BIOGRAPHY
  Talor Gooch
Talor Gooch
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midwest City, Okla.

High School:
Carl Albert

Height:
6-0


2012-13 (Junior): Was named an honorable mention All-American by Golfweek ... was chosen as a Ping All-Region pick as well ... also named a first-team All-Big 12 pick and a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... tied for second place at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at 3-under 213 with scores of 68, 71 and 74 ... tied for sixth place at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate after carding a 4-under 209 total with scores of 71, 67 and 71 ... tied for seventh place at The Prestige at PGA West ... finished at even-par 213 with scores of 71, 72 and 70 ... tied for 10th place at the Linger Longer Invitational with scores of 73 and 70 for a 1-under 143 score ... tied for 14th place at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate ... opened with a 69 before posting rounds of 75 and 72 for a 216 score ... was the runner-up at the Big 12 Championship with a 3-over 213 that included rounds of 70, 69 and 74 ... tied for 32nd place at the NCAA Fayetteville Regional at 227 ... tied for 38th place at the NCAA Championship at 211 with scores of 67, 76 and 68.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Was named a first-team All-Big 12 selection ... also tabbed as a Ping All-Central Region selection ... was named an honorable mention All-American by Golfweek ... tied for 13th place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge ... posted scores of 71, 77 and 70 for a 2-over 218 total ... earned his first top five of the year at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a 1-over 217 total that included rounds of 72, 73 and 72 ... tied for 13th at the Amer Ari Invitational ... posted a 5-under 211 total that included a 69 during his second round ... finished as the runner-up at the Puerto Rico Classic ... closed with rounds of 69 and 66 to come in with a 9-under 207 total ... tied for 15th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate with a 5-over 221 score ... finished 1-1-2 at the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championship ... posted a 6-under 210 total highlighted by a 68 during his second round to tie for 12th at the Augusta State Invitational ... tied for 24th at the Big 12 Championship with a72-hole total of 303 ... tied for 31st at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional ... tied 31st with a 216 score.

2010-11 (Freshman): Started all 13 of the squad's events as a freshman ... tied for 51st place at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational with a 223 total ... tied for 21st at the Ping/Golfweek Preview after opening with a 69 at Karsten Creek en route to a 224 score ... tied for 21st at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational at 223 ... tied for 37th place at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a 229 total ... posted a 3-under 213 score with rounds of 72, 71 and 70 to tie for 28th place at the Ameri Ari Invitational ... used a 2-under 214 total to tie for 13th place at the Puerto Rico Classic ... also tied for 13th place at the Oregon Duck Invitational after carding rounds of 74, 71 and 70 for a 1-under 215 ... tied for 12th place at Augusta State Invitational with an even-par tally of 216 with scores of 72, 71 and 73 ... carded a season-low round of 67 during the third round at the Big 12 Championship before finishing at 13-over 293 and tied for 16th ... best finish of the year came at the NCAA Colorado Regional where he tied for third ... posted a 7-under 209 total that included a 68 during the final round ... tied for 50th at the NCAA Championship with a 224 total at Karsten Creek ... defeated Ohio State's Alex Redfield, 4 and 2, in the first round of match play ... knocked off Olle Bengtsson, 7 and 5, in OSU's semifinal match against Augusta State.

Amateur: Tied for fifth place during stroke play at the 2013 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... fell to Justin Shin in 19 holes during the first round of match play ... tied for 22nd at the 2013 Northeast Amateur ... finished at 7-over 283 for the event ... tied for 13th at the 2013 Western Amateur Championship with rounds of 69, 69, 72 and 73 for a 283 total ... lost in the first round of match play to teammate Jordan Niebrugge, 4 and 3 ... tied for 13th during the stroke play portion of the 2012 U.S. Amateur with rounds of 68 and 71 ... posted a 5-and-3 victory over T.J. Mitchell during the first round of play ... fell to Andrew Presly, 1-up, in the round of 32 ... tied for second during stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship with a 6-under total of 136 that featured rounds of 72 and 64 ... fell, 2 and 1, in the first round of match play to Sam Saunders ... tied for fourth place at the 2012 Southern Amateur Championship with a 4-under 284 total ... rolled to a 12-shot victory at the 2012 OGA Stroke Play Championship ... carded a 20-under total with rounds of 63, 68 and 62 ... tied for 38th at the 2012 Northeast Amateur with a 7-over 283 total ... tied for 43rd place at the 2011 Trans-Mississippi Amateur with a 5-over 285 total ... tied for 77th at the Western Amateur with scores of 75 and 72 ... tied for 10th during stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship with rounds of 72 and 73 ... defeated Garrett Rank and T.J. Shuart to advance to the round of 16 in match player before falling to eventual champion Corbin Mills, 4 and 2 ... qualified for the 2010 U.S. Public Links Amateur Championship ... finished fifth at the 2009 Big I National Championship ... was the runner-up at the 2009 TJGT/OJGT Red River Challenge ... also had a top 10 at the 2009 AJGA Thunderbird Invitational where he tied for seventh ... tied for seventh at the 2009 Scratch Players Championship with a 276 total ... was medalist at his 2009 U.S. Amateur qualifier ... advanced to match play at the 2009 U.S. Amateur after posting rounds of 78 and 69 ... fell in the first round of match play at Southern Hills Country Club to Dan Woltman was named a second-team AJGA All-American in 2008 ... was named the state's golfer of the year in 2008 and 2010 by The Oklahoman ... captured the Oklahoma Class 5A state title in 2008 ... finished third at the state championship as a junior and senior to become just the seventh player in state history to finish in the top three at four consecutive state tournaments ... was also named The Oklahoman's All-City Boys Golfer of the Year after winning five times as a senior ... won 19 of his 40 career starts for Carl Albert ... was named to the All-State roster as a senior by the Oklahoma Golf Coaches Association ... won the 2007 Oklahoma Junior Amateur title ... carded rounds of 70, 69 and 73 for a 212 total and a two-shot win at the 2008 AJGA Aldila Junior at Oak Tree ... had four other AJGA top 10s in 2008 ... finished fifth at the AJGA Championship at Traditions ... was the runner-up at the Wellstone Communities Junior at Craig Ranch ... also tied for third at the Junior Players Championship ... tied for ninth at the Polo Golf Junior Classic ... finished fifth at the 2007 OSSO Junior at Oak Tree ... was fourth that year at the Bob Estes Abilene Junior ... also tied for fifth at the Payne Stewart Junior Championship in 2007 ... won the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship as a 9-year-old.

Personal: Son of Ron and Ambre Gooch ... born Nov. 14, 1991 in Midwest City, Oklahoma ... has one sister, Cassidi ... father played baseball in the Texas Rangers' organization ... mother holds a law degree from the University of Oklahoma ... was his class valedictorian ... also considered Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Arkansas and Stanford.

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