AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Played in 10 events as a junior for the Pirates ... Carded a 74.95 stroke average in 22 rounds played ... Tied for 10th at the Don Benbow Invitational with a three-over-par 145 total on March 8-9 ... Finished tied for 14th at the Grub Mart Young Oil Intercollegiate with a 153 score on March 22-23 ... Tied for 17th at the AASU Pirate Invitational with a five-over-par 149 score on Feb. 22-23 ... Finished tied for 20th at the Lander Bearcat Invitational on March 29-30 with a one-under-par 215 score.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played for two seasons at Darton College ... Darton was the NJCAA Runners-Up in 2006.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for four years at LaGrange HS ... Team MVP for two straight years and All-Region honoree for two seasons ... Also earned All-State honors for the Grangers ... Region individual medalist as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Michael Ridge Purcell on June 5, 1989, in Jesup, Ga. ... Hometown is LaGrange, Ga. ... Son of Ridge Purcell ... Majoring in liberal studies ... Enjoys hunting and playing cards ... Lists Tiger Woods as a favorite sports personality.