including Player of the Year honors in 2001 and 2002 ... Ranked the No. 1 player in Ohio by Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Qualified for four U.S. Junior Amateur Championships ... Four-time state tournament participant ... Three-time team MVP ... National Honor Society member.

    Personal: Born Christopher James Wilson on 10/16/84 ... Son of Ed and Bobbie Wilson ... Chose Northwestern over Illinois, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Kent State ... Communication studies major.

    Wilson's Career Statistics

    Year        Rounds      Strokes     Average     Low
    2003-04      9            705        78.33       72
    2004-05      31           2297       74.10       69
    2005-06      40           2921       73.03       67
    2006-07      35           2628       75.09       68
    Career       115          8551       74.36       67