Geoff Burks

Golf
Class Junior Height 6'0"
Hometown Edmonds, Wash.
High School Meadowdale Major Biochemistry, Biophysics
and Molecular Biology

 

Sophomore season (2010-11) - Fired career-best 2-over 74 in late September at Wildcat Invitational (Michelbook Country Club, McMinnville, Ore.) ... Placed team-best seventh (75-75 150) at October's Whitman Invitational at Wine Valley; he collected second-round eagle by lobbing 30-yard chip over bunker and into cup at par-5 656-yard No. 18 ... Shot rounds of 80 and 81 to post Whitman's third-best score at April's NWC Championships (Canyon Lakes, Kennewick, Wash.).

Freshman season (2009-10) - Shot 5-over 77 in North Idaho dual -- his first college competition -- as Whitman posted its best team score (305, top four golfers) in more than 10 years ... Carded rounds of 76 at both Whitman Invitational and NWC Northern Colleges Tournament ... Finished fall semester play with round of 75 at NWC Fall Classic ... Shot 80 to pace Whitman in Spring Break dual match vs. Chapman at El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Nigel, Calif. ... Capped spring season with strong start at NWC Championships, posting third-best score (78) in opening round at Heron Lakes in Portland, Ore.

Prep - Played four seasons of high school golf, serving as team captain last three years ... Helped team win district tournament as senior, when he also placed seventh individually at state tournament.

Academics - Majoring in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology ... May pursue minor in Spanish or mathematics ... Considering a study abroad program for summer 2012 in Mexico.

Personal - Son of Scott and Ginger Burks ... Has two younger siblings, Kirsten and Jonathan ... Member of two-time intramural soccer championship team ... Also plays IM ultimate frisbee ... Enjoys rock climbing, video gaming, photography and cars.

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