National semifinals appearance could be a springboard for 2014
Crimson Tide moves on to face Illinois in championship match at 8 a.m. Sunday
Tech sophomore wins deciding match on 19th hole as Jackets eliminate UNLV
Yellow Jackets open match play championship vs. 7th seed UNLV at 11:30 a.m. Friday
7th-ranked Yellow Jackets one shot up on No. 1 Cal heading into final round of stroke play
Goes by "Jason" ... Consensus No. 1 junior golfer and the 29th-ranked amateur player in the world when he signed with Tech in the late spring of 2012 ... Became a solid member of the Tech travel team in the spring, playing No. 4 and eqarning one top-10 finish ... "Played at a level the last two or three years that is as impressive as anyone we've ever had in the program," said head coach Bruce Heppler at the time Hak signed ... Had excellent success rate in AJGA events on difficult golf courses ... Well-rounded game.
2012-13: - Tournament Results
Stroke average was 73.0, fourth on the team and 16th in the ACC ... One top-10 finish, came in Tech's last regular-season outing at the Gary Koch Invitational (T8 with a middle-round 66) ... Played in nine events, five as an individual ... T26 at ACC Championship (218) with 2nd round 67 ... T32 at NCAA Championship with even-par score of 210 ... T42 at Tallahassee Regional (220, +4) ... Finished spring No. 148 in the Golfstat Cup and No. 137 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index.
2012 Summer Highlights: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur by his position in the top 50 of the World Amateur Rankings.
Amateur Golf: Ranked 29th in the world in the R&A rankings in May, 2012 ... Tied for 46th at the 2011 UBS Hong Kong Open, a European Tour event, and broke Sergio Garcia's record for youngest player to make a European Tour cut when he did so at the 2008 Hong Kong Open.
Junior Golf: Finished his junior golf career ranked No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior rankings, the AJGA Polo Golf rankings and the Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Has been a first-team Rolex Junior All-American twice (2009, 2011) and second-team once (2010) ... Has won the 2012 AJGA HP Boys Championship, the 2011 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions, the 2011 AJGA Taylor Made-Adidas Golf Junior, the 2010 Florida Azalea Amateur, the 2009 Mizuno Junior at Innisbrook and the 2009 AJGA Cliffs Championship.
High School: Played three years at Lake Mary Prep, helping team win district titles in 2008 and 2009
Personal: Full name is Shun Yat Hak ... Goes by "Jason" ... Born January 22, 1994, in Hong Kong ... Parents are Ching Lun Hak and Yin Mui Ma ... Family has lived in Lake Mary, Fla., since age 11 ... Father got him started playing golf at age 9 ... Enjoys basketball and soccer, singing and listening to music ... Will study Business Administration.
Collegiate Tournament Results
|Carpet Capital Collegiate||9/7-9/2012||3||79-72-77=228||+12||t-62nd/78||16-61|
|United States Collegiate Championship||10/19-21/2012||3||72-71-76=219||+3||t-13th/79||66-12|
|Amer Ari Invitational||2/6-8/2013||3||71-71-74=216||E||t-34th/116||82-33|
|Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters||3/8-10/2013||3||77-75--3=152||+8||t-80th/81||1-79|
|Linger Longer Invitational||3/23-24/2013||2||78-70=148||+4||t-32nd/80||48-31|
|Gary Koch Invitational||4/8-9/2013||3||70-66-77=213||-3||t-8th/75||67-7|
|Atlantic Coast Conference Championship||4/26-28/2013||3||76-67-75=218||+2||t-26th/55||29-25|
|NCAA Tallahassee Regional||5/16-18/2013||3||73-73-74=220||+4||t-42nd/75||33-41|
|SEASON TOTALS||25||1824 Avg. 73.0||+1||-||466-320|