LOS ANGELES (February 16, 2015) – Wake Forest University’s Will Zalatoris shot 67 (-4) in today’s inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase, the low score of the 14 collegians in the field, earning the 18-year-old freshman an exemption into this week’s Northern Trust Open at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.  In a first-of-its-kind event, top PGA TOUR pros played alongside 14 standout collegiate golfers from across the country and two amateurs, representing their respective universities.  The professional and the two amateurs (not the collegian) teamed up in a best-ball competition and competed for the Collegiate Showcase Trophy and a donation of $50,000 to the university’s golf program.  That portion of the competition was won by Casey Martin with amateurs Jim Amen, Brandon McIver and Terry Newsom with a score of 58; Texas A&M, led by Ryan Palmer, carded a 59.

Each collegian played his own ball.  Zalatoris finished five strokes ahead of Arizona’s George Cunningham (72) and was the only player to break par at The Riviera Country Club. He will be making his first start in a PGA TOUR event.

“I’m excited,” said Zalatoris.  “I’m really not even nervous about it. I’m only 18 and I’m learning. I’m enjoying the moment for sure. I played with Bill Haas today, so it was so cool getting advice from him. It’s crazy fun. I’m just going to enjoy myself and be in the moment. I’m here to play golf, not think about winning the tournament. It’s my first PGA TOUR event, so I’ll see how my game stands up and we’ll go from there.”

Zalatoris won his first college tournament at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, shooting 10-under par over two rounds and leading Wake Forest to a second-consecutive team tournament win.  He finished 19th overall at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, shooting a 1-under 215 on the tournament and helping Wake Forest to a fourth-place team finish.  As a four-year letterman at Trinity Christian in Plano, Texas, Zalatoris led the Trojans to the TAPPS State Championship in 2011 and 2013 and was the individual state champion in 2012 and 2013.  He won the Champions Invitational by 11 shots with rounds of 67-66-75 and had a tremendous end to his junior career in 2014, carding a non-competitive round of 59.  Zalatoris won the 2014 Texas State Amateur, the 2014 Trans-Miss Championship and the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.  He was co-medalist with Jordan Spieth at the 2011 Champions Invitational.

“Will played as beautifully as I’ve seen any TOUR player play all year,” said Haas.  “That’s exciting for me to see from a Wake Forest perspective, and also for Will. It’s obviously a different bear come Thursday, but I don’t see any reason why he can’t compete Sunday with the way he played today. He could have given me three a side and taken me today. We were out there for fun and he was all business, so it was great to see him get the job done.”

Individual results:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGIAN COLLEGIAN SCORE
Wake Forest Will Zalatoris 67
Arizona George Cunningham 72
Clemson Cody Proveaux 73
Pepperdine Kevin DeHuff 73
Georgia Lee McCoy 73
Oklahoma State Brendon Jelley 74
University of the Pacific Byron Meth 74
USC Rico Hoey 74
Oregon Brandon McIver 74
Kentucky Tyler (Chip) McDaniel 75
UCLA Jonathan Garrick 75
Texas Kramer Hickok 77
Texas A&M Greg Yates 79
UC Riverside David Gazzolo 79

Team competition results:

UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY TEAM SCORE
Oregon Casey Martin 58
Texas A&M Ryan Palmer 59
UCLA Kevin Chappell 61
USC Dave Stockton Jr. 61
Oklahoma State Morgan Hoffmann 62
UC Riverside Brendan Steele 62
Texas Jordan Spieth 63
Clemson Ben Martin 64
University of the Pacific James Field Jr. 64
Georgia Harris English 65
Wake Forest Bill Haas 66
Kentucky J.B. Holmes 66
Arizona Jim Furyk 66
Pepperdine Michael Putnam 67

 

For more information, visit http://www.northerntrustopen.com/.  Follow the Northern Trust Open on Facebook (facebook.com/NorthernTrustOpen) and Twitter (twitter.com/ntrustopen) to stay on top of all the news and updates; and join the conversation by using #MoreThanGolf.

