Stephen Polanski
Stephen Polanski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Livonia, Mich.

High School:
Stevenson

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:
01/23/1981

Experience:
Sr.-3L


TCU Career Highlights
• Has participated in 28 tournaments over his TCU career.
• Owns a 75.25 stroke average through 81 rounds of play.
• Has three top-20 finishes to his credit.

2003-04 (Senior Year)
• Has played in a career-high eight tournaments for the Horned Frogs, all in the spring semester.
• Owns a 74.71 stroke average over 24 rounds.
• Has a career-best two top-20 finishes on the season.
• Tied for 15th at the Conference USA Championship, his best-ever placement, after a six-over score of 221.
• Helped the Horned Frogs record their fourth consecutive conference title.
• Tied for 19th at the Hall of Fame Invitational after a 54-hole sum of 217 (+1).
• Matched his career-best round with a 67 to begin the event.
• Fired a round of 69 at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate and ended up in a tie for 26th with a three-round 218 (+2).
• Tied for 84th at the NCAA Central Regional, helping the Horned Frogs earn their 10th NCAA Championships appearance in the past 14 years.
• Had impressive rounds of 75 and 77 to close the regional.

2002-03 (Junior Year)
• Played in seven tournaments, registering a 75.06 scoring average in 18 rounds.
• Had his spring season cut short due to a lower back injury.
• Owned TCU's best win-loss record at the Collegiate Match Play, as he went 3-1 playing in the No. 3 spot.
• Helped the Horned Frogs place fourth at the 16-team event.
• Notched his best finish of the season at The Prestige at PGA West when he finished tied for 25th with a five-over 221.
• Tied for 26th at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate when he posted an even-par score of 214, his best 54-hole figure as a college golfer.
• Established a career-low round of 67 in the second round of the Waikoloa.
• Participated in both of the Horned Frogs' victories in the fall semester, helping TCU win the Sooner Invitational and The Prestige at PGA West.

2001-02 (Sophomore Year)
• Appeared in five tournaments during his sophomore season and carried a 74.53 scoring average.
• Carded a five-over-par 221 at the U.S. Collegiate to place among the field's top 20 for the first time collegiately.
• Fired a final-round 69 to propel himself onto the leaderboard in that event.
• Tied for 51st individually at The Ridges Intercollegiate as TCU won the team title for the second consecutive year.
• Recorded a three-under 69 in round two, his first of three sub-70 rounds on the year.
• Placed in a tie for 37th, his second-best showing of the campaign, at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate with a seven-over 223.
• Shot par-or-better rounds six times during the year.

2000-01 (Freshman Year)
• Played in six tournaments as a redshirt freshman, netting a 75.94 average.
• Dropped his per-round stroke average nearly two full points from the previous year.
• Earned a spot on the Western Athletic Conference Championships roster after winning a four-day qualifying event.
• Helped TCU claim the 2001 WAC title as he finished with a share of 24th place at the conference tournament.
• Shot a three-round 233 at the event as he achieved his highest finish of the year.
• Made his first-ever NCAA Regional appearance, tying for 120th overall.
• Grabbed his second-best placing of the campaign when he tied for 27th at the U.S. Collegiate with a 54-hole total of 222 (+6).
• Previously snagged a tie for 32nd at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate with a 230.

1999-00 (Redshirt Year)
• Awarded a medical redshirt by the NCAA after suffering a wrist injury early in the fall season.
• Played in two events prior to being declared unable to participate.
• Placed in a tie for 47th with a 228 at The Ridges Intercollegiate, his first college tournament experience.
• Shot a 238 at the William H. Tucker, which proved to be his last event of the year.
• Spent the remainder of the season rehabilitating his injury.

High School Highlights
• Was a four-year letterwinner at Stevenson High School in Livonia, Mich.
• Was well-honored as a high school golfer, grabbing team MVP laurels each year.
• Tabbed as an all-state golfer each of his final two prep seasons and was named Mr. Golf for the state of Michigan his senior year.

Amateur Highlights
• Tied for sixth at the 2003 Michigan Open with a two-over score.
• Placed 14th at the 2003 Western Amateur.
• Took second place at the 2002 Michigan Open after recording a 276 (72-72-66-66).
• Qualified for the 2002 U.S. Amateur for the second straight year but missed the cut for the match play portion of the event after shooting rounds of 73-74 in stroke play.
• Played in the 2001 U.S. Amateur stroke play event after tying for first at the West Bloomfield, Mich., qualifying site.
• Had a two-day score of 151 to tie for 190th among the top 312 amateurs.
• Crowned as the 2000 Northern Amateur champion.
• Recorded a scoring average of 73.39 in 10 stroke play events and had five top-10 finishes in 1999.
• Achieved his best finish of the year in the IZZO Junior Classic when he took fourth.
• Finished fifth in the Western Junior and placed second in the stroke-play portion of the 1998 U.S. Junior Amateur.
• Was named Junior Amateur Player of the Year by the Golf Association of Michigan, coinciding with his junior and senior years of high school.


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