• Biography - Jake Katz / Golf
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   Class   Senior
   Height   6-4
   Hometown   Williamsville, N.Y.
   High School   Williamsville North
 

As a Junior (2009-10):
Broke the program's all-time scoring record with 73.6 average in 11 tournaments
Set a new school record for lowest 18-hole total with a 6-under (66) at Lafayette
Tallied eight top-ten performances
Finished second individually in all three of Binghamton's tournament wins (Cornell T-2nd of 79, Hal Sutton 2nd of 36, Lafayette T-2nd of 150)
All 26 rounds were counted in team scoring
Garnered PING All-Northeast Region honors
Placed fifth individually in America Sky Golf Championship (76-74-79)
Earned Scholar Athlete of the Year, Tri-Player of the Year, and First Team All-Conference accolades in the America Sky
Finished runner-up in the 88th Annual New York State Men's Amateur Championship over the summer
Carded a 64 in the second round of the prestigious Porter Cup en route to a tenth place finish

As a Sophomore (2008-09):
Played all 14 tournaments and led team with 74.9 scoring average
All 25 rounds were counted in team scoring
Had eight top-10 finishes and three more top-20 performances
Tied for first at Philadelphia Big 5 Classic (71-71)
Tied for first at New England Championship (73-74)
Won Cornell Tri-Match with even-par 72
Shot 3-under 68 at Rutgers Invitational, team's lowest during year
Enjoyed successful summer season, winning prestigious Lonnie Nielson Scratch Invitational in Buffalo and placing 22nd at NYS Amateur

As a Freshman (2007-08):
Played in all tournaments and maintained a 76.8 scoring average, third-best on team
Named to New England Golf Association All-Region second team
Tied for 10th out of 64 at the New England Championship (74-75)
Tied for 40th out of 135 in the Yale MacDonald Cup
Shot 1-under 71 in first round of Hartford Invitational
Shot even-par 72 in final round of Mid-Pines Intercollegiate
Over summer advanced to match play of New York State Amateur Championship with seventh-best total in stroke play
Also captured Buffalo District Golf Association Men's Match Play Championship

Before Binghamton:
Two-time county champion and four-year team MVP for Williamsville North High
Twice qualified for sectionals
Tied for 13th at 2008 New York State High School Championship (74-76)
Led team to county title in 2003
Earned four varsity letters
Lowest stroke average all four years
Holds school record for most medalist honors in season and career
Fired school-record 32 in match
Was runnerup at Buffalo District Golf Association Championship.

Personal:
Born December 31, 1988
Parents are Jeffrey and Susan Katz
Intends to major in pre-med