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Will Strickler

Height
6' 5"
CLASS
SR
Hometown
Charlottesville, Va. (Woodberry Forest School)
Weight
190 lbs.
Experience
3L
School
Will Strickler

At Florida

2008-09: Played 26 rounds and averaged 74.08 … Posted four top-25 finishes on the season … Earned his first collegiate victory at the 2009 Golden Ocala Collegiate, shooting 68-70=138 (-6) … Shot 13-over par 226 at the NCAA Championship to tie for 96th … Tied for 23rd at 10-over par as the Gators won the title at the NCAA Southwest Regional … Played the final two rounds of the SEC Championship at one-under par and tied for 21st at four-over 220 for the tournament … Shot a 71 (-1) in the second round of the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational and tied for 74th at 12-over par 228 … Opened with a two-under 70 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate and tied for 19th  at five-over 221 for the event … Shot his lowest tournament score of the year at the Gator Invitational with a 216, tying for 35th and helping lead the team to the title … Shot a season-best 68 (-4) in opening round of the Golden Ocala Collegiate and followed with a two-under 70 to earn his first win as a Gator … Had his first top-25 finish of the season at the Columbia Invitational, shooting 15-over par 228 and tying for 11th … Opened the season at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 226 (+10), tying for 62nd.

 

2007-08: Received SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition … Finished three tournaments and nine rounds shooting at or under par … Made his first ever NCAA Championships appearance, placing 63rd with a 72-hole score of 312 (79-74-78-81) … At the NCAA Central Regional, posted the second-lowest UF scorecard of the final round with a 5-over 76 to give him a 16-over 229 final score, good for a share of 65th … Matched a career-best shooting a four-under 68 and a career-best 36-hole score of 138 in the match versus Florida State … Tied for 44th at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational with a 222 (78-73-71) … Tied for 68th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate with a three-round score of 238 (79-80-79) … Had a career-best second place finish at the John Hayt Invitational shooting a solid 2-under 214 while playing as an individual … It was his first career runner-up finish … Shot an even-par 210 at the Gators’ home course to finish in a tie for 17th at the SunTrust Gator Invitational … Helped the Gators earn third place at the Callaway Golf Match Play Championship, going 2-1 … Totaled 228 (75-71-82, +12) to finish in a 50th place tie at the PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational.

 

2006-07: Played as an individual at the SunTrust Gator Invitational, finishing in a tie for fourth with a career-best score of two-over 212 (68-72-72) … His first-round 68 was a collegiate 18-hole low … Tied for 45th at the Isleworth Invitational with a 12-over 228 (77-80-71) … His final-round 71, which included his first eagle of the season, marked his first collegiate round below par … Posted a nine-over 225 (78-73-74) to finish in a tie for 65th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate.

 

2005-06: Redshirted the season and did not see any tournament action.

 

2004-05: Saw action in one stroke-play and one match-play tournament on the season … Saw first career action at the Isleworth Invitational and fired rounds of 77, 79 and 87 for a tournament total of 243 (+27), to place 73rd … Was defeated by Zac Reynolds of Oklahoma State by a score of 3-and-1 at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championships.

 

Amateur Competition: Repeated as champion at the 2008 Connecticut State Amateur Championship, winning five matches after advancing through stroke play … The first repeat winner in the event since J.J. Henry in 1994-95Tied for fourth place at the 2008 Monroe Invitational Championship with a two-over 282 total for four rounds … Shot a four-round total of one-over par 277 to finish in a tie for 10th at the 2008 Northeast Amateur Invitational … Placed 19th in the 2008 Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions … Won the 2007 Connecticut Amateur title … Tied for 3rd and was low amateur at the 2007 Connecticut State Open, shooting two-under 214 (69-73-72) … Placed third (first alternate) at US Amateur Qualifier at Anglebrook GC in NY, losing in a playoff for the second qualifying spot … Tied for 25th at the 2007 Monroe Invitational Championship, with a four-round total of eight-over 218 (70-76-71-71) … Tied for 47th at the 2007 North and South Amateur, shooting four-over 145 (74-71), lost in first round of match play … Notched a 10th-place showing at the 2006 Florida Azalea Amateur with a score of 213 (+3) … Tied for eighth place at the 2004 AJGA Natural Resources Bluegrass Junior with a three-round total of 218 (71-77-70, +8) … Earned a second-place finish at the 2003 Jefferson Cup with a three-round score of 215 (68-78-69, -1) … Fired a three-round total of 215 (73-72-70, -1) at the 2003 VSGA Junior Amateur … Member of the 2003 VSGA Virginia-Carolinas Matches Team … Semifinalist at the 2003 Bobby Bowers Golf Invitational … Was an alternate for the 2003 U.S. Amateur … Shot a two-under 208 (69-70-69) to finish third at the 2003 Charlottesville City Championship … Fired a 10-under two-round score of 134 (65-69) to place second at the 2003 Mid-Pines Junior.