About the Northern Trust Open

The Northern Trust Open is one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGA TOUR. Debuting in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club, the event had been staged at various courses throughout the Los Angeles area before permanently settling at The Riviera Country Club in 1973. The Northern Trust Open boasts an impressive list of past champions that includes 25 World Golf Hall of Fame members such as Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson. City of Hope was named the official charity of the Northern Trust Open beginning with the 2013 event. In 2014, the Northern Trust Open generated a record $2.1 million to benefit City of Hope and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. The total generated for Los Angeles charities since the event’s inception in 1926 is now more than $58 million.

Fans are reminded that each year, youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge to the Northern Trust Open when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  There is no limit to the number of youths 18 and younger who can attend with a ticketed adult. Also, as part of its support for the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, the Northern Trust Open will provide complimentary grounds admission for active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, and their dependents from Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week sponsored by Quicken Loans.  A military ticket voucher must be presented at the gate along with a Department of Defense-issued ID. To obtain military ticket vouchers, visit https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/NorthernTrustOpen/

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, fans can utilize complimentary parking at Will Rogers Beach Parking Lot (#3) in Pacific Palisades and catch a free shuttle to/from The Riviera Country Club.  For the weekend, spectator parking will be located at The Water Garden in Santa Monica, where fans can again find complimentary parking and take a short shuttle ride to/from the Northern Trust Open.  The fee for the tournament shuttle on Saturday and Sunday only is $5 per person, round trip.  Military personnel and their families with a tournament ticket, children under 18 accompanied by a ticketed adult are not required to pay for the shuttle.  Parking at the VA Hospital will not be available as in previous. As with any large-scale sporting event, fans are encouraged to carpool or make use of public transportation to the Northern Trust Open in order to minimize traffic and congestion.  For more information, visit www.northerntrustopen.com/parking.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. Chicago-based Northern Trust has offices in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2014, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$934.1 billion. For 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com and follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit

LOS ANGELES (February 16, 2015) – Wake Forest University’s Will Zalatoris shot 67 (-4) in today’s inaugural Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase, the low score of the 14 collegians in the field, earning the 18-year-old freshman an exemption into this week’s Northern Trust Open at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.  In a first-of-its-kind event, top PGA TOUR pros played alongside 14 standout collegiate golfers from across the country and two amateurs, representing their respective universities.  The professional and the two amateurs (not the collegian) teamed up in a best-ball competition and competed for the Collegiate Showcase Trophy and a donation of $50,000 to the university’s golf program.  That portion of the competition was won by Casey Martin with amateurs Jim Amen, Brandon McIver and Terry Newsom with a score of 58; Texas A&M, led by Ryan Palmer, carded a 59.

Each collegian played his own ball.  Zalatoris finished five strokes ahead of Arizona’s George Cunningham (72) and was the only player to break par at The Riviera Country Club. He will be making his first start in a PGA TOUR event.

“I’m excited,” said Zalatoris.  “I’m really not even nervous about it. I’m only 18 and I’m learning. I’m enjoying the moment for sure. I played with Bill Haas today, so it was so cool getting advice from him. It’s crazy fun. I’m just going to enjoy myself and be in the moment. I’m here to play golf, not think about winning the tournament. It’s my first PGA TOUR event, so I’ll see how my game stands up and we’ll go from there.”

Zalatoris won his first college tournament at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, shooting 10-under par over two rounds and leading Wake Forest to a second-consecutive team tournament win.  He finished 19th overall at the U.S. Collegiate Championship, shooting a 1-under 215 on the tournament and helping Wake Forest to a fourth-place team finish.  As a four-year letterman at Trinity Christian in Plano, Texas, Zalatoris led the Trojans to the TAPPS State Championship in 2011 and 2013 and was the individual state champion in 2012 and 2013.  He won the Champions Invitational by 11 shots with rounds of 67-66-75 and had a tremendous end to his junior career in 2014, carding a non-competitive round of 59.  Zalatoris won the 2014 Texas State Amateur, the 2014 Trans-Miss Championship and the 2014 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.  He was co-medalist with Jordan Spieth at the 2011 Champions Invitational.

