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Matt Harmon
Matt Harmon

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
East Kentwood

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Experience:
3 Letters


Ranks second all-time in MSU history with his 73.74 career stroke average.

Summer 2006: Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 81st U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 106th North and South Amateur Championship ... Advanced to the Stroke Play portion of the 104th Western Amateur Championship ... Qualified for the 106th U.S. Amateur, posting a 73-76 -- 149 total in Stroke Play qualifying ... Finished tied for 25th at the Northeast Amateur Championship with a two-round total of 70-69 -- 139 ... Tied for 49th at the Porter Cup with a 72-hole total of 70-73-72-72 -- 287 ... Finished tied for 20th at the Scratch Players Championship with a four-round score of 71-70-76-36 -- 253 ... Was ranked as high as 57th in the Golfweek/Titleist Amateur Rankings.

2005-06: Named to the All-Big Ten Second Team...Appeared in all 11 events for the third consecutive season...Finished the season with seven rounds in the 60s and a 73.62 scoring average, second lowest on the team...Earned Big Ten Golfer of the Week (March 23) honors for the first time in his career...Led wire-to-wire to capture his first career victory at the EZ-GO Schenkel Invitational with a 207 (68-69-70) total, the third-lowest 54-hole score in program history...Posted back-to-back top-five finishes to begin the season - fourth place at the season-opening Topy Cup, and fifth place at the Inverness Intercollegiate...

Summer 2005: Finished fourth at Southern Amateur ... Tied for fifth at the Monroe Invitational ... Competed at the North and South Amateur and the Porter Cup ... Sweet Sixteen at the Michigan Amateur ... Competed at the Western Amateur Championship, finished tied for 13th to advance to championship play.

2004-05: Selected to PING All-Midwest Region Team ... Named to the All-Big Ten First-Team for the first time in his career ... Member of the Big Ten All-Championship Team ... Appeared in all 11 events, posting seven top-20 finishes, including five in the top five ... Led the team with his 72.53 stroke average to rank second all-time in MSU single-season history ... Tied for 21st at the Inverness Intercollegiate and tied for 19th at the Central Regional Challenge ... Recorded three straight top-four finishes to close out the fall season ... Tied for third at the Adams Cup with a 140, including a first-round 67 ... Tied for second at the Duke Classic with a career-best 210 (67-71-72), including a first-round 67 ... Tied for fourth at the Landfall Tradition with a 210 (68-72-70), including a first-round 68 ... Tied for 12th at the Alabama Spring Invitational to open the spring season ... Tied for third at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational ... Shot a three-round 213 (70-72-71) at the Fossum ... Tied for third at the Big Ten Championships with a 209 (68-67-74) ... His second-round 67 was the 11th-best 18-hole score in school history ... Shot at 219 (71-72-76) at the NCAA Central Regional.


Summer 2004: Took medalist honors in stroke play at the Michigan Amateur Championship and finished second overall in match play ... Qualified for the U.S. Public Links Championship ... Competed at the Western Amateur Championship ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

2003-04: Ranked second on squad with a 75.09 stroke average ... Competed in all 11 events ... Posted five top-20 finishes, including two in the top 10 ... Recorded a 149 (77-72) in his first collegiate start, tying for ninth at the Badger Invitational ... Shot 225 (77-72-76) at the Inverness Intercollegiate, tying for 13th ... Shot a career low 6-under 66 in the second round of the Duke Golf Classic, propelling him to a career-best 216 (72-66-78) and a tie for fourth place ... Fifth top-20 finish of the season after tying for 17th at the Kepler Intercollegiate (76-74-75=225) ... Tied for 21st at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational with a 226 ... Posted a 227 at the Big Ten Championships.

Summer 2003: Qualified for the U.S. Public Links Championship ... Tied for 22nd at the Michigan Tournament of Champions ... Competed in the Midwest Collegiate Amateur Series ... placed second at the Pine Valley Country Club in Fort Wayne.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in golf and men's basketball at East Kentwood High School ... Michigan's Mr. Golf award winner in 2002 ... All-State Super Eight in 2001 and 2002 ... First-team all-state in 1999 ... Took back-to-back medalist honors at the 2001 and 2002 Michigan High School State Championship ... Was the state runner-up as a freshman in 1999 ... East Kentwood won the 2001 Division I State Championship and placed ninth in 2002 ... Served as team captain in 2001 and 2002 ... Averaged 72.8 as a junior and 72.9 as a senior ... Placed seventh in stroke play and advanced to the Sweet 16 in match play at the 2002 U.S. Junior Amateur ... Placed third at the 2002 AJGA Canada and sixth at the 2002 Hudson Junior ... Placed seventh at the 2002 Westfield PGA Junior Championship and was 17th in 2001 ... Two-time captain and three-time all-area honorable mention selection in basketball ... National Honor Society ... Four-year Honor Roll.

Personal: Born April 4, 1985 ... Son of Steve and Julie Harmon ... An interdisciplinary studies in social science major ... Uncle Jason Cotton played baseball at Alma (1995-98) ... Lists his dad as his biggest golf influence because he taught him the game, and Phil Mickelson as his favorite golfer ... Favorite team is the MSU basketball team ... Career ambition is to play on the PGA Tour.

Harmon Year-by-Year

Best Year Rnds Strokes Avg. Round Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 2003-04 32 2,403 75.09 66 1 2 5 2004-05 32 2,321 72.53 67 5 5 7 2005-06 34 2,503 73.62 68 3 5 6 Career 98 7,227 73.74 66 9 12 18

Low Round: 66, at 2003 Duke Classic Low Tournament: 207, at 2006 EZ-GO Schenkel Invitational

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