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Chris Nallen
Chris Nallen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hackettstown, N.J.

High School:
Blair Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 182

Birthdate:
04/09/1982

Experience:
3L

Junior (2002-03): One of the nation's finest college golfers ... A first-team GCAA PING All-America selection ... Ranked second on the team with a 71.74 stroke average, which is the 10th best in school history ... Has been Arizona's top finisher in seven of 15 events with nine top-10 finishes to his credit ... Thirty-eight of his 40 rounds (95 percent) played in team competition counted towards the team total ... A first-team all-Pac-10 selection for the second year in a row ... Average finish in 13 scoring events is 12.2 ... Led Arizona in appearances (15), rounds played (43), rounds at par or better (27), rounds in the 60s (12), and low tournament (205/-11) ... A semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, which is given to college golf's top male amateur golfer ... Has been at par or better in nine of 14 scoring events this season ... From Nov. 26-Feb. 21, six of his seven rounds played were in the 60s ... Twenty of his last 30 rounds played have been at par or better ... A first team Pac-10 all-Academic pick and a Mary J. Roby Academic Award Winner ... Went 2-2 in as part of Team USA at the 2003 Palmer Cup Matches, July 10-11 at Kiawah Island, S.C. ... Finished in fifth place June 29 at the Dogwood Invitational after shooting 68-75-70-70=283 (-5) ... Won the 2003 Northeast Amateur title June 22 in a sudden death playoff after carding a 69-66-68=203 (-4) ... Tied for 35th place at the 2003 NCAA Championships with a 75078-75-75=303 (+15) total ... Placed fourth at the NCAA West Regional on May 17 with a 70-69-73=212 (-4) total, his second career top-four finish at the Regionals ... Carded a 75-72-73-71=291 (+3) to tie for 12th place April 30 at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships ... Finished tied for third and posted a new career tournament low with a 70-68-67=205 (-11) April 12 at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational, which was the eighth-lowest tournament total in school history ... Tied for 10th place April 1 at the National Invitational Tournament with a two-over-par 218 ... Carded a 72-69-71=212 (-4) to finish sixth March 25 at the Oregon Duck Invitational ... Was the only UA player to finish below par, 213 (-3), at the Toyota Men's Collegiate Golf Championship on March 9 ... Shot 72-68-69=209 (-7) to tie for second at the John Burns Intercollegiate on Feb. 21 ... Opened the spring season with a 67-68-69=204 (-9) to finish as the runner-up at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate ... Closed the fall season with the team's lowest stroke average at 72.71 ... Carded a 76-77-69=222 (+8) to finish tied for 15th place at the Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic on Nov. 25-26 ... Posted a 1-2-1 record Nov. 8-10 at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play Championship, helping Arizona to a third-place finish ... Earned individual medalist honors for the second time in his career with a victory at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... Blistered a rain-soaked Old Overton Club course with a 69-66=135 (-7) to win the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... It was his first win since winning the U.S. Intercollegiate on April 22, 2001 ... His second-round 66 was one shot off his career low ... Posted the worst total of his collegiate career with a 16-over-par 232 to finish tied for 49th place at the Ping/Golfweek NCAA Preview ... Carded a 70-72-71=213 (-3) to tie for 10th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate ... Opened the season with a tie for ninth place (71-71-74=216/E) at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate.

