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Chesson Hadley

Chesson Hadley - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Graduated 2010
Experience 4 VL
Height 6-4
Weight 160
Hometown Raleigh, N.C.
Last School North Raleigh Christian Academy
Chesson Hadley - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Earned honorable mention All-America honors as a freshman for his NCAA finish, second-team honors by the GCAA as a sophomore and honorable mention as a senior after a tie for 15th at the NCAA Championship … Had 11 top-10 finishes and two victories in 36 events and a stroke average of 72.37 in 107 career rounds, which ranks eighth in Tech history … Came out of nowhere to post a strong spring resume after not playing a single fall event as a freshman, and finished his sophomore campaign as the 9th-ranked collegiate player.

2009-10: Earned honorable mention All-American status with his T14 finish at the NCAA Finals (3-under 213) … All-ACC selection who won the ACC individual championship (10-under 206) and led Tech to the team title, then followed with a T8 at the NCAA Southeast Regional … Ranked 65th in the nation on Golfweek/Sagarin, 76th in Golfstat … Played in nine of 12 events and ranked second on the team in stroke average (72.36 overall, 12th in the ACC, team-low 72.61 in the spring) … Counted for the team in 24 of 25 rounds … Shot 4-under-par at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate to tie for 12th and help the Yellow Jackets win … T13 in the Linger Longer Invitational was his best spring finish before his ACC Championship … Last-round average was team-best 71.44.

2008-09: Struggled to regain his sophomore level of play until late in the spring, when he tied for 11th at the U.S. Collegiate and third at the ACC Championship … Qualified to travel in eight of Tech[apos]s 11 events … Had four top-20 finishes, including a tie for 17th at the PING/Golfweek Preview in the fall … His final-round 66 helped Tech win the ACC Championship … Fourth on the team in stroke average (74.15), including a 73.27 norm in 12 spring rounds (second-best on the team), with eight rounds of par or better out of 27 total … Finished the year No. 139 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, with a 383-317-29 record agains the 5th-toughest schedule.

2007-08: First-team All-American by Golfweek magazine and second-team by the Golf Coaches Association of America … Made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team … Named to the United States team for the 2008 Palmer Cup Matches, where he earned two points for the U.S. … A semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, and was on the watch list for the Jack Nicklaus Award … Tech[apos]s top player, led the ACC in stroke average (71.09) with five top-10 finishes and 10 in the top 20 … Won the Carpet Capital Collegiate to begin the fall and extended his streak of top-10 finishes in team events to eight tournaments before finishing 12th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate in the spring … Spent time ranked as the No. 1 player in the nation by Golfweek/Sagarin, finished at No. 9 (No. 8 in the Golfstat Cup) … Compiled a 595-97-16 head-to-head record against the nation[apos]s 10th-toughest opposition according to the Sagarin ratings … A perfect 29-for-29 in rounds counted for the team … Had 21 rounds of par or better out of 32, and was Tech[apos]s only player under par collectively for the year (minus-23) … Paced Tech in the NCAA Central Regional (T-12), and did so five times in nine team, stroke-play events.

2006-07: Honorable mention All-America choice following his tie for fourth at the NCAA Championship, four shots out of the lead … Developed into a solid No. 3 player in Tech[apos]s lineup in spring … Top 10 finishes in his last three starts (9th at ACC Championship, 7th at NCAA East Regional, T4 at the NCAA Championship) … Jumped 65 spots to No. 51 in the final Golfweek/Sagarin rankings following his remarkable performance in the three post-season events … Appeared in every spring tournament, averaging 72.09 strokes over 23 rounds, 12 at par or better, five in the 60s … Made his collegiate debut at the UH-Hilo Invitational, tying for 18th place with a 5-under-par score of 205, 10 shots off the lead.

ACC Championship experience: Four top-20 finishes, including the 2010 title and a T3 in 2009 (9-under 207) and a T13 as a freshman (1-under 215) … Never shot over par in 12 career rounds, averaging 70.17 (24-under-par) … Broke par in each of his last eight rounds.

NCAA Championship experience: 71.73 stroke average in 22 regional and championship rounds … T4 in his first NCAA Finals appearance (2007 in Williamsburg, Va.), T14 in his last (2010 in Ooltewah, Tenn.) … Four top-20 finishes in NCAA Regionals (7th in 2007 East, T8 in 2010 Southeast, T12 in 2008 Central).

