Duke Men's Golf BIO
Career: Ranks second all-time at Duke with a 72.83 career stroke average ... tied for seventh all time with 27 under-par rounds played ... entering this spring, has played in 39 consecutive tournaments (113 rounds) for the Blue Devils ... 22 career top 20 finishes.
FALL, 2009: Played in three fall tournaments ... Recorded lowest career stroke average of 72.6 this fall ... posted only one round over 75 ... led team by averaging 3.06 in par 3 scoring.
SUMMER, 2009: Reached the U.S. Open sectional qualifying ... tied for medalist honors in stroke play at the St. Louis District Championship ... reached the semi-finals in match play ... placed third at the St. Louis Metropolitan Amateur at Bellerive Country Club ... Finished second at the Northeast Amateur with an eight-under 268 (67-64-67-70) ... posted tournament scoring records after 36 and 54 holes ... shot 71-74-68-73=286 to tie for 16th at the Western Amateur ... tied for 25th at the Sahalee Players Championship.
2008-09: PING All-East Region selection ... Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar ... Academic All-ACC pick ... led team with 73.0 stroke average ... posted second lowest 54-hole score on team with a 212 at the Fighting Illini Invitational ... fired a team-best nine under-par rounds ... posted a team-low 72.1 stroke average in third round of tournaments ... shot 75 or better in 28 of 36 rounds played ... recorded eight top 20 finishes, five top 10s and three top 5s ... tied for third at the Big 4 Challenge with a 1-over 73 ... finished tied for eighth at the ACC Championship with a three-under 213 ... tied for seventh at the NCAA Central Regional with an even-par 216.
SUMMER, 2008: Shot 73-73=146 and advanced to match-play in a 15-man playoff at the North-South Amateur ... advanced to the semifinals of the North-South Amateur match-play ... topped defending champion Philip Mollica on the 21st hole in the opening round ... also posted wins over Steve Ziegler (3 and 2), Scott Langley (6 and 5) and Morgan Hoffmann (2 and 1) ... shot 68-70 to qualify for the U.S. Amateur ... missed the cut at the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst ... finished fourth with a five-under 139 (67-72) at the East Side Amateur ... fired an eight-under 272 (70-64-70-68) to tie for 10th at the Players Amateur ... won the St. Louis Metro Amateur with a one-over 211 (71-69-71).
2007-08: Third on the team with a 72.7 stroke average ... played in all 11 events ... shot 74 or better in 27 of 33 rounds played ... posted a counting team score in 27.5 of 33 rounds (.833) ... led the team with 366 pars and tied for second in par 5 scoring at 23-under (4.81) ... posted seven top 20 finishes, including three top 10s ... recorded Duke’s lowest 54-hole score (in relation to par) with an eight-under 208 at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic ... shot 72-76-77=225 at the NCAA East Regional ... tied for 13th at the ACC Championship with a four-under 212 (74-69-69) ... shot a two-over 218 to tie for 20th and help Duke to the team title at the River Landing Intercollegiate ... had a seven-over 220 (t-37th) at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate ... won his match medal contest with an even-par 72 against San Diego ... finished tied for 20th at the General Jim Hackler Championship with a 12-over 228 ... fired an even-par 213 to tie for 13th at the Puerto Rico Classic ... shot 76-68-74=218 to tie for 44th at SunTrust Gator Invitational ... lost on the final hole to Andrew DiBitetto of Charlotte in the consolation round of the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship ... fired an eight-under 208 (70-68-70) to finish third at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic ... shot an eight-over 218 (74-72-72) to tie for 12th at the Fighting Illini Invitational ... finished tied for 35th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a six-over 222 (75-74-73) ... shot 73-72-68=213 to tie for 13th at the TOPY Cup US-Japan Intercollegiate Championship.
SUMMER, 2007: Played in two tournaments, finishing in the top 10 of each ... at the U.S. Amateur qualifying in St. Louis, shot a 144 (74-70) to come in fifth place and was the first alternate ... shot a 10-under 278 (69-69-72-68) at the Player’s Amateur in Bluffton, South Carolina, to tie for 10th.
2006-07: All-ACC and Academic All-ACC team selection ... participated in 11 of the 12 tournaments, finishing second on the team with a 72.9 stroke average ... played eight rounds of under-par golf ... posted one top five finish and one top 10 finish ... shot a 291 (71-71-78-71) to finish in a tie for 60th place at the NCAA Championships ... shot an eight-over 224 (72-76-76) at the NCAA East Regional to tie for 50th place ... fired a one-over 217 (72-71-74) to tie for 15th at the ACC Championships ... carded a seven-over 223 (75-77-71) at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate to tie for 44th place ... shot 69-76-74=219 (+3) to tie for 34th place at the National Invitational Tournament ... shot one-under 212 (71-76-75) at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate ... fired a one-under 215 (74-69-71) at the General Jim Hackler Championship ... shot a seven-over 223 (73-72-78) to finish tied for 50th place at the Puerto Rico Classic ... went 1-1-1 at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play event ... tied for 10th place at the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational with a 75-71-75=221 (+5) ... finished tied for 25th with a five-over 221 (77-73-71) at the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic ... fired a two-over 212 (70-71-71) to finish in second place at the Fighting Illini Invitational in his first collegiate event.
Summer, 2006: Finished in the top-10 in two of his three summer events ... took home the championship at the AJGA TPC Tampa Bay with a 72-69-73=214 ... posted an eighth place finish at Western Jr. with a 74-68-72-74=288 ... also finished T-13th at the AJGA FootJoy Boys Invitational.
PREP: Four-year letterwinner at Francis Howell High School ... was ranked as high as eighth in Golfweek Junior Golf Rankings ...was a four-time all-state and first team All-Metro selection ... four-time Gateway Athletic Conference Academic team selection ... had a 35.1 stroke average as a senior ... won the individual district championship as a freshman, junior and senior ... posted a 35.4 stroke average as a junior .. DECA team (two players) district champion in 2005 and 2006 ... won the conference championship three times ... DECA individual district champion as a senior ... had a stroke average of 36.0 as a sophomore and 36.2 as a freshman.
PERSONAL: Son of Gordon and Jane Long ... father, Gordon, is an American Airlines pilot ...mother, Jane, is a teacher ... has an older sister, Lindsay ... born Sept. 25, 1987 in New Orleans, La. .. Wendy’s High School Heisman nominee ... Eagle Award (4.0+ GPA) recipient ... member of the National Honor Society and student council ... enjoys boating and traveling ... favorite athlete is Tiger Woods ... majoring in sociology with markets and management certificate.