Clayton Ellis
Clayton Ellis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
White Station High School

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 165

Birthdate:
01/05/1983

Experience:
3V


2005: Fall-Played in two tournaments, one as a member of the starting lineup and one as an individual ... Best finish was a tie for 46th with rounds of 79-75-83 at the Gopher Invitational ... Summer-Qualified for the U.S. Amateur by winning the Memphis sectional by three strokes at Chickasaw Country Club.

2004-05: Appeared in five tournaments, three times as a member of the starting lineup and twice as an individual ... Best finish of the year came at the Memphis Intercollegiate where he competed as an individual ... Finished tied for 25th at Colonial Country Club South Course, shooting a score of nine-over 225 and was the top finisher among individuals at the event ... Also played as an individual at the Conrad Rehling Invitational and started at the Radrick Farms Intercollegiate, Missouri Bluffs Challenge and the Rice Intercollegiate ... Shot a season low 73 twice.

2003-04: Appeared in four of the team's five tournaments in the fall of 2003 ... Tied for 58th in the Cardinal Intercollegiate ... Led the team in scoring at the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions with rounds of 73-72-72 to tie for 19th ... Followed that event with a tie for seventh in the Fall Beach Classic with scores of 70-68-70 to finish at 8-under par, his best career finish, which also helped Memphis to a fourth place finish ... His two-round total of 138 tied for the fifth lowest 36-hole total in Memphis history and the 68 was his career low round ... Played in all six of the Tigers' spring tournaments ... Shot rounds of 78-73-75 to help Memphis win its only tournament of the year at the Matlock Collegiate Classic ... Finished alone in eighth place in a dual match with Mississippi State ... Shot a three-day total of 219 (76-70-73) at the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate and finished 23rd as Memphis came in third ... One of Memphis' top four scorers at the C-USA Championship, shooting a final round 72 ... Ended the year with a 74.7 stroke average, good for fifth on the team.

2002-03: Qualified for three of the team's five tournaments in the fall of 2002 as a redshirt freshman ... Tied for 18th in the DePaul Blue Demon Invitational ... Had rounds of 76-81-72 for a 229 ... Tied for 31st in the Hillman Robbins Memorial Intercollegiate ... Finished 55th in the Fall Beach Classic ... Qualified for two events in the spring of 2003 ... Tied for 59th in the Billy Hitchcock ... Tied for 36th in the C-USA Championship with scores of 75-76-74.

2001-02: Recipient of the 2002 Jake Fondren Golf Scholarship ... Spent the 2001-02 season working out with the team while redshirting.

Prep: Came to Memphis after an outstanding prep career at White Station High School in Memphis ... Was the Tennessee State Junior Amateur Champion in 2000 ... Named the MVP of the White Station golf team in 1998-01 ... Finished third as a freshman, second as a sophomore, first as a junior and second as a senior in the MIAA 3-A City High School Championship ... Had a low round of 69 in the 2000 City Championship ... Named as one of the Commercial Appeal's Best of the Preps/All Metro golf team in 2000 and 2001 ... Named as one of the five finalists for Best of the Preps in 2000 ... Selected as Athlete of the Week six times in high school by the Commercial Appeal ... Tennessee Junior Amateur Champion in 2000 ... Second in the point standings in the 2000 Southeastern Junior Golf Tour and placed first at the Greystone Junior Classic in Dickson, Tenn. ... Third at the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club and fifth in the William M. Bryan Memorial Junior Tournament ... Finished third in the Southeastern Junior Golf tour Championship ... Won the Tennessee Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier in 1999 ... Appeared in five American Junior Golf Association events in 2000 and had a top finish of 20th in the Taylor-Made Pineisle Junior Classic.

Personal: The son of Donald and Debbie Ellis ... Born on January 5, 1983.

			Total	1st	2nd	3rd	Tourn.	Round	Low	Top 20
Year	Tourn.	Rds	Strokes	RD AVG	RD AVG	RD AVG	AVG	AVG	RD	Finish
2001-02	5	15	1,145	76.0	77.1	75.7	228.8	76.3	72	1
2002-03	10	29	2,165	77.1	73.0	73.8	223.9	74.7	68	2
2004-05	5	14	1,077	77.4	75.4	78.3	231.1	76.9	73	0
2005	2	6	477	81.5	77.0	80.0	238.5	79.5	75	0
Total	22	64	4,864	78.0	75.6	77.0	230.6	76.0	68	3
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