This was Haas' first victory in 2013 and the fifth of his career
The nation's top-ranked golfer heading into the spring a two-time PING first-team All-American also a three-time All-ACC pick in addition to earning ACC Player of the Year in 2003 and Rookie of the Year honors in 2001 a member of the 2003 United States Walker Cup team a talented player who has won on every level has already captured seven collegiate tournament titles has developed more patience in his game during his collegiate career another in a long line of golfing greats from the Haas family to play for Wake Forest.
Entered the fall ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings and closed out 2003 in the same fashion captured individual medalist honors in two of the team's four tournaments won the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate for the second straight year and also finished first at the Jerry Pate National shot an 18-under 195 (63-66-66) at the Jerry Pate, the lowest tournament score by a Deacon golfer since 1986 his first-round 63 was a career-low as well as WFU's lowest since 1996 also placed fifth at the Carpet Capital and 12th at The Preview halved both of his matches at the Collegiate Matchplay, finishing all-square with Oklahoma State's Zack Robinson and UCLA's Steve Conway compiled a 68.6 stroke average finished the fall with six consecutive rounds of par or better also owns a current streak of five straight rounds in the 60s, breaking his own school record counted all 11 rounds in the fall toward team totals 82 percent of his rounds were equal or under par posted an average differential of just three strokes off the leader his successful fall was preceded by a busy summer, beginning with a qualifying spot in the U.S. Open shot a 73-76 at Olympia Fields and did not make the cut recorded three top five finishes over the summer finished second at the Players Amateur, where he shot a final-round 66 tied for fifth at the Porter Cup with a second-round 60 won the South Carolina Amateur with four straight rounds of 70 placed 13th in U.S. Amateur stroke play and advanced to the match play quarterfinals member of the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams made his second straight Palmer Cup appearance.
Named first-team All-America for the second straight year also became WFU's first-ever ACC Player of the Year named All-ACC for the third straight year as well a finalist for the Ben Hogan Award, given to the nation's top collegiate golfer ranked third nationally in the final Golfweek/Sagarin rankings led the team and ranked second in the ACC in stroke average (71.14) put together a school-record streak of 13 straight rounds equal/under par in the spring won individual medalist honors in three tournaments - The Ridges, Carpet Capital and Tulane Invitational also placed second at The Schenkel and ACC Championships and third at The International Collegiate and PING-Arizona posted eight top-five finishes in 14 events counted 93 percent of his rounds (39 of 42) toward team scoring, highest on the team over 76 percent of his rounds (32 of 42) were equal/under par owned a 5.6 final round stroke differential tallied a team-best 13 rounds in the 60s earned a sponsor's exemption to the PGA Tour's Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, shooting 76-75 and did not make the cut tied for 26th at the NCAA Championships with a 12-over 300 (77-82-71-70) his season was jump-started by a breakout summer, as he led the United States to victory in the Palmer Cup, earning team MVP honors was the U.S. Amateur stoke play medalist, then advanced to the semifinals in match play won The Players' Amateur in South Carolina finished seventh at the Porter Cup was a quarterfinalist at the Western Amateur after finishing fourth in stroke play.
One of 10 finalists for the 2002 Ben Hogan Award, given to the nation's top collegiate golfer received a sponsor's exemption to play in the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, missing the cut by just one stroke finished the season ranked fifth nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings led Wake Forest in stroke average (70.86) spring stroke average of 71.25 ranked third in the ACC won two spring tournaments - the Birkdale and The Intercollegiate posted eight top five finishes in 12 events counted all but one round (34 of 35, .971) toward team totals over 74 percent of his rounds (26 of 35) were equal/under par had a streak of nine straight rounds under par heading into NCAAs seven of those nine rounds were in the 60s owned a 5.8 final round stroke differential posted the team's best finish in eight tournaments, including the last four events tied for fourth at the ACC Championships with an eight-under 208, his second-straight top-six conference finish.
Saw action in 12 of 13 events led the squad in stroke average with a 72.9 recorded seven top-20 outings, including five top-10 finishes led the squad in five events led the Deacs at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes, firing a six-under 210 to finish 12th finished second and helped WFU capture the team title at Birkdale also finished second at the Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invite, opening with a career-low 64 and finishing with a nine-under 207 placed ninth at The Intercollegiate with a two-under 214 recorded his fifth straight top-10 finish of the spring with a sixth place at ACC's, turning in a three-under 213 led the squad at the NCAA West Regional, tying for 19th led WFU in rounds counted, as 93 percent (32.5 of 35) of his rounds factored into team totals recorded a team-high 17 rounds even or under par recorded five rounds in the 60s entered the national rankings as a rookie, reaching as high as 32nd before finishing the season 52nd.
Earned Junior All-America and South Carolina Junior Player of the Year honors in 1999 won the South Carolina High School State Championship as both a junior and senior also led his Riverside squad to the state team title won the South Carolina Junior Boys' Championship captured the 1999 Carolinas Junior Championship, carding an impressive 71-66-67 score finished second at the 1999 American Junior Golf Association's Polo Junior Classic in Orlando, losing in the final round of match play, 3 and 2 won the 1998 AJGA Greensboro Classic also placed second at the Junior Azalea and third at the AJGA Polo Junior Classic in 1998.
Majoring in Religion named to the WFU Dean's List in the fall of 2002 born May 24, 1982 in Charlotte, N.C. the son of Jay and Jan Haas of Greer, S.C. has four siblings - Jay, Jr. (23), Haley (20), Fran (16) and Georgia (12) the third member of the Haas family to play golf at Wake Forest father, Jay, was an NCAA Champion and two-time All-America in the 1970s who went on to a highly successful PGA career uncle, Jerry, was also an All-America at Wake Forest, a PGA tour player and currently the head coach of the Deacon squad his great uncle, Bob Goalby, was the 1968 Masters Champion older brother, Jay, Jr. played golf at Augusta State.