George Tate
    George Tate

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Springfield, Ill.

    High School:
    Springfield

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 188

    Birthdate:
    12/20/1991


    07/02/2014

    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award

    04/16/2013

    Salukis sweep team and individual titles at Big Blue Intercollegiate

    Erickson becomes first player in school history to win three career tournaments

    04/15/2013

    Salukis leading Big Blue Intercollegiate after first two rounds

    Cauldwell tied for individual lead heading into final round

    03/12/2013

    Men's golf finishes in fifth at Jackrabbit Invitational

    Erickson moves into second place in career rounds at SIU

    03/11/2013

    Men's golf through Day One at two tournaments

    Novara in fifth individually at Grover Page Classic

    2013-14 (Senior)
    Tournament Scores
    Competed in three tournaments and eight rounds...Recorded an 82.38 scoring average...Had a season-best 73 in the D.A. Wiebring Invitational.

    2012-13 (Junior)
    Tournament Scores
    Competed in 14 rounds over five tournaments...Shot a season-best 72 in the third round of the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate...Season-best three-round tournament score of 227 at the Big Blue Intercollegiate...Posted a 78.2 scoring average.

    2011-12 (Sophomore)
    Tournament Scores
    Competed in eight tournaments...Shot a season-best single-round score of 71 in his last round of the season...Also shot a season-best three-round score (219) in the last tournament of the season, the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate.

    2010-11 (Freshman)
    Tournament Scores
    Competed in nine of 11 tournaments on the season...Shot a one-under-par 215 at the Skyhawk Fall Classic, making him the only Saluki to shoot below par for a tournament...Finished in the top 15 in three tournaments, including finishing in a tie for eighth at the Frito Lay AT&T Intercollegiate...Led the team in two tournaments, finishing in a tie for 13th at the Skyhawk Fall Classic and a tie for eighth at the Frito Lay AT&T Intercollegiate.

    Amateur Achievements
    2012 Springfield All-City tournament 2nd place
    2013 Springfield All-City tournament 8th place

    High School
    
As a senior was the city and county winner...Regional and Sectional champion...Placed 6th in conference and 4th in state.

    Personal
    Majoring in business...Has one sister, Tiffany...Son of Mark and Ann Tate...Born December 20, 1991, in Springfield, Ill.

    Q&A with George
    Favorite place on campus: Football Stadium
    Favorite course: Augusta National
    Favorite club: 6 Iron
    Favorite athlete: Usain Bolt
    Favorite sports team: Baltimore Ravens
    Favorite TV show: NCIS
    Favorite Book: Secrets to Success
    Favorite restaurant: Osaka
    Favorite band: Gavin Degraw
    Longest drive: It's still in the air
    My dream foursome:Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer
    What I've learned from Coach Newton: Believe in your talent
    Actor I would want to play me in a movie about my life: Vince Vaughn
    Best thing I cook in the kitchen: Chicken fettucini
    Something most people don't know about me: Looking to get a doctorate in physical therapy
    Secret talent: I can juggle golf balls with a golf club
    One thing I've always dreamed about doing: Hearing a crowd roar after hitting a golf shot

    What's in the Bag?
    Driver: Titleist 910 D3 9.5
    Woods: Titleist 910 F 3 wood 13.5, Exotics hybrid 18
    Irons: Titleist HP2s with 6.0 Project X shafts 3-P, Vokey wedges 58, 54
    Putter: SeeMore
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

    George Tate Career Stats

    Low
    Season Rounds Strokes Round Average
    2011-12 22 1722 71 78.27
    2012-13 14 1095 72 78.21
    2013-14 8 659 73 82.38
    Totals 44 3476 71 79.00
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    Monday, Sept 29
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