2013 Louisiana Classics Champion
2012 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
Led the Tigers into the NCAA semifinals of match play at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships to cap a historic 2013-14 season for the program … The only Tiger to win both of his matches in the match-play tournament for the national championship with a 2&1 victory over UCLA’s Matt Pinizzotto in the NCAA quarterfinals and a 1-up victory over Alabama’s Cory Whitsett in the NCAA semifinals … Led the Tigers to a tie for third place as a team at the NCAA Championships to capture the team’s best national finish since a third-place finish in 1967 … Tied for 105th place in stroke play at the NCAA Championships held at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas, with a 54-hole score of 9-over par 219, including rounds of 2-over 72, 3-over 73 and 4-over 74 … Played in 10 tournaments with the Tigers during his sophomore season … Ended the season with a career-best 73.57 scoring average in 30 rounds played on the season … Slashed his scoring average by nearly one full stroke from his average as a freshman … 11 of his 30 rounds were at par or better … Earned a pair of top-10 finishes on the campaign … Tied for ninth place at the Louisiana Classics held during the 2014 spring season at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette … Posted a season-low tournament score of 2-under par 214 at the Louisiana Classics to earn his best finish of the year … Tied for 10th place at the David Toms Intercollegiate while playing as an individual in the event held at the University Club in Baton Rouge … Ended the David Toms Intercollegiate with a final score of 2-over par 218, including a 3-under 69 in the second round … Tied for 36th place at the SEC Championships with a score of 5-over par 215, including a season-low round of 5-under 65 in the final round … Tied for 23rd place at the NCAA Columbia Regional with a score of 1-under par 215 in the event held at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Missouri, to help the Tigers earn their second-straight appearance at the NCAA Championships and their fourth trip to nationals in five seasons … Also cracked LSU’s lineup at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic (t48) and Golfweek Conference Challenge (t63) in the fall season and The Prestige at PGA West (t43), Querencia Cabo Collegiate (t34) and Valspar Invitational at Floridian (69) during the spring season … Followed the collegiate season by earning an impressive runner-up finish at the 99th Southwestern Amateur held at The Cochise Course at The Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona … Fired rounds of 4-under 66, 5-under 65, 2-under 68 and 1-over 71 for a final 72-hole score of 10-under par 270 in a second-place finish at the 99th Southwestern Amateur … Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Made 12 tournament appearances for the Tigers during his freshman season in 2012-13 … Made 10 starts as a member of LSU’s five-man starting lineup … Was the team’s fourth-leading scorer with a 74.37 scoring average in 35 rounds played on the year … Carded eight rounds at par or better … Earned one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes in his 12 tournament starts on the season … Crowned the individual champion at the 2013 Louisiana Classics tournament held at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette during the spring season … Fired a career-low score of 7-under par 209 to take the title at the Louisiana Classics while playing as an individual … Shot a career-low score of 6-under 66 in the first round, followed by scores of even-par 72 in the second round and 1-under par 71 in the third round to win medalist honors … Opening score of 6-under 66 in the first round of the Louisiana Classics was the lowest on the squad for the 2012-13 season … Followed his victory at the Louisiana Classics by tying for eighth place at the Argent Financial Classic with a score of 3-over par 219 … Finished in 12th place on the leaderboard at the David Toms Intercollegiate with a score of 11-over 227 in the event held at the University Club in Baton Rouge … Also claimed a top-20 finish by tying for 16th place at the South Alabama Individual Tournament with a score of 11-over 153 in two rounds … Helped lead the Tigers to their third NCAA Championships appearance in four seasons … Made his NCAA Championships debut at the Capital City Club in Atlanta, Georgia … Tied for 69th place at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships with a score 4-over par 214 at Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course, including a 2-under par 68 in the first round … Made the only hole-in-one of the NCAA Championships at the par-three 15th hole at the Crabapple Course to highlight a first-round score of 2-under 68 … Tied for 28th place at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with a score of 10-over 226 in the event held at the University Club in Baton Rouge … Tied for 36th place in his debut at the SEC Championships, finishing with a 54-hole score of 12-over 222 … Also saw action at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic (t31), Shoal Creek Intercollegiate (t36) and Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (t66) during the fall season and the Aggie Invitational (t32) and Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (t33) during the spring season … Honored with a strong season with a Second-Team All-Louisiana selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
PRIOR TO LSU
Signed with LSU as the No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of Arizona and one of the elite prospects in the country for the Class of 2012 … Ranked among the Top 10 recruits in the country for the Class of 2012 as the No. 8-ranked prospect nationwide in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings at the time of his signing with LSU … Was also ranked No. 12 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and No. 17 by Golfweek in the Class of 2012 … Ranked No. 11 in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings, No. 16 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and No. 26 in the Golfweek junior rankings regardless of high school classification when he signed at LSU … Competed at the United States Amateur Championship for the first time in his career in the 112th edition of the event held at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado … Played in stroke play qualifying at the 112th U.S. Amateur Championship … Competed at the highest levels of junior golf in the United States … Advanced to the Sweet 16 in match play at the 2010 United States Junior Amateur Championship held at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, Michigan … Earned a spot in match play by tying for 20th place in the stroke play at the 2010 U.S. Junior Amateur with a 36-hole score of 2-under par 142 … Followed with an appearance in the stroke play field at the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur held at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Washington … A decorated member of the American Junior Golf Association while earning a Rolex Junior First-Team All-American selection in 2011 … Also chosen as a Rolex Junior Honorable Mention All-American in 2010 … Earned a total of 10 career top-10 finishes in AJGA events since the 2009 season … Won his first career AJGA tournament title at the 2011 Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic hosted by Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona … Fired rounds of 1-over 72, 1-under 70 and 4-under 67 to win the title at the AJGA’s Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic in 2011 … Earned three additional top-10 finishes in AJGA events in 2011, including third place at the PING Phoenix Junior, fourth place at the Junior PGA Championship and a tie for seventh place at the HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods … Posted four top-10 finishes in AJGA events in 2010, including a tie for seventh place at the PING Phoenix Junior, a tie for eighth place at the Under Armour/Vicky Hurst Championship, ninth place at The PING Invitational and a tie for 10th place at the Las Vegas Junior Open presented by The Pacemaker … Earned two Top 10s during the 2009 season with a tie for fourth place at the Junior All-Star at Lake Havasu and a tie for sixth place at the Las Vegas Junior Open presented by The Pacemaker … Captured the Arizona Division I state title during the 2011 fall season with a tournament record 15-under par 125 fired at the state tournament held at Dell Urich Golf Course in Tucson … Fired rounds of 8-under 62 and 7-under 63 to win the state crown by five shots.
Full name is Zachary Ray Wright … Born on Nov. 8, 1993 … Parents are Don and Alecia Wright … Has an older sister named Ashley … Maintained a 3.75 cumulative grade-point average at Pinnacle High School … Was a member of the Honor Roll and Principal’s List throughout his prep career … Plays right handed … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.