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Matt Every
  • 5-11, 180
  • Senior
  • Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland HS)

At Florida -
(2005-06)
Became the first golfer in school history to win the prestigious Ben Hogan Award as the nation's top amateur golfer…Named a PING First-Team All-American…Earned PING All-Southeast Region Team and First-Team All-SEC honors…Completed his collegiate career by carding a 72-hole total of 71-73-75-68 = 287 (-1) to tie for 15th at the NCAA Championship…Tied for ninth at the NCAA West Regional Tournament with a three-round total of 207 (-9)...Shot an opening round score of 67 (-5) for a share of the lead on the first day…Tied for fifth at the SEC Tournament with a 208 (-2)...Tied for fourth at the United States Collegiate Championship with scores of 68-72-73 = 213 (-3)...Recorded three rounds under-par at the Chris Schenkel E-Z Go Invitational...Tied for sixth with scores of 70-71-72 = 213 (-5)...Carded scores of 79-71-78 = 228 (+12) to finish tied for 25th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate...Shot three rounds at par, or below (70-72-68 = 210) during the Puerto Rico Classic to finish tied for third...Tied for 16th at the SunTrust Gator Invitational with a one-under 287 (71-73-75-68)...Opened the spring season by placing tied for 25th at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate...Carded scores of 81-71-78 = 230 (+14)... Shot a season- best score of 65 during the third round of the Carpet Capital Collegiate…Finished the tournament tied for third to earn his fourth top-10 finish of the season....Tied for second with teammate Toby Ragland at the Gary Koch Invitational and recorded three under-par rounds of 70-70-69 - 209 (-7)...Placed fourth at the Shoal Creek Invitational after carding scores of 71-67-73 = 211 (-5)...Earned his fourth career individual medalist title at the Inverness Invitational by carding scores of 74-71-68 = 213 (E)…His 68 during the final round was one of five rounds under-par.

(2004-05) PING first-team All-American for a second year in a row…Named to the PING All-Southeast Region team…First-team All-SEC selection…Named to the Ben Hogan Watch List for second straight year…Led the team in stroke average (72.41), top-10 finishes (seven) and rounds of golf at even-or-under par (19)…Tied for the team-lead with 39 rounds played…2004-05 team captain…Ended the season by firing rounds of 74-71-80 = 225 (+15) at the NCAA Championships…Led the Gators to a big second round comeback by firing a career-best 63 at the NCAA East Regional, where he tied for third-place overall with a career-best score of 203 (-10)…Recorded his second straight top-10 finish at the SEC Championships by tying for 10th-place with a 10-over par score of 220…Tied for 15th-place at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate after shooting rounds of 72-70-81 = 223 (+7)…Finished with a seven-over par score of 223 at the Chris Schenkel E-Z Go Invitational to tie for 30th-place…At the Southern Highlands Collegiate, fired rounds of 77-67-69 to place fifth in the deepest tournament field since the 2004 NCAA Preview tournament…Carded three rounds of even-par 72 to finish the Puerto Rico Classic tied for 18th-place…Captured his third career individual medalist honor at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate by scoring rounds of 71-73-71 = 215 (-1)…Named SEC Golfer of the Week for March 24…Shot a 222 (+12) at the SunTrust Gator Invitational to tie for 34th-place…Tied for 19th-place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate after firing rounds of 72-78-73 (+7)…Shot a one-under par score of 215 at the inaugural Isleworth Invitational to tie for sixth…Tied for third at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Invitational…Opened the season by tying for fifth-place at the NCAA Preview after firing rounds of 73-68-69 = 210 (E).

