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Michael Thompson
Michael Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tucson, Ariz.

High School:
University

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Position:
Golfer

Experience:
1L



04/24/2014

Veteran Alabama Golfers Pursue Third Straight SEC Championship

Men's Golf converges on Sea Island Golf Club for 14th year at prestigious Seaside Course

10/06/2013

Men's Golf Hosts Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate Monday

Crimson looking to defend 2013 JPNI team title

06/07/2013

Men's Golf has Four Golfweek All-Americans; Three on First Team

Cory Whitsett, Bobby Wyatt and Justin Thomas all earn first-team honors; Trey Mullinax honorable mention

COLLEGIATE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Finalist in the 2007 U.S. Amateur
  • Fell 2-and-1 to Colt Knost in the 2007 U.S. Amateur final at San Francisco's Olympic Club
  • Collected invites into the 2008 fields of the U.S. Open and the Masters with his U.S. Amateur play
  • 2007 PING All-American, 2nd Team
  • Finished T-4th at the 2006 NCAA Championships at 5-under par (72-71-66-66/275)
  • Finished T-4th at the 2007 SEC Championships (77-72-67/216, +6)
  • Finished T-4th at the 2007 NCAA Central Regional (83-67-70/220, +4)
  • 2007 Greystone Invitational champion at 16-under par, the amateur tournament's record
  • Finished 2nd at 22-under par at the 2007 The Players Amateur(68-64-65-69/266)
  • Finished T-3rd at 2007 Jones Cup at -5 (70-69-72/211)
  • Won his sectional at Pinewild Country Club's Magnolia Course in Pinehurst, N.C., to advance to the 2007 U.S. Amateur(67-69/136, -6)
  • Alabama's low stroke average leader in 2007 with a 71.89 stroke average in 12 tournament appearances
  • Has competed in the U.S. Amateur three times, in 2004 (lost in the 1st round), 2006 (missed the cut) and 2007 (the final)
  • All-conference in two different leagues, the SEC and Conference USA
  • 1st Team All-SEC in 2007; 1st Team All-Conference USA in 2005 (sophomore) and 2nd Team All-Conference USA in 2004 (freshman)
  • Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2004; Conference USA Golfer of the Month in March 2004, September 2004 and February 2005
  • Going into the 2007-08 season, has four collegiate career victories, all at Tulane (3 of those came in playoffs)
  • Going into the 2007-08 season, has 15 collegiate career top 10 finishes and 25 (out of 35 career tournaments) top 25 finishes
  • Going into the 2007-08 season, has finished under par in 13 collegiate tournaments
  • 2007 Academic All-SEC (accounting major)
  • Transferred to Alabama from Tulane after Tulane disbanded golf in wake of Hurricane Katrina
  • First Team All-Conference USA in 2005 (at Tulane)
  • 2005 Louisiana Sports Writers Association Male Golfer of the Year
  • Had a 72.7 stroke average in 2005 at Tulane (sophomore) and a 72.88 stroke average as a freshman with the Green Wave
  • Competed as an individual for Tulane at the 2005 NCAA East Regional, finishing T-16th at 4-under (70-69-70/209)
  • Won two tournament individual championships at Tulane in 2005 and two in 2004

PREP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2003 graduate of University High School in Tucson
  • Coached by Red Morrow
  • Won Class 4A state team championship in 2003 and team finished second in 2002
  • Arizona High School State Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003
  • Team MVP from 1999 through 2003
  • First Team All-State in 2002 and 2003
  • Also played varsity soccer in 2002 and 2003, making it to 2003 state finals and 2002 and 2003 regional championships

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

  • An Eagle Scout
  • Thompson was a junior on Tulane's 2005-06 golf team that was displaced by Hurricane Katrina; team was moved to Dallas & the golfers were taking classes at SMU
  • An accounting major
  • Fell in love with sport of golf from watching it on TV
  • Lowest competitive round going into 2007-08 is 64 shot at The Players Amateur; personal low round is 63
  • Has two brothers, Zach (attending the Air Force Academy) and Ryan, and a sister, Darcy
  • Parents are both University of Arizona graduates
  • Parents are Mike and Beth Thompson
  • Born April 16, 1985