Men's Golf

Nathan Colson

Class:
Senior

Height:
6-1

Birthdate:
05/18/1983

Experience:
2L

Nathan Colson

Sophomore (2000-03) -- Colson struggled to start the first semester of his second year, but he finished the five-event circuit on fire. After placing 20th in the season opener at the John Piper Intercollegiate, Colson increased his placing in each of the five events. He shot his first sub 70 score of the season, a 68, at The Cardinal Intercollegiate. He finished that event placing 17th with a one-over, 217. A 12th place finish at the Hillman Robbins Intercollegiate led to his second career win. He took medalist honors at the Ironhorse Intercollegiate with a one-under, 215. The sub par three round total was the second of his career. For the fall, Colson was the second leading scorer for Marquette, shooting 73.93. He has a career average of 74.05, placing him first among all Marquette golfers for their career. After the spring, his career total rose slightly to 74.63, still first by far. His best finish in the spring was 15th at the Bradford Creek Intercollegiate, but he was consistent in the final four tournaments, shooting within five strokes at each event.

Freshman (2001-02) -- Colson proved to be Marquette's most consistent and most successful golfer in his first season. He led MU in scoring six of nine times, culminating the regular season with a victory in the Billiken Invitational. Colson also had top five finishes in the Kauai Collegiate Cup (third) and John Piper Intercollegiate (fifth). He fired a 222 in his first collegiate event, the Butler Fall Invitational, finishing 14th. He posted a 218 finishing 13th at the Hillman Robbins Intercollegiate before his fifth place finish at John Piper. Colson had three rounds in the 60s as a freshman and had a season low of a 213 at the Kauai Collegiate Cup. He led MU in scoring in the regular season with a 74.11 average.

Prior to Marquette -- Colson was highly decorated during his four high school years at Plymouth. In both 2000 and 2001, he earned Wisconsin State Golf Association Boys' Player of the Year. During his four seasons, Plymouth was conference champion each of his four years and was a state qualifier in his final year. He qualified as an individual each of the other four seasons. He was also a quarterfinalist at the WSGA Match Play championships in 2001. Academically, Colson was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish NHS clubs.

Personal -- Colson is the son of Sam and Cathy Colson. He is majoring in business finance. His father, Sam, was a track and field star at the University of Kansas and was a member of the 1976 Olympic team. Colson was born May 18, 1983.

Colson's Career Stats

Sep. 24-25, 2001 Butler Fall Invitational 75-74-75 -- 224 +14 14th Oct. 1- 2, 2001 Hillman Robbins Intercollegiate 68-72-78 -- 218 + 2 13th Oct. 22-23, 2001 John Piper Intercollegiate 69-76-74 -- 219 + 3 5th Feb. 22-24, 2002 Ron Smith/USF Invitational 78-74 -- 152 +10 42nd Mar. 16-17, 2002 El Diablo Intercollegiate 78-80-80 -- 238 +22 84th Mar. 22-23, 2002 Kauai Collegiate Cup 67-72-74 -- 213 - 3 3rd Apr. 5- 6, 2002 Bradford Creek Intercollegiate 75-79-73 -- 227 +11 75th Apr. 15-16, 2002 Billiken Invitational 72-71-74 -- 217 + 4 1st Apr. 22-24, 2002 Conference USA Tournament 72-73-74 -- 219 + 3 19th

Sep. 16-17, 2002 John Piper Intercollegiate 74-72-76 -- 222 + 6 20th Sep. 23-24, 2002 Blue Demon Invitational 82-73-74 -- 229 +13 18th Sep. 30- 1, 2002 The Cardinal Intercollegiate 73-68-76 -- 217 + 1 17th Oct. 7- 8, 2002 Hillman Robbins Intercollegiate 73-77-76 -- 226 +10 12th Oct. 14-15, 2002 Ironhorse Intercollegiate 70-73-72 -- 215 - 1 1st Feb. 21-23, 2003 Dick Wittcoff/USF Invitational 77-81-88 -- 246 +28 62nd Mar. 21-22, 2003 Kauai Collegiate Cup 82-69-77 -- 228 +12 21st Mar. 28-29, 2003 Bradford Creek Intercollegiate 76-74-73 -- 223 + 7 15th Apr. 14-15, 2003 Billiken Invitational 76-76-73 -- 225 +12 26th Apr. 21-23, 2003 Conference USA Tournament 72-79-74 -- 225 +12 36th

Tmt. Rds. Strokes Avg. >70 >216 Sub Par Low 18 Low 54 Best Finish 2001-02 9 26 1,927 74.11 3 1 3 67 213 1st, Billiken 2002-03 10 30 2,252 75.07 2 1 3 68 215 1st, Ironhorse Career 19 56 4,179 74.63 5 2 6 67 213 1st, Twice

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