Matt Turner
Matt  Turner


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

High School:
Dubai College

International Business


Twenty-one Buckeyes Receive Degrees at Summer Commencement Sunday

Student-Athletes from 17 sports received their degrees


Athletics Good Stuff

April 16 - 22, 2013


Ohio State Takes Second at Northwestern Spring Invitational

Sophomore Boo Timko led all Buckeyes with an 8-under 208


Buckeyes Second After Day One of Northwestern Spring Invitational

Ohio State finished with an impressive 3-under 573 through two rounds


Buckeyes Conclude Regular Season at Northwestern Spring Invitational

The two-day tournament will be held at the Glen Club in Glenview, Ill.


Matthew Turner

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Ohio State Career Honors: Academic All-Big Ten (2011, 2012, 2013) ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2011, 2012, 2013).

2012-13 (Senior Season): Represented Ohio State in five tournaments, while playing as an individual in two ... finished with a stroke average of 76 ... garnered a season-best finish at the Northwestern Spring Invitational (April 15-16), tying for 22nd ... tied for 23rd at the Marshall Invitational (Sept. 10-11) with a season-low score of 217 (73-71-73).

2011-12 (Junior Season): Competed in two fall tournaments to open his junior campaign, one as an individual and one for team scoring ... compiled a stroke average of 73 over four rounds ... finished T-25th as an individual at the Marshall Invitational (Sept.12-13) with a total of 214 ... saw his first action of the fall for the Buckeyes at the rain-shortened Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 27th) ... began his spring season by going 1-1-1 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 10-11) ... saw action in the Puerto Rico Classic (Feb 19-21) and the FAU Spring Break Championship with totals of 231 and 223, respectively ... playing as an individual at the Wildcat Invitational (Apr. 2-3), he claimed the first medalist honors of his career, firing rounds of 72-68-72 for a total of 212 (1-under) ... continuing his strong play, he finished T-13th at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (Apr. 14-15) with a 54-hole score of 227 ... shot a four-round total of 311 to finish T-40th at the Big Ten Championship ... finished the year with a 74.8 stroke average.

2010-11 (Sophomore Season): Competed in four events, including two as an individual ... had a stroke average of 76.11 over nine rounds ... tied for 19th at the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 26-27) ... posted an 0-3-0 mark at the Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 11-12) ... as an individual, took a 79th-place tie at the FAU Spring Break Championship (March 25-27) ... tied for 42nd place as an individual at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (April 23-24).

2009-10 (Freshman Season): Competed in eight events during his first season with the Buckeyes ... had a stroke average of 75.23 over 22 rounds ... first event was the Memphis Intercollegiate (Oct. 19-20) where he finished in a tie for 24th place ... low 54-hole score came at the Gifford Collegiate Championship (Nov. 9-11) when he shot a 220 (73-74-73) ... opened the spring slate with 2-2-0 record at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 12-13) ... top finish of the year came at the Boilermaker Invitational (April 24-25) where he finished in a tie for 18th place at 6-over par (71-73-78 - 222) ... ended the year at the Big Ten Championships (April 30-May 2) where he finished in 31st place.

Prior to Ohio State: Attended Dubai College ... finished in 51st at the European Tour's 2009 Dubai Desert Classic, shooting even-par over 72 holes ... became the first golfer from the Middle East to make the cut in a European Tour event ... competed in the 2008 Dubai Desert Classic but missed the cut ... won the Middle East Golfer of the Year award at the age of 15 ... won the Sheikh Rashid Trophy, an event held on three different golf courses, that gave him his first Men's Order of Merit title in 2006 ... first junior player to receive the honor ... also won the Emirates Amateur Open in 2006, a prestigious Amateur Championship in the UAE ... became the first player to defend the Men's Order of Merit championship ... represented the county of Sussex (England) in both Under-16 and U-18 events.

Personal: Son of Andrew and Sara Turner ... has a sister, Lucy, and brother, Peter ... originally from Sussex, England ... greatest sports thrill was playing in a European Tour event ... also enjoys playing tennis.


Year Rds. Strokes Avg. Low 54 Low Rd.
2009-10 22 1,655 75.23 220 71
2010-11 9 685 76.11 217 71
2011-12 20 1,496 74.8 212 68
2012-13 16 1,216 76 217 71
TOTAL 67 5,062 75.4 212 68


1st 12 Villanova Wildcat Invitational
T18th 10 Boilermaker Invitational
T19th 10 Windon Memorial