2015-16 (So.): Competed in nine of Ball State’s 13 team events … managed a stroke average of 76.65 … had his best finish of the season with a tie for 26th at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate (March 11-13) … posted a season-best score of 70 in round one of the Badger Invitational (Sept. 27) … had his best 54-hole total with a 223 at the Firestone Invitational (Oct. 5-6).
2014-15 (Fr.): Played in eight stroke play events with a scoring average of 77.26 … had his best finish with a tie for 14th at the Fighting Irish Golf Classic … recorded a season-low round of 68 on the final day of the Fighting Irish Golf Classic to help the Cardinals to a second-place finish … had his best 54-hole total of the season at that event with a 221 … was part of the Ball State lineup for the season-ending MAC Championships … posted a 1-1-0 record at the Earl Yestingsmeier Match Play.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time all-state selection ... finished seventh at the state championships as a junior and fourth as a senior ... individual sectional medalist and regional runner-up in 2013 ... managed three top-five sectional finishes and three top-5 regional results in his career ... won the 2013 U.S. Amateur Qualifier at Michigan State's Forest Akers Golf Course, earning a spot in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Brookline Country Club in Massachusetts.
PERSONAL: Full name is Michael George Makris ... born July 2, 1995 in South Bend, Indiana ... parents are Andrew and Kathleen ... has one sister, Ellen ... majoring in finance.