Zach Barlow

There’s a lot of fight in this Illini. Zach Barlow, a senior at the University of Illinois, holds down the No. 102 spot in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. Last year, he won two collegiate tournaments, qualified for the U.S. Amateur and placed second at the Western Amateur. The year before, he posted a 7-under total at the Illinois State Amateur to win by three shots. 

Full Name Zach Barlow
Birthdate December 30, 1986
Birthplace Carbondale, Ill.


Favorite Food Almost anything with chicken.
On My iPod Lil Wayne.
Favorite Movie “21,” “Blood Diamond.”
Hidden Talent I cook the best Jack’s pizzas.
Biggest Fear Losing.
Favorite Course Olympia Fields.
Dream Foursome Dwyane Wade, Michael Jordan and my brother.
Favorite Golfer(s) Justin Leonard, Steve Stricker.
Words To Live By Be a workhorse.
Best Golf Tip Practice your short game.
Shot You Love To Practice 15-foot putt.
Needs Improvement Short game.
Favorite Club Every wedge.
Ballmarker Blue dot on the right of the number, cross over the Pro V1.
Superstitions None.
Holes-In-One 1.
First Time You Broke 70 12.
Lowest Round Ever 64.
Love To Trade Places With Mike Small (Illinois men’s golf coach).
Favorite Non-Golf Athlete Derrick Rose (NBA player).

WHAT’S IN THE BAG

DRIVER Ping Rapture V2 10.5 degrees with UST Axivcore 69 Red stiff shaft, FAIRWAY WOOD Ping Rapture V2 Fairway 4-wood with Mitsubishi JAVLN Fairway stiff, HYBRID Ping Rapture V2 Hybrid 20 degrees with Aldila DVS Stiff, IRONS Ping S57 (4-PW) with Z-Z65 shafts, WEDGES Ping Tour W (52, 56 & 60 degrees) with Z-Z65 shafts, PUTTER Ping Redwood Anser Black Satin

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