AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Played in all 12 events and all 29 rounds for the Pirates as a sophomore ... Earned second-team All-PBC honors, as well as PBC All-Academic Team honors ... Carried a team-best 73.97 stroke average ... Finished second at the Don Benbow Invitational on March 8-9 with a four-under-par 138 score ... Tied for fifth at the AASU Pirate Invitational on Feb. 22-23 with an even-par 144 score ... Notched a seventh-place finish at the Lander Bearcat Invitational on March 29-30 with a six-under-par 210 total ... Finished in the top 20 in six of his 12 events in 2009-10.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09): Played in all 12 events and all 30 rounds for the Pirates as a freshman ... Recorded a 75.83 stroke average, second-best on the squad, with five rounds on the year at par or better ... Tied for 7th at the primarily-Division I GrubMart Intercollegiate, hosted by Jacksonville State University, with an even-par 144 total ... Recorded four top 20 finishes as well ... Shot a season-low 67 at the North/South Intercollegiate, hosted by Butler University ... Tied for 13th after a five-over-par 221 total at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate ... Tied for 13th at the Outback Steakhouse Intercollegiate with a five-over-par 149 total ... Member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for five years at Augusta Christian ... High school teammate of Parker Gordon ... Finished third at the Augusta City Amateur as a senior in 2008.
PERSONAL: Born Matthew Phillips Motes on August 24, 1989, in Augusta, Ga., his hometown ... Son of Leah and Phil Motes ... Majoring in health science ... Enjoys playing tennis, weightlifting, running and watching movies ... Lists Roger Federer as a favorite sports personality.