Thomas Longbella
Thomas  Longbella

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Chippewa Falls, Wis.

High School:
McDonnell Central Catholic

Experience:
1 Letter

Graduated:
2016


2017-18 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Fall 2017: Appeared for the Gophers in Gopher Invitational and Maui Jim Intercollegiate • tied for ninth at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. Spring 2018: Appeared in Big Ten match play and match vs. Houston • tied for 32nd at the Tiger Invitational.
 
2016-17 • FRESHMAN SEASON:

Third on the team with a 73.04 stroke average, playing in nine tournaments • had 24 of 27 rounds count toward the team score • led the team in two tournaments • tallied eight under-par rounds and two top-20 finishes. Fall 2016: Turned in the Gophers’ best fall average (71.33) by a freshman in at least the past 10 years, leading the team in the fall • tied for 23rd at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational with a 4-under score of 209, shooting a 67 in the first round • turned in a season-best tie for sixth at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (209) • posted a season-low 208 (-5) at the Ka’anapali Classic to tie for 12th • tied the second-lowest round score in program history with a 63 in the Ka’anapali second round. Spring 2017: Played in four tournaments with a stroke average of 75.17 • tied for 29th at the Big Ten Championships • tied the Gophers’ all-time best Big Ten Championships round with a 66 to open the tournament.

SUMMER/AMATEUR GOLF:
Competed in the US Junior Amatuer Tournements in 2014 and 2015 • participated in the 2014 Junior PGA Championship • won the WSGA Junior Boys Championship • won 2014 Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship • placed first in three straight age-level state junior championships from 2012 to 2014.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from McDonnell Central Catholic High School • won 2014 WIAA Division 3 State Championship by seven strokes • earned medalist honors in 30 of 40 tournaments he competed in • first-team all-state in 2014 and 2015 • third-team all-state in 2013 • won three regional titles, two sectional titles and three conference titles as an individual.

CAREER STATS


Year Tournaments Rounds Strokes Average -Par Top-10 Finishes Low Round
2016-17 9 27 1,972 73.04 8 1 63
2017-18 3 9 668 74.22 3 1 67
Total 12 36 2,640 73.63 11 1 63

CAREER BESTS

Round 63 Ka'anapali Classic 11/4-6/16
Finish T6th Royal Oaks Intercollegiate 10/24-25/16
54-Hole Score 208 Ka'anapali Classic 11/4-6/16
Tourn. Score to Par -5 Ka'anapali Classic 11/4-6/16

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