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Ryan

Blaum

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Year: Senior
City/State: Coral Gables, Fla.
High School: Westminster Christian
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2004-05: Named first team All-America ... selected as the ACC Player of the Year .... also earned All-ACC and all-region honors ... claimed individual championships at the Landfall Tradition and the ACC Championship ... posted five top-five and seven top-10 finishes ... was under par in 22 of 36 rounds played ... all 36 of his rounds were counted by the Blue Devils ... also had three even par efforts ... led the team with a 71.9 stroke average ... ran away with the ACC individual crown with a 10-under par 206 at the Old North State Golf Club ... shot a season-best 67 in the final round of the ACC Championship ... finished in the top-20 in nine of the 12 events he competed in ... shot an eight-under par 208 to win the Landfall Tradition ... shot 73-68-69=210 to finish six-under and in a second place tie at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic ... tied for second (75-71-68=214) at the Windon Memorial Classic ... shot 69-68=137 to tie for fourth at the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate ... shot 70-73-76-71=290 to tie for 27th at the 2005 NCAA Championships ... shot a six-under par 282 to tie for 19th at the Nationwide Tour’s Virginia Beach Open in September.

SUMMER, 2004: Had an outstanding summer, posting top-10 finishes in five of six events and posting nine rounds in the 60s... won the Eastern Amateur, carding a course-record 62 in the final round ... finished second at the Cardinal Amateur, falling in a playoff ... placed seventh at the Porter Cup ... finished seventh in stroke play at the North/South Amateur and won three matches to advance to the quarterfinals of the match play competition ... fired a 66, the competitive course record, in the final round, en route to a ninth-place finish at the Southern Amateur ... also participated in the Northeast Amateur.

2003-04: An honorable mention All-America selection, despite battling a back injury for much of the spring ... named All-South Region ... earned All-ACC honors ... played in eight events, setting a Duke record with a stroke average of 71.5 ... recorded four top-10 finishes, including a tie for first place at The Nelson in Palo Alto, Calif. ... his 54-hole score of 201 at The Nelson was the best three-round score by a Blue Devil all season by six shots ... finished in the top 20 at six of the eight events in which he competed ... posted under-par scores in 12 of his 24 rounds of competition. 

SUMMER, 2003: Posted a pair of top-30 finishes in mid-June at the Monroe Invitational in Rochester, N.Y. (73-69-70-72=284; 22nd) and Northeast Amateur in Providence, R.I. (71-70-76=217; 26th) ... placed sixth at the U.S. Amateur Qualifier in Raleigh, N.C. (68-66=134) ... finished second at the Cardinal Amateur in Greensboro, N.C., at 68-70-67=205.

2002-03: Duke's Team MVP and ACC Rookie of the Year selection ... became just the second Duke player to receive ACC Rookie of the Year honors, joining Matt Krauss (1999) ... led the Blue Devils with a stroke average of 73.3 ... had six top-20 finishes and three top-10 showings ... top outing came at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship (68-75-68=211) when he finished second after a playoff ... in his first collegiate tournament, placed tied for ninth at The Ridges (74-73-71=218) ... was solid at the NCAA East Regional, helping Duke to a fifth-place team finish by shooting rounds of 72-73-73=218.

Prep: A 2002 graduate of Westminster Christian in Miami, Fla. ... 2002 AJGA All-America selection ... five-time all-county selection ... won a pair of individual district championships ... advanced to the round of 32  at the 2001 U.S. Amateur ... FCWT All-America selection ... named Westminster Christian's Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... also a two-year letterman in basketball ... honored with a Presidential Academic Award ... named to Who's Who Among High School Students.

Personal: Son of Nancy and Steve Blaum ... father played football at LSU ... has a 17-year-old brother, Brent, who plays high school golf ... born October 16, 1983.

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