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Mike McCullough

Former BGSU golfer Mike McCullough has enjoyed a long and distinguished career on the PGA Tour helping spread the word about the golf program and the University.

The Coshocton, Ohio, native lettered from 1966-68, leading the team as a senior with a 75.3 average.

McCullough, who now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, turned pro in 1970 after capturing the Ohio Amateur, and has been on the tour since joining the circuit in 1972. He joined the Senior TOUR in 1995 at the BellSouth Senior Classic in Nashville and finished tied for 15th. In 1996, McCullough competed in events on the Senior, PGA and Nike TOURS. He achieved exempt status on the Senior TOUR by virtue of an 8th place finish in the 1996 Senior PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament. He registered a second-place finish at the 1998 Southwestern Bell Dominion, two strokes back of Lee Trevino. McCullough won the Emerald Coast Classic in 2001, defeating Andy North in a playoff, and also won the Mexico Senior Classic the same year.

He has earned over $6 million during his career with over $5 million coming on the Senior Tour. Tour victories came in the 1974 Mini-Kemper Open and the 1977 Magnolia Classic. He recorded a second-place finish at the 1977 Tournament Players Championship.

McCullough, who owns a pilot’s license, made nearly 300 cuts in his PGA Tour career from 1973-96 including 26 top-10 finishes. He had seven top-10 finishes on the 1998 Senior Tour, was third on the tour with 379 birdies and fifth in sub-par rounds with 59. The low round of his Senior Tour career came in 1999 when he fired a course-record 62 during the Comfort Classic.

In 1999, he had four top-10 finishes, while in 2000, McCullough has had five top-four finishes. In 2002, McCullough was 21st out of 150 in the Senior Tour on the money list ($918,340). In 2003, he registered six top-10 finishes on the Senior TOUR. McCullough, has returned to his alma mater numerous times to hold clinics and share his knowledge with the community and members of the golf team.

He was inducted to the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990, and the Toledo Golf Hall of Fame in 1999.

(Taken from the 2005 BGSU Men’s Golf media guide.)

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