Summer 2004: Advanced to match play at the Michigan Amateur Championship ... Placed tied for 18th at the GAM Championship ... Competed at the Michigan Open ... Took medalist honors at the Genessee All-Star Classic with scores of 71-69-67=207.
2003-04: Competed in six of 11 tournaments, posting a 76.06 stroke average ... Earned MSU's Most Improved Player Award ... Shot a career-low round of 2-under 70 in the final round of the Adams Cup of Newport and equaled it with a 70 in the opening round of the Big Ten Championships ... In his first collegiate start at the Adams Cup of Newport, finished tied for 37th with a 229 (78-81-70) ... Competing as an individual, tied for 21st at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational with a then career-best 226 (72-77-77) ... Tied for 13th at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best 215 (70-74-71).
Summer 2003: Took medalist honors (68) at the GAM Championship sectional qualifier at Boulder Lakes Golf Course ... Finished second at the Genessee All-Star Classic ... Advanced to the Sweet 16 at the Michigan Amateur Championship .... Took medalist honors at the Michigan Amateur Qualifier with a 68 ... Also appeared in the Michigan Open.
2002-03: Participated in one tournament ... Tied for 59th at the Bruce Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational with a 233.
Prior to MSU: Attended the University of Michigan in the fall of 2000 and was a member of the golf team.
High School: Received Michigan's Michigan Mr. Golf award in 1999 ... Member of the 1999 Super Team ... First team all-conference in 1998 and 1999 ... Carried a 73.00 stroke average for 18 holes during his senior year ... All-state honorable mention selection in 1998 ... Captain of the Grand Blanc golf team and a four-year letterwinner ... Two-year captain and four-year letterwinner in tennis.
Personal: Born Feb. 1, 1982 ... Son of Jim and Lenore Chestnut ... A political science major ... Lists his father as his biggest golf influence and Fred Couples as his favorite golfer ... Lists the New York Yankees as his favorite team ... Plans to enter law school or enjoy a professional golf career.
Best Year Rnds Strokes Avg. Round Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 2002-03 3 233 77.67 74 - - - 2003-04 18 1,369 76.06 70 - - 1 Career 21 1,602 76.29 70 - - 1
Low Round: 70, two times, last at 2004 Big Ten Championships
Low Tournament: 215, at 2004 Big Ten Championships