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Nick Taylor
Nick Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Abbotsford, B.C.

High School:
Yale Secondary

Height:
5-10

Experience:
3V

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Washington & Amateur Notes
• 2010 Ben Hogan Award Winner, given annually to the top collegiate golfer
• Three time PING All-American, including twice named to the first team, just the second Husky honored three times (Brock Mackenzie)
• Two-time Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year, just the fifth conference player to win the award twice
• Four-year Husky letterwinner
• Currently occupies the top spot in the Players World Amateur Ranking (SPWAR)
• Spent 21 weeks at the top of the World Amateur Golf Rankings (June 15-Nov. 4, 2009) after ascending to the top spot after winning the U.S. Open sectional qualifying at Suncadia's Tumble Creek.
• Was the 2009 U.S. Open low amateur after finishing 36th at Bethpage Black in Long Island, N.Y.
• Won the Mark H McCormack Medal which recognizes the top-ranked golfer in the Royal and Ancient's World Amateur Golf Ranking at the end of each amateur season and following the European and U.S. Amateur Championships.
• Runner-up at the 2009 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship
• Tied for third at the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship.
• Won the Sahalee Players Championship
• Earned the award as Canada's Top Amateur Golfer for 2009, the second-consecutive year he has been bestowed the honor.
• Member of Canada's champion Four Nations Cup team.
• Was selected to carry the Olympic torch in advance of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
• Qualified to play in 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black after shooting a 5-under par 66 at the Tumble Creek course at Suncadia in Roslyn, Wash.
• Named the 2009 First Team All-American, just the fourth Husky to be so honored.
• Named the 2009 Pac-10 Co-Player-of-the-Year, along with Southern Cal's Matthew Giles
• Tied with former UW golfer Brock Mackenzie in victories with four
• Named a semifinalist for the prestigious Ben Hogan Award, given annually to the top men's golfer from NCAA Division I, II or III or NAIA or NJCAA
• Played in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, shooting 10-over after two rounds
• Selected as Golf World's Player of the Week for his exemplary play between April 13-19.
• Helped lead Canada to a tie for ninth-place in the 2008 World Amateur Team Classic in Adelaide, Australia.
• Reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in North Carolina.
• Finished in a tie for 53rd at the 2008 Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario. It was the best finish by a Canadian amateur since 1972.
• Named SCOREGolf's Top Canadian Male Amateur for 2008.
• Selected as the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's 2008 Men's Golfer of the Year
• 2008 PING All-America Honorable Mention Team
• 2008 PING All-Pacific Region Team
• Shared individual runner-up honors at both the 2008 NCAA Championships and the 2008 NCAA West Regional
• Became the third Husky to finish second or higher at the NCAA Championships
• His runner-up regional finish set a UW school record
• Helped Huskies to seventh-place team finish at 2008 NCAA Championships
• Has one tournament win under his belt claiming medalist honors at the 2006 UBC Thunderbird Invitational (Oct. 6-7, 2006)
• Has eight top-10 finishes, seven as a sophomore
• Earned a spot in the 2008 U.S. Open after winning a sectional qualifier in Creswell, Ore. (June 2, 2008)
• Royal Canadian Golf Association National Amateur Team member
• Advanced to quarterfinals of 2007 U.S. Amateur
• 2007 Canadian Men's Amateur champion
• 2006 Canadian Junior champion
• Placed 16th at 2005 Callaway Junior World Championship
• Placed 20th at the Toyota Junior World Golf Championship
• Placed third at the Canadian Junior Championship

2009-10 (Senior)
• Named Co-Pac-10 Player of the Year to become the first Husky to win the award twice and just the fifth conference golfer to win multiple times
• First Team PING All-American for second-consecutive year • First Team All-Pac-10 Selection
• First UW golfer to be named a Ben Hogan Award semifinalist and was announced as the winner on May 24
• Nine top-10 finishes ranks as third most in a season by a Husky
• Notched a season-low 64 in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament
• Tied for 8th at the Pac-10 Championships at 9-under-par 275
• Has recorded 19 under-par rounds
• Tied with Richard Lee for most most rounds in the 60's with 10
• Season-best second-place finish at the U.S. Intercollegiate after shooting a 5-under 205
• Shot one-over to tie for 41st at the NCAA Championships


