2002-03: The Yellow Jackets top performer in 2003, recording six top-10 finishes and nine top-20 placements...Named a first-team All-American for the second-straight year, becoming the fourth Tech player to earn first-team honors two times, and was the winner of the Byron Nelson Player of the Year Award...Earned All-ACC honors for the third-straight year...Led the team with a 71.22 stroke average, the eighth best in school history, and carded 16 sub-par rounds on the year...His 71.91 career stroke average rates fourth all-time in school history...Captured medalist honors at the NCAA East Regional with a school-record regional score of 15-under-par, 68-67-66201...Opened the year by sharing medalist honors at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, with an 11-under-par score of 72-64-69205...Tied for 10th the next week at the Ping/Golfweek Preview, finishing with a 54-hole score of 73-76-72221...Finished tied for third at the Puerto Rico Classic, recording a 2-under-par score of 73-71-70214...Tied for third at the ACC Championship with a 2-under-par score of 74-67-73214...Earned Verizon first-team Academic All-America honors and was a GCAA All-America Scholar for the second-consecutive year...Was a Verizon All-District III Academic All-America selection...Named as a finalist for the Ben Hogan Player of the Year Award.
2001-02: Became the first Tech player to win the NCAA individual title since the event changed to a team format, posted a winning score of 8-under-par 73-66-70-67276...Named a first-team All-American for the first time in his career...Earned All-ACC honors for the second time in his career...Recorded his first collegiate victory at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate on Feb. 15, winning with a 6-under-par score of 67-70-73210...Followed that with two-straight wins at the Puerto Rico Classic (69-65-71205) and the Las Vegas Collegiate (70-69-69208), becoming the first golfer in school history to win three-straight starts...Led Tech to the nations No. 1 ranking and held the same spot as an individual following his win in Puerto Rico...Was the Jackets top finisher in all but three events, recording seven top 10s and eight top 20s in ten starts...Is the first Tech player to win four individual titles in a single season...His stroke average of 71.41 led the team and rates eighth in Techs single-season record book.
2000-01: Named a GCAA All-American for the first time in his career, earning third-team honors following the 2001 NCAA Championships...Was also an All-ACC pick for the first time in his career in 2001...Competed in all but one of the Yellow Jackets tournaments during the 2001 season...Finished the year ranked second on the team in scoring with a 72.45 per round average, one of two Yellow Jackets to finish with an average below 73.00...Recorded the best finish of his career at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate as he was Techs top finisher with a second-place effort and a 6-under-par score of 72-72-66210...Matched the top round of his career in the fall season at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, with a second-round score of 7-under-par 64, en route to a 15th-place finish...Finished in a tie for 10th place at the ACC Championships with an even-par score of 70-74-71215, to help lead Tech to the seventh ACC title in school history...Was one of three Jackets in the tournaments top 10...Finished the year ranked 36th in the final Mastercard Collegiate Golf Rankings, one of three Yellow Jackets in the top 50.
1999-2000: One of only three Yellow Jackets to compete in all 11 of the teams tournaments ... Recorded one top-10 finish and five top-20 placements, with his top finish coming at the U.S. Collegiate Championships, where he tied for fifth place at 7-under-par 75-64-70209...His second round 64 in that event was the lowest round by a Tech player in 1999-2000...Finished the year with a 72.70 stroke average, which ranked fourth on the team...Concluded the regular season and ACC Championship with three straight top-20 finishes, including the tie for fifth at the U.S. Collegiate, a tie for 17th-place at the Las Vegas Intercollegiate and a 13th-place effort at the ACCs...Averaged 72.06 in 16 rounds in his last five events of the year...Was ranked 76th in the final MasterCard Division I rankings and was 34th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin perfomance index.
1998-99: Redshirted during the 1998-99 season.
Amateur2001: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur for the second-straight year...Placed third at the Players Amateur with 7-under-par score of 69-65-73-70277, led after 36 holes...Was 23rd at the Western Amateur with a score of 69-70-70-74283...2000: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Baltusrol...Finished tied for 51st at the Northeast Amateur with a total of 72-75-69-74290...1999: Tied for 11th at the Southeastern Amateur after carding a 73-73-73-71290...Tied for 23rd at the Dogwood Amateur after firing a 10-under 70-67-72-69278...1998: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur after being medalist at the Baltimore, Md., qualifier...Carded a 146 at Wood Holme C.C....Missed the cut at Oak Hill C.C., in Rochester, N.Y., after shooting an 80-71156...Was named AJGA All-American honorable mention in 1997.
