Fall 2011: Played in four events in the fall with a team-high three top-10 finishes ... led team in scoring average with 72.36 ... had the highest individual finish of the season when he finished 5th at the Big Five Invitational (Oct. 8-9) ... shot a season-low 68 in the second round of the Big Five Invitational (Oct. 8-9) ... tied for the lowest score on the squad at The McLaughlin (Sept. 16-17) with a 70-69-71--210 ... recorded a team best -2 in the 3rd round of the Mission Inn Classic (Oct. 21-23) ... had his best tournament of the season at The McLaughlin (Sept. 16-17) where he shot an even par (70-69-71--210).
2010-11: Played in 10 events for the red storm, posting two top-10 finishes ... best finish of the year came at the Hartford Hawk Invitational (Sept. 27-28) with a 75-72--147 (+3), good enough for eighth place ... tied for ninth at the Caribbean Classic (March 7-9) with a 73-66-76--215 (-1) ... second on the team with a 74.07 stroke average ... named to 2010-11 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Before St. John's: Transferred to St. John's following a strong freshman campaign at Susquehanna University in 2009-10 ... ranked second on the team with a 76.82 round average and posted top-10 showings in seven of the 11 events he competed in ... in 2009 senior year at Newton High School in Newton, N.J., earned Sussex County Men's Golf Player of the Year honors ... was named to the all-state Group 3 first team ... was named to the Sussex County Interscholastic League's first team from 2007-09 ... also played varsity hockey from 2006-07.
Personal: Born in Pompton Plains, N.J... parents are Richard and Diane Wilson... has two younger siblings, Cory and Tyler... plans to major in business.
Wilson Up Close:
Favorite golf course: Galloway National (Absecon, N.J.)
Favorite Movie: The Hangover, Caddyshack
Most reliable golf club: 58-degree wedge. If I hit a poor shot it seems to be the club that gets me out of trouble.
Favorite Food: Penne with vodka sauce
Pre-tournament ritual: Get a good night's sleep, putt for about 20 minutes, go to the range for about a half hour and then hit a few more putts prior to teeing off.