Height
5'10
Class
Senior
Hometown
Chambersburg, Pa.
Major
Sport Commerce
High School
Chambersburg Area Senior HS

2010 U.S. Amateur Participant
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 U.S. Amateur Participant
2008 SEC All-Freshman Team
2007 U.S. Amateur Participant
2005 U.S. Amateur Participant

CAREER CAPSULE
Made 32 tournament appearances in four season with the Tigers from 2007-11 … Finished career with a 74.53 scoring average in 93 rounds played during his collegiate career … Played 23 rounds at par or better in his four seasons … Earned two top-five finishes, six top-10 finishes and 11 top-20 finishes in 32 tournament starts at LSU … Earned his best career finish at the 2010 Gopher Invitational by tying for third place on the leaderboard with a score of 1-under par 215 at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, Minn. … Posted matching career-low 54-hole tournament scores of 2-under par 214 at the Scenic City Invitational in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Squire Creek Invitational in Choudrant, La., during his freshman season in 2007-08 … Carded a career-low round of 7-under par 65 in the final round at the 2009 SEC Championships held at Frederica Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga. … Started three SEC Championships, three NCAA Regionals and one NCAA Championships during his collegiate career.

SENIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Wrapped up his collegiate career with eight tournament appearances during his senior season in 2010-11 … Averaged 74.50 strokes per round in 24 rounds played on the season … Played six rounds at par or better … Ended the season with one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes and three top-20 finishes in his eight starts … Kicked off the season by earning his best career finish at the Gopher Invitational … Tied for third place on the leaderboard at the Gopher Invitational with his season-low score of 1-under par 215 at Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, Minn. … Fired a season-low 6-under 66 in the final round of the Gopher Invitational to lead the Tigers to the team championship … Wrapped up the regular season with a top-10 finish at the LSU National Invitational … Finished in ninth place on the leaderboard in the event held at the University Club with a 54-hole score of 6-over 222 … Earned a spot in LSU’s five-man lineup at the SEC Men’s Golf Championships … Tied for 59th place at the SEC Championships … Also saw action in the lineup at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Gator Invitational and Schenkel Invitational … Played as an individual at the David Toms Intercollegiate … Earned his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Cracked the LSU starting lineup seven times during his junior season in 2009-10 … Set a new career-low scoring average of 74.15 strokes per round in 20 competitive rounds … Earned one top-20 finish on the season by tying for 15th place at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship … Posted a seasonal-best tournament score in relation to par at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship with an even-par 144 in a rain-shortened event … Helped the Tigers finish in fifth place in the team standings at the NCAA Central Regional Championships held at The Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. … Tied for 59th place at the NCAA Central Regional … Made his first career appearance at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships, where he helped the Tigers finish in 24th place in the final standings … Tied for 95th place individually at the NCAA Championships … Also saw action at the Gary Koch Invitational (t43), David Toms Intercollegiate (60), Louisiana Classics (t35) and Schenkel/E-Z-Go Invitational (t64) … Followed the collegiate season by competing in the 110th United States Amateur Championship for a fourth time in his career … Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09)
Made six tournament appearances for the Tigers during his sophomore season … Finished the year with a 74.62 scoring average in 16 rounds … Five of his rounds were at par or better … Earned a pair of top-10 finishes on the season … Kicked off the season by tying for eighth place at the Gopher Invitational with a 54-hole score of 3-over par 219 … Helped lead the Tigers to the team championship at the Gopher Invitational … Also helped lead LSU to the team title at the Reunion Intercollegiate by finishing in seventh place in the individual standings at 9-over 225 … Finished in a tie for 27th place in his second career appearance at the SEC Men’s Golf Championships … Posted a 5-over 221 in three rounds at the SEC Championships, including a career-low 7-under 65 in the final round on April 19 … Marked the lowest round in relation to par by an LSU golfer since Sept. 30, 1997, when Jeremy Wilkinson fired a 7-under 65 at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions … Posted an 18-over 234 to tie for 37th place at the NCAA South Central Regional at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. … Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his career … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08)
An impact player for the Tigers after cracking the starting lineup in 11 of 12 tournaments during his freshman season … Proved to be one of the top freshmen in the SEC as he was named to the inaugural SEC All-Freshman Team following the season … A member of the nation’s fourth-ranked freshman class according to the final Golfstat Top 25 Freshman Class Impact Ranking … Finished the season with a 74.7 stroke average in 33 competitive rounds … Eight of his rounds were at par or better … Fired his lowest round of the season at the Schenkel/E-Z-Go Invitational with a 4-under 68 in the opening round … Tied fellow freshman Andrew Loupe for the team lead with two top-10 and five top-20 finishes in 2007-08 … Posted back-to-back top-10 finishes during the fall season after tying for fourth place at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25) and tying for eighth place at the Squire Creek Invitational (Oct. 15-16) … Fired his lowest tournament score of the season at the Squire Creek Invitational with a 2-under 214 in 54 holes … Also earned top-20 finishes at the Scenic City Invitational (T17th), ClubGlove Intercollegiate (T17th) and Schenkel/E-Z-Go Invitational (12th) … Finished in a tie for 59th place in his first career appearance at the SEC Men’s Golf Championships … Helped lead the Tigers to their first NCAA Regional appearance since 2004-05 … Tied for 97th place at the 2008 NCAA West Regional Championships in Bremerton, Wash. … Continued his outstanding play during the summer as he participated in the U.S. Amateur Championship for the third time in his career … Qualified for the prestigious championship by finishing runner-up at the sectional qualifier at Blue Ridge Country Club in Harrisburg, Pa. … Recorded a 36-hole score of 4-over 144, including rounds of 1-over 71 and 3-over 73 at the sectional qualifier … Earned his first varsity letter.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the premier high school prospects in the country for the Class of 2007 … Was ranked among the top 50 junior golfers in the country regardless of class in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings during the summer of his senior season … Wrapped up his career as a junior golfer with an appearance in the 107th United States Amateur Championship at The Olympic Club in San Francisco … Finished just one stroke off the cut line for the match play competition as he tied for 76th in stroke play with a 36-hole score of 8-over 140 … Was his second career appearance in the U.S. Amateur as he also teed off in the championship in 2005 as a high school sophomore … One of the more accomplished junior golfers on the amateur circuit as he made three-straight appearances in the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship from 2004-06 … Advanced to the sectional qualifying round for the U.S. Open Championship in 2006 and 2007 … Was the runner-up at the prestigious 90th Western Junior Championship during the summer of his senior season, firing a 72-hole score of 4-under 284 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa … Fired an impressive 4-under 68 in the final round … Also earned a top-five finish in the 2007 Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament of Champions at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pa., near his hometown … Tied for fifth place with a 72-hole score of 1-under 279 for the championship, including a 4-under 66 in the first round … Finished an outstanding summer prior to his arrival in Baton Rouge with a 71.1 stroke average in tournament play … Considered the top junior golfer in his home state as he captured the Pennsylvania Junior Amateur Championship in July 2006 with a three-round score of 3-under 141, including a 5-under 67 in his final round … Developed his game against a difficult national schedule as he also earned a pair of top-10 finishes as a participant in the prestigious American Junior Golf Association.

PERSONAL
Full name is Clayton Curtis Rotz … Born on Aug. 17, 1988 … Parents are Lynn and Lois Rotz … Has an older sister, Mallory, and a younger brother, Mitchell … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce … Plays left handed.

 

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