Matt Thompson
Matt Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Battle Creek, Mich.

High School:
Lakeview

Swing:
Right


07/20/2012

Michigan and Michigan State AD Challenge to Hit U-M Golf Course

Michigan and Michigan State AD Challenge to Hit U-M Golf Course

05/30/2012

Kovacs, Boylan Collect U-M's Big Ten Sportsmanship Awards

Kovacs, Boylan Collect U-M's Big Ten Sportsmanship Awards

05/30/2012

Thompson Receives Division I PING All-Region Recognition

Men's Golfer Thompson a Division I PING All-Region Selection

05/24/2012

2011-12 Michigan Men's Golf Roster

2011-12 Michigan Men's Golf Roster

05/24/2012

University of Michigan Men's Golf Summer Updates

University of Michigan Men's Golf -- Summer Updates

Michigan Career ... Three-time Division I PING All-Midwest Region (2010, '11 & '12) ... Two-time All-Big Ten, second team (2010 & 2012) ... Big Ten Championships individual runner-up (2010) ... Two-time All-Big Ten Championships, All-Tournament Team (2010 & 2012) ... Big Ten Match Play Championships, All-Tournament Team (2009) ... Three-time Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree (2010, '11 & '12) ... Three-time Big Ten Golfer of the Week ... Helped U-M to four straight NCAA regional appearances, three team and one individual ... Helped U-M win program's first regional team title, 2011 NCAA Central Regional at Wolf Run Golf Course ... Helped U-M advance to NCAA Championships, twice (2009, '11) ... Helped U-M to a national semifinalist finish in 2009 ... Started 46 of 49 career events ... Posted 27 top-20 finishes, with 13 top-10 and seven top-five ... Shot 52 career rounds at-or-below par ... Holds the U-M record 72.79 for career scoring average ... Holds the U-M freshman single season scoring record (73.54, 2008-09) ... Holds the U-M sophomore single season scoring record (72.00, 2009-10) ... Holds the U-M senior single season scoring record (72.06, 2011-12) ... Holds a 7-5-1 career match play record ... Went undefeated 4-0-1 in match play during the 2008-09 season.

Senior (2011-12) ... Division I PING All-Midwest Region ... All-Big Ten Second Team ... Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Big Ten Championships, All-Tournament Team ... Three-time Big Ten Golfer of the Week ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Team Captain ... U-M Men's Golf Katzenmeyer Award ... Bob Ufer Senior Award ... Started all 12 tournaments ... Played in all five fall tournaments and seven spring tournaments ... Led U-M nine events ...Posted eight top-20 finishes, with five top-10 and four top-five ... Won his first career medalist honor at the Windon Memorial Classic (Oct. 16-17) ... Earned medalist runner-up finishes at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate (Oct. 29-30) and the Furman Intercollegiate (March 16-18) ... Competed as an individual at the NCAA Central Regional (May 17-19) hosted at the U-M Golf Course, finishing 19th (71-69-73/213) ... Helped U-M to a 10th-place team finish at Big Ten Championships (April 27-29) ... Finished as third individually at one-over 289 (74-73-70-72) ... Helped U-M finish 1-1 at Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 10-11), finishing with a 1-1 record ... Ended fourth season averaging a U-M senior class record 72.06 strokes per round ... Shot all 31 rounds below 80, with 28 at-or-below 75 and six sub-70 rounds ... Shot 12 rounds of par-or-better ... Shot a career-best-tying five-under 65 in the third round of the Windon Memorial Classic (Oct. 16-17) ... Averaged 216.25 per 54-hole event ... Posted two 54-hole events at-or-below par -- five-under 205 (69-71-65) at the Windon Memorial Classic and 10-under 206 (68-67-71) at the Furman Intercollegiate ... Tallied a career-best 18-hole tournament total of 74 at the Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept 26-27), which was shortened to 18 holes following weather ... Tallied a career-best 36-hole tournament total of three-under 141 (71-70) at the Bridgestone Golf Classic (Oct. 29-30) ... Tallied a career-best-tying 54-hole tournament total of five-under 205 (69-71-65) at the Windon Memorial Classic ... Tallied a season-best 72-hole tournament total of one-over 289 (74-73-70-72) at the Big Ten Championships.

