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Nathan Lashley Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 24, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Junior (2003-04): Ranked third on the squad with a 73.06 stroke average, but that mark dropped to 72.56 in spring competition ... Nine of his last 16 rounds were at par or better ... Played in 13 varsity events to date with 17 rounds at par or better ... Thirty-one of his 36 rounds played (86.1 %) counted towards the team total ... His appearances (13), rounds played (36), stroke average (73.06), top-20 finishes (3), low round (67), low tournament (208/-8) and rounds at par or better (17) were all career bests ... Tied for 33rd place at the NCAA West Regional after shooting 72-76-74=222 (+6) ... Finished in 20th place April 28 at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships with a 77-78-70-74=299 (+11), but his last two round were essential in UA’s nine-stroke comeback victory ... Equaled a season low with a third-round 67 as he finished with a three-under 213 at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... Posted a four-over 220 to tie for 32nd place March 30 at the National Invitational Tournament ... Carded a 70-72-72=214 (-2) to tie for 12th place at the Hall of Fame Invitational on March 21 ... Tied for 44th place after totaling an eight-over 224 at the Southern Highlands Collegiate on March 14 ... Collected his first career top-10 finish with a 70-71-67=208 (-8) Feb. 20 to finish ninth at the John Burns Intercollegiate ... Shot a one-over 214 to tie for 28th place at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate on Feb. 3 ... Posted a 3-0-0 record Nov. 7-9 at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship ... Shot 72-68-74=214 (+1) at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate to tie for 31st place ... His second-round 68 was a career low ... His seven-over 223 tied him for 28th place (a season best) at the Windon Memorial Classic ... Shot a 14-over 154 to tie for 69th place at The Preview by Ping and Golfweek ... Opened the season with a tie for 50th place Sept. 13 at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with a 78-73-74=225 (+9) total ... It was his first appearance with the UA varsity since October 2001 at the Taylor Made Red River Classic.

Sophomore (2002-03): Averaged 74.83 strokes through eight appearances (23 rounds) ... Posted a tie for 35th place at the Dogwood Invitational, June 29, after shooting a seven-over 78-73-72-72=295 ... Tied for 18th place with a 74-74-74=222 (+12) at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... Posted a career-low tournament total with a 70-73-70=213 (-3) April 12 at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational ... It was his first sub-par collegiate tournament and his first-and third-round 70s were season lows ... Tied for 64th place with a 233 (+17) at the National Invitational Tournament ... Carded an 18-over 234 to tie for 38th at the Anteater Invitational ... Posted a 75-72-74=221 (+8) at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate to tie for 61st place ... Shot a 73-72-79=224 (+8) to finish tied for 31st place at the 49er Collegiate Classic ... Carded a 74-75=149 (+7) to finish tied for 46th place at the rain-shortened Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... Opened the season with a 74-80-71=225 (+9) to tie for 49th at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate ... Has made an appearance for the UA varsity in the season-opening event in each of his two seasons in Tucson.

Freshman (2001-02): Competed in eight varsity and three junior varsity events ... Ranks ninth on the team with a 75.46 stroke average, but his 32 rounds played ranks fifth ... Averaging 73.00 strokes in the final round of his last four tournaments ... Finished in a tie for 58th place at the Pac-10 Championships with an 81-79-79-78=317 (+29) total ... Tied for 72nd place at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational with a 74-78-71=223 (+7) ... Tied for 30th place at the PING-U.S. Collegiate Championships, April 5-7, with a 78-74-71=223 (+7) total ... Made his first appearance with the varsity since Feb. 4-5 and collected the best placing (T25th) and low score in relation to par at the Oregon Duck Invitational on March 25-26 with a 76-71-72=219 (+3) ... Carded a 76 (+4) in the stroke play match vs. Skidmore College on March 14 to earn three points in the UA junior varsity win ... Tied for 27th place at the Herb Wimberly Collegiate Classic with a 230 (+14) total ... Posted his low round (70) and low total Feb. 4-5 at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate, carding a 73-70-75=218 (+5) ... Tied for 66th place at the 49er Collegiate Classic with a 237 (+24) total ... Finished tied for 79th place at the Taylor Made Red River Classic at 232 (+16) ... Posted a 232 (+19) total at The Preview and finished tied for 70th place ... Made his collegiate debut with a 71-78-74=223 (+7) at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, finishing tied for 37th place.

High School: A four-year letterman at Mitchell High School in Mitchell, Neb. ... A two-time Nebraska Class C-1 state champion for coach Mike Klein (2000, 2001) and helped MHS win two team titles as well ... Won the 2000 Nebraska Class C1 state championship with a two-round total of 141 (72-69) ... Earned multiple all-state honors ... A four-time all-Western Trails Conference selection, Lashley earned 10 victories and 17 top-three finishes ... Named the 2000 and 2001 Nebraska Junior Amateur Golfer of the Year ... On the national scene in 2001, Lashley won the AJGA Junior Classic in Albuquerque, N.M., finished second at the AJGA St. Regis Aspen Junior Classic, tied for ninth at the AJGA Las Vegas Founder’s Legacy Tournament and tied for 23rd at the AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions ... In 2000 he advanced to the Round of 16 at the U.S. Junior Amateur and finished third at the AJGA Southwestern Junior Classic ... He also won qualifiers for the U.S. Junior Amateur and the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship ... A two-time member of the Nebraska Junior Cup team (2000-01) and played for the West squad in the 2001 Canon Cup ... Also earned four letters in basketball at MHS and finished his career as the school’s all-time leading scorer ... Earned Class C-1 all-state accolades to go with all-conference kudos ... Was named MVP of the Panhandle Prep All-Star game ... An outstanding student, Lashley was an Academic Letter Winner, won the United States National Mathematics Award and was a U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Award winner.

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