(2003-04) PING first-team All-American…Named to the PING All-Southeast Region team…First-team All-SEC selection…Chosen as Ben Hogan Award semifinalist…Tied for team lead with nine top 10-finishes and was second in stroke average (71.26) and even-or-under par rounds (21)…Stroke average was the third-lowest in school history…Ended the season by tying for 44th at the NCAA Championships with rounds of 75-71-72-76 = 294 (+14)...Finished tied for 31st at NCAA East Regional after rounds of 72-71-76 = 219 (+9)…Tied for second at 2004 SEC Championships, losing by just one stroke…Carded rounds of 72-65-71 = 208 (-2)…Round of 65 set career best and propelled him to a tie for the lead entering the final round…Top-10 finish was his ninth in 11 stroke play tournaments for the season and Every's fifth in a row…Tied for eighth at Atlanta Intercollegiate…Extended consecutive streak of even-or-under par rounds to 11 by collecting rounds of 70-70-71 = 211 (-5)…Named SEC Men's Golfer of the week on March 24 after his performance at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational…Became the seventh player in school history to win at least two tournaments in a season when he captured the Chris Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational title…Entered final round trailing Wake Forest's Bill Haas by seven strokes…Shot rounds of 67-72-68 = 207 (-9)…Finished tied for sixth at Southern Highlands Collegiate with rounds of 71-68-72 = 211 (-5)…Earned SEC and Golfworld Golfer of the Week honors on Feb. 26 for his performance at Puerto Rico Classic, where he picked up his fourth top-10 finish of season … Shot rounds of 73-70-69 = 207 (-4) to finish in a tie for fifth…Collected rounds of 74-78-73 = 225 (+9) to finish tied for 33rd at the Mercedes-Benz Classic…Posted third straight top-10 finish at SunTrust Gator Invitational…Carded rounds of 70-74-69 = 213 (+3) to finish tied for seventh…Finished 2-2-0 as Florida won the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship title while playing at the No. 1 position all four rounds…Won first collegiate tournament at Gary Koch Invitational with a tournament-record 205 (-11)…Matched career best with third-round score of 66 (-6) to win by three strokes…Set career bests for tournament score and low round in tying for fifth at the Carpet Capital Collegiate…After shooting 76 in the first round, rebounded to shoot 68 and career-best 66 in the next two rounds to finish at six-under…Shot a two-round total of 149 (75-74) +9 to tie for 42nd at the NCAA Preview…Tied for ninth in his fall 2003 debut at the Bank of Tennessee with score of 215 (-1).

(2002-03) PING honorable mention All-American…Highest Gator finisher at the NCAA Championships with a tie for 12th at 296 (+8)…Finished in the top 20 of the individual standings in four of his last five tournaments…Tied for 30th at the NCAA East Regional with a one-over 217...Recorded first career top-10 finish in a collegiate tournament with a tie for ninth at 212 (-4) at the Atlanta Intercollegiate...Tied for 19th with a 218 (+8) at the SEC Championships, including a final round 68 (-2)...Tied for 14th with a 73 (+1) at the Auburn Multi-Match...Tied for 51st with a 223 (+7) at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate...Shot a 222 (+6) to finish tied for 24th at the Puerto Rico Classic...Finished tied for 49th at the NCAA Preview with a 232 (+16)...Shot a one-under 71 in his first collegiate round at the 2002 Carpet Capital Collegiate...Finished tied for 48th at 222 (+6) in that tournament.

Amateur - Qualified for the 2005 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa…Helped the U.S. Walker Cup team defeat Great Britain & Ireland at the Chicago Golf Club…Qualified for the 2005 U.S. Open Championships at Pinehurst and finished tied for 28th, the highest finish ever by an amateur at the Open. Every fired scores of 75-73-73-70 = 291 to finish 11-over…Played in the 2005 U.S. Amateur Public Links and finished tied for 11th during stroke-play with a 71-70 = 141 (+1) performance...Member of the 2004 and 2005 U.S. Palmer Cup teams…Qualified for the 2004 U.S. Amateur…Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2004 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships, where he lost to Brendan Steele…Finished tied for 12th after carding rounds of 71-69-68-73 = 281 (+1) at the 2004 Porter Cup…Tied for seventh at the 2003 Porter Cup after shooting 70-66-67-69 = 272 (-8) at the par 70 course…Advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships, where he lost to Lamar's Chris Stroud…Medalist at local 2002 U.S. Open Qualifier by shooting a 67...Finished seventh in the 2002 Porter Cup by shooting a 276 total for four rounds...Shot a second-round 63 during the tournament...Finished seventh in the 2002 Western Junior Championship...Won the 2001 International Junior Masters...Placed third in the 2001 Polo Stroke-Play Championship with a two-round total of 137.

Prep - Shot a Mainland school-record 61 during his last round of golf in high school…All-state selection his junior and senior seasons... Ranked among the top 30 high school golfers by several golf publications his senior season…Volusia County High School Golfer of the Year four years in a row...Member of the National Honor Society.