2009-2010 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

Date Score Tournament Overall Place Place On Team
Sept. 8-10 73-69-78-215 (-1) Topy Cup T8th of 60 2nd of 5
Sept. 27-28 72-80-69-221 (+5) PING/Golfweek Invitational T10th of 75 1st of 5
Oct. 11-13 73-70-72-215 (-1) The Prestige at PGA West T8th of 80 1st of 5
Oct. 25-27 77-73-70-220 (+4) Isleworth Collegiate Invitational T7th of 75 1st of 5
Nov. 23-24 69-65-71-205 (-8) Western Refining Golf Classic 5th of 32 Indv.
Feb. 3-5 70-71-72-213 (-3) Waikoloa Invitational T4th of 120 1st of 5
Feb. 14-16 71-71-72-214 (+1) Battle at the Beach T22nd of 86 3rd of 6
March 8-9 70-75-70-215 (+2) Fresno Lexus Classic T11th of 99 2nd of 6
April 2-3 70-70-67-207 (-6) ASU Thunderbird Invitational T3rd of 89 2nd of 5
April 11-13 68-68-69-205 (-5) U.S. Intercollegiate 2nd of 107 1st of 5
April 26-28 64-71-68-72-275 (-9) Pac-10 Championship T8th of 60 T2nd of 6
May 20-22 72-74-72-218 (+2) NCAA West Regional T19th of 74 5th of 5
June 1-3 73-73-71-217 NCAA Championship T41st of 154 2nd of 5

2008-09 (Junior)
• Qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in New York after carding a 5-under par 66 on June 8 at Tumble Creek in Roslyn, Wash.
• Named First Team All-American, just the fourth Husky to earn that honor
• UW's top finisher at the NCAA Championship, carding a 213 to finish tied for ninth overall
• UW's No. 1 finisher at the NCAA Regionals, carding a 213 to finish second overall
• UW's No. 2 finisher at the Pac-10 Championships, posting a 7-under 281 to finish as the runner up
• Runner-up at the UW Intercollegiate with a 12-under 198. Shot a 63 in the third round, which tied a record with Darren Wallace for lowest third-round score
• Won the Oregon Duck Invitational with a 5-under 211.
• UW's No. 1 finisher at the Lexus Classic; was the overall runner-up with a 2-under 214
• Top finisher for UW at the US Collegiate with a 5-over 221
• Won the Hawai'i-Hilo Invitational with a 6-under 210
• Won the CordeValle Collegiate with a 4-under 212
• Named Pac-10 Player-of-the-Month in March and Co Player-of-the-Month in November with Southern Cal's Tim Sluiter
• UW's No. 2 finisher at the Gopher Invitational, carding a 5-over 221
• UW's No. 4 finisher at the Husky Invitational, shooting a 1-over 217

2008-2009 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

Date Score Tournament Overall Place Place On Team
Sept. 12-14 73-70-78-221 Gopher Invitational T16th of 65 2nd of 5
Sept. 29-30 72-71-74-217 Husky Invitational T7th of 66 4th of 10
Nov. 3-5 71-71-70-212 CordeValle Collegiate T1st of 76 1st of 6
Feb. 4-6 69-71-70-210 Hawai'i-Hilo Intercollegiate 1st of 100 1st of 5
Feb. 23-24 77-74-75-226 USC Collegiate Invite 51st of 79 4th of 6
March 9-10 72-70-72-214 Fresno State Lexus Classic T2nd of 99 1st of 5
March 23-24 70-73-68-211 Oregon Duck Invite 1st of 78 1st of 8
April 5-7 69-75-77-221 United State Collegiate T17th of 77 1st of 5
April 18-19 69-66-63-198 U.S. Intercollegiate 1st of 87 1st of 6
April 27-29 76-70-67-68-281 Pac-10 Championship 2nd of 60 2nd of 5
May 14-16 67-70-76-213 NCAA Central Regional 2nd of 75 1st of 5
May 27-29 70-70-73-213 NCAA Championship T9th of 156 1st of 5


2007-08 (Sophomore)
• PING All-America honorable mention selection
• PING All-Pacific Region selection
• Competed in all 14 tournaments
• Team-leading 72.81 stroke average
• Had six top-10 finishes and was team's top finisher at seven tournaments
• Carded eight rounds in the 60's and 15 rounds under par - both team-highs
• Tied for runner-up honors at the NCAA Championships with Indiana's Jorge Campillo (1-over 289), becoming the third Husky to finish second or higher at NCAA's
• His second-round score of 6-under 66 at NCAA's equaled his career low
• Huskies' leader at the NCAA West Regional, tying for second at 5-under 211; carded rounds of 71-69-71 to establish a new UW record for best regional finish
• Tied for 27th at Pac-10 Championships (9-over 293)
• Team's top finisher at CordeValle Collegiate, tying for seventh (3-under 213)
• Team's top finisher at UH-Hilo Invitational, tying for sixth overall (9-under 201)
• Set career-bests with a 54-hole score of 201 and an 18-hole score of 66 at the UH-Hilo Invitational
• Team's top finisher at GADO North Texas Classic, finishing 17th overall (3-over 219)
• Tied for seventh at the USC Collegiate Invitational (8-over 221)

