Named to the Big Ten Men's Golfer to Watch List for the 2014-15 season.
FRESHMAN (2013-14): One of two Spartans to compete in all 12 events ... Posted a 75.62 scoring average ... Second on the team with two top-10 and three top-20 finishes ... Also second on the team with 76 birdies and 359 pars ... Tied for the team lead with four sub-par rounds ... Had his best score of the season with a 214 (74-68-72) at the Wolverine Intercollegiate, tying for ninth ... Tied for 16th at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic with a 216 (70-72-74) ... Went 1-1-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship ... Took home medalist honors at the Colleton River Collegiate, shooting a 215 (78-67-70); his 67 was a season low ... Was part of the Spartan lineup at the Big Ten Championship, tying for 49th with a 313 (78-78-78-79).
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-time letterwinner for head coach Brian Kopecky at Lyons Township High School ... Two-time all-state selection, during his senior and junior seasons ... Finished second at the Illinois Class 3A Championship as a junior ... As a senior captain, led Lyons Township to a third place finish at the state 3A championship, following up a second place showing as a junior ... Four-time team MVP ... Ranked first in the state of Illinois and 20th in the country for the class of 2013 in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings ... Won the 2013 AJGA McArthur Towel and Sports Future Legends Championship ... Runner-up in the 2013 AJGA Quad Cities Championship... Placed 1th7 at the 2013 Western Junior Championship ... Also lettered in baseball as a freshman, earning team MVP honors.
PERSONAL: Son of Tom and Jill Netzel ... Dad was a four-year letterwinner in basketball at DePauw ... Has one sister, Claire ... Majoring in finance.
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