Men's Golf


Clayton Parkhill
Clayton Parkhill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Champaign, Ill.

High School:
Central H.S.

Birthdate:
01/23/1988

AT ILLINOIS

2010-11: Competed at the Wolf Run Invitational, the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, the Louisiana Classics and the Illini Spring Classic • Posted a round of 72 in the first round of the Louisiana Classics • Won all three matches at the Big Ten Match Play.

2009-10:
Won the UI Open for the second time in three seasons • Competed in three events, tying for 26th at the Crooked Stick Invitational.

2008-2009:
Qualified for the U.S. Amateur • Was in the line-up in the first two tournaments of the season, including during a team victory at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational • Had a low round of 72 at the FAU Spring Break Invitational • Named Academic All-Big Ten

2007-2008:
Won the U of I Open by sinking a 20-foot birdie putt in the tournament's final hole. • Won the Twin City Open by sinking a 60-foot birdie in the second playoff hole • Made the cut at tied for 19th at the Illinois Amateur • Participated in the Fighting Illini Spring Invitational.

2006-07:
Sat out the year as a redshirt • Won the Twin City Invitational and won a U.S. Amateur qualifying event in back-to-back days in the summer. • Posted rounds of 67-68 in claiming the qualifying event at Illini Country Club in Springfield, Ill.

High School
Earned four letters in golf ... Played for coach Mike Tennant at Champaign Central High School ... Won the Big Twelve Conference championship twice ... Qualified for the state finals three years ... Recorded four Top-10 finishes in junior national events in 2005, led by second-place finish at Pepsi Little People's Championship and third place at the AJGA Buick Junior Open ...Won both the UI Open and Twin City Championship in 2004.

Personal
Born Jan. 23, 1988 • Son of John and Page Parkhill • Majoring in consumer economics & finance • Uncle, Tom Parkhill, played golf at Illinois serving as captain one year • Lists his great-uncle, Frank, as the biggest golf influence because he was an accomplished golfer and took an interest in Clayton's game.

Getting to Know Parkhill
Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps • Favorite Olympic moment from this year: Phelps winning eight gold medals • Dream date: Jessica Biel • Favorite professional sports teams: Chicago Cubs and Indianapolis Colts • Favorite food: Chicken Quesidilla • Favorite TV Show: Sportscenter • Favorite movie: Dark Knight • What I've learned from Coach Small: Course management, the mental approach to the game and improving my short game • If I weren't playing golf, which sport would I be playing? Baseball • If I could go to dinner with three people, who would they be? Tiger Woods, Bill Gates & Lou Piniella • Favorite golf course: Baltusrol • Favorite campus restaurant: Falt Top Grill •

What's in the Bag?
Driver- Titleist 905R
Wood- Titleist 906 F2
Irons- Titleist 695 CB
Putter- Odyssey 2-Ball
Ball- Titleist Pro V1x

Parkhill's Career Statistics

Year      Rounds    Shots     Avg.      Low 18     Low 54
2007-08      2        166      83.00       81         NA
2008-09	     9	      697      77.44	   72	      227
2009-10	     9	      686      76.22	   73	      226
2010-11	    11	      845      77.33	   72	      223
Totals	    31	     2,394     77.23       72	      223


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