AS A SENIOR: Team tri-captain ... participated in four tournaments (one on travel squad, two as individual, one at "B" team event) ... registered 76.44 stroke average for nine rounds ... made season debut at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, tying for 56th place as an individual participant (80-75-76=231, +21) ... competed as individual at rain-shortened Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate, shooting nine-over par 80 in lone round to finish 87th ... opened spring with tie for 24th place at Charleston Southern Spring Kickoff ("B" team event), carding season-best 13-over par 226 (73-76-77) ... named to starting lineup for Irish Invitational, tying for 35th place in final appearance for Notre Dame with 11-over par 151 (77-74).
AS A JUNIOR: Participated in four tournaments, including two as member of travel squad ... logged 78.50 stroke average for 10 rounds ... was in starting lineup for season-opening Gopher Invitational ... tied teammate Doug Fortner for 43rd place with 20-over par 236 (80-75-81) ... also started at inaugural Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, tying for 44th place at 25-over par 235 (78-78-79) ... turned in one of best outings of his college career at The Tillinghast (a "B" team event), earning personal-best fourth-place tie at six-over par 147 (71-76); first-round 71 also was season-best ... returned to home state for lone spring season appearance, competing as an individual participant at Ohio State's Kepler Intercollegiate ... tied for 81st place with 25-over par 167 (79-88) during rain-shortened tournament.
SUMMER 2006: Tied for 10th place at Mid-Ohio Invitational with five-under par 139 (69-70) at Hickory Flat Greens in West Lafayette, Ohio ... tied for 20th place (73-71=144, +4) in U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier at Dayton (Ohio) Country Club ... earned exemption into main Western Amateur draw, and finished seven shots from 36-hole cut, matching teammate Adam Gifford at 14-over par 154 (76-78) during weather-delayed stroke play portion of tournament.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Monogram winner ... saw action in seven tournaments (21 rounds), all with the Irish travel squad ... registered 75.95 stroke average with three rounds under par ... opened with tie for 58th place at Gopher Invitational, firing a 26-over par 242 (80-81-81) ... returned to course in Prestige at PGA WEST, earning a share of 44th place with a 10-over par 226 (71-78-77) ... ended fall with a tie for 45th place at CordeValle Collegiate, registering a seven-over par 223 (68-78-77); first-round 68 matched best score of his career ... got call in spring opener at Lexus Naples Intercollegiate Invitational and responded with 29th-place tie at eight-over par 224 (74-75-75) ... shared 46th place at General Jim Hackler Invitational following a 12-over par 228 (76-73-79) ... turned in best performance of the spring at Border Olympics, tying for 21st place (second among Notre Dame golfers) with season-best score of four-over par 220 (75-71-74) ... made final appearance of season at Administaff Augusta State Invitational, taking 71st place with 16-over par 232 (78-78-76).
SUMMER 2005: Competed in Western Amateur at Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich. ... finished seven shots off 36-hole cut line after carding 13-over par 153 (74-79).
AS A FRESHMAN: Monogram winner ... competed in nine tournaments during his rookie season, including five as member of travel squad ... posted 75.92 stroke average with three rounds of par or better ... saw 11 of his 13 team rounds (.846) count to team score ... had impressive college debut with tie for seventh place at BGSU/John Piper Intercolle-giate, firing a two-under par 214 (68-72-74) ... tied for 37th at the Notre Dame Invitational/Central Regional Preview following an 18-over par 228 (77-78-73) ... earned 34th-place tie at Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational with 13-over par 223 (70-78-75) ... tied for 31st at Nelson Invitational with eight-over par 215 (70-72-73) ... ended fall with 61st-place tie at Prestige at PGA WEST, carding a 27-over par 243 (79-84-80) ... opened spring season with a tie for 68th place at Irish Spring Invitational, shooting a 31-over par 247 (79-78-90) as an individual ... tied for eighth place in dual match vs. No. 11 TCU with a seven-over par 147 (73-74) ... qualified for travel squad at BIG EAST Championship and finished tied for ninth with 10-over par 80 in weather-shortened event ... made starting five for NCAA Central Regional and tied for 88th place at 15-over par 225 (75-78-72); his final-round 72 not only was his best of the spring, but also was instrumental in Notre Dame's stirring final-round charge toward a bid for advancement to NCAA final.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year golf letterwinner at Sidney High School ... was a four-time team MVP, four-time all-conference and three-time all-area selection ... also served as team captain for two years, leading squad to conference titles on both occasions ... two-time AAU national champion (2002-03) ... U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifier (2004) ... member of National Honor Society ... full name is Michael William King ... son of David and Charlene King ... born April 17, 1983 in Troy, Ohio ... graduated in May 2008 from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters with a bachelor's degree in psychology ... earned certification from Notre Dame Student-Athlete Leadership Institute during 2004-05 academic year.