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     Albin Choi
    Albin Choi

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Toronto, Ontario

    High School:
    Northview Heights


    Career: Completed his three seasons with NC State after the 2012-13 season ... His 71.32 career scoring average is second only to Matt Hill in school history ... Owns three of the top eight single-season stroke averages at NC State ... His 70.71 average in 2012-13 is second all-time ... Nine collegiate wins is one short of Hill's school record ... Named All-American three times, including second-team honors in 2012-13 ... Joins Tim Clark, Kelly Mitchum and Vance Heafner as the only three-time All-Americans in school history ... Also among an exclusive group that includes Clark, Matt Hill and Mitch Sutton to win an NCAA Regional at NC State ... Had 13 top-5's, 21 top-10's and 30 top-20 finishes in 38 tournaments ... Was a semifinalist for The Ben Hogan Award in 2012-13 ... Led Division I with five victories in 2012-13.

    2012-13: His 70.71 scoring average was second-lowest in program history ... Named ACC Player of the Year .. Finished second in Golfstat Cup Standings ... Earned All-America honors from Golfweek and PING ... Led Division I with five victories ... Semifinalist for The Ben Hogan Award ... Had two wins in the fall - the season-opening Tar Heel Intercollegiate at 11-under 205, and the final event of the semester in Hawaii at the Warrior Wave Intercollegiate at 10-under 206 ... Was named Player of the Week by both Golf World and Golfweek Magazine after the six-stroke win in Chapel Hill ... Open the spring by winning the Puerto Rico Classic and USF Invitational ... Fired a collegiate-low round of 7-under 65 in Puerto Rico ... Birdied the final hole to win Wolfpack Spring Open ... Had a double eagle 2 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate, striking a 3-wood from 266 yards into the cup... Had nine-consecutive top-6 finishes and 10 total in a stretch of 11 tournaments ... According to Golfstat: led the nation in subpar strokes per round (4.32), fourth in birdies (156), sixth in par 3 scoring (3.04), eighth in average score (70.71) and ninth in par 4 scoring (4.01).

    2012-13 Team Canada: Led Team Canada to a T6 finish at 2012 World Amateur Team Championships in Turkey ... Finished WATC at 1-under 213 ... Placed T25 at first stage of PGA TOUR Q School in Pensacola, Fla. (-6, 274) ... Named Canada's top male amateur golfer for 2012 ... Sank a 12-foot par putt on the 18th hole to clinch the 2013 Copa de las Americas crown for Team Canada at TPC Blue Monster ... Placed T2 on the men's individual leader board at even-par 288.

    2012 Summer: Finished tied for first in stroke play at North & South Men's Amateur at 4-under 209 ... Lost in quarterfinals of match play to eventual runner-up Thomas Bradshaw, 2 up ... Won the Ontario Amateur championship on the first playoff hole for a wire-to-wire victory at 8-under 276 ... Competed at the British Amateur Championship in Scotland ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur by blistering the field for a five-shot qualifying victory with a 36-hole score of 12-under 132 at Country Club of Lansing (Mich.) ... Finished T73 with a score of 1-over 281 (69-68-72-72) at the RBC Canadian Open on the PGA TOUR ... Took home the Gary Cowan Trophy as low amateur at Canadian Open ... Finished T5 at Canadian Men's Amateur Championship ... Made the Round of 16 of match play at the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club.

    2011-12: Named Honorable Mention All-America by PING for the second-straight year ... Selected to Division I PING All-Region Team after earning medalist honors at NCAA Ann Arbor Regional with score of 10-under 203 ... He made back-to-back eagles on consecutive par-4 holes and then made birdie at a par-3 for a three-straight 2's in the second round at U-M Golf Course ... Played as an individual at the 2012 NCAA Championship at Riviera Country Club - finished T37 at 5-over 218 ... Named to the 12-man All-ACC team for second-straight season ... Ranked eighth in the ACC with a team-leading 71.76 scoring average - the seventh best mark in school history ... Also won the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate at Forest Oaks in Greensboro, N.C., in the fall with a score of 5-under 139 ... Had four top-10's and nine top-20's in 12 events ... All 34 rounds he played counted towards team score ... 21-of-34 (61.8%) rounds were par or better, included 18 rounds under-par ... Finished T25 at the prestigious All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas, in November.

    2011 Summer: Made PGA TOUR debut at RBC Canadian Open; missed the cut by two shots at 6-over 146 ... Won the Monroe Invitational Championship in Rochester, N.Y. ... Shot a 9-under 271 over 72 holes and won on the second playoff hole ... Finished second at the 2011 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship.

    2010-11: Enjoyed one of the finest freshman seasons in program history ... Unanimously named ACC Freshman of the Year and to the 12-man All-ACC team ... Named Honorable Mention All-America by both PING and Golfweek ... Tabbed to the five-man All-Freshman team by both Golfweek and the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation ... His 71.53 scoring average led the ACC and is the fourth lowest in school history, and second among all Wolfpack freshmen ... Won two individual titles in a span of six days in the fall, the Wolfpack Intercollegiate and the Rod Myers Invitational ... Helped lead the team to victories at The Invitational at The Ocean Course and the Wolfpack Intercollegiate ... Finished runner-up at River Landing Intercollegiate when he shot a 54-hole score of 13-under 203, tying for the second lowest score at NC State ... Finished in the top 25 in the first 12 events of the year ... Had seven top-10's and 10 top-20 finishes ... Shot 66 on four different occasions ... 37 of 38 rounds counted towards the team total ... Finished 43rd in Golfstat Cup Standings and 50th in Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings.

    2010-11 Team Canada: Played for Team Canada at the 2010 World Amateur Championship in Argentina, becoming the fifth player from NC State to compete in the WATC ... The three-man team finished eighth among a field of 69 countries.

    Prep: Competed at the 2010 U.S. Amateur and qualified for the match play portion of the championship ... Won his sectional qualifier to earn a spot in Amateur field ... Also won the 2010 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship ... Fired a final round 6-under 66 to set a new Canadian Amateur record of 17-under 271 and earn an exemption into the 2011 RBC Canadian Open ... Named Canada's top junior golfer in 2010 after finishing atop the CN Future Links Junior Boy's Order of Merit ... Won the 2010 CN Future Links Quebec Championship - his third victory on the circuit in a span of two years ... Competed in the CN Future Links Ontario Championship in 2010 and wound up losing on the first playoff hole when his competitor posted an eagle to best his birdie effort ... Won three titles in 2009: Investors Group Ontario Junior Championship, CN Future Links Ontario and Pacific Championships.

    Personal: Studied sport management.

    Career Statistics

    Year Trn Rds Stks Avg 18 Avg 54 Best 18 Best 54 Top 10 Top 20 Best Finish
    2010-11 13 38 2718 71.5 214.6 66 (4) 203 7 10 1st (2)
    2011-12 12 34 2440 71.8 215.3 66 203 4 9 1st (2)
    2012-13 13 38 2687 70.7 212.1 65 204 10 11 1st (5)
    Career 38 110 7845 71.32 214.0 65 203 (2) 21 30 1st (9)

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