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Nathan Gunthorpe
Nathan Gunthorpe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ovid, Mich.

High School:
Ovid-Elsie

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150

Birthdate:
04/26/1986

Experience:
2 Letters


Fall 2007: Competed in the Big Ten/Pac 10 Challenge tying for 33rd place finish (78-78-73--229).

Summer 2007: Finished tied for 24th at the Michigan Open.

2006-07: Played in one tournament ... Posted a 220 (78-75-67) at the Fossum/Spartan Invitational and finished in a tie for 33rd as an individual ... 54-hole total tied his lowest score to date ... Recorded 10 birdies at the Spartans only home tournament and one sub-par round.

Summer 2006: Qualified for the 106th U.S. Amateur, carding a 73-77 -- 150 in Stroke Play qualifying ... Finished 21st at the 85th GAM Championship with a 54-hole total of 72-72-75 -- 219 ... Posted a 73-77 -- 150 total at the Michigan Open.

2005-06: Competed in seven tournaments in his sophomore campaign...Recorded a 75.48 scoring average...Finished 23rd and posted a 220 total at the Big Ten/Pac 10 Challenge, his lowest 54-hole score of his career...Posted a 222 total and finished 16th at the season-opening Topy Cup, his best finish of the season...Competed at the Fossum Invitational and The Maxwell as an individual...

Summer 2005: Advanced to match play at the Michigan Amateur Championship, falling in the third round ... Tied for 61st at the 2005 Michigan Open ... Tied for sixth at the GAM Championship with a 217 (72-72-73).

2004-05: Appeared in four events, recording a 77.25 stroke average ... Finished seventh with a 221, competing as an individual, in his first collegiate event - the Alabama Spring Invitational ... Placed 43rd at the Border Olympics and 71st at the Aggie Invitational ... Shot a 234 at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational.


Summer 2004: Qualified for the 2004 Michigan Open Championship ... Placed 11th at the FCWT Mission Inn Masters and sixth at the FCWT Yankee Trace ... Tied for eighth at the Lansing All-City Tournament.

High School: Three-year letterwinner in golf at Ovid-Elsie High School as school did not have a team his freshman year ... Finished third at the 2003 MHSAA State Finals (Division 3) with a 146 and was third in 2002 with a 151 ... Took medalist honors at the 2002 state regional tournament and placed third in 2003 ... Two-time first-team all-state ... Three-year all-conference honoree and three-time team MVP ... Lansing State Journal Dream Team in 2002 and 2003 ... 2003 Most Outstanding Player in the CSAA Conference ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Averaged 35.6 for nine holes as a senior ... Also earned two letters in basketball (2003 and 2004) ... Participated on the Power-Bilt Junior Tour, finishing fifth at the 2003 Tournament of Champions ... Placed second at the tournament at Bucks Run and was tied for fifth at the Treetops Tradition & Premier Tournament.

Personal: Born April 26, 1986 ... Son of Jerry and Joan Gunthorpe ... A general business major ... Father golfed at Lansing Community College for two years and was his high school coach ... Lists his dad as his biggest golf influence because he has always been better than me and is always someone to shoot for ... Favorite team is the MSU basketball team and MSU guard/forward Alan Anderson as his favorite player ... Career ambition is to play professional golf.

Gunthorpe Year-by-Year

Best Year Rnds Strokes Avg. Round Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 2004-05 12 927 77.25 68 - 1 1 2005-06 21 1,585 75.48 71 - - 1 2006-07 3 220 73.33 67 - - - 2007(F) 3 229 76.33 73 - - - Career 39 2,961 75.92 67 - 1 2

Low Round: 68, at 2005 Alabama Spring Invitational Low Tournament: 220, at 2006 Big Ten/Pac 10 Challenge and 2007 Fossum/Spartan Invitational

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