 

Prep: Virginia Prep League Individual Champion in 2003 … Tied for third place at the 2004 Virginia Prep League Championships … Two-time Woodberry Forest Fall Invitational Champion (2002 and 2003) … Set the tournament record by firing a 67 in the 2003 Woodberry Forest Fall Invitational … Two-time Virginia All-Prep League golf team (2003 and 2004) … Co-captain of the 2004 Woodberry Forest School golf team … Led team to the 2003 and 2004 Virginia Prep League Championships … Named Most Valuable Player for the varsity tennis team as a freshman.

 

Personal: Born Jan. 15, 1986, in Bronxville, N.Y. … Son of Richard and Diana Strickler … Has one sister, Meggie … Graduated Cum Laude …  High honor roll student … AP Scholar with honors … Chose Florida over Kentucky and Pennsylvania … Hobbies include playing pool and baseball and listening to music … Selected Florida for its academic excellence, great weather and golf tradition … Future ambition is to play professional golf … Majoring in economics/anthropology.

 

Will Strickler – Career Stats

 

 

 

 

 

Best Rounds

Even or Under

Top-10

Year

Tourneys

Rds

Strokes

Avg.

18

54

Par Rds.

Finishes

2004-05

2

3

243

81

77

243

0

0

2005-06

DNP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006-07

3

9

665

73.89

68

212

2

1

2007-08

7

24

1,791

74.63

68

210

9

1

2008-09

9

26

1,926

74.08

68

216

6

1

Totals

21

62

4,625

74.6

68

210

17

3

 

 

Best Finish: T2nd, John Hayt Invitational, 2008

Low Round:  68, four times (last: Golden Ocala Collegiate 2009)

Low Tourney Score:  210, Gator Invitational, 2008

 

 

2008-09 (Redshirt Senior Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/12-14

Carpet Capital Collegiate (Dalton, Ga.)

T62

79-73-74=226 (+10)

10/24-26

Columbia Invitational (Galloway, N.J.)

T11

79-77-72=228 (+15)

2/2

Golden Ocala Collegiate (Ocala, Fla.)

1

68-70=138 (-6)

2/14-15

Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

T35

71-74-71=216 (+6)

3/13-15

Southern Highlands Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.)

T19

70-74-77=221 (+5)

3/20-22

Schenkel E-Z-Go Inv. (Statesboro, Ga.)

T74

81-71-76=228 (+12)

4/17-19

SEC Championship (St. Simons Island, Ga.)

T21

77-71-72=220 (+4)

5/14-16

NCAA Southwest Regional (Austin, Texas)

T23

72-74-77=223 (+10)

5/26-30

NCAA Championship (Toledo, Ohio)

T96

79-72-75=226 (+13)

 

 

 

 

2007-08 (Redshirt Junior Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/22-23

PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational (West Lafayette, Ind.)

T50th

75-71-82 = 228 (+12)

10/28-30

Collegiate Match Play Championship (Greensboro, Ga.)

2-1

 

2/9-10

SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

T17

73-68-69 = 210 (E)

2/17-19

John Hayt Invitational (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

T2

71-72-71 = 214 (-2)

3/7-9

Southern Highlands Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.)

T68

79-80-79 = 238 (+22)

3/14-16

Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.)

T44

78-73-71 = 222 (+6)

4/6

vs. Florida State (Thomasville, Ga.)

4

70-68 = 138 (-6)

5/15-17

NCAA Central Regional (Columbus, Ohio)

T65

76-77-76 = 229 (+16)

5/28-31

NCAA Championships (West Lafayette, Ind.)

63

79-74-78-81 = 312 (+24)

 

 

 

 

2006-07 (Redshirt Sophomore Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

9/15-17

Carpet Capital Collegiate (Rocky Face, Ga.)

T65th

78-73-74 = 225 (+9)

10/22-24

Isleworth Invitational (Orlando, Fla.)

T45th

77-80-71 = 228 (+12)

2/10-11

SunTrust Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

T4th

68-72-72 = 212 (+2)

 

 

 

 

2004-05 (Freshman Season)

 

 

Date

Tournament (Site)

Finish

Score

10/25-26

Isleworth Invitational (Orlando, Fla.)

73rd

77-79-87 = 243 (+27)

11/14-16

Hooters Match Play Championships (Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.)

0-1

 

 

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