2010 NCAA Champ Says Going to Illinois Was Best Decision He's Ever Made
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2010-11: Semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, honoring the top collegiate player in the country Has nine top-15 finishes in 10 events, including seven in the top 10 Named All-Big Ten His 72.55 career stroke average is just behind Luke Guthrie for the Illinois record. Played for the U.S. at the World Amateur Team Championships in Buenos Aries in October Academic All-Big Ten Ranked 13th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.
2009-2010: Won NCAA Championship Named to Ping! First-Team All-America Team Received Division I Arnold Palmer Award present by Callaway Qualified for U.S. Open with two rounds of 66 at the Sectional Qualifier Tied for 16th at U.S. Open Won cliniching match in leading the United States to the victory in the Palmer Cup Reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Selected to the United States team at the World Team Amateur Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina Named Big Ten Player of the Year At No. 26, is the highest ranked Big Ten golfer in the Golfweek Rankings Posted best single-season stroke average in school history (71.37) Named Southerrn Golf Association National Amateur of the month for May Ranked No. 5 in World Amateur ranking His 72.45 career average would better Steve Stricker as the new Illinois record Was the first-place finisher for the Illini in six of the 12 tournaments in 2009-2010 Finished second in three tournaments -- the Wolf Run, LA Classics and Crooked Stick Invitational Posted a low 54 hole score of 203 at the Wolf Run Invite in September. Named Academic All-Big Ten.
Named First Team All-Big Ten Academic All-Big Ten Won two tournament titles-- at the D.A. Weibring Invitational and the FAU Spring Break Invite Led all Illini with 13 rounds under par, including a 64 in the first round of the D.A. Weibring Invitational First-round co-leader at the NCAA Championship Named Second Team All-American His 72.08 stroke average is fourth best in school history Placed in the top 12 in all but three events Was Illinois' top finisher in six events and was among the top two Illini finishers in 13 of 25 events for his career Was Named Big Ten Men's Golfer of the Week twice this season (on March 4 after leading Illinois a victory in the Tinervin Cup and April 1 after winning the FAU Spring Break Invitational) Ranked 26th in Golfweek Computer Rankings and 41st in Golfstat Cup Standings One of five players to advance out of the U.S. Open local qualifier in Springfield, Ill., on May 18 Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Repeat his title at the Metropolitan Open.
Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year Placed fourth at the Big Ten Championship Won the Argonaut Invitational and earned Big Ten Player of the Week Had a team-leading three top-ten finishes, all in the spring -- first at the Argonaut Invitational, a tie for second at the Marshall Invitational and fourth at Big Ten Led Illinois in stroke average heading into the NCAA (72.87) His 65 in the second round at the Argonaut Invitational is tied for the fourth-best round all-time in school history Tied for 24th at the NCAA Championships after three rounds and played in a play-off to determine individual spots in the final Had an eventful summer, qualifying for the 64-man match play at the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst Made it to the match play round at the U.S. Amateur, the round of 16 at the North & South Amateur, the round of 32 at the U.S. Public Links Championship and tied for fifth at the Western Junior Championship Won the 3rd Annual Metropolitan Open in St. Louis.
Four-year letterwinner in golf Won the 2007 AJGA Midwest Junior Players Championship (69-68-67) Won the 2006 Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (67-65-63) Placed second at the 2007 Metropolitan Amateur Championship...Placed fourth at the Missouri State High School Championship (73-69) Other notable finishes have included the 2007 HP?Boys Junior Championship (3rd), the 2005 AJGA Lockton Kansas City Junoir (3rd), the 2006 Western Junior (4th), the 2007 Metropolitan Open (6th) and the 2007 Thunderbird International Junior (8th).
Born April 28, 1989 Son of Brad Langley and Carol Haas Majoring in business Enjoys music, The Office, and studying Named a Missouri Bright Flight Scholar (ACT score over 30) Named to the Highest honor roll for four years Majoring in business Member of Campus Crusade for Christ.
Getting to know Scott Langley
Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods Dream date: Jenna Fischer Favorite professional sports team: St. Louis Cardinals Favorite restaurant in Champaign-Urbana: Za's Nickname: Langs Career plans: Professional Golf Favorite TV Show: The Office Favorite musical group: Copeland ...Favorite movie: 300 What I like most about being an Illini: Having the resources and opportunities to become better each and every single day My dream job would be: Late Show TV host What I've learned from Coach Small: How to chip and putt Secret talent: I can juggle
What's in the Bag?
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Langley's Career Statistics
Year Rounds Shots Avg. Low 18 Low 54 2007-08 41 3,030 73.90 65 208 2008-09 37 2,667 72.08 64 205 2009-10 43 3,069 71.37 66 203 2010-11 33 2,406 72.91 67 212 Totals 154 11,172 72.55 64 203