2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Thomas Walsh Virginia


2017-18 (Junior)
• 2018 ACC individual champion
• His 16-under 200 was lowest score in ACC tourney history
• Named a PING third-team All-American
• Earned All-East Region team honors
• Finished 39th in final Golfstat ranking and No. 65 by Golfweek
• Named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar
• Selected to the ACC All-Academic team and ACC Honor Roll
• Named to Virginia Golf Coaches Association all-state team
• Named the Virginia Sports Information Directors’ golfer of the year and to its all-state team
• Led team with 70.71 stroke average
• Was UVA’s top finisher in eight of final 10 events of the season
• Finished under par in 10 of 12 tournaments
• Had seven top-10 finishes during the year and 11 top-20 showings
• Entered season coming off back injury and shot +13 in first event. Proceeded to shoot 48-under over final 11 tournaments
• Was 12th at NCAA Regional
• Posted 13 rounds in the 60s
• Shot under par in 23 of 35 rounds

2016-17 (Sophomore)
• Named an honorable mention All-American by PING/GCAA
• Third on the team with 72.54 stroke average
• Placed 28th at NCAA Championships by shooting +2, 290
• Was UVA’s No. 2 finisher at NCAAs
• Fired 5-under 67 during NCAA third round to help UVA placed 10th overall
• Posted UVA’s best tourney score, shooting 11-under 205 at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
• 19 of his 39 rounds were par or better
• Had three top-10 finishes
• UVA’s top finisher at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and Gary Koch Invitational

2015-16 (Freshman)
• Named to the Virginia State Golf Coaches Association’s all-state team (second team)
• Played in 11 of 13 tournaments
• Finished third on the team with 72.54 stroke average
• Finished 21st in ACC in stroke average
• Was 39th at NCAA Regional (Franklin) at even par 216
• Placed 75th at NCAA Championships
• Posted his first top-10 with a ninth-place finish at Kiawah Classic
• Had an 11th-place finish at Wolfpack Intercollegiate where he shot 1-under 212 to wrap up regular season
• Wolfpack featured his low tourney score (212) and round (67)
• Led UVA with ninth-place finish at ACC Championships
• Named to ACC Men’s Golf All-Academic team for first time

Junior / Amateur Golf
• Won the 2018 Porter Cup
• 2014 AJGA Izod Champion
• Played on the 2012 USA-China Ryder Cup Matches at Olympic Club
• Finished 40th in the 2015 USGA Four Ball
• Five top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes in AJGA play
• Was 13th in 2014 Junior Players
• Member of the 2014 Carolinas Amateur Team against Virginias Amateur team in Captain’s Putter Cup

High School/Personal
• Played for coach Adam Schwartz at Westchester Country Day School
• Team MVP from 2012 to 2015
• 2014 and 2015 State Champion for AA North Carolina Private Schools
• Runner up in 2013 state championship
• Conference Champion 2011-2013
• 2013 High Schools Tournament of Champions winner
• Parents are Elizabeth and Tom
• Has two older siblings: Molly and Mallory
• Born in High Point, N.C.

Thomas Walsh’s Career Bests
Career Best Tournament Finish: 1st, ACC Championships, April 20-22, 2018
Career Top-10 Finishes: 11
Career Best 54-Hole Score: 200, ACC Championships, April 20-22, 2018
Career Best 18-Hole Score: 65, ACC Championships, April 21, 2018 and Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, Oct. 15, 2016