Swanson Posts Career-Best Finish in Men's Golf Season Opener
Swanson Captures Montana State Men's Golf Amateur Title
Men's Golf Spotlight: Tom Swanson
Sophomore (2014-15) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... U-M's Jim Carras Award for Development Throughout the Season ... Played in eight tournaments, with six starts ... Played in three fall and five spring events ... Helped U-M to the team title at the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 6-7) ... Helped U-M to runner-up finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 14-15), finishing with a 2-2 record ... Helped U-M to runner-up finish at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 6-7) ... Helped U-M return as a team to an NCAA regional for the first time in four years, finishing seventh missing the NCAA Finals by nine shots ... Ended second season averaging 75.33 strokes per round ... Shot a career-best one-under 70 in the second round of the MacKenzie (Oct. 13-14) ... Shot 12-of-21 rounds at-or-below 75, including two below 72 ... Averaged 226.00 per 54-hole events ... Tallied a career-best 54-hole tournament total of 219 (75-70-74) at the MacKenzie.
Freshman (2013-14) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Played in six tournaments, with five starts ... Played in two fall events and four spring events ... Made collegiate debut as an individual at the AutoTrader.com Classic (Oct. 14-15), tying for 50th ... Earned first collegiate start at the Invitational at the Ocean Course (Oct. 27-29), tying for 76th ... Helped U-M to its first ever Big Ten Match Play Championship after defeating Purdue in a tie-breaker, finishing with a 1-2 record ... Ended first season averaging 76.67 strokes per round ... Shot a season-best 71, two times -- third round of the AutoTrader.com Classic and the second round of the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic (March 10-11) ... Shot seven-of-15 rounds at-or-below 75, including three at-or-below 72 ... Averaged 230.00 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of 221, two times -- the AutoTrader.com Classic and the NYX Hoosier Invitational (April 12-13).
Prep Career ... Loyola Sacred Heart High School (2013) ... Coached by David Klein ... Four-year varsity golf letterwinner ... Four-year Montana Class B All-State selection (2010, '11, '12, '13) ... Helped Loyola Sacred Heart to four straight Montana High School Association Class B State Golf Team Championships (2010, '11, '12, '13) ... Three-time medalist at the MHSA State Class B Golf Championship ... In 2013 won with a 141 (71-70) total; 11 shots better than runner-up ... In 2012 won with a 139 (72-67) total; seven shots better than the runner-up and tying the Class B record for lowest championship total ... In 2011 won with a 140 (68-72) total; four shots better than runner-up ... Medalist runner-up at the 2010 MHSA State Class B Golf Championship with a 140 (70-70) total; just a single shot away from winning total ... Helped Loyola set the MHSA State Class B Golf Tournament team record with a 588 team total in 2010 ... Helped Loyola Sacred Heart to four straight Class B Division 3 Golf Championship titles (2010, '11, '12, '13) ... Two-time medalist at the Class B Division 3 Golf Championship in 2013 (70) and 2012 (68); medalist runner-up in 2011 (77) and 2010 (79) ... Medalist at the 2012 U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional qualifier (69-71/140) ... Advanced to match play at U.S. Junior Amateur Championship after finishing eighth (71-73/144) in stroke play ... Lost first match 2-and-1 to Vincent Whaley ... National Honor Society (2013) ... Four-time Golf Academic All-State selection (2010, '11, '12, '13) ... Three-year football varsity letterwinner in football (2010, '11, '12) ... Played wide receiver ... Three-time Golf Academic All-State selection (2010, '11, '12) ... Two-year North Division USSA Ski Team.
Personal ... Given name is Thomas Devine Swanson ... Born on April 26, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Son of Mary Beth and Karl Swanson ... Siblings, two younger brothers, Kevin and Bryan ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Sport Management major.
What is in Swanson's Bag? ... Driver: Titleist 913 D3 ... Woods: Titleist 913F 3-wood, Titleist 913 HD Hybrid ... Irons: Titleist 712 CB ... Wedges: Titleist Vokey ... Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball ... Ball: Titleist Pro V1x ... Glove: FootJoy ... Favorite Club: My Driver ... Favorite Course: Bandon Dunes Golf Resort (Bandon, Ore.) ... Best Career Round: 61 Missoula Country Club (Missoula, Mont.) ... Superstitions: I putt by lining my ball up with the x in the Pro V1x facing the hole.