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