2013 Louisiana Classics Champion
2012 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Made 12 tournament appearances for the Tigers during his freshman season in 2012-13 … Made 10 tournament starts as a member of LSU’s five-man 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, two top-10 and four top-20 finishes in his 12 tournament starts on the season … Crowned the individual champion at the Louisiana Classics tournament held at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette … 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, Ga. … 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 Men’s Golf Championships, finishing the event 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, Colo. … Qualified for the stroke play tournament 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, Mich. … 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, Wash. … 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, Ariz. … 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 … Has 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 on Oct. 29 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 at the par-70 layout 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 … Has maintained a 3.75 cumulative grade-point average at Pinnacle High School … Has been a member of the Honor Roll and Principal’s List throughout his prep career … Plays right handed … Majoring in sport administration.