Talented junior player from China by way of Florida who played in 13 events at Tech … Hampered the last two years with a chronic wrist injury, received a medical hardship from the NCAA due to that injury in 2010-11 … Was No. 41 in the Golfweek/Titleist Junior rankings and No. 54 nationally on the Junior Golf Scoreboard at the time of his enrollment at Tech … Made four top-20 finishes in his Tech career … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll five times … Graduated with his bachelor[apos]s degree in Business Administration on May 4, 2013 and immediately began a professional career in Asia.
2012-13: – Tournament Results
Tied for 50th at the United States Collegiate Championship in Alpharetta, Ga. (226, +10) in his only appearance of the year for Tech … Chosen for the second time to represent China in the World Amateur Championships, played in the fall in Turkey.
2012 Summer Highlights: T41 at the Players Amateur.
2011-12: Competed in the United States Collegiate Championship for the Jackets … Posted a stroke average of 74.3 over three rounds.
2011 Summer Highlights: Tied for 9th at the Sahalee Players Championship in Sammamish, Wash. (291, +3) … Qualified for match play at the U.S. Open Public Links Championship in Bandon, Ore. (151, +10) … Tied for 2nd in qualifier for U.S. Amateur Public Links in Canton, Ga. (139, -5) … Tied for 10th at U.S. Amateur qualifier at Cincinnati, Ohio (148, +6) … Tied for 30th at the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga. (291, +7), and the Northern Amateur in Chesterton, Ind. (218, +3).
2010-11: Participated in three events, posting a tie for 10th at the Grub Mart Collegiate in March and a tie for 16th at the Yellow Jacket Classic.
2009-10: Participated in two fall events for the Yellow Jackets, but a wrist injury kept him out of action in the spring … Was granted a medical red-shirt … Averaged 74.4 strokes over five fall rounds.
2008-09: Participated in five events overall, two for the team … Averaged 75.64 strokes over 14 rounds, and counted for the team in three of six rounds … Best finish in a team event was a tie for 57th at the UH Hilo Invitational … Played in two events last fall as an individual, tied for 34th at the Brickyard Collegiate for his best performance.
Amateur: 2011: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship in June … 2010: Represented his native China in the World Amateur Team Championship in October … 2009: Alternate for the U.S. Amateur … T-9th at the Southeastern Amateur (4-under 280) … T-11th at the Rice Planters Amateur (4-under 284) … T-15th at Players Amateur (3-over 291) … 2008: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur, but did not advance to match play.
High School: Attended Bradenton Academy, Celebration Academy and Windermere Prep School … Won the 2005 Florida High School state championship, while his team finished second.
Junior Golf: No. 54 ranking nationally in his class and the 12th-ranked player in Florida according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard … Had three titles (2007 GSGA Junior, 2006 SGJT Tournament of Champions), eight top-5 finishes, nine top-10s and 11 top-20s in his junior career … Top finish in 2008 was 15th-place at the Verizon Junior Heritage … Victories include the 2007 IJGT Tournament of Champions, the 2006 Florida Junior Tour Q Series and the 2006 Prestige Junior Championship … Had four top-5 finishes in 2007, including the Lessing[apos]s AJGA Classic, the Jerry Pate/Andrews Institute Southern Junior and the USGA Boys Junior Qualifier.
Personal: Full name is Minghao Wang (pronounced ming-HOW WONG) … Born September 22, 1989 in Xian, China … Hails from Shenzhan, China … Son of Wentao Wang and Yanhong Li … Majoring in Business Administration.
|Collegiate Tournament Results|
|Brickyard Collegiate Championship||10/13/2008||3||79-73-72=224||+14||t-43rd/80||37-42|
|Puerto Rico Classic||03/01/2009||3||74-75-84=233||+17||t-69th/74||5-68|
|Southern Highlands Collegiate||03/15/2009||3||71-72-81=224||+8||t-29th/80||51-28|
|United States Collegiate Championship||04/07/2009||3||76-81-71=228||+12||t-44th/78||34-43|
|SEASON TOTALS||18||1363 Avg. 75.7||+4||–||228-268|
|Brickyard Collegiate Championship||10/11/2009||2||74-77=151||+7||t-52nd/84||32-51|
|Carpet Capital Collegiate||09/13/2009||3||76-75-70=221||+5||t-29th/60||31-28|
|SEASON TOTALS||5||372 Avg. 74.4||+2||–||63-79|
|Grub Mart Collegiate||3/28-29/2011||3||72-73-73=218||+2||t-10th/79||69-9|
|Yellow Jacket Classic||4/16-17/2011||2||73-79=152||+8||t-16th/31||15-15|
|SEASON TOTALS||8||599 Avg. 74.9||+3||–||107-84|
|United States Collegiate Championship||10/23-25/2011||3||76-73-74=223||+7||t-46th/75||29-45|
|SEASON TOTALS||3||223 Avg. 74.3||+2||–||29-45|
|United States Collegiate Championship||10/19-21/2012||3||76-75-75=226||+10||t-50th/79||29-49|
|SEASON TOTALS||3||226 Avg. 75.3||+3||–||29-49|
|Low Tour||Low||Par/-||Finish Top|