Amateur: 2009: T-16th at the Northeast Amateur (1-under 275) … 2008: Won both of his singles matches, but lost his four-ball and foursomes match in the Palmer Cup in Glasgow, Scotland (U.S. lost to Europe) … Finished seventh at the Players Amateur (10-under-par) … 2007: Advanced to the third round of match play at the North and South Amateur in Pinehurst, N.C. (T-8 in stroke play) … T-6 at the Dogwood Invitational … T-17 at the Northeast Amateur … T-26 at the Players Amateur.

High School: Three-time all-state performer in North Carolina (2004, 2005, 2006) … Five-year letterwinner at North Raleigh Christian Academy … Won the North Carolina Independent 3A Championship in 2004 and 2006 … Twice earned TRIAD Conference player of the year honors (2004, 2006) and earned all-conference honors four times … Won every conference match as a senior … Class president and member of the National Honor Society … Voted most comedic.

Junior Golf: Second-team Rolex Junior All-American and second-team FCWT All-American in 2005, honorable mention in 2006 … First-team EA Sports All-American in 2006 … Highest Golfweek/Titleist junior ranking was No. 18, was No. 22 in September when he enrolled at Tech … Qualified for 2006 AJGA Canon Cup but was too old to play when event occurred … Victories at the 2004 FCWT Blue Devil Junior Classic, 2005 AJGA Hargray Junior Classic, 2005 Golf Pride Junior Classic, 2005 Palmetto High School Golf Championship … Posted top-10 finishes at six other junior events.

Personal: Full name is Chesson Tyler Hadley … Born July 5, 1987 in Raleigh … Son of Russell and Edna Ruth Hadley … Plays golf right-handed but is a lefty in most other endeavors … Enjoys water skiing … Is a junior deacon in his church, and has volunteered at the local food bank … Graduated with a bachelor[apos]s degree in Management in May, 2010.

Collegiate Tournament Results

T18UH-Hilo Intercollegiate (-5)71-66-68 – 205
T36Puerto Rico Classic (-7)73-72-75 – 220
T45Southern Highlands Collegiate (+13)72-83-74 – 229
Georgia State (dual match)72
T36United States Collegiate Championship (+12)74-79-75 – 228
T9Atlantic Coast Conference Championship (-1)72-72-71 – 215
7NCAA East Regional (-2)68-75-71 – 214
T4NCAA Championship (-5)72-67-66-70 – 275
1Carpet Capital Collegiate (-8)65-69-74 – 208
6Brickyard Collegiate (-8)70-70-68 – 208
T5Isleworth/UCF Collegiate Invitational (+2)72-69-71 – 212
naCallaway Golf Collegiate Match Play2-2
T16Western Refining College All-America Classic (+3)70-66-77 – 213
T9UH Hilo Invitational (-7)68-66-69 – 203
T6Puerto Rico Classic (-4)66-72-74 – 212
12Southern Highlands Collegiate (+2)73-71-74 – 218
T28United States Collegiate Championship (+6)75-73-74 – 222
T15Administaff Augusta State Invitational (-1)72-71 – 143
T20Atlantic Coast Conference Championship (-2)72-71-71 – 214 – 212
T12NCAA Central Regional (+9)72-75-75 – 222
T17PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational (+4)74-69-74 – 217
T69Brickyard Collegiate (+22)75-80-77 – 232
T77Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational (+22)77-73-88 – 238
T16Western Refining Collegiate All-America (+3)73-74-69 – 216
T56UH Hilo Invitational (+12)78-75-75 – 228
T11United States Collegiate Championship (+4)73-75-72 – 220
T3Atlantic Coast Conference Championship (-9)71-70-66 – 207
T30NCAA Central Regional (+8)75-72-77 – 224
T47NCAA Championship (+7)72-72-76 – 220
T21Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate (E)70-72 – 142
T44Brickyard Collegiate (+4)77-71 – 148
T12UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate (-4)71-72-69 – 212
T29Southern Highlands Collegiate (+15)74-79-78 – 231
T13Linger Longer Invitational (+3)75-75-69 – 219
T59Wolfpack Intercollegiate (+15)76-76-76 – 228
1ACC Championship (-10)69-66-71 – 206
T8NCAA Southeast Regional (E)73-69-68 – 210
T14NCAA Championship (-3)72-72-69 – 213
LNCAA Match Play (Patrick Reed, Augusta State)1-up
Career Statistics

#includes rounds played as an individual

Career low round: 65, Carpet Capital Collegiate (-7), 3rd round, 2007
Career low tournament score: 203, UH-Hilo Invitational (-7), 2008
Career best finish: 1, Carpet Capital Collegiate, 2007; ACC Championship, 2010

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