Images of the Fighting Irish during their run to another BIG EAST title.
FALL 2012: Competed in four tournaments ... finished with the third best stroke average among team members, logging a 73.36 through 11 rounds ... achieved one top-five finish, one top-ten finish and two top-25 finishes ... contributed nine rounds toward team scoring ... recorded two under-par rounds and two rounds at even-par ... led the Notre Dame roster with the lowest 18-hole score, a first round 68, at the Macdonald Cup ... finished fourth or better among Notre Dame team members in all four tournaments ... was the tournament medalist at the Macdonald Cup after firing a two-under par 138 (68-70), notching the best Irish score in relation to par ... tied for 15th place at the Georgetown Intercollegiate, firing a five-over-par 218 (73-71-74) ... carded a 12-over-par 225 (75-80-70) at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, sharing 40th place.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned second consecutive selection to the all-BIG EAST Team ... earned second monogram ... competed in all 12 tournaments during the season ... finished the year with the third lowest stroke average on the team at 73.81 ... finished with five top-25 finishes, three top-10 results and one top-five showing ... saw 30 of his 32 rounds (.938) counted toward the team total and posted six rounds of even-par golf or better - three below-par and three even ... opened the spring with a perfect 4-0 record at The Match Play in helping the Irish claim the tournament title ... finished second on the team and tied for 54th overall at the Schenkel Invite, recording a 222 (+6) ... again finished second on the team while sharing 14th overall at the Linger Longer Invite after carding a 215 (-1) ... in the event, posted one of his three rounds in the 60's on the season with a second round 69 (-3) ... placed tied for 73rd at the All-American Intercollegiate, posting a 230 (+14) ... finished second at the Battle at the Warren after finishing with a 143 (+1) at the one-day home event ... began postseason play with a share of 10th place at the BIG EAST Championship with a 217 (+1) ... finished tournament strong, carding a final round 68 (-4) ... concluded season at the NCAA Central Regional, finishing tied for fourth among the Irish and tied for 56th overall with a total of 225 (+12) ... after opening with an 81 (+10), bounced back to post matching scores of 72 (+1) over the final two rounds ... played in all five events for the Irish on the fall ... played 15 rounds ... averaged a 74.00 score in the fall ... carded one under-par round ... two top-25 finishes ... started season off strong with a +4 (220) showing at the Gopher Invitational in Wayzata, Minn. ... carded a three-round total 225 at the on the famed Olympia Fields layout in Chicago, Ill., at the Illini Invitational ... played through bad weather to finish with 229 strokes at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic at the Warren Golf Course ... helped the team to a solid finish at The Invitational at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C., with a +8 (224) finish ... rounded out the fall campaign with his best effort by firing a three-day total 212, to finish at one-under par at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate ... his one-under par tournament score was the only under par finish of any Irish golfer on the fall slate.
AS A FRESHMAN: Monogram winner ... named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, marking the first time since the awards began three years ago that an Irish golfer has received the award ... named to the all-BIG EAST team ... made large impact in his first season with the Irish, playing in 11 tournaments, all as part of the rotation ... finished second amongst the team in stroke average with a 73.40 mark - 73.87 in the spring and 72.93 in the fall ... had 25 of his 30 rounds (.833) counted toward the team score ... netted under-par rounds eight times and even-par rounds six times, with five of his eight under-par rounds also breaking 70 ... posted the lowest round of the season for the Irish with his first round 65 (-7) at the Firestone Invitational, while also carding the second-lowest tournament score (210, -6) at the NCAA Southeast Regional ... led the team at two events, while sharing for the top spot at one ... opened the year with a runner-up finish at The Invite at Kiawah with a 217 (+1) ... earned back-to-back 14th place results at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic (216, +6) and Firestone Invitational (217, +1) ... earned second top-five finish of the year at the Lone Star Invitational after tying for third with a score of 213 (-3) ... tied for 57th at the St. Mary's Invite, finishing with a 54-hole score of 231 (+15) ... at the Notre Dame vs. Yale Cup, concluded his tournament at 10-over par (154) ... tied for 40th at the Schenkel Invite while finishing second amongst the Irish rotation with a score of 222(+6) ... at the LSU National Invitational, tied for 35th after carding a 233 (+17) ... recorded an even-par 71 at the Battle at the Warren to tie for fifth place ... put together a 218 (+5) at the BIG EAST Championship to earn a share of sixth place ... ended his first year in grand fashion, leading the Irish rotation at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 54-hole score of 210 (-6), aided by two sub-70 rounds as he recorded a 68 (-4) in the opening round and a 69 (-3) in the second round.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... a decorated player on the junior circuit as well as a dominant scholastic player ... a 2009 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) HP Scholastic All-American and 2009-2010 Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) Academic All-American ... captained his high school squad and went undefeated all four years of league play, earning four consecutive league MVP honors ... competed in various amateur events around California ... claimed medalist honors at the 2010 US Open Local Qualifier at La Purisima, the 2010 SCGA Amateur Qualifier at Rancho San Marcos, and the 2009 SCGA Amateur Qualifier at Sterling Hills ... won the 2010 Goleta City Championship (68-69) and the 2009 Lompoc City Championship at La Purisima ... tied for fifth at the 2009 California State Fair Amateur with an eight-under par 208 (68-69-71) ... tied for 11th at the 2010 Southern California (SCGA) Amateur with a four-under par 280 (72-71-67-70) ... tied for 16th at the 2010 Memorial Amateur with a one-under par 215 (73-71-71) ... competed extensively on the AJGA and FCWT circuits ... collected four top-5 finishes on the AJGA tour, highlighted by a second place showing at the 2009 AGJA Junior at Wenatchee in August of 2009, where he fired a two-under par 214 (70-71-73) ... on the FCWT, Platt finished in the top-10 on seven occasions, including four top-five finishes and a win at the `10 FCWT Hunter Ranch Open with a five-under par 139 (68-71) ... Platt also competed in the SCPGA Toyota Tour Cup ... in his 2009 events on the circuit, Platt claimed first place at Cypress Ridge by shooting an even par 144 (73-71) and placed second at Rancho San Marcos after carding a three-under par 139 (69-70) ... currently enrolled in the College of Science, majoring in applied and computational mathematics and statistics.