Junior (2010-11) ... Division I PING All-Midwest Region ... Started all 14 tournaments, one of three Wolverines to do so ... Played in all five fall and all nine spring events ... Led U-M in two events ... Posted eight top-20 finishes, with one top-10 ... Posted a season-best sixth-place finish at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate (Oct. 23-24) ... Helped U-M to team title at the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 26-27) ... Helped U-M to a fifth-place finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 11-12), finishing with a 1-2 record ... Helped U-M to a tie for sixth-place team finish at Big Ten Championships (April 29-May 1) ... Tied for 13th individually at 295 (77-69-76-73) ... Helped U-M earn bid to the NCAA Central Regional (May 19-21), its fourth straight regional appearance ... Helped U-M win first regional title in program history ... Tied for 11th individually at even-par 213 (68-77-68) ... Helped U-M advance to the NCAA Championships (May 31-June 2) for the second time in three years ... Tied for 20th at 220 (74-76-70) ... Helped U-M to a 10th-place team finish at NCAA Championships, missing the NCAA Match Play Finals by three strokes ... Ended third season averaging 73.51 strokes per round ... Shot 37-of-39 rounds below 80, with 28 at-or-below 75 and four sub-70 rounds ... Shot 13 rounds of par-or-better ... Shot a season-best six-under 66 in the second round of the Bridgestone Intercollegiate ... Averaged 220.27 per 54-hole event ... Posted two 54-hole events at-or-below par -- nine-under 207 (70-66-71) at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate, even-par 213 (68-77-68) at the NCAA Central Regional ... Tallied a season-best 36-hole tournament total of 149 (75-74) at the Illini Spring Classic (April 16-17) ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of nine-under 207 (70-66-71) at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate ... Tallied a season-best 72-hole tournament total of 295 (77-69-76-73) at the Big Ten Championships.

Sophomore (2009-10) ... Division I PING All-Midwest Region ... All-Big Ten Second Team ... Big Ten Championships All-Tournament Team ... Started all 12 tournaments, one of four Wolverines to do so ... Played in all five fall and all seven spring events ... Led U-M in six events ... Posted seven top-20 finishes, including six top-10 and three top-five ... Posted a career-best second place finish, twice -- at the Big Ten Championships (April 30-May 2) and at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms (Sept. 26-27) ... Helped U-M to team title at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms ... Helped U-M to a sixth-place team finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 12-13), finishing with a 1-2 record ... Helped U-M to a fourth-place team finish at Big Ten Championships ... Finished as medalist runner-up individually at one-under 283 (73-69-68-73) ... Helped U-M tie for sixth-place team finish at the NCAA Central Regional (May 20-22, its third straight regional appearance ... Tied for sixth individually at two-under 208 (71-65-72) ... Lost in playoff on first hole to compete as individual at NCAA Championships ... Ended second season averaging 72.00 strokes per round, setting the U-M single season record ... Shot 29-of-33 rounds below 80, with 31 rounds at-or-below 75 and 10 sub-70 rounds ... Shot 17 rounds at-or-below par ... Opened the fall season shooting five of first six round sub-70 ...Shot a career-best four-under five-under 65 in the second round of the NCAA Central Regional ... Averaged 215.78 per 54-hole event ... Posted four 54-hole events at-or-below par -- nine-under 207 (69-70-68) at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms, eight-under 205 (69-69-67) at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-13), five-under 211 (73-67-71) at the Bridgestone Intercollegiate (Oct. 24-25) and two-under 208 (71-65-72) at the NCAA Central Regional ... Tallied a season-best 36-hole tournament total of 151 (79-72) at the Brickyard Collegiate (Oct. 10-12) ... Tallied a career-best 54-hole tournament total of eight-under 205 (69-69-67) at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate ... Tallied a career-best 72-hole tournament total of one-under 283 (73-69-68-73) at Big Ten Championships.

