Matt Alessi
Matt Alessi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

High School:
Birmingham Brother Rice

Swing:
Right


04/12/2013

Michigan, Hyun Claim Titles at Detroit Golf Club Invitational

Men's Golf, Hyun Claim Titles at Detroit Golf Club Invitational

04/11/2013

This Week in Michigan Men's Golf: Detroit Golf Club Invitational

This Week in Michigan Men's Golf: Detroit Golf Club Invitational

04/07/2013

Season Bests Help Wolverines Place Third at Hoosier Invitational

Season Bests Help Men's Golf Place Third at Hoosier Invitational

04/06/2013

Michigan, McIntosh Each in Third Place After 36 Holes at Indiana

Men's Golf, McIntosh Each in Third Place After 36 Holes at Indiana

04/04/2013

This Week in Michigan Men's Golf: NYX Hoosier Invitational

This Week in Michigan Men's Golf: NYX Hoosier Invitational

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

Senior (2012-13) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... U-M's Thomas Trueblood Award for Most Improved Player ... Started all 12 tournaments, one of three Wolverines to do so ... Played in five fall and seven spring events ... Posted three top-20 finishes, with one top-10 ... Posted a career-best eighth place finish at the Colleton River Collegiate (March 6-7) ... Competed in second Big Ten Championships (April 26-28), tying for 54th at 314 (78-79-79-78) ... Competed in second Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 8-9), finishing with a 2-1-1 record ... Helped U-M to the team title at the Detroit Golf Club Invitational (April 12) ... Posted a 1-2 match play record at the Stanford Classic (Oct. 29-30) ... Ended second season averaging 75.71 strokes per round ... Shot 26-of-28 rounds below 80, with 12 at-or-below 75 and one sub-70 round ... Shot a career-best two-under 69 in the first round of the Hoosier Invitational (April 6-7) ... Averaged 226.57 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a career-best 18-hole tournament total of 73 at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate (March 24-26), which was shortened due to weather ... Tallied a career-best 36-hole tournament total of 147 (77-70) at the Detroit Golf Club Invitational ... Tallied a career-best 54-hole tournament total of 216 (69-73-74) at the Hoosier Invitational ... Tallied a career-best 72-hole tournament total of 314 at the Big Ten Championships.

Junior (2011-12) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Walked onto the Wolverine program following fall tryout ... Started all 11 tournaments, one of three Wolverines to do so ... Played in five fall and six spring events ... Led U-M at one event ... Posted one top-20 finish ... Posted a season-best 17th place finish at the Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 26-27) ... Competed in first Big Ten Championships (April 27-29), finishing 59th at 335 (79-88-84-84) ... Competed in first Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 10-11), finishing with a 1-1 record ... Ended first season averaging 76.92 strokes per round ... Shot 19-of-24 rounds below 80, with 10 at-or-below 75 ... Shot a season-best two-under 70 in the first round of the Furman Intercollegiate (March 16-18) ... Averaged 230.00 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a season-best 18-hole tournament total of 74 at the Inverness Intercollegiate, which was shortened due to weather ... Tallied a season-best 36-hole tournament total of 162 (83-79) at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate (Oct. 29-30) ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of 221 (70-72-79) at the Furman Intercollegiate (March 16-18) ... Tallied a season-best 72-hole tournament total of 335 at Big Ten Championships.

Sophomore (2010-11) ... Did not play varsity golf.

Freshman (2009-10) ... Did not play varsity golf.

Prep Career ... Birmingham Brother Rice (2009) ... Four-year varsity letterwinner ... Two-time MHSAA Division 1 All-State First Team (2006, '08) ... All-Region (2006, '08) ... All-District (2006, '08) ... All-Area (2006, '08) ... All-Catholic League (2006, '08) ... Team Captain (2009) ... Team MVP (2006, '08) ... Helped Brother Rice to runner-up finish at the 2006 Division 1 State Championships and sixth place team finish in 2008 ... Medalist runner-up at 2006 Regional and fifth in 2008 ... Third at both the 2006 and 2008 District Championships ... During 2006 regular season was the medalist runner-up at the University of Detroit Invitational (68), third at the Brighton Invitational and fourth at the Eccentric Invitational (73) ... Amateur Career: Second alternate at 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship qualifier (72-73/145) ... Qualified for 2010 U.S. Amateur (71-71/142) ... Did not advance to match play ... Qualified for 2011 Michigan Open and advanced to weekend play, tying for 64th (75-72-82-73/302) ... Qualified for 2010 Michigan Open, missed cut for weekend (71-78/149) ... Michigan Junior Amateur: Earned 14th seed for 2009 match play (73-77-74/224) ... lost 4-and-2 in semifinal match to Blake English ... Earned 13th seed for 2008 match play (73-71-76/220) ... lost 4-and-3 in championship match to Blake English ... Did not advance to 2006 match play (79-80/159) ... AJGA Coca-Cola at Boyne Highlands: Tied for 15th (68-77-76/221) in 2007 and Tied for 26th (80-75-75/230) in 2008 ... Medalist (70-70/140, -4) at 2007 Adams Junior Tour Championship ... Medalist (74) at 2006 Michigan Junior PGA Tour Tournament ... Medalist (71-73/144) at 2006 MET Interclub Invitational.

Personal ... Given Name is Matthew Charles Alessi ... Son of Arlene and Ken Alessi ... Born on December 18, 1990 in Pontiac, Mich. ... Enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Economics major.

What is in Alessi's Bag? ... Driver: Titleist 910D2 ... Woods: Titleist 910F ... Irons: Mizuno MP53 ... Wedges: Titleist Vokey 54 degree and TaylorMade RAC 60 degree ... Putter: TaylorMade Rossa ... Ball: Titleist Pro-V1x ... Glove: FootJoy ... Favorite Club: 8-iron ... Favorite Course: Birmingham Country Club (Birmingham, Mich.) ... Best Career Round: 68, five times ... Superstitions: None.

Year Events Starts Rounds Strokes Average Top 18 Top 36 Top 54 Top 72 Match Play Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 Par or Under
2011-12 11 11 28 2191 78.25 72 162 224 335 1-1-0 0 0 1 0
2012-13 12 12 28 2120 75.71 69 147 216 324 3-3-1 0 1 3 2
Career 23 23 56 4311 76.98 69 147 216 314 4-4-1 0 1 4 2