Men's Golf

Nathan Colson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plymouth, Wis.

High School:
Plymouth

Height:
6-1

Nathan Colson


Senior (2004-05) -- Colson finished his career as the only Marquette golfer to have ever averaged better than 75.00 for his career. He is MU's all-time career scoring leader at 74.68. He averaged 73.66 as a senior, the third best single-season total in MU history, giving him two of the top five all-time single season scoring averages. While Colson did not win an event for the first time in a season since his freshman year, he had a solid year overall. He was Marquette's top finisher three times. He led MU at the 49er Collegiate with a 12th place finish. He paced a season best third at the Dick Wittcoff USF Intercollegiate, shooting one-under 214 and he led MU with a 29th place finish at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate. In all, Colson had nine rounds under par, giving him 18 for his career.

Redshirt Senior (2004-05) -- Colson sat at the 2005-06 season, redshirting for academic reasons. In the summer, Colson qualified for his second U.S. Amateur Public Links finals.

Junior (2003-04) -- Colson led the team in scoring for the third straight year, posting a 75.71 average. That was the fifth best average in school history, joining his school record from the 2001-02 season. His career total dipped slightly to 75.04, but still remained the best in school history. Colson had a solid season, however he did not post a top 10 finish for the first time in a season in his collegiate career. His consistent fall was evident by the fact that he scored within one stroke in three tournaments, posting a 224 at the John Piper and Hoosier and a 225 at the 49er Collegiate. He led the team in scoring at the USF Intercollegiate with a 224.

Sophomore (2002-03) -- 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

Year
Tmt.
Rds.
Strk.
Avg.
>70
>216
>Par
L18
L54
2001-02
9
26
1,927
74.11
3
1
3
67
213
2002-03
10
30
2,252
75.07
2
1
3
68
215
2003-04
12
35
2,650
75.71
2
1
3
68
215
2004-05
Did not play
2005-06
12
32
2,357
73.66
2
4
9
69
213
Totals
43
123
9,186
74.68
9
7
18
67
213
Best Finish
1st, Twice (2001-02, 2002-03)
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