Tigers tee off tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. PDT in Pullman, Wash.
Tiger student-athletes combine for cumulative 3.0 GPA
Marissa Steen, Jack Belote and Courtney Collins were chosen as C-USA Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Memphis ties program best finish in 1988
The Tigers climbed to as high as 11th with a 3-under-par start early
The University of Memphis men's golf team previews its first-ever NCAA Championship appearance.
Spring 2012: Was a major factor in the Tigers' run to the NCAA Championships ... Finished in the top 20 in seven tournaments in the spring ... Had strongest showing at C-USA Championship where he posted scores of 68-71-70 en route to leading Memphis to its first ever conference crown and an individual runner up finish ... Finished third at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate with rounds of 70-75-68 ... Posted back-to-back top-10 finishes at the Louisiana Classics (6th) and National Invitational Tournament (8th) ... Selected as a member of C-USA All-Conference First Team in addition to being named to the C-USA All-Academic team for the second-straight season ... Posted scores of 74-71-75 to finish 19th individually and help Memphis advance out of the NCAA Bowling Green Regional.
Fall 2011: Competed in all four tournaments for the Tigers, posting a low finish of second and a low round of 69 ... Opened the season with a 23rd-place showing at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate behind rounds of 74-69-71 ... Placed 22nd at the Mason Rudolph Championship with scores of 70-72-74 while defending his individual title from 2010 ... Finished second individually and helped Memphis to the team championship at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate by firing rounds of 69-70-72 ... Rounded out the fall with scores of 72-77-75 and a 33rd-place finish at the Bank of Tenn. Intercollegiate.
Spring 2011: Competed in all six spring events, finishing in the top-20 in all but one ... Started the spring with a 15th-place showing in the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate behind rounds of 75-74-71 ... Finished 74th at the Louisiana Classics ... Posted a 54-hole total of 218 (75-69-74) at the Linger Longer Invitational ... Finished 15th in the rain-shortened BancorpSouth Intercollegiate with scores of 71-74 ... Posted an 18th-place finish with scores of 69-78-69 at the River Landing Intercollegiate to help Memphis to its season-best tournament total of 848 ... Tied with teammate Steve Lee for 19th place at the C-USA Championship with rounds of 73-75-71 to help Memphis to a second-place team finish ... Carded rounds of 68-72-77 at the NCAA Central-Indiana Regional to place a team-best 20th ... Finished the season with a 72.7 scoring average in 32 rounds played.
Fall 2010: Competed in four of five events for the Tigers, finishing in the top-20 in all four ... Earned medalist honors with rounds of 66-69-70 at the Mason Rudolph Championship while leading Memphis to its first team title since 2008 ... Tied with teammate Steve Lee in 19th position with scores of 75-70-71 at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate ... Posted a 16th-place finish at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... Wrapped up the fall with an eighth-place finish at the Memphis Intercollegiate.
Spring 2010: Finished in a tie for 25th position with rounds of 72-75-76 at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate ... Turned in scores of 69-76-77 to finish tied for 28th at the Louisiana Classics ... Tied for 37th at the Desert Shootout with rounds of 71-71-77 ... Helped Memphis defeat Mississippi State in a head-to-head match with rounds of 81-71 ... Finished in a tie for 46th at the UK Bluegrass Invitational and helped lead Memphis to a co-runner-up finish ... Turned in scores of 77-75-76 at the C-USA Championship en route to finishing 37th individually.
Fall 2009: Fired rounds of 81-77-77 and finished T68th at the Golfweek Conference Challenge to start the year ... Rebounded at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate with rounds of 71-73-70 to finish T24 ... Turned in his first top-20 finish of the year at the Mason Rudolph Championship where he posted rounds of 70-70 to land in 16th place ... Posted scores of 81-78-72 to finish 50th in the Memphis Intercollegiate ... Led the Tigers at the St. Mary's College Invitational, where he carded rounds of 76-75-72 to finish T21 ... Carried a 74.5 scoring average with a low round of 70 and a low finish of 16th, both coming at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Spring 2009: Competed in six of seven tournaments for the Tigers with a low of finish of 17th coming at the Conference USA Championship ... Picked up a 31st-place finish at the Louisiana Classics after firing rounds of 74-71-77 ... Held the third-lowest scoring average on the team at 75.4 strokes per round.
Fall 2008: Finished 17th in his first collegiate competition, firing rounds of 76-68-71 at the Mason Rudolph Championship ... Also received C-USA Male Golfer of the Week honors for that performance ... Picked up his second top-20 finish at the Memphis Intercollegiate where he posted rounds of 74-75.
Prior to Memphis
Ranked among the top two players in the the state in the class of 2008 by Golfweek and NJGS.com at No. 82 and No. 65, respectively ... Set a U.S. Junior Golf Tour scoring record with a 17-under par 199 (68-66-65) at Windyke Country Club to win a USJGT event by 17 strokes ... Finished second in the US Junior Amateur qualifier with rounds of 68 and 70 ... Placed seventh at the Tennessee AAA State Championships in 2007, following a third-place finish in 2005 and a runner-up performance in 2006 ... A three-time high school regional champion ... Has finished in the top-25 in every AJGA event he has played, including two top-10 finishes.
Son of Tim and Marsha Belote ... Born in Memphis, Tenn ... Was in the top-25 in his class with a 4.0 GPA.