Sophomore (2001-02): Quietly became one of the finest players in the nation ... Advanced to the second round of match play at the 2002 U.S. Amateur Championship by defeating Matt Bettencourt (Modesto, Calif.), 1 up, in the first round before losing 1 up to Seth Porter (Hastings, Neb.) in that second round ... Tied for 10th place in stroke play, by carding a 72-67=139 (-1) ... A semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award ... Earned Honorable Mention All-America kudos from the GCAA ... Competed in the USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championships, where he was one of three Team USA members to finish 3-0 and one of two that shot below par in all three rounds (71-68-67) ... A first team all-Pacific-10 Conference selection ... Led the team with a 71.47 stroke average, 23 rounds at par or better and 10 rounds in the 60s ... 93 percent of his rounds played in 2001-02 (38 of 41) counted towards the team total ... Collected five top-10 and six top-20 finishes in 14 starts and has been the top UA finisher in six of 14 outings ... Broke 70 in four of six rounds in back-to-back tournaments in Feb./March ... Finished tied for 23rd place at the 2002 NCAA Championships after tallying a 69-68-75-72=284 (E) ... Four of Nallen's eight rounds played at the NCAA Championships have been in the 60s ... Shot a 74-74-75=223 (+7) to tie for 51st place at the NCAA West Regional ... Carded a 70-74-73-76=293 (+5) to finish tied for 19th place at the Pac-10 Championships ... Tallied a 70-70-71=211 (-5) to finish in a tie for 19th place at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational ... Runner-up at the PING-U.S. Collegiate Championships, April 5-7, with a 65-73-68=206 (-10) total ... That tournament tally tied for 10th in the UA record book both in low tournament aggregate and total in relation to par ... Was 10-under par over the final two rounds at the Oregon Duck Invitational and finished tied for fifth at 77-65-69=211 (-5) on March 25-26 ... Tied for 12th at the Las Vegas Collegiate with a 72-72-73=217 (+1) total ... Shot a 75-70-73=218 (+2) at the John Burns Intercollegiate and finished out of the top 20 (T22) for the first time this season ... Opened the spring with a solid 70-66-73=209 (-4) at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate Feb. 4-5 to tie for fifth place ... Finished tied for eighth place at the Savane College All-America Golf Classic with a 69-74-70=213 (E) ... Started three straight tournaments with an opening round in the 60s to close the fall ... Shot an opening-round 68 at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate en route to a 68-72-75=215 (+2/T13th) finish ... Earned his first top-10 finish this season (4th career) with a 68-70-70=208 (-8) to finish sixth at the Taylor Made Red River Classic ... The opening round 68 was his ninth career sub-70 round ... Opened the year with a tie for 13th place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate (70-77-71=218) ... Finished in the top 20 in 15 of 24 career events.

Freshman (2000-01): Qualified for the 2001 U.S. Amateur in Atlanta, Ga. ... One of the top freshman in the country, Nallen ranked second on the team with a 71.81 stroke average ... That mark is the second lowest freshman scoring average in UA history (Ricky Barnes, 71.04, 2000) ... A third team All-America selection by the GCAA ... Earned a spot on the Soft Spikes national all-Freshman team ... A second team all-Pacific-10 Conference selection ... Ranked No. 63 nationally in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... Averaged 69.9 strokes per round over his last 14 ... Has four top-20 finishes this season, including top-five efforts in three of last four outings ... Has 22 rounds at par or better with low round of 66 and a low tournament total of 206 ... Shot 66-77-66-77=286 (-2) to earn a tie for 13th place at the 2001 NCAA Men's Golf Championships ... His first- and third-round 66 equaled his low round of the year and was the low round of both days at the NCAAs ... Held the first-round lead in Durham, N.C. ... Tied for fourth place at the NCAA West Regional in Corvallis, Ore., on May 19 with a 70-69-74=213 (-3) and was the highest-finishing freshman in the 141-man field ... Finished in a tie for fifth place at the Pac-10 Championships April 29 after shooting 66-68-70-72=276 (-8), his best finish in relation to par ... Captured his first career win on April 22 at the U.S. Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif., with a 69-66-71=206 total (-7) ... Finished tied for 60th at the ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational with a 218 total (+2) ... Tied for 22nd at the U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships with a four-over 220 ... Tallied his first under-par tournament of the spring with a 75-68-72=215 (-1) at the John Burns Intercollegiate to finish tied for 25th place ... Was UA's No. 2 finisher at the PING-Arizona Intercollegiate with a 218 total (+5) ... Led Arizona to the CGF Match Play Championship Nov. 12 with a spotless 3-0 record, the only Wildcat player to do so ... Nallen was Arizona's top finisher at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a three-over 216 ... Made his collegiate debut with a top-20 finish at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, carding a 218 (+2) to finish tied for 18th place.

High School: Attended Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J. ... Had a 32.5 scoring average his senior season, the lowest scoring record for the area in history ... Lettered four years in golf under head coach Dr. Rick Clark ... Made the Headmaster's and Commended list ... Won the individual state championship as a senior and the team championship as a freshman.

