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Max McKayClass: Junior
Previous School: Bartrum Tail HS
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Home Course: South Hampton Golf Course
2011 (Jr.): Finished the fall season with a 74.3 stroke average … posted two of his seven rounds of golfer at or below par … finished inside the Top 25 in all three events he competed in … tied for the lowest round of the fall season by a Flame, closing out the ODU-Outerbanks Collegiate Golf Tournament with a five-under par 67 … finished the event tied for 20th place with a two-over par 218 (78-73-67) … posted an 11-over par 227 (79-76-72) to finish in 19th place at the Rees Jones Invitational … tied for 25th place with a four-over par 75 at the rain-shortened Inverness Intercollegiate.
2010-11 (So.): Member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … Big South first-team all-conference … posted a 73.17 stroke average during the year, which ranked fourth on the team and fifth in the Big South … his 73.17 stroke average was the seventh best single-season stroke average in program history … finished Top 10 in five out of 12 events … 14 of his 36 rounds of golf were played at par or better … closed out his season-opening event with a five-under par 67 and finished the Golfweek Conference Challenge tied for 33rd place with a four-over par 220 … tied for 10th place at the VCU Shootout with an even par 216, including two sub-par rounds … tied a career low with a seven-under par 65 to open the season-ending ODU/Outerbanks Collegiate Golf Tournament … finished the event tied for seventh with a five-under par 211, which was the fourth time in his career he has finished below par at a tournament … his opening round seven-under par 65 was the lowest 18-hole score of any Big South golfer during the fall season … tied for 22nd place with a nine-over par 225 (76-75-74) at the Seahawk Invitational … tied for seventh place at the Rio Pinar Invitational with a four-under par 212 (70-70-72) … his showing at the Rio Pinar began a stretch of golf were he finished four-straight events in red figures … tied for 15th place with a four-under par 212 (68-70-74) at the Border Olympics … tied for seventh place with a five-under par 212 (72-66-73) at the River Landing Intercollegiate … helped the Flames secure their first-ever Big South title with a runner-up finish at the Big South Men's Golf Championship, firing a three-under par 213 (71-69-73).
2009-10 (Fr.): Named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll … Big South Rookie of the Year … Big South all-conference selection … qualified as an individual at the NCAA New Haven Regional, becoming the second golfer in program history to earn an at-large postseason selection … ranked second on the team with a 72.7 stroke average … ranked No. 3 in the Big South in scoring average … finished Top 10 in six out of 12 events during his freshman season … opened his collegiate career with an eighth-place finish as an individual at the Manor Intercollegiate … fired a six-over par 222, which included an opening round one-under par 71 (71-76-75) … helped Liberty capture a team title at the Davidson College Invitational as he finished tied for 28th place (71-75-83) … opened the Davidson College Invitational with a one-under par 71 ... tied the school record for best 54-hole total with a 14-under par 202 (68-68-66) at the Renaissance Invitational, earning him a share of second place at the fall-closing event … was named the Big South Men's Golfer of the Week on Nov. 6 after his second-place showing at the Renaissance Invitational … finished fourth at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate, posting an even par 210 (71-65-74) … his second round 65 is tied for the third-lowest 18 hole total in program history … finished in red figures for the first time in his collegiate golfing career, posting a one-under par 215 (72-71-72) to share sixth place at the Rio Pinar Invitational … was named Big South Men's Golfer of the Week after his performances at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate and the Rio Pinar Invitational … posted back-to-back, sub-par rounds to finish in a share of fourth place at the Big South Men's Golf Championship with a one-over par 217 (78-69-70) … finished tied for 16th place with a one-under par 209 (70-72-67) at the NCAA New Haven Regional ... became the eighth golfer in Big South Conference history to finish an NCAA postseason tournament below par.
Prep: Graduate of Bartram Tail High School … as a junior, he finished in third place at the 2008 Florida High School 2A boys state finals, helping Bartram capture the state title … was a 2008 qualifier for the U.S. Amateur, which was contested in Pinehurst, N.C. … four-year member of the Florida Junior Tour …during his senior year, he posted a 73.3 stroke average … captured the title at the Rio Pinar Country Club event with a three-under par 141 (70-71) … finished tied for sixth place at the Florida Boys Junior Championship with a seven-over par 223 (77-74-72).
Personal: Son of James McKay … birthday is on August 1 … majoring in finance and economics at Liberty.
What's In Your Golf Bag:
Driver: Ping G10
Fairway Wood: Ping G10
Irons: Titleist AP2
Wedge: Titleist Vokey
Putter: Yes Tracy II
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1