Tech golf team's annual fund-raiser draws PGA Tour alumni
Castro, Cink, Hadley, Kuchar and Tringale vie for final major at Valhalla in Louisville, Ky.
Castro, Hadley, Kuchar, Tringale join past champions Cink, Duval at Royal Liverpool
Former Tech All-American and ACC Champion one of six Jackets competing at Royal Liverpool
Annual fund-raiser for golf program to be held at The Golf Club of Georgia
Played in every tournament for Tech since he arrived, earned first- or second-team All-America honors three times ... All-Atlantic Coast conference selection four times ... Won four tournaments and had 22 top-10 finishes in 46 team events during his career ... His stroke average of 71.80 in 140 rounds was the second-best of any Tech player when his career ended ... Became only the third Tech freshman ever to win two events, and the first Tech frosh to win an Atlantic Coast Conference title ... Had two top-10 finishes in NCAA Championships and three top-20s in regionals ... Was named a GCAA All-America Scholar in 2009 ... Graduated May 4, 2009 with a degree in Management.
2008-09: First-team All-American by the GCAA and Golfweek magazine ... Also named to the All-Nicklaus team by the GCAA, comprising all NCAA divisions ... Made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the fourth time ... Finalist for the Byron Nelson Award ... Named to the USA team for the Palmer Cup (went 3-0-1) ... The nation's No. 3-ranked player according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, with a 811-118-17 head-to-head record against the nation's 31st-toughest opposition ... Was 205-91-9 against the top 100, 101-71-6 against the top 50 ... Topped Tech and ranked second in the ACC in stroke average at 71.36, including a 71.29 norm in 21 spring rounds ... Finished his career the second-best career stroke average (71.80) in Tech history ... Won twice as a senior (Brickyard Collegiate in the fall, Southern Highlands Collegiate in the spring) and four times in his career ... Had seven top-10 and two other top-20 finishes in 11 events ... 18 rounds of par or better among his 33, including 11 rounds under 70.
2007-08: Named All-Atlantic Coast Conference for the third time, and was an honorable mention All-American by Golfweek magazine ... Posted three of his four top-10 finishes in the spring and averaged 71.75 strokes over 20 rounds ... Averaged 72.22 in 32 total rounds (8th in the ACC) ... Had 18 rounds of par or better ... No. 47 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index (64th in the Golfstats Cup), and ranked 8th in the ACC in stroke average ... Finished fourth at the UH Hilo Invitational, tied for seventh at Southern Highlands and finished fifth at the United States Collegiate in the spring ... In the fall, tied for third at the Brickyard Collegiate after a poor start at the Carpet Capital Collegiate (T-82) ... Counted for the team in all but one round thereafter ... Compiled a 539-257-21 head-to-head record against the nation's 8th-toughest opposition according to the Sagarin ratings.
2006-07: Second-team All-American in 2007 by the GCAA and Golfweek ... Named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the second time, and also made the ACC All-Academic golf team ... Rose 39 spots from the end of the fall to No. 16 in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... Had five top-10 finishes and two top-20s in six spring events, including a runner-up finish at the ACC Championship and a tie for ninth at the NCAA Championship ... Led the NCAA East Regional after 36 holes, but tied for 14th ... Spring stroke average was 70.87 and ranked second in the ACC overall at 71.45 ... Posted 12 rounds in the 60s, 22 at par or under ... Counted for the team all but one round ... Tech's top-rated player coming out of the fall (No. 55) in the Sagarin Index ... Led team in stroke average (72.33), played in all four team events and finished 22nd at the Western Refining College All-America Classic (1-over 214, including a 67).
