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Zack Byrd
Zack Byrd

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Calabash, N.C.

High School:
Byrd Academy

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 154

Experience:
3L


05/28/2013

Sebastian Soderberg Earns Third Career All-Region Honor

Soderberg is the first Chant to be a Three-time All-Region Pick

05/24/2009

2009 Big South Men's Golf Championship
(Photos available at BigSouthPhotos.com)

2009 Big South Men's Golf Championship Photos available at BigSouthPhotos.com)

Starts the spring season ranking fifth in career scoring average with a 73.93 average in 133 rounds...

Fall 2008: Played in all three team events in the fall, ranking second on the team and seventh in the Big South with a 73.89 scoring average... Posted his top finish at the Bank of Tennessee at the Ridges Intercollegiate, tying for second and leading the Chanticleers to their first regular-season team title since April 2006 and Golfweek National Team of the Week honors... Was named Choice Hotels Big South Player of the Week for his runner-up finish, which included two rounds under par and a 1-under 215 total... Had four rounds under par in the fall, with at least one in each event... Qualified for the 2008 U.S. Amateur...

2007-08: Earned a medical redshirt after an offseason knee injury in the winter... Played in all three fall stroke events, as well as the Callaway Match Play for the Chanticleers... Averaged 74.4 in his nine rounds, with three rounds at par or better and one top-20 finish... Had his best outing of the fall at the CordeValle Collegiate, tying for 16th at 1-over 217... Had his season low of 71 in the second round at CordeValle... Posted a 2-1 record at the Callaway Match Play with wins over Trevor Murphy of Charlotte and Will Strickler of Florida, helping the Chants upset top-seeded Charlotte in the opening round... Member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll...

2006-07: Played in all 13 team stroke-play events, posting 17 rounds of par or better and averaging 72.58 in 40 rounds, second best for Coastal Carolina... Finished in the top 20 of eight events, including three top-five and six top-10 placings... Earned All-South Region along with All-Big South accolades for his play... Tied for third at the Big South Championship, his best finish of the year... Helped the Chants advance to their third straight NCAA Championship appearance and a fifth-place finish... Shot a 3-under 67 in the third round of the NCAAs... Earned Big South Golfer of the Week after tying for fourth with a 5-under 211 at the General Jim Hackler Championship and leading Coastal to a runner-up finish in the event... Was named BIg South Golfer of the Week after leading the Chants with a tie for fourth at the CordeValle Collegiate with a career-best 54-hole total of 10-under 206, including all three rounds under par... Shot his career-best single round in the final 18 at the International Collegiate, shooting a 6-under 66, tying for the best round of the season for Coastal Carolina, to finish 11th... Tied for ninth at the Inverness Intercollegiate and bettered that with a tie for seventh at the next tournament, the Coca-Cola Duke Golf Classic to help lead Coastal Carolina to the team title... Was a stellar 3-0 for the Chanticleers in the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play, defeating Casey Clendenon of Lamar, Patton Kizzire of Auburn and Erik Coover of Arizona State... Was also named a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America... During the summer of 2007 qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links, advancing to match play...

2005-06: Competed in all 13 events for the Chanticleers, ranking fourth on the team with a 75.1 scoring average... Earned a place on the Big South's All-Academic squad... Placed in the top 20 in four events, including one top-five finish... His top finish was a tie for third at the Ashworth Invitational, firing a 1-under 215... Also tied for 17th at the General Jim Hackler Invitational with a 4-over 220... His best of the fall was a tie for 17th in the opening tournament, the Inverness Intercollegiate... Also tied for 19th at The Landfall Tradition... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Public Links event, advancing to the second round of match play...

2004-05: Played in all 13 events, averaging 74.10 strokes per round, good for second on the team and the 14th-best single-season average in school history... Was the medalist at the PUPS/Big South Conference Championship, the sixth Coastal Carolina player to capture the individual crown in the 20 years of the championship... Helped the Chants to their second consecutive Big South team title by shooting a 5-under 211 to win by four strokes, including a season-best 67 in the second round... Also was voted as the league's Freshman of the Year by the head coaches and sports information directors... Had six top-20 and three top-10 placings in his first collegiate season... Tied for 15th in the season-opening Raines Development Group Intercollegiate and later tied for 19th at the Club Glove Intercollegiate...

High School: Was homeschooled during high school... Played extensive golf on the Carolina Juniors Tour, winning the individual title in 2004 and finishing as runner-up at the Brick Landing Junior event and earning a place on the Carolinas Junior Team... Was medalist at the Carolina Junior Amateur with three under-par rounds... Qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur in 2004.... Captured the Charles Tilghman Junior and Moore County Junior championships in 2003... Placed seventh in the 2003 Myrtle Beach Open, finishing in a tie for the top amateur... Captured the individual honors at the 2003 George Holliday Junior, winning the event by 10 shots... Also placed fifth in the North Carolina Amateur in 2002...

Personal: Full name: Zachary Michael Byrd... Son of Steve and Cindy Byrd... Majoring in recreation and sport management.