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Maryland Men's Golf BIO
David Kocher
Player Profile:
David Kocher 1887671
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Christian School
Experience: High School
    • All-Big Ten Team (Second, 2015; First, 2016)
    • NCAA Regionals individual bid (2015, 2016)
    • Big Ten Players to Watch List (2015, 2016)
    • Big Ten Golfer of the Week (2/24/16)
    • PING All-Region Team (2015, 2016)
    • Firestone Invitational individual title (2015)

Spring 2016: Competed in all six team events and finished in the top 10 in two...tied for fourth at the Puerto Rico Classic with a score of 210 (71-68-61), which was -6...named Big Ten Golfer of the Week (Feb. 24)...tied for 25th at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational with his score of 217 (74-73-70), which was +7...finished tied for 11th with his score of 215 (74-67-74), which was +5 in the Kingsmill Intercollegiate...earned a score of 225 (75-79-71), which was +9 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate...tied for 18th at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate with a score of 149 (74-75), which was +7...tied for sixth at the Big Ten Championships with his -3 score of 213 (72-69-72)...earned an individual bid to NCAA Regionals in Tuscaloose, Ala....finished in the top 25 in the Tuscaloosa Regional and earned a combined score of 220 (75-69-76), which was four over par.

Fall 2015: Competed in all five events with the Terrapins and finished in the top 10 of all five...finished seventh in the Rod Myers Invitational with a -1 score of 215 (71-72-72)...tied for second at the Janney VCU Shootout with his -5 score of 211 (71-70-70)...won first individual title at the Firestone Invitational with score of 207 (68-68-71), which was -9...finished fourth in the Terrapin Invitational with his score of 143 (72-73), which was +1...finished third in the Kiawah Classic with his -6 score of 138 (72-66).

Spring 2015: Competed in all six events...led the Terps in the Palmetto Intercollegiate with a 211 (73-65-73), which was one-over on the weekend...led Maryland and finished tied for seventh in the Middleburg Bank Invitational with a 213 (70-72-71), which was +3 on the weekend...shot a 226 (73-75-78) in the Robert Kepler Invitational, hosted by Ohio State....finished in the top 15 with a 143 (72-71), which was one-over, in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate...finished tied for third in the Big Ten Championships with a 286 (70-68-72-76), which was two-under par in the event...named to the All-Big Ten Second Team and the PING All-Region Team...earned an individual bid to NCAA Regionals in Rancho Sante Fe, Calif...finished +12 in the event with a 228 (75-74-79).

Fall 2014: Competed in all four tournaments...tied for 15th in his collegiate debut with a two-under score of 214 (73-67-74) at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate...finished tied for 12th in the VCU Shootout with a three-over score of 219 (75-70-74)...tied for third in the Maryland Terrapin Invitational with a one-over score of 217 (73-68-76)...tied for ninth in the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate with a two-over score of 215 (74-70-71).

Before Maryland: Finished in the top 10 in 10 of 15 tournaments in 2013 and 2014...named to the NCISAA 3A All-State Team in 2012, 2013, 2014, the CISAA All-Conference Golf Team in 2012, 2013, 2014 and the 2011 NCHSAA Southerwestern 4A All-Conference Golf Team...2013 Boys' First Team All-State and Tarheel Youth Golf Association/Carolinas Golf Association...named the 2013-14 Pinehurst Winternational Player of the Year and to the All-American Golf Team in 2013-14 and 2011-12...won the 2014 North & South Junior in Pinehurst, N.C. with a score of 69-74-68 for a 211 to beat 87 other competitors...finished sixth out of 89 participants in the 2014 Scott Robertson Memorial in Roanoke, Va. ...wound up fourth in the 2014 NCISAA State Championship in Greensboro, N.C. with his combined score of 142 (72-70)...took second in the 2014 Palmetto HS Championship, beating 93 other golfers with his score of 144 (73-71)...won the 2014 Winternational Event #7 with a 137 (67-70)...took 10th out of 99 golfers in the 2013 Dogwood State Junior Championship in Wallace, N.C....finished fourth out of 117 participants in the 2013 Trusted Choice Big I Junior Tournament with a score of 138 (69-69)...wound up sixth out of 164 competitors in the 2013 Southern Junior Championship with a 218 (70-78-70)...took sixth in the 2013 AJGA Brian Harmon Junior Classic with a 145 (73-72).

Personal: David Kocher...parents are John and Rachel Kocher...has two siblings - Daniel and Julia...awarded the Presidential Volunteer Service Award and Volunteer Service Honor in high school...letters and sciences major...recipient of the Ben Dyer Memorial Golf scholarship...came to Maryland because he wanted to be a Big Ten student-athlete...would love to play professional golf.

KOCHER'S CAREER BESTS
Best score: -9 (Firestone Invitational, 2014-15)
Fewest strokes in a round: 61 (Puerto Rico Classic, 2014-15)
Lowest 3-round total: 207 (Firestone Invitational, 2014-15)
Best Finish: 1 (Firestone Invitational, 2014-15)

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