2005-06: Second-team All-America and national All-Freshman honors by the GCAA, second-team All-America by Golfweek magazine ... Named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team, also named ACC Freshman of the Year ... Won the ACC Championship and posted two victories overall, the only ACC player with more than one ... Ranked 18th overall in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, fourth highest among the nation's first-year players and third among all ACC players ranked ... Shot 10-under-par 206 at the ACC Championship, including a second-round 65 that tied the competitive course record ... Named Co-National Amateur of the Month by the Southern Golf Association for that effort ... Survived the 54-hole NCAA Championship cut as an individual and shot 3-under-par 285 ... Tech's top finisher seven times, and with seven top-10s in 12 events ... Won the UH-Hilo Intercollegiate ... Wound up the team leader in stroke average (72.19, fourth-best in the ACC), including a team-best 71.64 norm in 24 spring rounds and a 70.5 average in ACC and NCAA events ... Counted for the team in 33 of 36 rounds ... Had an 842-212-40 head-to-head record, against the 14th-toughest competition, according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Index ... Led the team in rounds in the 60s (9) and rounds under par (15).
ACC Championship experience: Won the ACC Championship in his first try in 2006, the first Tech freshman ever to do so, a runner-up finish as a sophomore and a tie for third as a senior ... Cumulative 30-under-par over 12 rounds (69.50 avg.), never shot a round over par.
NCAA Championship experience: Averaged 71.96 in 23 regional and championship rounds ... Best regional finish occurred the 2009 NCAA Central in Bowling Green, Ky. (T-3) ... Had two top-10 finishes in the NCAA Finals (T-8 in 2006 at Sunriver, Ore., T-9 in 2007 in Williamsburg, Va.).
Amateur: 2009: Named to the USA team for the Palmer Cup, where he went 3-0-1 ... Qualified for the U.S. Open by finishing third in sectional qualifier at Hawks Ridge in Ball Ground, Ga. (missed cut at Open after shooting 70-77) ... 2008: Fourth at the Sunnehanna Amateur (even-par 280) ... Tied for first (67-69) with Jamie Lovemark in stroke-play qualifying for the North & South Amateur; reached third round before falling to Kevin O'Connell in 20 holes ... 2007: Won sectional qualifier to make U.S. Amateur field, tied for 59th in stroke play before dropping first-round match ... Second at Pacific Coast Amateur by one shot, T-2 at the Monroe Invitational, T-11 at the Porter Cup, T-27 at the Sunnehanna Amateur ... 2005: Won two matches and finished ninth in the U.S. Junior Amateur after tying for ninth in stroke play (68-71 - 139) ... Finished third in the Southern California Amateur (70-66-71-74 - 281) ... Tied for 10th at the Memorial Amateur in Carmichael, Calif. (71-67-75--213) ... Earned an alternate's spot in a U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier.
High School: Lettered three years and served two years as a team captain at Mission Viejo High School, and lettered one year at Santa Margarita Catholic High School ... 2004 CIF sectional champion, and California state finalist in 2004 and 2005 ... Won the individual South Coast League championship in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and led his team to the 2004 South Coast League title ... Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times first-team all-county in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and earned county player of the year honors in 2005.
Junior Golf: Ranked as high as No. 12 in Golfweek magazine's boys ratings, No. 27 in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard ... 2004 honorable mention All-American by the American Junior Golf Association and the FCWT ... Finished third in the 2005 AJGA Justin Leonard team play championship ... Had seven top-10 finishes in AJGA events in 2003 and 2004 ... 2004 junior competitions included a tie for sixth at the Heather Farr Classic, a tie for seventh at the FootJoy Boys Invitational, a tie for 10th at the Lennar Junior at Mission Hills, a tie for 20th at the Rancho Santa Margarita Auto Dealers/Cox Communications Junior, a tie for 25th in the Polo Golf Championship (73-71) ... a 28th-place finish at the Western Junior Amateur, a tie for 37th at the Rolex Tournament of Champions ... In 2003, he tied for fourth at the IRI Golf Group Arizona National Junior, a tie for 22nd at the Lennar Junior at Mission Hills, and a tie 25th at the PING Phoenix Junior Championship.
Personal: Full name is Cameron Joseph Tringale ... Born August 24, 1987 in Mission Viejo ... Son of Joe Tringale and Robin Mullin ... Graduated with a bachelor's degree in Management.
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