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Jay McBride
Jay McBride

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lebanon, Mo.

High School:
Lebanon HS

Height:
5-11

Experience:
High School

Fall 2009:Got off to a strong start in the first half of hissenior year with an outstanding performance at the ORU Shootout at the prestigious Golf Club of Oklahoma,notching a seven-stroke victory after shooting 75-73-67--215, one-under-par for the tournament...His 67 in the final round was a career low and also earned him Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week honors for the second time in his career...His 74.43 scoring average led the team and ranked 12th in the Valley...Opened the season with 76-78-70--224 at Nebraska, then followed with 79-73--152 atthe Colbert Intercollegiate just prior to his win at ORU...Shot 77-76-75--228 at the Weibring Intercollegiate and 76-74-73--223 to close out the fall at Austin Peay...Enjoyed his most consistent season with all 14 rounds in the 70's.

2008-09:Led the Bears in scoring average for the second straight season, posting a 76.18 mark in 33 rounds...Earned all-Missouri Valley Conference status for the first time by placing fourth at the league tournament with 78-74-73--225 at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo....Also finished fourth in the season opener at Nebraska, recording 72-71--143 in the rain-shortened event...Followed that by leading the team and tying for 15th at the Colbert Intercollegiate at Kansas State with 78-76-74--228...Shot 74-73-74--221 to tie for 30th at the Weibring Intercollegiate...Opened the spring by placing 29th at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate after posting 73-74-77--224...Low round of the season came as an opening 68 at the USF Invitational, where he followed with 76-73 for a 217 total and tie for 22nd...Was slowed by a knee injury,especially in the spring, when he was forced to withdraw at the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate, but finished strong, leading the Bears at Missouri with75-77-74--226 for a 28th-place tie and then his all-Valleyperformance to close the season.

2007-08: Established himself as the Bears' top player, leading the team with a75.2 scoring average...Opened the season with his first collegiate victory, firing 73-70-71--214 at The Club at Porto Cima for a three-stroke margin at the Missouri Intercollegiate...Picked up his first MVC Golfer of the Week honor after his win...Followed the next week by finishing 27th at Kansas with 75-76-75--226...In the final fall tournament at Water Chase in Arlington, Texas, posted 70-73 the first day before a tough final day dropped him to 28th place...In the spring, tied for eighth at Arkansas-Little Rock with 79-73-73--225 and led MSU at the Braveheart Classic by shooting 81-76-76--233 and tying for 27th...Shot a season-best 68 in the opening round at Arkansas State and went on to post 74-77 for 219.

2006-07:Made a stellar debut in collegiate golf, setting the MSU freshman scoring average record with 75.3...Played in all 11 events, making his debut at the Missouri Intercollegiate, where he carded 78-80-76--234...Capped off the fall with his best finish, 14th place at the ORU Shootout after firing 74-73-74--221...Tied for 22nd at North Texas by posting 72-78-71--221 en route to his first top 25 finish....Placed third on the team at the Kansas Invitational (75-79-74--228)...His best spring tournament was the first one, the Ron Smith/USF Invitational, where he shot 69-73-77--219 and tied for 13th...Was first for the team and 19th overall at Arkansas-Little Rock, posting 71-76-70--217...Also had top-25 finishes at the ASU Indian Classic (69-72-75--216) and Valley Championship (79-75-75--225).

High School: Enjoyed a strong juniorcareer, earning all-state honors three times....Finished sixth at the state tournament as a senior, third as a junior and 13th as a sophomore...Wasranked second among Missouri seniors in 2006 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Personal: Jay Vernon McBride was born July 22, 1987, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Tim and Kathy McBride...Majoring in Marketing...Has two brothers who played college golf, Matt at Drury and Mark at Missouri...Enjoys hunting, fishing and video games in his spare time...Lists making an eagle on the 18th hole of the 2005 state tournament as his biggest sports thrill.

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