“Will played as beautifully as I’ve seen any TOUR player play all year,” said Haas.  “That’s exciting for me to see from a Wake Forest perspective, and also for Will. It’s obviously a different bear come Thursday, but I don’t see any reason why he can’t compete Sunday with the way he played today. He could have given me three a side and taken me today. We were out there for fun and he was all business, so it was great to see him get the job done.”

Individual results:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGIAN COLLEGIAN SCORE
Wake Forest Will Zalatoris 67
Arizona George Cunningham 72
Clemson Cody Proveaux 73
Pepperdine Kevin DeHuff 73
Georgia Lee McCoy 73
Oklahoma State Brendon Jelley 74
University of the Pacific Byron Meth 74
USC Rico Hoey 74
Oregon Brandon McIver 74
Kentucky Tyler (Chip) McDaniel 75
UCLA Jonathan Garrick 75
Texas Kramer Hickok 77
Texas A&M Greg Yates 79
UC Riverside David Gazzolo 79

Team competition results:

UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL UNIVERSITY TEAM SCORE
Oregon Casey Martin 58
Texas A&M Ryan Palmer 59
UCLA Kevin Chappell 61
USC Dave Stockton Jr. 61
Oklahoma State Morgan Hoffmann 62
UC Riverside Brendan Steele 62
Texas Jordan Spieth 63
Clemson Ben Martin 64
University of the Pacific James Field Jr. 64
Georgia Harris English 65
Wake Forest Bill Haas 66
Kentucky J.B. Holmes 66
Arizona Jim Furyk 66
Pepperdine Michael Putnam 67

For more information, visit www.northerntrustopen.com.  Follow the Northern Trust Open on Facebook (facebook.com/NorthernTrustOpen) and Twitter (twitter.com/ntrustopen) to stay on top of all the news and updates; and join the conversation by using #MoreThanGolf.

About the Northern Trust Open

The Northern Trust Open is one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGA TOUR. Debuting in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club, the event had been staged at various courses throughout the Los Angeles area before permanently settling at The Riviera Country Club in 1973. The Northern Trust Open boasts an impressive list of past champions that includes 25 World Golf Hall of Fame members such as Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson. City of Hope was named the official charity of the Northern Trust Open beginning with the 2013 event. In 2014, the Northern Trust Open generated a record $2.1 million to benefit City of Hope and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. The total generated for Los Angeles charities since the event’s inception in 1926 is now more than $58 million.

Fans are reminded that each year, youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge to the Northern Trust Open when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  There is no limit to the number of youths 18 and younger who can attend with a ticketed adult. Also, as part of its support for the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, the Northern Trust Open will provide complimentary grounds admission for active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, and their dependents from Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week sponsored by Quicken Loans.  A military ticket voucher must be presented at the gate along with a Department of Defense-issued ID. To obtain military ticket vouchers, visit https://birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com/NorthernTrustOpen/

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, fans can utilize complimentary parking at Will Rogers Beach Parking Lot (#3) in Pacific Palisades and catch a free shuttle to/from The Riviera Country Club.  For the weekend, spectator parking will be located at The Water Garden in Santa Monica, where fans can again find complimentary parking and take a short shuttle ride to/from the Northern Trust Open.  The fee for the tournament shuttle on Saturday and Sunday only is $5 per person, round trip.  Military personnel and their families with a tournament ticket, children under 18 accompanied by a ticketed adult are not required to pay for the shuttle.  Parking at the VA Hospital will not be available as in previous. As with any large-scale sporting event, fans are encouraged to carpool or make use of public transportation to the Northern Trust Open in order to minimize traffic and congestion.  For more information, visit www.northerntrustopen.com/parking.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of asset servicing, fund administration, asset management, fiduciary, and banking solutions for corporations, institutions, families, and individuals worldwide. Chicago-based Northern Trust has offices in 19 states, Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2014, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$934.1 billion. For 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com and follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org or follow City of Hope on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr.

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