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Mark Harrell
Mark Harrell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hazlehurst, Ga.

High School:
Jeff Davis

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 198

Position:
Golfer

Experience:
3L



10/06/2013

Men's Golf Hosts Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Monday

Crimson looking to defend 2013 JPNI team title

COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2007 U.S. Open participant, just missing the cut by one stroke and exiting in the same scoring group with the then No. 2 ranked professional golfer, Phil Mickelson
  • Shot 75-76/151 at the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.); his caddy was Tide teammate Mark Hughes
  • Finished 1st in stroke play at 2007 U.S. Amateur Pub Links (69-70/139), winning by two strokes; played in 2006 U.S. Amateur Pub Links as well
  • Finished T-11th at 7-under at 2007 Southern Amateur (70-69-69-73/281) and T-6th (with UA teammate Matthew Swan) at 2006 Southern Amateur (3-under, 70-74-68-69/281)
  • Finished T-8th in stroke play at the 2007 Western Amateur; lost in the 1st round of match play
  • 2005, 2006 and 2007 U.S. Amateur participant, making it to the 2nd round of match play in 200
  • Finished second in stroke play at 2006 U.S. Amateur
  • Has competed in every possible collegiate tournament since stepping on campus as a UA freshman in fall of 2004, making it 38 consecutive tournaments going into the 2007-08 season
  • Has represented Alabama in two NCAA finals, in 2005 (T-88th, 70-72-78/220, +10) and 2007 (T-42nd, 74-72-66-74/286, +6)
  • Finished T-9th at 2007 SEC Championships (75-70-74/219)
  • Finished 7th at the 2007 Porter Cup
  • 2006 PING All-Region Team for Southeast Region
  • 2007 Academic All-SEC (management major)
  • Freshman stroke average in 2005 of 73.38 in 13 tournaments; sophomore stroke average of 72.72 in 12 tournaments; junior stroke average of 73.25 in 13 tournaments for a 3-year career stroke average of 73.13 going into his senior season in 2007-08
  • Going into senior season, has five Top 10 career finishes and 18 career Top 25 individual finishes Has competed in three NCAA regionals (2005, 2006, 2007) and two NCAA finals (2005 and 2007) for the Tide
  • Going into senior season, has finished under par in eight tournaments
  • Career low round going into 2006-07 is 66 shot twice, in first round of fall 2004 JPNI where he finished tied for third (-7) his freshman season (66-70-70/285) and in the third round of the 2007 NCAA team finals (74-72-66-74/286, +6, T-42nd)
  • Led Alabama as a freshman in 2005 with a 73.38 stroke average in 13 events
  • Finished T-21st at 2005 NCAA East Regional (68-72-71/211), at two under par
  • Won the 2006 Greystone Invitational
  • Going into 2007-08, Alabama has counted 100 of his 115 career rounds (87%)

PREP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2002 Georgia high school state (individual) champion
  • Team was 2002 Georgia State runner-up
  • Ranked among top 100 as a juniors golfer
  • MVP of 2002 team
  • Team captain, 2000-2003
  • Coached by Neil Graham at Jeff Davis

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

  • Began playing golf at age 6 and competing at age 11
  • Career low round (since childhood) is 61
  • A management major at UA
  • Has two brothers, Matthew and Michael
  • Parents are Ray and Angela Harrell
  • Born August 27, 1985