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Michael Muscatell
Player Profile:
Michael Muscatell 824245
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 270
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Lake Wylie, SC
High School: Charlotte Catholic
Major: Finance
Experience: 2 Letters

Overview:  Qualified for the US Amateur at Cherry Hill in August 2012...the only Clemson golfer to qualify...had rounds of 74-70 to miss the cut for match play by one shot...qualified by shooting 78-66 at his US Amateur qualifier on July 16-17 at Colleton River Plantation Dye Course in Bluffton, SC (near Hilton Head)...that was his low round of the summer, he also had a 67 at South Carolina Amateur qualifier...did not play in a tournament for Clemson this past year, but is a veteran of three events in the past...has 78.11 career stroke average with a low of 71  at The Brickyard on October 8, 2010...finished 14th at Furman in his first career tournament at Furman in the spring of 2010... resident of the state of South Carolina, but attended Charlotte Catholic High in Charlotte, NC where he was a two-time State Champion...veteran of two United States Junior Amateur Tournaments as well...a fully exempt AJGA player his last five years of eligibility at that level...fine student who was named to ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 and 2011-12.

Summer of 2012:  Started his summer at the Monroe where he shot 304 and finished 71st...went to New York City for a month where he had an internship with Ameriprise Financial Corporation...came back to shoot a 67 at South Carolina Amateur qualifier on July 10...finished 57th at Carolinas Amateur July 12-15, then had remarkable second round 66 at US Amateur Qualifier at Colleton River Plantation to finish second to Todd White in that field...had 144 total, second to White's 141...shot 149 for two rounds at the South Carolina Amateur, he missed the cut by two shots.

In 2011-12: Did not appear in a tournament for the Tigers.

Summer 2011:  Played in three major summer amateur events...had his best showing at the South Carolina Amateur where he finished 23rd with a 296 score...had rounds of 71-74-79-72...also played at the Monroe and the Carolinas Amateur.

In 2010-11:  Played in a pair of tournaments for the Tigers, one in the fall and one in the spring...had 227 score at The Brickyard...got off to good start with career best 71 on the par 72 course...finished 50th overall with +11 score...played at the Puerto Rico Invitational as well, Clemson's first spring event.

Summer of 2010: Finished 44th at prestigious Monroe Invitational in June, he had rounds of 80-69-70-77 to finish at 296...his second round 69 tied for the best in the field of top amateurs at that event.

In 2009-10:   Played in the Furman Invitational as an individual and finished 14th with a 221 score...that was his first career tournament...had consistent rounds of 74-75-72, five-over-par...had 10 birdies and an eagle at the Furman University course...averaged 29.33 putts per round...had 4.42 average on the par five holes during the tournament...finished strong with even par 72 in the final round...played in the Azalea Amateur at the Country Club of Charleston March 25-28 and finished 18th  with a 289 score...it was second straight 289 score at that tournament for Muscatell...had second round 68 and finished ahead of former Clemson All-American John Engler among others.

Summer of 2009:  Had an active year at amateur events, that began with 28th place finish at the Azalea Amateur in March...had rounds of 72-70-71-76 to finish with 289 score...finished ahead of Georgia Tech All-American Cameron Tringale and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo at that event...also played at Palmetto Amateur (57th) , Monroe Amateur (66th) , the North-South and the South Carolina Amateur...had second round 70 at South Carolina Amateur to tie for his low score of the summer.

At Clemson in 2008-09:  Red-shirted the season...named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Summer of 2008:  Finished 27th at Azalea Invitational in late March with a 301 score, including a third round 67...had his best finish at the Terra Cotta Invitational, he was 17th after a 221 score...also played at the Monroe (64th) and the Northeast Amateur (72nd)...did not qualify for United States Amateur, but was 13th at his sectional.

Prior to Clemson:  Won North Carolina High School Championship at 2A level in 2005 and the 3A championship in 2006...also had a top 10 finish (9th) in 2008...had rounds of 73-72 to win in 2005 and had rounds of 71-67 in winning in 2006...graduate of Charlotte Catholic High in Charlotte, NC where he had a 34.0 scoring average for his nine hole events...all-state selection in 2005, 2006 and 2008...named team MVP each of his four years (2005 through 2008)...the Queen City Conference Player of the Year as a junior and senior...the Charlotte Observer Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006...all-conference all four years and all region in 2005, 2006 and 2008...had four top 10 finishes in AJGA events, including a fourth place at the Hargrave Junior Classic in 2006, and fifth place at Aldila Junior Classic in 2007...played on victorious South Carolina team in the 2007 Can-Am matches versus the Canadian junior team in 2007...won the 23rd Scott Robertson Memorial...played in the United States Junior Amateurs in 2005 and 2007...medalist at his qualifying site out of 82 golfers with consecutive rounds of 69 in 2007 and the number-two ranked qualifier in 2005 when he had rounds of 69-70...won the individual 2008 TW Memorial... also played basketball in high school.

Personal:  Named to Principals Honor roll at Charlotte Catholic...an eagle scout...son of Mike and Freida Muscatell...majoring in finance...born June 23, 1990.

Muscatell Personality Profile
Favorite Professional Golfer in History:  Ben Hogan
Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf:  Mickey Mantle
Favorite Clemson Golfer of All-Time:  Brennan King
Favorite Course I Have Played:  Quaker Ridge in Long Island, NY
Course I Would Like to Play:  St. Andrews
Favorite Golf Hole:  #18 at Bay Hill
Toughest Course I Have Played:  Karsten Creek in Stillwater, OK
My Best Shot Ever:  Hole in one at #8 at Gaston Country Club
My Best All-Time Round:  64
The Best Part of My Game is:  Ball-striking
My Favorite Club:  Putter
The Part of the Game I Must Improve is:  Course management
The Biggest Influence on My Golf Career has been:  My Dad
My Dream Foursome Includes Myself and:  My dad, Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods

Career Hole in One Shots
Year Site City Club Yards Hole
2006 Gaston CC Gaston, NC 8-iron 165 8th

Tournament by Tournament, 2009-10
Date Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
3/19-21 Furman Invitational 74-75-72 +5 221 14

Tournament by Tournament, 2010-11
Date Tournament 1-2-3 Par Total Finish
10/8-10 Brickyard 71-78-78 +11 227 50
2/20-22 Puerto Rico 86-83-86 +39 255 75

Career Stats
Year Trns Rds Stks 60s -75 -Par Par Avg Top 10 BR BT
2009-10 1 3 221 0 3 0 1 73.67 0 72 221
2010-11 2 6 482 0 1 1 0 80.33 0 71 227
Total 3 9 703 0 4 1 1 78.11 0 71 221

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