Freshman (2008-09) ... Big Ten Match Play All-Tournament Team ... Played in 11 tournaments, with eight starts ... Played in four fall and seven spring events ... Made his collegiate debut at the Wolverine Intercollegiate, playing as individual ... Made first collegiate start at the Prestige (Oct. 13-14) ... Led U-M in one event ... Posted four top-20 finishes, including one top-10 finish ... Posted a season-best tie for 10th individual at the FAU Spring Break Championship (March 27-29) ... Helped U-M to two team titles -- Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 13-14) and Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 20-21) ... Helped U-M to a runner-up finish at the inaugural Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 13-14), finishing with a 3-0 record ... Helped U-M tie for eighth at Big Ten Championships (May 1-3) ... Finished 42nd individually at 302 (73-74-79-76) ... Helped U-M to a fifth-place team finish at the NCAA Southwest Regional (May 14-16) ... Helped U-M advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time 12 years ... Tied for 23rd individually at 223 (74-72-77) ... U-M's second straight regional appearance ... Helped U-M advanced to NCAA Team Match Play Finals after a sixth-place stroke play team finish ... Tied for 36th individually at 219 (75-74-70) ... Helped U-M advance to national semifinal after 3-2 win over No. 3 seed USC in quarterfinal ... Lost to No. 7 seed and eventual national champion Texas A&M, 3-1-1 in semifinal ... Finished with a 1-0-1 match play record ... Ended first season averaging 73.54 strokes per round, which set the U-M freshman single season record ... Shot 27-of-28 rounds below 80, with 22 at or below 75 and one sub-70 round ... Shot 10 total rounds at-or-below par ... Shot a season-best three-under 68 in the first round at the Wolverine Intercollegiate, his first collegiate round ... Averaged 219.63 per 54-hole event ... Posted two 54-hole events at-or-below par -- one-under 212 (68-72-72) at the Wolverine Intercollegiate and even-par 216 (71-73-72) at the River Landing Intercollegiate (April 10-11) ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of one-under 212 (68-72-72) at the Wolverine Intercollegiate ...Tallied a season-best 72-hole tournament total of 302 (73-74-79-76) at Big Ten Championships.

Prep Career ... Battle Creek Lakeview High School (2008) ... Coached by Tony Evans ... Four-year varsity letterwinner (2004, '05, '06, '08) ... No. 1 ranked player in Michigan according to the National Junior Golf Scoreboard.com ... Rated as the No. 41 player in the country by Polo Golf ... 2008 Michigan Mr. Golf as awarded by Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association ... Two-time Michigan Super Team member (2006, '08) ... 2004 Division 2 All-State team ... Helped lead his Battle Creek Lakeview team to 2008 Division 2 state championship (308-315/623) ... Back-to-back Lower Peninsula Division 2 Boys Golf individual state champion ... 2008 medalist (72-73/145)at the Eaglecrest Golf Club in Ypsilanti, Mich. ... 2006 medalist (67-71/138) at Forest Akers East Course in East Lansing, Mich. ... Four-time Lakeview MVP (2004, '05, '06, '08) ... Held a four-year high school career average of 73.0 per 18 holes ... Averaged 71.3 in 2008, 72.4 in 2006, 73.6 in 2005 and 74.8 in 2004 ... Junior Golf: Medalist at the 2006 AJGA Coca Cola at Boyne Highlands ... Medalist runner-up at 2006 AJGA Junior Buick Open ... Competed at the AJGA SAP Open (tie-3rd), 2007 Western Junior (tie-6th) and 2008 Michigan Open (tie-9th). (Notation: Michigan moved Boys Lower Peninsula golf from a fall season to spring season starting with the 2007-08 season.)

Personal ... Given Name Matthew Scott Thompson ... Son of Diane and Richard Thompson ... Born September 1, 1989 in Portage, Mich. ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Psychology major.

What's In Thompson's Bag? ... Driver: Callaway FT3 Fusion ... Woods: Titleist F2 3-wood ... Irons: Mizuno MP-62 ... Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled 50, 54, and 60 degree ... Putter: Odyssey White Hot XG #9 ... Ball: Titleist Pro V1x ... Glove: FootJoy ... Favorite Club: Driver ... Favorite Course: Southern Hills Country Club (Tulsa, Okla.) ... Best Career Round: 63 (-9), Orchard Lake Country Club (Orchard Lake, Mich.) ... Superstition/Rituals: Only play with a No. 1 or No. 4 golf ball in events, use No. 3 in practice rounds.

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

2008-09

11

8

28

2059

73.54

68

-

212

302

4-0-1

0

1

4

10

2009-10

12

12

33

2376

72.00

65

151

205

283

1-2-0

3

6

7

16

2010-11

14

14

39

2867

73.51

66

149

209

295

1-2-0

0

1

8

13

2011-12

12

12

31

2234

72.06

65

141

205

289

1-1-0

4

5

8

12

Career

49

46

131

9536

72.79

65

141

205

283

7-5-1

7

13

27

51