Chad  Merzbacher

Chad Merzbacher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dublin, Ohio

High School:
Jerome High

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 142

CAREER SCORECARD (Through Feb. 8, 2016)

Year Trns. Rds. Strokes Avg. Low High Par or Better T10 T25
2012-13 7 18 1,348 74.88 69 83 5 2 2
2013-14 9 26 1,919 73.81 66 80 9 2 4
2014-15 13 38 2,743 72.18 64 81 18 4 4
2015-16 5 15 1,098 73.20 68 83 6 2 3
Totals 34 97 7,108 73.27 64 83 38 10 13

CAREER EVENTS

Senior (2015-16)

  • Carpet Capital Collegiate 75-69-73--217 (+1) / T7
  • DICK's Collegiate Challenge Cup 68-78-83--229 (+16) / 54
  • Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 72-69-71--212 (-4) / T9
  • Gifford Intercollegiate 76-75-73--224 (+11) / T45
  • Sea Best Invitational 73-73-70--216 (+6) / T18

Junior (2014-15)

  • Carpet Capital Collegiate 69-72-76--217 (+1) / T29
  • Windon Memorial 72-69-74--215 (+5) / T26
  • Primland Collegiate Invitational 69-71-67--207 (-9) / T10
  • Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 75-67--142 (-2) / T12
  • Quail Valley Intercollegiate 73-67-72--212 (-4) / T12
  • Sea Best Invitational 74-72-71--217 (+7) / 6
  • John Hayt Invitational 76-74-72--222 (+6) / T15
  • Colleton River Collegiate 70-69-81--220 (+4) / T7
  • Jackrabbit Invitational 70-64-69--203 (-13) / 4
  • Valspar Collegiate Invitational 77-80-76--233 (+20) / T68
  • 3M Augusta Invitational 73-71-68--212 (-4) / T13
  • SEC Championship 75-71-73--219 (+9) / T53
  • NCAA San Diego Regional 78-72-74--224 (+8) / T40

Sophomore (2013-14)

  • Carpet Capital Collegiate 80-75-78--233 (+17) / 67
  • Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 70-70-70---210 (-6) / T8
  • Gifford Collegiate 78-71-66--215 (+5) / T21
  • Sea Best Invitational 77-76-77--230 (+14) / T27
  • John Hayt Invitational 75-75-67--217 (+1) / T15
  • Davidson Invitational 75-74--149 (+5) / T7
  • Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate 72-73-74--219 (+3) / T14
  • 3M Augusta Invitational 79-72-71--222 (+6) / T45
  • SEC Championship 80-74-70--224 (+14) / 63

Freshman (2012-13)

  • Windon Memorial 77-71-78--226 (+13) / T32
  • Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 72-75-83--230 (+14) / T67
  • Gifford Collegiate 71-74-76--221 (+8) / T36
  • John Hayt Invitational 83-75-158 (+14) / T76
  • Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate 72-76--148 / T8
  • Furman Triangular 69-72--141 / T2
  • SEC Championship 75-73-76--224 (+14) / T47

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 SEC Community Service Team
  • SEC Men's Golfer of the Week (Feb. 11)
  • 2013 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 Rolex Junior All-American Team: Honorable Mention
  • Tennessee's Student-Athlete of the Month (November)

Senior (2015-16)

  • Finished tied for 18th after playing the final round even par at the Sea Best Invitational
  • Collected his tenth top-10 finish with a strong performance at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, where he shot at or under par in all three rounds to finish 4-under and tied for ninth.
  • Opened season with a top-10 finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate (T-7, +1)

Junior (2014-15)

  • Started all 12 of the team's tournaments.
  • Had a 72.18 stroke average for his junior season.
  • Carded a new career-low round of 64 on the second day of the Jackrabbit Invitational.
  • Season-best finish of 4th at the Jackrabbit Invitational, 70-64-69--203 (-13).
  • Competed as an individual at the 2015 San Diego Regional (T-40, +8).

Sophomore (2013-14)

  • Shot a career-low round of 66 on the final day of the Gifford Collegiate.
  • Season-best finish of T-8th at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, 70-70-70--210 (-6).
  • First start of the season came at the Carpet Capital Collegiate where he placed 67th.

Freshman (2012-13)

  • Started five of the team's 12 tournaments (played in two tournaments as an individual - Bobby Nichols and Furman Triangular).
  • Had a 74.88 stroke average for his freshman season.
  • Finished freshman season with five rounds of par or better.
  • Best finish was tied for 2nd at the Furman Triangular.
  • Competed as the fifth starter in the 2013 SEC Championship.
  • Shot a season-best round of 69 at the Furman Triangular.
  • Selected to the 2013 SEC Community Service Team
  • Rolex Junior All-American Team: Honorable Mention
  • Finished T-32nd in first collegiate golf tournament (Windon Memorial).
  • At Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate, led tournament with eight birdies.

Prior to Tennessee

  • Claimed medalist runner-up honors at 2011 Ohio State High School Division I Golf Championship, leading to first team All-State honors.
  • His school, Jerome High, swept both boys and girls titles for second time in seven years and remains only Ohio school to accomplish this feat.

Personal

  • Born Feb. 8, 1994, in Lawrence, Kan.
  • Major: Finance
  • Parents are Chuck and Cherie Merzbacher
  • Valedictorian of high school class
  • Hobbies: Tennis
  • Favorite Musician: Kenny Chesney
  • Recipient of the Jerry W. Ogle Athletic Scholarship Fund
  • Recipient of the William R. Beal Athletic Scholarship
 

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