Chris O'Neill
Chris  O'Neill

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glen Allen, Va.

High School:
Deep Run HS

Swing:
Right


07/21/2016

O'Neill, Swanson Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars

O'Neill, Swanson Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars

05/29/2016

O'Neill, Mueller Repeat as PING Midwest All-District Team Selections

O'Neill, Mueller Repeat as PING Midwest All-District Team Selections

04/24/2016

Mueller Leads U-M to Best Big Ten Championships Finish in Six Years

Mueller Leads Men's Golf to Best Big Ten Finish in Six Years

03/23/2016

O'Neill Named Finalist for Byron Nelson Award

Men's Golfer O'Neill Named Finalist for Byron Nelson Award

03/06/2016

Five Starters Under Par Give U-M First-Day Lead in Desert

Five Starters Under Par Give Men's Golf First-Day Lead in Desert

09/24/2015

On the Tee with Chris O'Neill

Senior Chris O'Neill talks about his success in the classroom, the strongest part of his game, his academic major, and the team's goals for 2015-16.

05/11/2015

Men's Golf Set for NCAA Washington Regional

10/30/2012

Men's Golf at Stanford Classic (Day Two)

Second day of the Stanford Classic at Cypress Point

10/29/2012

Men's Golf at Stanford Classic (Day One)

First day of the Stanford Classic at Cypress Point


Michigan Career
• Started 47 straight tournaments, not missing an event during four-year career
• Closed career ranked fourth for career scoring average (73.10)
• Closed career ranked among to top five for each class scoring average - freshman (5th), sophomore (5th), sunior (3rd) and senior (4th)
• Bryon Nelson Award Finalist (2016)
• All-Big Ten, Second Team (2014)
• 3x PING Division All-Midwest Regional (2014, '15, '16)
• Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar (2015)
• Golf Coaches Association of America Team Academic Honor (2015)
• 3x Academic All-Big Ten (2014, '15, '16)
• 4x U-M Academic Achievement (2013, '14, '15, '16)
• U-M's Leaders of Distinction Honoree (2015)
• University Honors Winter (2014)
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree (2016)
• 4x Big Ten Golfer of the Week -- Oct. 17, 2012, Sept. 18, 2013, Sept. 25, 2013 and Feb. 19, 2014
• 2x U-M's Bert Katzenmeyer Award for Lowest Scoring Average (2013, '14)
• 3x recipient of the Hugh M. Wright Golf Scholarship

Senior (2015-16)
• One of four Wolverines to start all 11 events, along with Tom Swanson (Jr.), Kyle Mueller (So.) and Nick Carlson (Fr.)
• Posted five top-10 finishes and closed as the top Wolverine in two events
• Helped U-M to second straight NCAA regional appearance -- Franklin Regional (May 16-18) -- leading the Wolverines tying for 45th (78-69-70/217, +1)
• Helped U-M to the runner-up team title at the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 27-28) -- tying for ninth (211, -2) -- as well as Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 5-6) -- tying for eighth (213, -3)
• Helped U-M to its best finish in six years at the Big Ten Championship (April 22-24), tying for fourth; individually tied for 12th (74-69-72/215, -1) -- third career top-20 individual conference finish
• Helped U-M set the 54-hole team record by 15 strokes with 824 (-28) total at the MacKenzie (Oct. 12-13); tied for 10th with his career-best 54-hole total of 204 (66-69-69, -9)
• Averaged a career-best 72.31 strokes per round -- almost a full stroke better than previous best
• Recorded nine sub-70 rounds, second best on Wolverines, including a season-best 66 twice -- first round (-6) of the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate and first round (-5) of the MacKenzie
• Posted a 2-1-1 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 12-13)

Junior (2014-15)
• One of two Wolverines to start all 12 events, along with Kyle Mueller (Fr.)
• Finished as the top Wolverine in four events, second most on team
• Helped U-M to the team title at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 6-7) -- finishing sixth (211, -1)
• Guided U-M to two runner-up finishes at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 14-15) -- 2-1 record -- and Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 6-7) -- medalist runner-up (210, -6).
• Helped U-M return to the NCAA regional for the first time in four years -- NCAA Washington Regional (May 14-16); tied for 30th (73-76-69/218)
• Competed in third Big Ten Championships (April 24-26), finishing 17th tallying a career-best 72 hole total of 295 (74-76-70-75)
• Averaged 73.15 strokes per round, with five sub-70 rounds including a career-best 65 (-6) in the first round of the Wolverine Intercollegiate

