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Matthew Swan
Matthew Swan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Montgomery, Ala.

High School:
Trinity Presbyterian

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Experience:
3L



02/21/2014

Crimson Tide Golfers Open 2014 Spring Slate at Puerto Rico Classic

Alabama makes 10th straight appearance in Puerto Rico; looking for fourth straight team title in Classic

QUICKLY
Matthew Swan is a four-time U.S. Amateur participant (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008) ... an honorable mention All-American in 2008 ... a three-time All-SEC selection (2006, 2007 and 2008), who garnered first-team accolades in 2008 ... a two-time Academic All-SEC selection ... going into the spring of 2009, has competed in 38 out of a possible 41 career tournaments at Alabama since arriving as a freshman in the fall of 2005... has also finished among the top 25 individuals in 26 of his 41 career tournaments with the Crimson Tide ... has a career scoring average of 72.88 over 116 career rounds ... has one career tournament victory, nine top 10 finishes and 36 rounds under par ... ranks 30th nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index entering the spring season ... an outstanding leader and one of the top players in the country ... considered one of the top ball-strikers in collegiate golf ... a candidate for first-team All-America honors as a senior in 2009.

SENIOR (FALL 2008)
Swan provided the Crimson Tide with consistently low scores and valuable experience with four top 15 finishes and two top 10 finishes ... posted a 71.50 scoring average (858 strokes over 12 rounds) that ranked second among Tide golfers ... opened the 2008-09 season with a tie for 10th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate (216, E) ... notched his low round of the fall schedule with a 68 in the final round ... then posted back-to-back 15th-place finishes at the Ping/Golfweek Preview and the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... finished ninth at the UCF-Isleworth Collegiate with a 1-over-par 217.

JUNIOR (2007-08)
He earned first-team All-SEC honors after posting a stroke average of 73.52 in 10 tournaments ... captured medalist honors at Puerto Rico Classic (66-71-67) at 12-under 204 ... Golf World National Collegiate Player of the Week and SEC Golfer of the Week on March 3 after his win in Puerto Rico ... five top 25 individual finishes in 2007-08 ... 2008 All-Southeast District selection ... finished tied for 38th at 2008 NCAA Championships (75-79-74-78/306) ... posted a tie for fourth at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational with a 5-under-par 211 that included a second round 68 ... tied for 13th at the U.S. Collegiate Championships with a 3-over-par 219 ... finished tied for 33rd at 2008 NCAA Central Regional (71-76-78), at 12-over par 225 ... an Academic All-SEC selection.

SOPHOMORE (2006-07)
Swan was selected second-team All-SEC as a sophomore in 2007 ... posted a 73.00 scoring average over a team-high 37 rounds in 12 tournaments ... has six top 20 finishes and two top 10 showings during his sophomore campaign ... finished tied for 60th at 2007 NCAA Championships (70-68-76-77/291) and tied for 21st in the 2007 NCAA Central Regional at 10-over par ... tied for 16th at the SEC Championships (74-71-76/221) ... posted a tie for sixth at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at 5-over-par 221 and then followed that with a tie for fifth place at the Puerto Rico Classic at 5-under-par 211 ... finished tied for 6th at the 2007 Southern Amateur, shooting a 1-under 279 (67-71-70-71) in 2007 ... named to the 2007 Academic All-SEC team.

FRESHMAN (2005-06)
He led the Crimson Tide and finished 10th in the SEC with a 72.67 scoring average in 12 tournaments ... a second-team All-SEC selection in 2005-06 ... 2006 Freshman Academic All-Southeastern Conference ... Alabama counted 34 of his 36 rounds during his freshman campaign in 2005-06 (94.4%) ... finished third at the 2006 SEC Championships at 3-under (68-67-72/207) ... fired his career-low round of 65 in his collegiate debut and his first collegiate round at the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions in 2005-06 season opener, finishing tied for sixth in the event at 4-under 209 ... tied for 10th at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with a 1-over-par 217 ... a member the Alabama team that participated in the 2006 NCAA West Regional and finished tied for 64th at even par 216.