Matt Every Career Stats
Best Rounds Even or Under Top-10
Year Tourneys Rds Strokes Avg. 18 54 Par Rds. Finishes
2002-03 9 26 1,915 73.65 67 212 9 1
2003-04 13 39 2,779 71.26 65 205 21 9
2004-05 13 39 2,824 72.41 63 203 19 7
2005-06 13 40 2,857 71.42 65 207 28 9
Totals: 48 144 10,375 72.04 63 203 77 26
Best Finish: 1st, four times: Gary Koch Invitational 2003, Chris Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational 2004, Mercedes-Benz 2005, Inverness Invitational 2005.
Low Round:63, NCAA East Regional 2005
Low Tourney Score: 203 (-10), NCAA East Regional 2005
2005-06 (Senior Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish (Score)
Sept. 19-20 Inverness Invitational (Toledo, Ohio) 1st 74-71-68 = 213 (E)
Sept. 26-27 Shoal Creek Invitational (Birmingham, Ala.) T4th 71-67-73 = 211 (-5)
Oct. 10-11 Gary Koch Invitational (Tampa, Fla.) T2 70-70-69 = 209 (-7)
Nov. 4-6 Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.) T3 70-75-65 = 210 (-6)
Feb. 5-7 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) T25 81-71-78 = 230 (+14)
Feb. 18-19 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T16 67-75-76 = 218 (+8)
Feb. 26-28 Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Grande, P.R.) T3 70-72-68 = 210 (-6)
March 10-12 Southern Highlands Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) T25 79-71-78 = 228 (+12)
March 18-19 Chris Schenkel E-Z Go Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.) T6 70-71-72 = 213 (-5)
April 10-11 United States Collegiate (Atlanta, Ga.) T4 68-72-73 = 213 (-3)
April 21-23 SEC Tournament (Sea Island, Ga.) T5 70-70-68 = 208 (-2)
May 18-20 NCAA West Regional (Tucson, Ariz.) T9 67-70-70 = 207 (-9)
May 31-June 3 NCAA Championship (Sunriver, Ore.) T15 71-73-75-68 = 287 (-1)
2004-05 (Junior Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish (Score)
9/25-26 NCAA Preview (Baltimore, Md.) T5th 73-68-69 - 210 (E)
10/11-12 Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf (Tampa, Fla.) T3rd 77-66-73- 216 (E)
10/25-26 Isleworth Invitational (Orlando, Fla.) T6th 67-70-78- 215 (-1)
11/5-7 Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.) T19th 72-78-73- 223 (+7)
2/5-6 Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T34th 73-76-73- 222 (+12)
2/20-22 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra, Fla.) 1st 71-73-71- 215 (-1)
2/27-3/1 Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, Puerto Rico) T18th 72-72-72- 216 (E)
3/11-13 Southern Highlands Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) 5th 77-67-69- 213 (-3)
3/19-20 Chris Schenkel (Statesboro, Ga.) T30th 78-74-71- 223 (+7)
4/4-5 Morris Williams (Austin, Texas) T15th 72-70-81- 223 (+7)
4/15-17 SEC Championships (Sea Island, Ga.) T10th 71-74-75- 220 (+10)
5/19-21 NCAA East Regional (Nashville, Tenn.) T3rd 71-63-69- 203 (-10)
6/1-4 NCAA Championships (Baltimore, Md.) MC 74-71-80- 225 (+15)
2003-04 (Sophomore Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish (Score)
9/13-14 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate (Johnson City, Tenn.) T9th 76-70-69 - 215 (-1)
9/22-23 NCAA Preview (Hot Springs, Va.) T42nd 75-74 - 149 (+9)
10/3-5 Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.) T5th 76-68-66 - 210 (-6)
10/20-21 Gary Koch Invitational (Tampa, Fla.) 1st 69-70-66 - 205 (-11)
1/31-2/1 SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.) T7th 70-74-69 - 213 (+3)
2/8-10 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) T33rd 74-78-73 - 225 (+9)
2/22-24 Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, PR) T5th 73-70-69 - 207 (-4)
3/12-14 Southern Highlands Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) T6th 71-68-72 - 211 (-5)
3/20-21 Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.) 1st 67-72-68 - 207 (-9)
3/29-30 Atlanta Intercollegiate (Stockbridge, Ga.) T8th 70-70-71 - 211 (-5)
4/16-18 SEC Championships (Sea Island, Ga.) T2nd 72-65-71 - 208 (-2)
5/20-22 NCAA East Regional Championships (New Haven, Conn.) T31st 72-71-76 - 219 (+9)
6/1-4 NCAA Championships (Hot Springs, Va.) T44th 75-71-72-76 - 294 (+14)
2002-03 (Freshman Season)
Date Tournament (Site) Finish (Score)
9/27-29 Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.) T48th 71-77-74 - 222 (+6)
10/7-8 NCAA Fall Preview (Stillwater, Okla.) T49th 80-75-77 - 232 (+16)
2/23-25 Puerto Rico Classic (San Juan, PR) T24th 77-73-72 - 222 (+6)
3/7-9 Las Vegas Intercollegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) T51st 72-75-76 - 223 (+7)
4/20 Auburn Multi-Match (Auburn, Ala.) T14th 73 (+1)
4/25-27 SEC Championships (Sea Island, Ga.) T19th 76-74-68 - 218 (+8)
5/8-9 Atlanta Intercollegiate (Stockbridge, Ga.) T9th 75-70-67 - 212 (-4)
5/15-17 NCAA East Regional (Auburn, Ala.) T30th 72-74-71 - 217 (+1)
5/27-30 NCAA Championships (Stillwater, Okla.) T12th 73-78-72-73 - 296 (+8)
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