Sophomore (2013-14)
• Only Wolverine to start all 12 events, which included an extra tournament after earning an individual invitation to NCAA regional
• Finished as the top Wolverine in seven of 12 events, with three top-five finishes
• Won first collegiate event at the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 22-23) with 208 (71-68-69, -8)
• Medalist runner-up at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 16-17) with a 206 (69-71-66, -7)
• Helped U-M to its first Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 14-15) title, finishing with a 3-1 record
• After tying for fifth (214, +1), helped U-M to a runner-up team finish at the NYX Hoosier Invitational (April 12-13)
• Competed in second Big Ten Championships (May 2-4), tying for 24th (76-76-81-71/304)
• As an invited individual, competed in NCAA Central Regional (May 15-17), tying for 20th (77-71-77/225)
• Averaged 73.03 strokes per round to lead U-M for second straight season
• Carded five sub-70 rounds, including a season-best 66 (-5) in the final round of the Wolverine Intercollegiate

Freshman (2012-13)
• One of three Wolverines to play all 12 events, along with Matt Alessi (Sr.) and Brett McIntosh (Fr.)
• Finished as the top Wolverine in five of 12 events, with two top-five finishes
• Made collegiate debut and first career start at the Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 17-18), finishing 51st (233)
• Helped U-M to the team title at the Detroit Golf Club Invitational, finishing third with a career-best 36-hole total of 141 (74-67)
• Competed in first Big Ten Championships (April 26-28), tying for 13th (72-73-76-76/297)
• Averaged 73.96 strokes per round, becoming the third freshman to lead U-M in scoring and first in 18 years
• Carded two sub-70 rounds, including a season-best 67 (-5) in the second round of the Detroit Golf Club Invitational (April 12)
• Posted a 2-5 match play record after competing in the Stanford Classic (0-3; Oct. 29-30) and the Big Ten Match Play Championship (2-2; Feb. 8-9).

Prep Career
• Played at Deep Run High School
• No. 1 ranked player in class of 2012 in Virginia
• 2x Richmond Times Dispatch Player of the Year (2009, '10) and 4x All-Metro first team (2008, '09, '10, '11)
• 4x Colonial District All-District (2008, '09, '10, '11)
• 4x Central Region All-Region (2008, '09, '10, '11)
• 2x Virginia High School League AAA All-State (2010, '11)
• 4x Virginia High School League AAA All-Academic 2008, '09, '10, '11)
• 2x Deep Run High School MVP (2009, '10, '11)
• Holds Deer Run career scoring average record (72.9, 18 hole & 36.25 9 hole)

Personal
• Given Name Christopher James O'Neill
• Son of Leigh and Jim O'Neill
• Born June 21, 1993 in Reno, Nev.
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Psychology major

What is in Chris' Bag?
Driver: Ping i15
Woods: Ping G10
Irons: Ping i57
Wedges: Titleist
Putter: TaylorMade Ghost
Ball: Pro V1x
Glove: FootJoy
Favorite Club: 60-degree wedge
Favorite Course: The Dominion Club (Glen Allen, Va.)
Best Career Round: 64
Superstitions: Using the same side of a coin (marker), if putting well

Year Events Starts Rds Total Avg. T-18 T-36 T-54 T-72 T-5 T-10 T-20 U-Par MP
2012-13 12 12 28 2071 73.96 67 141 210 297 2 3 6 3 2-5-0
2013-14 12 12 34 2483 73.03 66 - 206 304 3 4 5 12 3-1-0
2014-15 12 12 34 2487 73.15 65 - 210 295 1 2 3 8 2-1-0
2015-16 11 11 29 2097 72.31 66 156 204 - 0 5 6 11 2-1-1
Career 47 47 125 9138 73.10 65 141 204 295 6 14 20 34 9-8-0

 



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