Will Pearson and Lars van Meijel both put in impressive third rounds
Fly's 64 ties the lowest round of the tournament
Fly will turn pro after receiving sponsor's exemption
Fly was also a first team All-Conference USA member
Memphis ties program best finish in 1988
The University of Memphis men's golf team previews its first-ever NCAA Championship appearance.
Spring 2012: Was the captain and most consistent performer during the Tigers' run to the NCAA Championship ... Posted five top-5 individual finishes during the spring season, including earning medalist honors with back-to-back 68's at the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate ... Tied with teammate Jack Belote for third at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate with scores of 75-65-73 ... Also finished third at the National Invitational Tournament with a 54-hole score of 214 ... Helped lead Memphis to its first ever Conference USA Championship with a fifth-place individual showing and rounds of 69-73-72 ... Held a scoring average of 72.2 strokes per round, just three-tenths of a stroke higher than the school record which he set last season ... Was the Tigers' low finisher at the NCAA Bowling Green Regional, turning in rounds of 68-73-70 to help Memphis advance to the NCAA Championships.
Fall 2011: Played in all four tournaments for the Tigers, posting a low finish of third and low round of 69 ... Started out the season with back-to-back 14th-place finishes at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate and Mason Rudolph Championship ... Posted scores of 76-70-76 en route to helping Memphis win the Wolfpack Intercollegiate ... Turned in low finish of the fall by placing third with rounds of 74-69-73 at the Bank Tenn. Intercollegiate ... Finished the fall with a scoring average of 71.8.
Spring 2011: Picked up where he left off in the fall, posting a sixth-place finish behind rounds of 76-73-69 at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate to kick off the spring ... Finished 25th in the Louisiana Classics with scores of 77-75-69 ... Posted his second-lowest finish of the season (third) at the Linger Longer Invitational with a 54-hole total of 210 (69-71-70) ... Finished 11th at the River Landing Intercollegiate while helping Memphis to a season-best tournament total of 848 ... Fired rounds of 67-73-69 and overcame a one-stroke deficit with three holes to play to win the Conference USA Individual Championship ... 54-hole tournament-total of 209 in the C-USA Championship is tied for the 13th lowest 54-hole total in school history ... Posted rounds of 71-75-76 to finish 34th at the NCAA Central-Indiana Regional ... Season scoring average of 71.9 is the lowest in school history, breaking the former record of 72.6 held by Ian Rochester ... One of only three Tigers to compete in all 12 events.
Fall 2010: Opened the season with scores of 69-72-69 at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate to finish in a tie for ninth position ... Tied for fourth place (69-72-68) at the Mason Rudolph Championship while helping Memphis win its first team title since 2008 ... Led Memphis at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, firing rounds of 73-72-67 to finish in a tie for 10th position ... Posted a team-best sixth-place finish at the Memphis Intercollegiate with rounds of 72-73-75.
Spring 2010: Posted the third top-20 finish of his Memphis career with a tied-for-14th showing at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate ... Carded rounds of 73-72-75 to lead Memphis to an eighth-place finish ... Finished tied for 35th individually and helped Memphis to a fifth-place team finish with scores of 72-79-72 at the Louisiana Classics ... Turned in rounds of 70-76-76 at the Desert Shootout en route to a 58th-place showing ... Earned medalist honors and led Memphis to victory in a head-to-head match against Mississippi State with scores of 67-77 ... Posted rounds of 70-69-68 to earn a then-career-best individual finish of second in the UK Bluegrass Invitational ... Performance led Memphis to a share of second place.
Fall 2009: Led the Tigers in the opening round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge, shooting a team-best 72 ... Followed it up with rounds of 76-78 to finish T47th in the event ... Led the Tigers to a second-place tie at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate, shooting rounds of 69-69-71 to finish tied for seventh individually ... Continued his strong play at the Mason Rudolph Championship, shooting rounds of 68-71 to lead Memphis and finish tied for 10th ... Struggled to an 81 in the opening round of the Memphis Intercollegiate but rebounded with consecutive 73s in the second and third rounds to finish T32 and help lead Memphis to a seventh-place finish ... Finished 35th at the St. Mary's College Invitational with rounds of 74-76-76 to close out the fall ... Was second on the team with a scoring average of 73.4 strokes per round ... Had a low round of 68 in the first round of the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate ... Had a low finish of seventh at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate, where he led Memphis to its best finish of the fall.
Prior to Memphis
Auburn/Prep: Fly, a native Memphian, transferred back home in the summer of 2009 after spending two seasons at Auburn ... Redshirted his freshman year (2007-08) and began competing for Auburn in the spring of 2009 ... Played in three total events, holding a scoring average of 75.4 and posting a top finish of T32nd at the Florida State Seminole Intercollegiate ... Also posted finishes of T71st and T81st at the John Burns Intercollegiate and Schenkel EZ-GO Invitational, respectively.