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Bill Gutknecht
Bill Gutknecht

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
The Woodlands, Texas

High School:
The Woodlands

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155

Birthdate:
07/29/1984

Experience:
1L


Fall 2004: Did not compete in the fall of 2004 and will redshirt the 2004-05 season. Qualified for the Tulane Scholar-Athlete list with a G.P.A. above 3.0.

2003-04: Played in six tournaments for the Green Wave as a freshman. Averaged 78.7 strokes per 18 holes in the fall and lowered his stroke average to 77.0 for the spring for a season total of 77.8. Recorded his top finish of the year at the Moe O'Brien Memorial Invitational, where he finished 38th with rounds of 77-75-75 for an 11-over par 227 as Tulane won the team title. Also recorded a Top 40 finish at the NOKIA Sugar Bowl Tulane Invitational (77-79-77). Shot his low 18-hole score of 75 four times, including at the Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge and at the LSU Spring Invitational. Named to the Tulane Scholar-Athlete list both semesters with a grade point average above 3.0. Also earned recognition on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Prep: Came to Tulane after an impressive prep career that included five Top 20 finishes in American Junior Golf Association events in the summer of 2002. Notched a fifth-place finish at the AJGA tournament in New Orleans played at English Turn. On the strength of a first-round 66, tied for 13th at the AJGA Chrysler Classic in Greensboro, N.C. in a tournament considered one of the AJGA's "majors" Claimed the District individual title, and led his high school team to the state championship as a junior with a sixth-place finish at the state meet. Squad finished second in the state his senior year when he tied for 12th in the state championship. Four-year letterwinner for one of the largest high school golf programs in the nation. Two-time Rotary Club Student of the Year who was also honored for his community service participation. Member of the National Honor Society

Personal: Born July 29, 1984 in Houston, Texas. Son of William and Patricia Gutknecht. His older sister plays collegiate golf at SMU in Dallas. Began playing golf at the age of 11.