AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Carried a 77.63 stroke average in eight rounds of action for the Pirates as a junior ... Tied for 28th at the Outback Steakhouse Intercollegiate on Feb. 1-2 ... Shot a season-best round of 74 en route to a 25th-place finish at the AASU Pirate Invitational on Feb. 22-23 ... Also competed at the AFLAC/Cougar Invitational and Queens (NC) Invitational in October.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played for two seasons at Darton College ... Tied for 16th at the NJCAA National Championships as a sophomore ... Darton College was the NJCAA Runners-Up in 2009.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for four years at Colquitt County HS ... Earned All-State honors as a senior in 2007 ... Won five tournaments during his senior season for the Packers ... Colquitt County HS won the State title in 2006.
PERSONAL: Born Matthew Aaron Elrod on April 5, 1989, in Moultrie, Ga., his hometown ... Son of Lee and Chrissy Elrod ... Majoring in physical education ... Enjoys playing all sports ... Lists Tiger Woods as a favorite sports personality.