Chris Nallen's Career Statistics

					Top	Low	Low
Year	Events	Rnds	Strokes	Avg.	10/20	Round	Tourn.	          > Par
2000-01	13	37	2657	71.81	3/2	66	206 (-7)	  22
2001-02	14	44	3145	71.47	5/6	65	206 (-10)	  23
2002-03	15	43	3085	71.74	9/3	66	205 (-11)	  27
Totals	42	124	8887	71.67	17/11	65	205 (-11)	  72

2002-03 Date Tournament Scores Place Sept. 13-14 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 71-71-74=216 (E) T9 Sept. 27-29 Carpet Capital Collegiate 70-72-71=213 (-3) T10 Oct. 7-8 Ping/Golfweek NCAA Preview 78-77-77=232 (+16) T49 Oct. 14-15 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 69-66=135 (-7) 1 Nov. 8-10 Hooters Match Play Championship L3&2/Halve/L2&1/W5&3 Nov. 25-26 Western Refining All-America Classic 76-77-69=222 (+8) T15 Feb. 3-4 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate 67-68-69=204 (-9) 2 Feb. 19-21 John Burns Intercollegiate 72-68-69=209 (-7) T2 March 7-9 Toyota Collegiate Golf Championship 70-70-73=213 (-3) T14 March 24-25 Oregon Duck Invitational 72-69-71=212 (-4) 6 Mar. 30-Apr. 1 National Invitational Tournament 73-70-75=218 (+2) T10 April 11-12 ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational 70-68-67=205 (-11) T3 April 28-30 2003 Pac-10 Championships 75-72-73-71=291 (+3) T12 May 15-17 2003 NCAA West Regional 70-69-73=212 (-4) 4 May 27-30 2003 NCAA Championships 75-78-75-75=303 (+15) T35

2001-02 Sept. 21-22 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 70-77-71=218 (+2) T13 Sept. 28-30 The Preview by Ping & Golfweek 74-72-73=219 (+6) T19 Oct. 8-9 Taylor Made Red River Classic 68-70-70=208 (-8) 6 Oct. 15-16 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 68-72-75=215 (+2) T13 Nov. 19-20 Savane College All-America Golf Classic 69-74-70=213 (E) T8 Feb. 4-5 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate 70-66-73=209 (-4) T5 Feb. 20-22 John Burns Intercollegiate 75-70-73=218 (+2) T22 March 8-10 2002 Las Vegas Collegiate 72-72-73=217 (+1) T12 March 25-26 Oregon Duck Invitational 77-65-69=211 (-5) T5 April 5-7 PING-U.S. Collegiate Championships 65-73-68=206 (-10) 2 April 12-13 ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational 70-70-71=211 (-5) T19 April 25-27 2002 Pac-10 Championships 70-74-73-76=293 (+5) T19 May 16-18 2002 NCAA West Regional 74-74-75=223 (+7) T51 May 29-June 1 2002 NCAA Championships 69-68-75-72=284 (E) T23

2000-01 Sept. 15-16 William H. Tucker Intercollegiate 73-72-73=218 (+2) T18 Sept. 25-26 The Preview by Ping & Golfweek 77-73=150 (+6) T34 Oct. 16-17 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 71-74-71=216 (+3) T24 Nov. 3-5 Golf World/Palmetto Dunes Invitational 77-72-72=221 (+5) T64 Nov. 11-12 CGF/Match Play Championships W1-up/W4&2/W3&1 Jan. 29-30 PING-Arizona Intercollegiate 78-70-70=218 (+5) T34 Feb. 21-23 John Burns Intercollegiate 75-68-72=215 (-1) T25 April 6-8 U.S. Collegiate Golf Championships 78-70-72=220 (+4) T22 April 13-14 ASU Thunderbird/Savane Invitational 73-71-74=218 (+2) T60 April 21-22 U.S. Intercollegiate 69-66-71=206 (-7) 1 April 27-29 2001 Pac-10 Championships 66-68-70-72=276 (-8) T5 May 17-19 2001 NCAA West Regional 70-69-74=213 (-3) T4 May 30-June 2 2001 NCAA Championships 66-77-66-77=286 (-2) T13

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