Bill Haas
Bill Haas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greer, SC

High School:
Riverside

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Birthdate:
05/24/1982

Experience:
3VL

06/30/2013

Bill Haas Wins AT&T National

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.

Summer/Fall 2003
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.

2002-03
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.

2001-02
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.

2000-01
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.

Before WFU
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.

Personal
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.


Haas' Career Scorecard
Through Fall 2003

YearEventsRds.StrokesAvg. 18Avg. 54Best 18Best 54Top 10Top 20Best Fin.Rds. =/- ParPct. =/- ParRds. Ctd.
2000-011235255172.9218.064207572nd (2)1748.6%92.9%
2001-021235248070.9212.965 (2)203891st (2)2674.3%97.1%
2002-031442298871.1212.566205 (2)9101st (3)3276.2%92.9%
Fall 0341175468.6203.763195341st (2)981.8%100.0%
Career42123877371.3213.36319525301st (7)8468.3%94.7%

 

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