AS A SENIOR: Team tri-captain ... played in seven tournaments, including five as member of travel squad ... charted 75.95 season stroke average in 20 competitive rounds ... part of starting lineup for first three fall tournaments ... tied for 37th in season-opening Gopher Invitational at 15-over par 231 (75-80-76) ... shared 52nd place at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic after carding 19-over par 229 (76-74-79) ... tied for 80th place at Coca-Cola Duke Classic (77-79-77=233, +17) ... made spring debut at Charleston Southern Spring Kickoff ("B" team event) and placed ninth at seven-over par 220 (72-75-73) ... returned to travel squad for National Invitational Tournament, where he ended up 71st (77-75-80=232, +16) ... won first college title at Irish Invitational, tying for medalist honors at one-under par 139 (71-68) ... made first career BIG EAST Championship appearance and finished in 49th place at 19-over par 235 (80-73-82).
AS A JUNIOR: Monogram winner ... competed in nine tournaments (26 rounds), including six as a member of Irish travel squad ... carded 76.15 stroke average with three rounds under par (two in the 60s) ... opened season with team-leading 12th-place tie at John Dallio Memorial ("B" team event); set new career-lows for 18 and 54 holes by firing three-over par 219 (79-71-69) ... participated as individual competitor at inaugural Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, ending up in 47th place at 26-over par 236 (81-77-78) ... shared 26th place at The Tillinghast ("B" team event) with 15-over par 156 (76-80) ... made most of first appearance with travel squad at CordeValle Collegiate, tying for 50th place; also matched career bests for 18 and 54 holes with three-over par 219 (73-69-77) ... ended fall with 36th-place performance in Aloha Purdue Collegiate Invitational at 14-over par 224 (75-74-75) ... teed off spring campaign with 58th-place deadlock in John Hayt Collegiate Invitational (78-81-74=233, +17) ... tied for 47th place in Triumph at Pauma Valley with 15-over par 228 (78-78-72) ... earned piece of 54th place at Border Olympics after carding eight-over par 224 (73-74-77) ... wrapped up spring with 88th-place tie at Administaff Augusta State Invitational following 25-over par 241 (80-84-77).
SUMMER 2006: Earned exemption into main Western Amateur draw ... did not make 36-hole cut after shooting 18-over par 158 (78-80) at Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Participated in final tournament of fall season at CordeValle Collegiate ... led all Irish players at the event with a 34th-place tie at four-over par 220 (74-70-76); the second-round 70 tied his (then) personal best, while the 220 was his lowest mark as a member of the travel squad ... team did not score in event after two players disqualified in opening round (thus no rounds counted to team score) ... did not appear in any spring tournaments.
SUMMER 2005: Qualified for U.S. Amateur with fifth-place finish (140, -4) in sectional qualifier at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C. ... missed cut at U.S. Amateur after two-round score of 19-over par 159 (80-79) ... put together stirring performance at famed North and South Amateur in his hometown of Pinehurst, N.C., advancing to semifinals with four consecutive match play wins, including three over top-11 seeds ... needed a playoff to advance out of stroke play and was seeded 59th in the 64-man field, but charged through the match play tree, eliminating sixth-seeded Scott Anderson, 6 & 5 in the opening round, followed by 38th-seeded Andrew Lanahan (20 holes), No. 11 seed Dan Walters (2 & 1) and third-seeded Dane Burkhart (20 holes) ... ousted by eventual champion Sean Moore, 3 & 1 in the semifinals ... finished 17th in Florida State Amateur Championship at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... shot a nine-over par 297 (72-71-73-81) and was tied for seventh place (four shots out of second) at even-par for tournament before final-round struggle ... tied for 70th place in Southern Amateur at Dunes Golf & Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; carded an 18-over par 298 (70-73-78-77) ... tied for 65th place in the Rice Planters Amateur at Snee Farm Country Club in Mount Pleasant, S.C., with seven-over par 223 (73-76-74).
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in five tournaments in his initial season with the Irish, four as an individual participant ... carded a 75.36 stroke average ... debuted at the John Dallio Memorial, tying teammate Adam Gifford for 17th place with a six-over par 222 (74-73-75) ... came back with a tie for seventh place at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, one of three Irish players in top 10, after he fired a career-low five-over par 215 (72-73-70); final-round 70 was his lowest mark of the season ... made most of first tournament with travel squad, tying for 19th place at spring opener at NOKIA Sugar Bowl Tulane Invitational; carded a 10-over par 226 (76-74-76) and came up with clutch birdie during first hole of sudden death team playoff to help give Notre Dame the win ... participated as individual at Irish Invitational, sharing 56th place with a 28-over par 244 (77-83-84) ... saw action in dual match with 11th-ranked TCU, coming in 11th place at eight-over par 148 (74-74) while playing as an individual competitor.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner on golf team at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton, Fla. ... family moved to Pinehurst, N.C., just prior to his enrollment at Notre Dame ... was four-time team MVP and all-conference selection ... served as team captain for three seasons, guiding squad to three consecutive undefeated campaigns ... won state championship as a senior ... was a four-time conference champion, as well as a regional titleist as a junior ... two-time area Player of the Year by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post ... rose to No. 1 ranking in the country for two months during junior year ... won AJGA Postseason Celebration tournament by nine shots prior to senior year ... member of National Honor Society ... full name is Edward Joseph Peckels ... son of Ed and Kelly Peckels ... born July 22, 1986 in Dallas, Texas ... graduated in May 2008 from Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business with a bachelor's degree in marketing ... named to Dean's List three times ... four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team selection ... earned certification from Notre Dame Student-Athlete Leadership Institute during 2006-07 academic year.