High School: Was a four-year letterman for coach Don Beaver at Anderson High School...Helped team to three state championships in 1995, 97 and 98...Was an individual state champion in 1997 and 98...Was a first-team All-State selection all four years...Shot lowest round ever in his High School District with a 62...National Honor Society member...Finished in top 10 percent of his graduating class.
Personal: Full name is Troy Jason Matteson...Born November 8, 1979...Parents are Steve Matteson and John and Lucy Steele...Step Grandfather Marion A. Steele graduated from Tech in 1926 with a degree in textile engineering...Graduated with honor in May, 2003 with a degree in civil engineering.
Career Collegiate Finishes
T26 Ping/Golfweek Preview Invit. 72-75-73220 T17 Carpet Capital Collegiate 70-76-70216 T15 Iron Duke Golf Classic 74-75149 T55 Golf World Palmetto Dunes Inv. 76-68-75219 T39 Waikoloa Intercollegiate 74-71-77222 T29 San Juan Shoot Out 75-71-74220 T17 Las Vegas Intercollegiate 67-72-74213 T5 U.S. Collegiate Championships 75-64-70209 13 ACC Championship 72-73-73218 T56 NCAA East Regional 81-75-72228 T30 NCAA Championship 73-71-72-69285
T23 Carpet Capital Collegiate 73-70-79222 T15 Jerry Pate Intercollegiate 76-64-72212 T28 Golf World Invitational 70-68-75213 T13 Taylor Made/ Waikoloa Inter. 75-78-72225 T15 Puerto Rico Classic 75-71-73219 2 Las Vegas Intercollegiate 72-72-66210 T37 Morris Williams Intercollegiate 75-75150 T20 Ford U.S. Collegiate Champs. 74-72-73219 T10 ACC Championship 70-74-71215 T49 NCAA East Regional 73-69-73215 T27 NCAA Championship 74-76-69-70289
T19 Ping/Golfweek Preview Invit. 75-72-72219 T3 Carpet Capital Collegiate 68-69-76213 T7 Jerry Pate Intercollegiate 70-69-74213 T2 Long Cove Invitational 76-68-67211 T17 Savane College All-America Classic 70-75-70215 1 Taylor Made/Waikoloa Inter. 67-70-73210 1 Puerto Rico Classic 69-65-71205 T1 Las Vegas Intercollegiate 70-69-69208 T45 Ping/U.S. Collegiate Champs. 74-75-78227 T23 ACC Championship 69-77-72218 T60 NCAA East Regional 73-76-78227 1 NCAA Championship 73-66-70-67276
2002-03 T1 Carpet Capital Collegiate 72-64-69205 T10 Ping/Golfweek Preview 73-76-72221 T12 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate 71-69140 T23 Nelson Invitational 71-72-73216 T11 Taylor Made/Waikoloa Inter. 73-69-69211 T3 Puerto Rico Classic 73-71-70214 T22 Toyota Collegiate Championship 71-73-72216 T17 Morris Williams Intercollegiate 73-74-68215 T8 Cleveland Golf/Augusta State Invitational 71-68-68207 T3 ACC Championship 74-67-73214 1 NCAA East Regional 68-67-66201 T39 NCAA Championship 78-74-77-75304
Year Trn T10 T20 Rnds/Cnt Strk Avg. Lo Hi
99-2000 11 1 5 33/26 2399 72.70 64 81 9 4
2000-01 11 2 6 33/27 2391 72.45 64 78 11 6
2001-02 11 7 8 34/29 2642* 71.41 65 78 18 13
2002-03 12 6 9 36/36 2564 71.22 64 78 16 12
Total 45 16 28 136/118 9996* 71.91 64 81 54 35
*-Includes three rounds at Savane College All-America Classic.
Low Round: 64, Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, 2000; U.S. Collegiate Championships, 2000; Carpet Capital Collegiate, 2002 Low Tournament: 201, NCAA East Regional, 2003 Best Finish: 1, Waikoloa Intercollegiate, 2002, 1, Puerto Rico Classic, 2002, 1, NCAA Championship, 2002, 1, NCAA East Regional, 2003, T-1, Las Vegas Collegiate, 2002, T-1 Carpet Capital Collegiate, 2002