2012-13: Saw action in 10 of 11 events during the year, playing a total of 29 competitive rounds ... Finished the year with a 77.14 scoring average ... Was forced to withdraw from the final round of the Mission Inn Intercollegiate due to illness ... Best finish was a tie for 16th at the Donal Ross Intercollegiate with a six over par score of 216 ... Posted a three-under par score of 69 in the opening round of the Wofford Invitational ... Had a one under par 71 in the opening round of the Charleston Shootout ... Best tournament score in relation to par with a three over par 219 in the Wofford Invitational, which was good for a tie for 29th place.
2011-12: Saw action in 10 events for the Hatters, playing a total of 28 rounds with a 79.6 scoring average ... Low round of the year was a 74, which he posted three times ... Best tournament finish was a tie for 32nd at the Stetson Invitational ... His low three-round score was a 17 over par 233 at the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letter winner in golf and a two-year letter winner in baseball at Barron Collier HS ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the First Tee of Naples/Collier ... Was the Collier County Conference champion in 2010 ... Helped his team to four consecutive county championships (2007-10), a pair of Regional titles (2007, 09) and a pair of District crowns (2008, 10) ... Was named to the All-Collier County team four times and to the Naples Daily News All-Area team four times ... Played in the First Tee Open Champions Tour event at Pebble Beach in 2010.
PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Joseph Taylor ... Was born on March 6, 1993 in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Is the son of Megan and Steve Taylor ... Has one sister, Molly (21) ... Is a Finance major.