PREP HIGHLIGHTS
He was a 2004 and 2005 U.S. Amateur participant (also went in 2006 as a UA golfer; 2005 he was incoming UA freshman) ... advanced to third round of match play at 2005 U.S. Amateur, drawing his former UA teammate Joseph Sykora in the first round (Swan won 2-up) ... member of four-man USA team that won the Gold Medal at the 2005 Toyota World Junior Golf Team Championships in Japan ... finished eighth individually at World Junior Team Championships (73-69-67-70/279) at 9-under ... 2004 U.S. Junior Amateur participant ... 2004 AJGA Rolex All-American ... 2001 Southern Junior Amateur champion ... ranked among top 10 nationally by Golf Week as a junior golfer ... 2001 FCWT All-America ... 2004 Blue-Gray medalist ... section medalist, City High School Championship medalist and All-Capital City medalist in 2004 ... Class 4A individual state champion in 2004 ... high school/junior's career low round was 64 (at Blue-Gray) ... Alabama All-State honoree from 2001-2005 ... three-time state junior division champion ... Montgomery Advertiser All-Metro Player of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005 ... played varsity golf for Trinity starting in seventh grade ... coached by Jim Tuley at Trinity and golf teacher was Mike Shannon.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Matthew is the son of Spencer and Harriett Swan ... is majoring in communications ... member of the UA Dean's List ... member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee ... UA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... high school volunteer work included tutoring and painting at the Bell Street Mission, yard work for Hospice, Muscular Dystrophy Association office work, yard work at Save-A-Life ... born November 8, 1986.

2008-2009 Senior Year
T-10th Carpet Capital Collegiate 76-72-68/216 (E)
15th Ping/Golfweek Preview 71-72-72/215 (+2)
T-15th Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 69-69-72/210 (E)
9th UCF-Isleworth Collegiate 68-72-77/217 (+1)

2007-2008 Junior Year
T-40th Carpet Capital Collegiate 71-75-77/223 (+7)
T-37th Ping/Golfweek Preview 74-76-75/225 (+9)
T-21st John Hayt Collegiate Invitational 76-76-70/222 (+6)
1st Puerto Rico Classic 66-71-67/204 (-12)
T-4th Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational 71-68-72/211 (-5)
T-13th U.S. Collegiate Championships 74-71-774/219 (+3)
T-17th Morris Williams Intercollegiate 80-66-74/220 (+7)
T-37th SEC Championships 76-74-74/224 (+8)
T-33rd NCAA Central Regional 71-76-78/225 (+12)
T-38th NCAA Championships 75-79-74-78/306 (+18)

2006-2007 Sophomore Year
T-19th Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic 73-71-69/213 (-3)
T-14th Shoal Creek Intercollegiate 71-74-76/221 (+5)
T-24th Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 71-67-72/210 (-3)
T-37th Aloha Classic 75-76-74/225 (+15)
T-6th John Hayt Collegiate Invitational 75-75-71/221 (+5)
T-5th Puerto Rico Classic 69-69-73/211 (-5)
T-11th Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational 76-72-69/217 (+1)
T-24th U.S. Collegiate Championship 71-84-71/226 (+10)
T-16th SEC Championships 74-71-76/221 (+11)
T-31st Linger Longer Invitational 73-70-76/219 (+3)
T-21st NCAA Central Region Championships 76-71-79/226 (+10)
T-60th NCAA Championships 70-68-76-77/291 (+11)

2005-2006 Freshman Year
T-6th Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions 65-71-73/209 (-4)
T-25th Shoal Creek Intercollegiate 71-76-73/220 (+4)
T-22nd Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 71-73-69/213 (E)
T-56th Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate 78-78-71/227 (+11)
T-45th Carpet Capital Collegiate 77-76-70/223 (+7)
T-11th Mercedes-Benz Collegiate 78-71-77/226 (+10)
T-23rd Puerto Rico Classic 70-74-73/217 (+1)
T-19th Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational 76-73-70/219 (+3)
T-42nd Hootie at Bulls Bay 75-72-75/222 (+9)
T-10th U.S. Collegiate Championships 71-74-72/217 (+1)
T-3rd SEC Championships 68-67-72/207 (-3)
T-64th NCAA West Regional Championships 70-73-73/216 (E)

Collegiate debut: Fall 2005 Coca Cola Tournament of Champions
Career low round: 65 in 2005-06

SWAN CAREER STATS
Collegiate Career Victories:
1 Puerto Rico Classic 2008
Collegiate Top 10 Career Finishes: 9

     
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