1999-2000 - Competed as an individual at the SunTrust Gator Invitational...Shot rounds three-day total of 233 and tied for 75th place...Was 17-over-par at the Jerry Pate Invitational, his first collegiate tournament after firing rounds of 74-84-72...
AMATEUR COMPETITION - Competed in the 2000 Gator Open, firing rounds of 76-73...Placed second at the Nolar Herke/Patty Berg Invitational...Was runner-up at the 1997 AJGA Raymond Floyd Junior after firing an even-par 222...Placed 20th in the AJGA Lucent Technologies Boys Championship...Won two JGA of Broward County tournaments (1997 and 1999)...Competed in the 1998 Honda Classic Qualifier, for a PGA event, firing a two-under-par 70...Shot a one-over-par 73 in the 1998 U.S. Open Qualifier...Won the 1997 and 1999 Julius Boros Award for having the lowest stroke average in Broward County Junior Golf...
PREP-A 1999 graduate of Coral Springs HS...Was the 1998 district individual medalist for Coach Dennis Lynch...Holed out for eagle on first playoff hole to send the team to the state championship...Had the lowest stroke average in the county his junior and senior seasons...Named all-county, all-conference and all-district all four years...Named the Scholar-Athlete for South Florida his senior year...1998 Broward County Player of the Year for both The Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald...Received the Diamond Award for his 4.15 GPA...
PERSONAL-Born Richard Marc Hooper on July 1, 1981 in Glen Cove, N.Y....Lists Fred Couples as his favorite sports personality...Also considered Florida State and Texas A&M...
PARENTS-Donald and Michele Hooper...
|Hooper's Career Stats|
|Best Rounds||Even or Under Par Rds.||Top-10 Finishes|
Best Finish: 55th,
2000 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate
Low Round: 72, 2000 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate
Low Tourney Score: 230 (+17), 2000 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate