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J.J. Occi
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clarksville, Md.
High School: Cranford HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Fall 2007: Tied for 69th in his lone appearance of the fall while playing as an individual at the Navy Fall Classic... Had rounds of 78-81--159.

Spring 2007: Played in two tournaments during the spring season... Finished 81st with rounds of 84-83-76--243 at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate hosted by USC-Aiken... Emerged from team qualifying to earn a spot in Terps' lineup for NCAA East Regional... Finished T138th with rounds of 79-86-89--254... Finished full season with 78.5 scoring average, with four of his 12 rounds counting toward the team total.

Fall 2006: Posted a scoring average of 74.2 in his six rounds over two events during the Terps' fall season... Best finish was a T53rd at the Xavier Invitational, where he finished 75-73-72--220 for a 4-over total... Also appeared at the Mid Pines Intercollegiate, tying for 59th with rounds of 71-74-80--225... His 74.2 scoring average was third for the Terps in the fall.

Spring 2006: Did not appear in any events for the Terps.

Fall 2005: Had nine rounds over three events with seven of his nine rounds counting toward the team score... Best 18 holes of the fall came at the first event of the year, where he carded an opening-round 70 at the Mid Pines Intercollegiate... Posted a T40 finish (70-73-76--219), which also held up as his best 54-hole total of the year... Finished T19th at the Frank Landrey Invitational with rounds of 74-76-78--228 for his first top-20 of the fall... Also placed 61st at the VCU/Mattaponi Springs Shootout (77-72-78--227).

Spring 2005: Finished 2004-05 with 75.0 scoring average, with 13 of his 16 rounds as a freshman counting toward the team score... Played in the spring opener for the Terps... Finished 61st as an individual and 4th on the team at the Cleveland Golf / Palmetto Invitational in Aiken, S.C... Had rounds of 82-83-74--239.

Fall 2004: Played in all 13 of Maryland's fall rounds as a true freshman... Finished 5th on the team with a 73.9 scoring average, with 10 of his 13 rounds counting toward the Terps' team score... Finished T3rd individually for Terps at The McLaughlin (73-73-68--214) to lead Maryland to the team title... The 68 was his low round of the fall, as was his 214 total over 54 holes... Also had a top-20 finish with a T12 at the Georgetown Hoya Invitational (76-70--146) to finish 2-over-par.

Before Maryland: Honorable Mention on 2002 Polo Golf Junior All-America list, sponsored by American Junior Golf Association... Won 2002 AJGA Lessing Tourney with 78-73-72--223 total... Won five IJGT events and was two-time IJGT All-American... Three-time All-State pick in golf at Cranford (N.J.) High School... Also played baseball (6-1, 1.93 ERA as pitcher) and basketball.

Personal: Parents are Anne and Michael Occi... Brother attends Georgetown University... Enjoys playing basketball, baseball and being in the gym... Majoring in finance... Chose Maryland over Minnesota, South Carolina, Rutgers.


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