A veteran senior leader on the Deacons... enjoyed a successful summer on the course... re-gained his passion for the game last year after sitting out the 2004-05 season... will be a prominent player this spring... learned much of the game from his father, Jim McLean, who is considered one of the top golf instructors world-wide.
Played in two of Wake Forest's five fall tournaments... earned a stroke average of 76.33... had an 18-hole low of 73 and a 54-hole low of 225... one-half of his six rounds counted toward the team score... played in the season opener at Scotland's International Collegiate... opened with a solid 73 before shooting 80 in rounds 2 and 3... concluded that tournament 16-over and in 57th place... shot 77-73-75--225 (+9) at the Carpet Capital Collegiate.
Played a limited schedule while attending summer school... played in the Eastern Amateur and shot rounds of 71-72-67-64... also shot rounds of 71 and 69 at the U.S. Amateur Qualifier.
Played in one tournament -- the ECU Pirate Invitational -- in the fall of 2005... shot a 76-73-79--228 (+12)... finished 36th overall.
Sat out the season to concentrate on academics.
Played in two events for the Deacons as a rookie... one of his six rounds counted toward the team score... placed 60th at the Jerry Pate National... recorded a low score of 77 in the opening round of that event... finished with a 25-over 238... also played in the Intercollegiate, finishing 81st.
Attended American Heritage Academy... earned six letters in golf... served as team captain for two years... set an 18-hole school record with a 66... also set a nine-hole record with a 31... was both the district and regional champion in 2001... had an outstanding AJGA career, placing third at the Hartford Classic and fifth at the AJGA at Bethpage... finished second at the Texas-Oklahoma Junior... finished 12th at the 2001 Orange Bowl Junior... won the 2001 U.S. Junior Qualifier... advanced to the second round of match play at the 2001 U.S. Junior... placed ninth at the 2002 Western Junior... finished second at the Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Gainesville Junior... ranked as high as 21st in the Golfweek junior rankings... was named a FCWT All-American.
Born July 2, 1984 in Westchester, NY... given name is Matt Allen McLean... the son of Jim and Justine McLean... father, Jim, is a renowned golf instructor... has a younger brother, Jon (19)... majoring in religion.