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  James Ellis

James Ellis

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McMurray, Pa.

High School:
Peters Township

Last College:
Florida Gulf Coast

CAREER: Played in 17 tournaments during his three years as a Bobcat ... Accumulated a 76.64 stroke average in 48.5 rounds played ... Best tournament finish was a tie for seventh at the 2008 FirstEnergy Intercollegiate ... Also recorded his best 18-hole score at the event, a first-round 68 ... Best 54-hole score was a 220, which came at the 2006 Yestingsmeier Invitational.

2008-09: Competed in five events as a senior, recording a stroke average of 77.72 in 14.5 rounds of play ... Best 18-hole score was a second-round 73 at the Marshall Invitational, where he finished in a tie for 34th ... Earned a share of 40th place at the Fossum Invitational.

2007-08: Played in six events as a junior, averaging 76.83 strokes per round ... Earned the first top-10 finish of his career at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate, where he shot a career-best 68 in the first round on his way to a three-over 143 and a share of seventh place ... Tied for 21st at the MAC Championship on the strength of a second-round 73.

2006-07: Participated in six tournaments, three in the fall and three in the spring ... Averaged a 75.44 in 16 rounds of action ... Shot a season-low round of 71 at the BIG EAST/MAC Challenge ... Best finish was a tie for 19th at the Piper Intercollegiate, where he shot a seven-over 151.

2005-06: Played in three tournaments for Florida Gulf Coast University ... Recorded a 77.50 stroke average in eight rounds of action ... His low round at FGCU was a 72, and his best finish was a tie for 33rd at the Coker Collegiate Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 35.7 strokes per nine holes over his last two years at Peters Township High School ... Captured the sectional individual medal and led his team to a conference championship as a senior ... Named Tri-State POA Player of the Year following his final prep campaign ... Also named all-region as a senior ... Earned four letters in golf and three in basketball.

PERSONAL: A business major ... Son of Jim & Jeanne Ellis ... Born on Dec. 1, 1985.