AS A SENIOR: Team tri-captain … participated in four tournaments (one on travel squad, two as individual, one at “B” team event) … registered 76.44 stroke average for nine rounds … made season debut at Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, tying for 56th place as an individual participant (80-75-76=231, +21) … competed as individual at rain-shortened Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate, shooting nine-over par 80 in lone round to finish 87th … opened spring with tie for 24th place at Charleston Southern Spring Kickoff (“B” team event), carding season-best 13-over par 226 (73-76-77) … named to starting lineup for Irish Invitational, tying for 35th place in final appearance for Notre Dame with 11-over par 151 (77-74).
AS A JUNIOR: Participated in four tournaments, including two as member of travel squad … logged 78.50 stroke average for 10 rounds … was in starting lineup for season-opening Gopher Invitational … tied teammate Doug Fortner for 43rd place with 20-over par 236 (80-75-81) … also started at inaugural Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, tying for 44th place at 25-over par 235 (78-78-79) … turned in one of best outings of his college career at The Tillinghast (a “B” team event), earning personal-best fourth-place tie at six-over par 147 (71-76); first-round 71 also was season-best … returned to home state for lone spring season appearance, competing as an individual participant at Ohio State’s Kepler Intercollegiate … tied for 81st place with 25-over par 167 (79-88) during rain-shortened tournament.
SUMMER 2006: Tied for 10th place at Mid-Ohio Invitational with five-under par 139 (69-70) at Hickory Flat Greens in West Lafayette, Ohio … tied for 20th place (73-71=144, +4) in U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier at Dayton (Ohio) Country Club … earned exemption into main Western Amateur draw, and finished seven shots from 36-hole cut, matching teammate Adam Gifford at 14-over par 154 (76-78) during weather-delayed stroke play portion of tournament.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Monogram winner … saw action in seven tournaments (21 rounds), all with the Irish travel squad … registered 75.95 stroke average with three rounds under par … opened with tie for 58th place at Gopher Invitational, firing a 26-over par 242 (80-81-81) … returned to course in Prestige at PGA WEST, earning a share of 44th place with a 10-over par 226 (71-78-77) … ended fall with a tie for 45th place at CordeValle Collegiate, registering a seven-over par 223 (68-78-77); first-round 68 matched best score of his career … got call in spring opener at Lexus Naples Intercollegiate Invitational and responded with 29th-place tie at eight-over par 224 (74-75-75) … shared 46th place at General Jim Hackler Invitational following a 12-over par 228 (76-73-79) … turned in best performance of the spring at Border Olympics, tying for 21st place (second among Notre Dame golfers) with season-best score of four-over par 220 (75-71-74) … made final appearance of season at Administaff Augusta State Invitational, taking 71st place with 16-over par 232 (78-78-76).
SUMMER 2005: Competed in Western Amateur at Point O’ Woods Golf & Country Club in Benton Harbor, Mich. … finished seven shots off 36-hole cut line after carding 13-over par 153 (74-79).
AS A FRESHMAN: Monogram winner … competed in nine tournaments during his rookie season, including five as member of travel squad … posted 75.92 stroke average with three rounds of par or better … saw 11 of his 13 team rounds (.846) count to team score … had impressive college debut with tie for seventh place at BGSU/John Piper Intercolle-giate, firing a two-under par 214 (68-72-74) … tied for 37th at the Notre Dame Invitational/Central Regional Preview following an 18-over par 228 (77-78-73) … earned 34th-place tie at Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational with 13-over par 223 (70-78-75) … tied for 31st at Nelson Invitational with eight-over par 215 (70-72-73) … ended fall with 61st-place tie at Prestige at PGA WEST, carding a 27-over par 243 (79-84-80) … opened spring season with a tie for 68th place at Irish Spring Invitational, shooting a 31-over par 247 (79-78-90) as an individual … tied for eighth place in dual match vs. No. 11 TCU with a seven-over par 147 (73-74) … qualified for travel squad at BIG EAST Championship and finished tied for ninth with 10-over par 80 in weather-shortened event … made starting five for NCAA Central Regional and tied for 88th place at 15-over par 225 (75-78-72); his final-round 72 not only was his best of the spring, but also was instrumental in Notre Dame’s stirring final-round charge toward a bid for advancement to NCAA final.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-year golf letterwinner at Sidney High School … was a four-time team MVP, four-time all-conference and three-time all-area selection … also served as team captain for two years, leading squad to conference titles on both occasions … two-time AAU national champion (2002-03) … U.S. Amateur Public Links qualifier (2004) … member of National Honor Society … full name is Michael William King … son of David and Charlene King … born April 17, 1983 in Troy, Ohio … graduated in May 2008 from Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters with a bachelor’s degree in psychology … earned certification from Notre Dame Student-Athlete Leadership Institute during 2004-05 academic year.