2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Doug Ghim Arlington Heights, Ill.

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Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
High School: Buffalo Grove

Honors:
2017 Pacific Coast Amateur Champion
2017 U.S. Amateur runner-up
2017 Big 12 Player of the Year
2017 Golfweek All-America First Team
2017 PING All-Region
2017 All-Big 12
2017 Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist
2017 Arnold Palmer Cup selection
2017 Ben Hogan Award Watch List
2016 Palmer Cup selection
2016 PING All-America Second Team
2016 Golfweek Second Team All-America
2016 Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist
2016 All-Big 12
2015 PING All-America Honorable Mention
2015 All-Freshman Team
2015 All-Big 12 First Team

JUNIOR (2016-17):
• only finished outside the top-24 three times
• seven top-10 finishes
• fired 14 rounds in the 60s
• shot 24 of 40 rounds at or under par
• counted 38.5 of 40 rounds towards the team score

SOPHOMORE (2015-16):
• played in every event
• finished in the top-8 seven times
• posted a season-low tie for 2nd at the NCAA Franklin Regional
• carded all three rounds in the 60s at the NCAA Franklin Regional
• shot a season-low 64 during the first round of the NCAA Franklin Regional
• shot 23 of 40 rounds at or under par
• fired eight rounds in the 60s

FRESHMAN (2014-15):
• appeared in 12 events with a 71.76 stroke average
• recorded a career-high tie for 3rd at the Gifford Collegiate
• had a team-best tie for 8th at the NCAA Championship after stroke play
• posted his second top-10 finish at the NCAA Regional with a tie for 7th
• shot a season-low 66 twice at the Gifford Collegiate and once at the Amer Ari/Big Island Intercollegiate
• 54-hole total of 206 at the Gifford Collegiate is a team low on the season and is the first time he broke par for his 54-hole total as a collegiate player

NATIONALLY
• currently ranked 15th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings

BEFORE TEXAS
• 2011 Illinois State Junior medalist
• finished third at the 2010 Illinois Class 3A State Championship as a freshman
• No. 5 junior player in Golfweek’s Class of 2014 when he signed his National Letter of Intent
• won medalist honors at the 2014 Western Amateur where he set the course record with a second-round 63
• finished his junior career ranked No. 8 in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings after totaling three years of Rolex Junior All-America honors and four AJGA titles, including his signature win at the CB&I Boys Championship
• 2014 U.S. Amateur Public Links runner-up after claiming a share of medalist honors in stroke-play qualifying
• 2014 CB&I Boys champion where his 12-under 204 broke a tournament scoring record set by former Longhorn Jordan Spieth
• 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship semifinalist before falling to eventual champion and Texas teammate Scottie Scheffler
• posted three top-10 AGJA finishes during the 2013 season – Junior Players Championship, Junior PGA Championship and AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions

PERSONAL
• Major is Economics with a minor in Business