An honorable mention All-American in 1999-2000 and a first-team pick in 2001...shot a record-matching 62 in the first round of the 41st annual Porter Cup on July 21, 1999, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston, N.Y....part of ASU's Pac-10 title team two years and also competed in three NCAA Championships...transferred to ASU in January of 1999...improved his score each day at the 1999 NCAA Championships last year as he posted 79-78-76-73.
2000-2001: Finished the season with a 71.46 stroke average...posted seven top-10 and six top-five finishes in 12 appearances...shared medalist honors at the NCAA West Regional in Corvallis (May 17-19) after shooting an 8-under 208 (70-65-73)...finished the year strong by shooting 32-under in his final six events (20 rounds).
1999-2000: Posted a 71.86 stroke average, the second-best mark on the team...a honorable mention All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 pick...had top-10 finishes in four events...finished fourth at the NCAA Ping Preview in Alabama with a 5-under 211 (70-74-67)...tied for eighth at Southwestern Classic with a 2-over 215 (74-71-70)...finished sixth at Las Vegas Intercollegiate with a 6-under 210 (73-68-69)...tied for seventh at Pac-10 Championship with an 8-under 280 (72-71-66-71)...posted six rounds in the 60s.
SUMMER OF 1999: Equaled the Porter Cup record with an 8-under 62 in the first round on July 21...his 62 at the 41st amateur championship equaled the mark set by Bobby Clampett in 1978 and Matt Kuchar in 1997...in his round of 62, Jones had four birdies on the front and five on the back to shoot 31-31, which was four under for each side...only bogey was on the 180-yard, par-3 finishing hole after his tee shot found the right rough and he did not get up and down...ended in a tie for 10th at the Porter Cup as he finished at 2-under 278 (62-75-70-71), six strokes behind Hunter Haas and Jonathyn Byrd...medalist at the U.S. Amateur Qualifier at Big Run in Illinois with a 71-71...qualified second among 312 players at the U.S. Amateur with a 73-71 but fell in the first round of match play at Pebble Beach in Monterey, Calif....tied for eighth in qualifying at the Western Amateur held at Point O'Woods Golf Club in Benton Harbor, Mich., with a 3-under 281 (70-73-69-69), and advanced to the quarterfinals of match play.
1998-99: Joined the team in January of 1999...shot a 2-under-par 214 (69-77-68) at the NCAA West Regional in Tucson and finished sixth...the 68 was a season low...tied for first at the Oregon Duck Invitational with a 1-under-par 215 on March 22-23...a second-team All-Pac-10 selection...made eight appearances and had a 73.38 stroke average in 26 rounds...shot a 2-under 214 and tied for 13th at the U.S. Collegiate Championships held at Lecanto, Fla., on April 2-4...shot a 69 in the first round of the Pac-10 Championships on April 26...had four rounds in the 60s.
JANNALI HIGH SCHOOL: Attended the Jannali High School in Sydney and graduated in 1997...earned four letters in golf and four in soccer...captain of the soccer team in two seasons...finished fifth at the Australian Junior...also competed at the British Amateur...junior Vardon winner in 1997 and second in the senior Jardon in 1998...New South Wales state champion.
ETC.: Full name is Matthew Paul Jones...born April 19, 1980 in Sydney, Australia...father is Kevin (computer network manager) and mother is Vicki (public relations)...has an older brother, Brett.
MATT JONES' CAREER STATISTICS Year-App-Top 10-Rds-Avg-Low 2000-01-12-7-35-71.46-65 1999-00-12-4-36-71.86-66 1998-99-8-2-26-73.38-68 Career-32-13-97-72.12-65