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Chris Gold
Year: Senior
Hometown: Haddonfield, N.J.
High School: Texas Tech
Experience: 2 Years

Fall 2008: Led the team with two rounds in the 60s... Had his best finish at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate, where he finished tied for 37th (76-73-76--225)... Opened the fall with a second-round 69 posted at the Maryland Intercollegiate (86-69--155)... Followed that up with another round of 69 in the opening loop at the VCU Shootout, where he finished tied for 41st (69-71-78--218).

Spring 2008: Claimed two individual victories, the only top finishes for the Terps in the spring... Tied for the team lead with two rounds in the 60s, including a team-best round of 66 at the Cuthbert Cup... Claimed his second collegiate individual victory in the season-opening Cuthbert Cup with a 7-under par total (71-66--137)... Made it two wins in the spring at the George Washington Invitational, shooting even par (74-72-34--180)... Opened the River Landing Intercollegiate with a round of 69, eventually finishing in a tie for 30th (69-76-75--220).

Fall 2007: Earned his first collegiate individual victory by capturing medalist honors at the Adams Cup of Newport... Had consistent rounds of 74-73-71--218 to post a 2-over-par total... Had the Terps' lowest scoring average of the fall at 72.5... All 17 of his rounds counted toward the team total, with 8 of his 17 rounds at or under par... Low 54-hole total came at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, where he closed with a 65 to card a 8-under-par score of 208 to tie for 2nd (71-72-65-208)... Had five top-20 finish in six events and led Terp scorers in four events of the fall season... Had two rounds in the 60s, with an opening 69 at the VCU Shootout helping him to a T13th finish (69-72-73--214).

Spring 2007: Finished Spring 2007 season with Terps' best scoring average, firing 74.6 over seven events... 19 of his 20 rounds in the spring counted toward the team total... Terps' leading finisher in each of the last three events of the season, including the ACC Championships and the NCAA East Regional... Best 54-hole score of spring came with 3-over-par 219 total (72-75-72) at the Cavalier Classic... Led Maryland with tie for 33rd overall at the ACC Championships with 5-over-par 221 score... Opened with a 71 in that event (71-73-77)... Also had strong opening round for Maryland at NCAA East Regional, carding a 69 (69-77-77--223) on his way to a tie for 46th overall... Posted six rounds under or equal to par in his 20 spring rounds.

Fall 2006: Sat out as transfer to University of Maryland... During the summer, won the New Jersey State Amateur Championship, finishing at 287 to win by one stroke after opening the 72-hole event with a 66.

2005-06 (Texas Tech): Appeared in three tournament for the Red Raiders, compiling a 75.0 scoring average in nine rounds... Tied for 46th with rounds of 71-71-73--215 at the Taylor Made Barona Cup... Played as an individual in the West Texas A&M/Subway Invitational and placed 7th with 68-76-74--218... Also played in the Carpet Capital Collegiate.

Before Maryland: Earned a top-100 ranking as a junior player while at Haddonfield Memorial HS... All-South Jersey Player of the Year and was a three-time All-South Jersey pick... As a junior, voted Philadelphia PGA selection player of the year after averaging 70.9 during his sophomore summer... Qualified for a Canadian Tour event in May 2004 after a 67 in qualifying... Also earned a qualifying spot in the U.S. Amateur in 2004 and 2005... While playing in AJGA events, earned a first at the AJGA Solutions Consulting event in 2004 and was third at the Optimist National Championship at PGA National... Had two other top-10 finishes in AJGA events.

Personal: Parents are Amy and Gene Gold... Has four sisters... Plays a number of sports for enjoyment.


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