2007-2008 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

Date Score Tournament Overall Place Place On Team
Oct. 1-2 78-75-153 Husky Invitational T37th 4th
Oct. 8-9 67-68-73-208 Alister MacKenzie Invitational T15th 3rd
Oct. 21-22 76-70-76-222 Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge T10th 2nd
Nov.5-7 71-73-69-213 CordeValle Collegiate T7th 1st
Jan. 28-29 71-76-76-223 PING Arizona Intercollegiate T49th 3rd
Feb. 6-8 67-66-68-201 UH-Hilo Invitational T6th 1st
Feb. 17-18 72-70-77-219 GADO North Texas Classic 17th 1st
March 3-4 74-77-70-221 USC Collegiate Invitational T7th 1st
March 24-25 80-71-74-225 Oregon Duck Invitational T25th 3rd
April 7-8 77-78-76-231 Mizzou Tiger Classic T36th T2nd
April 19-20 78-77-70-225 U.S Intercollegiate T48th 3rd
April 28-30 73-75-72-73-293 Pac-10 Championships T27th T3rd
May 15-17 71-69-71-211 NCAA West Regional T2nd 1st
May 28-31 75-66-73-75-289 NCAA Championship T2nd 1st


2006-07 (Freshman)
• Played in eight events, ending the season with a 75.08 scoring average
• Carded three rounds under par and recorded two top-10 finishes
• UW's fifth-place finisher at the Pac-10 Championships, tying for 44th (9-over 297)
• Won first collegiate tournament at the UBC Men's Invitational, shooting 2-over 218 as a member of the Husky JV team
• Placed 10th in his UW debut at the Husky Invitational, shooting a season-low 2-under 214
• His 68 in the second round of the UBC Invitational was a season-low 18-hole score
• UW's No. 3 finisher at the Pac-10/Big Ten Challenge (tied for 28th, 16-over 229) and the Oregon Duck Invitational (tied for 38th, 11-over 227)


2006-2007 RESULTS BY TOURNAMENT

Date Score Tournament Overall Place Place On Team
Sept. 25-26 70-75-70-215 Opus NW Husky Invite T11th NA
Oct. 2-4 80-73-76-229 PING/Golfweek Preview T68th 5th
Feb. 7-9 75-70-67-212 UH-Hilo Intercollegiate T52nd T4th
March 5-6 71-70-70-211 Wash. Natl. Winter Champ. 1st 1st
March 19-20 68-74-76-218 Western Intercollegiate T26th 3rd
March 26-27 75-73-71-219 Oregon Duck Invitational T6th 2nd
April 7-8 78-72-150 Boilermaker Invitational T15th T1st
April 15-16 74-72-72-218 U.S. Intercollegiate T30th 3rd
April 23-25 72-75-69-78-294 Pac-10 Championships T34th 4th
May 17-19 73-67-72-212 NCAA West Regional T53rd T2nd

Junior Golf and Personal
• Inducted into the Abbotsford Sports Hall of Fame in 2006
• Advanced to the quarterfinals at the 2006 Canadian Men's Amateur
• 2006 Canadian Junior Champion, winning the tournament by a record 11 strokes
• Also member of 2006 Canadian Junior Champion Provincial championship team
• Won his qualifying tournament for the 2006 Toyota Junior World Golf Championships
• Won the 2005 Future Links
• Competed in first round of match play at the 2005 USGA Junior Amateur
• Parents are Darlene and Jay Taylor; has an older brother, Josh, who plays golf at the University of Texas-El Paso

NICK TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

YEARROUNDSSTROKESAVGLOW
2006-0724180275.0868
2007-0843313172.8166
2008-0937263771.2763
2009-1040284071.0064
CAREER14410,41072.5463

Career Best Finish: 1st, four times
• U.S. Intercollegiate, April 18-19, 2009
• Oregon Duck Invitational, March 23-24, 2009
• Fresno State Golf Classic, March 9-10, 2009
• UBC Thunderbird Invitational, Oct. 6-7, 2006
Career Top-10 Finishes: 17
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 198, U.S. Intercollegiate, April 18-19, 2009
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 63, U.S. Intercollegiate, April 19, 2009

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