Men's golf head coach Press McPhaul and senior Harold Varner talk about qualifying for the NCAA Championship.
Career First player in school history to be named Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Year (2012) ... Three-time All-Conference USA selection (2011, '12 first-team, 2010 second-team) ... Two-time Golf Coaches Association of America All-East Region player (2010, '11) ... Five-time Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Week ... Participated in three NCAA regional tournament ... Became the second player at ECU to earn at individual at-large berth to an NCAA regional in 2010 ... Set the ECU record for lowest career scoring average (72.28) ... Became the first golfer in school history to break 200 in a 54-hole tournament with a 20-under 196 at the 2010 Outer Banks Intercollegiate ... First player in school history to shoot 65 in a round twice ... Two-time individual medalist (2010 Outer Banks Intercollegiate, 2011 Georgia State AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic) ... Part of four tournament championships teams (2009 Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate, 2010 Outer Banks Intercollegiate, 2011 River Landing Intercollegiate, 2012 Seahawk Intercollegiate) ... Recorded 18 top-10 finishes and 30 top-20.
As a Senior (2011-12) Named Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Year ... First-Team All-Conference USA ... Voted All-East Region by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) ... Twice selected Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Week ... Earned individual medalist honors at the Georgia State AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic ... Posted the second-lowest single-season scoring average (71.97) in school history ... Shot under par in 23 of 38 rounds (.605) ... Registered the team's lowest score in six of 13 tournaments played ... Won two matches at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championships ... Finished among the top-5 in five tournaments ... Fired a season-low 9-under 207 at the VCU Shootout ... Tied for 12th at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Athens, Ga. at par-213 ... Posted nine rounds of 69 or better.
Summer 2011 Became the first African-American male to win the North Carolina Amateur Championship ... Carded a 72-hole score of 14-under to win by three strokes ... Claimed the North Carolina Amateur Match Play Championship, becoming the first player to win the state's stroke and match play titles in the same year ... Qualified for the U.S. Public Links Championships, losing in the second round of match play ... Became the first ECU golfer to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championships through a top-50 national exemption ... Caddied for Connor Sock at the Carolinas Amateur Championship, where Sock finished 10th.
As a Junior (2010-11) Voted First-Team All-Conference USA ... Named to the Division I PING All-East Region squad ... Two-time Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Week ... Ranked No. 28 individually in the final men's collegiate Golfweek ratings ... Set the ECU single-season record for lowest stroke average (71.25), which ranked as 19th lowest in the country according to Golfstat ... Posted the lowest 54-hole score in school history with a 20-under 196 at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate ... Recorded the second-lowest 18-hole score in ECU history with a seven-under 65 during the first and third round of the Outer Banks Intercollegiate ... Earned individual medalist honors at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate ... Had an additional six top-10 finishes ... Placed second at the Palmetto Invitational and Furman Intercollegiate ... Tied for seventh at the Conference USA Championships at one-under ... Finished tied for 19th at the NCAA Virginia Tech Regional ... Was the team's low individual in eight tournaments ... Shot par or better in 55.5 percent of his rounds, including 17 of 36 rounds under-par ... Made a team-high 134 birdies and six eagles.
Summer 2010 Qualified for the 2010 U.S. Amateur by winning the sectional qualifying tournament at Oak Valley Golf Club in Advance, N.C. ... Competed in the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash.
As a Sophomore (2009-10) Named Second-Team All-Conference USA ... Earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Yale Regional, where he finished 33rd with a three-over 213 ... Participated in 12 events and recorded seven top 20 finishes ... Posted the lowest-scoring average on the team (73.2), fifth-lowest season average at ECU ... Fired a five-under-par 65 in the second round of the Palmetto Intercollegiate, the second-lowest round in school history ... Carded a 54-hole total of 209 at the Palmetto Intercollegiate ... Recorded three top 10 finishes, including third-place at Palmetto ...Posted eight rounds of under-par. As a Freshman (2008-09) Competed in five tournaments and played 15 rounds ... Posted a 73.47 strokes per round scoring average ... Recorded the team's lowest score in each of the first two tournaments of the season ... Tallied a final score of one-under at the Raines Development Intercollegiate and VCU Shootout ... Placed ninth at the Raines Development Intercollegiate ... Low round of the season was a two-under 70 at the Palmetto Intercollegiate.
High School Attended Forestview High in Gastonia, N.C. ... Four-year letterman ... Finished runner-up as an individual at the 2007 and '08 North Carolina 3A state championships, while leading his team to a second place finish in both of those seasons ...Team captain as a senior ... Earned Big South 3A/4A Conference individual medalist honors in 2008 ... Coached by Ken Beatty ... Member of the Beta Club ... Teamed with Champions Tour pro Morris Hatalsky to win the 2007 Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.
Personal Full name is Harold William Varner III ... Born August 15, 1990 in Akron, Ohio ... Parents are Patricia Carter and Harold Varner, Jr. ... Academic major is business administration.