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Billy McKay
Billy McKay

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grand Blanc, Mich.

High School:
David Leadbetter Golf Academy

Birthdate:
01/24/1988

Experience:
Sr./Sr.

R/L:
R


Senior (2009-10) ... Played in three tournaments, all as an individual ... Played in three fall events ... Helped U-M to team title at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms (Sept. 26-27), non-starter ... Ended fourth season averaging 77.00 strokes per round ... Shot 11-of-12 rounds below 80, with three rounds at-or-below 75 ... Shot one round at-or-below par, including a season-best even-par 71 in the second round of the Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-13) ... Averaged 231.00 per 54-hole event ... Playing as individual, tied for 70th at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate with a total of 232 (82-71-79) ... Playing as individual, finished 74th at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms with a total of 233 (78-76-79) ... Playing as individual, tied for 47th at the Windon Memorial (Oct. 4-5) with a season-best 54-hole tournament total of 228 (74-75-79).

Junior (2008-09) ... Played in one tournament, as an individual ... Played in one fall event ... Helped U-M to team title at Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 20-21), non-starter ... Helped U-M to second straight NCAA regional appearance, did not compete ... Helped U-M to first NCAA Finals appearance in 12 years, did not compete ... Ended third season averaging 75.67 strokes per round ... Shot two-of-three rounds under 80, with two at-or-below 75 ... Shot a season-best 73 in the third round of the Wolverine Intercollegiate ... Averaged 227.00 per 54-hole event ... Playing as individual, tied for 77th at the Wolverine Intercollegiate with a season-best 54-hole tournament total of 227 (80-74-73).

Sophomore (2007-08) ... Played in three tournaments, with two starts ... Played in three fall events ... Helped U-M to first NCAA Central Regional in eight years (2000), did not compete ... Helped U-M to fifth at Big Ten Tournament (April 25-27), its best finish in 10 years ... Helped U-M to two team titles -- Purdue's Midwest Shootout (Sept. 8) and the Wolverine at Mission Inn (Nov. 5-6) ... Helped U-M to runner-up finishes at Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 22-23) and The Maxwell (May 10-11) ... Ended second season averaging 77.43 strokes per round ... Posted six-of-seven rounds below 80 with one round at-or-below 75 ... Shot a season-best 72 in the first round of the Wolverine at Mission Inn (Nov. 5-6) ... Averaged 232.50 per 54-hole event ... As a starter, tied for 36th at Purdue Midwest Shootout, which was shortened to weather, with a career-best 18-hole tournament total of 77 ... As a starter, tied for 74th at Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 10-11) with a total of 235 (78-78-79) .... Playing as individual, tied for 32nd at the Wolverine at Mission Inn with a season-best 54-hole tournament total of 230 (72-80-78).

Freshman (2006-07) ... Played in nine tournaments, with seven starts ... Played in three fall and all six spring events ... Made collegiate debut at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 16-17), tying for 63rd ... Made first career start at Oklahoma Intercollegiate (Oct. 15-17), tying for 42nd ... Posted four top-20 finishes, including two top-10 and one top-five ... Posted a career-best tie for fourth individually at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 18-20) ... Competed in first Big Ten Championships, tying for 44th with a 314 total (74-82-79-79) ... Ended first season averaging 75.96 strokes per round ... 21-of-26 rounds below 80, with 11 rounds at-or-below 75 ... Shot one sub-70 round with a career-best one-under 69 in the third round of the Nike Purdue Kiahuna Collegiate Invitational (Nov. 22-23) ... Averaged 225.50 per 54-hole event ... Shot Tallied a career-best 36-hole tournament total of 153 (76-77) at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (April 14-15) ... Tallied a career-best 54-hole tournament total of 213 (70-74-69) at the Nike Purdue Kiahuna Collegiate Invitational ... Tallied a career-best 72-hole tournament total of 314 (74-82-79-79) at Big Ten Championships.

Prep ... Graduated David Leadbetter Golf Academy (2006) ... Lettered three years at Grand Blanc High School (2002, '03, '04) ... Michigan High School Individual State Champion & Team Captain (2004, 74-71/145) ... Tied for 37th individually in 2003 (79-88/167) ... Michigan High School Team State Champions (2004) ... Helped Grand Blanc to 11th team finish (2003) ... Big Nine Conference Champion (2004) ... Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association Division I, first team All-State (2004) ... Honorable Mention All-State in 2003 ... [Junior Golf Career]: Ranked No. 35 in class of 2006 according to Golfweek Junior Rankings ... Ranked No. 74 in all classes according to Golfweek Junior Rankings ... Competed in 2005 & 2006 PGA Buick Open as Amateur at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club ... In 2005, had scores of 71 and 84 for a 153 36-hole total, missed cut ... In 2006, had scores of 75 and 86 for a 161 36-hole total, missed cut ... Was the youngest player ever to qualify for the Buick Open in 2005... Medalist at the Buick Open qualifier with a course record six-under 66 at Fieldstone Golf Course ... 2005 FCWT All-American, second team ... 2003 PowerBilt Tour Player of the Year ... 2004 Golf Association of Michigan Top 5 Boys Honor Roll ... 2005 FCWT's Tapatio Springs Junior Golf Challenge, medalist ... 2004 Michigan Junior Amateur Stroke and Match Play medalist runner-up ... 2005 USGA Boy's Junior Amateur Qualifier, ninth ... 2005 Golfweek Junior Championship, tied 20th ... 2005 AJGA Ping Phoenix Junior, 29th ... 2005 Western Junior Championship, tied 37th and tied 20th (2006) ... 2006 AJGA at Boyne Highlands, tied 13th ... 2006 AJGA Buick Junior Open, tied 12th.

Personal ... Given name William Douglas McKay, Jr. ... Son of Anne McKay and Billy McKay ... Born January 24, 1988 ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Undecided major, interested in pursuing Sport Management degree ... Former teammate and roommate of current U-M player David Weisfeld at David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

What's In McKay's Bag? Driver: TaylorMade R7 Super Quad ... Woods: Titleist 904F ... Irons: Titleist 735 CM ... Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Mill ... Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Pro Platinum ... Ball: Titleist Pro-V1 ... Glove: FootJoy StaSof ... Favorite Club: Pitching Wedge ... Favorite Course: Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club (Grand Blanc, Mich.) ... Career Best Round: 66 (-6), Fieldstone Golf Club (Auburn Hills, Mich.) ... Superstitions: None.

Year

Events

Starts

Rounds

Strokes

Average

Top 18

Top 36

Top 54

Top 72

Match Play

Top 20

Top 10

Top 5

Par or Under

2006-07

9

7

26

1975

75.96

69

153

212

314

-

4

2

1

6

2007-08

3

2

7

542

77.43

72

-

230

-

-

0

0

0

1

2008-09

1

0

3

227

75.67

73

-

227

-

-

0

0

0

0

2009-10

3

0

9

693

77.00

71

-

228

-

-

0

0

0

1

Career

16

9

45

3437

76.83

69

153

212

314

-

4

2

1

8

   

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