The following bio is entering the 2004-05 season...
UNLV: Arguably the most decorated player in the illustrious history of the UNLV golf program ... he set a new standard in amateur golf with a historic summer of success in 2004 by winning five major amateur championships ... will represent UNLV and amateur golf at The Masters again in 2005 and at the 2005 U.S. and British Opens ... is third on UNLV's chart in career collegiate victories with four (Warren Schutte had six and Jeremy Anderson had five).
2003-04: Won the U.S. Amateur Championship, the NCAA Championship (second UNLV individual to do so), the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship, the Western Amateur Championship and the Sahalee Players Championship ... earned first-team All-America honors making him a three-time collegiate All-American ... selected to the U.S. Palmer Cup team, marking his second appearance on the squad ... won the Mountain West Conference Championship ... selected MWC Player of the Year and named to the All-MWC team, marking his third time on the squad ... earned his third consecutive UNLV Olympic Sportsman of the Year award ... named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team for the third straight year ... named a Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-American Scholar ... played in 39 rounds and 13 tournaments ... had three victories, two second-place finishes and three third-place finishes ... finished in the top five in 10 of his 13 tournaments played ... had a scoring average of 69.39, which is the second-lowest in NCAA history to Wake Forest's Bill Haas who scored 68.93 also in 2004 ... Moore's scoring average eclipsed the program's previous low of 70.85 by Jeremy Anderson in 1999-2000 ... a member of the Academic All-MWC team.
2002-03: Played in 33 rounds and 11 tournaments ... missed the first tournament of his collegiate career at the ASU Invitational to play in The Masters ... paced UNLV with a 71.70 scoring average ... a finalist for the Hogan Award, presented annually to the top male player in college golf ... finished in the top five four times, including his first collegiate victory at the Toyota Men's Collegiate Championship on his home course ... named to the U.S. Walker Cup team, joining Chris Riley as the only Rebel representatives on the squad ... also selected to the U.S. Palmer Cup team ... played in the 2003 Masters, where he made the cut and finished tied for 45th ... earned second-team All-America honors ... earned All-MWC honors ... named UNLV's Olympic Sportsman of the Year ... earned Academic All-MWC honors.
2001-02: Played in all 12 events and led the squad in scoring average (72.56) and top finishes ... earned honorable mention All-America honors after tying for eighth at the NCAA Championship, the best finish by any freshman ... won the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship ... also claimed All-MWC honors after finishing ninth in the league in stroke average ... named MWC Freshman of the Year ... posted six top-10 finishes and placed in the top 15 in two others ... three times shot 68, his then-career low ... finished the year ranked 35th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... qualified for the U.S. Open just two days after finishing play in the NCAA finals, but finished tied for 119th and failed to make the cut ... named UNLV's Olympic Sportsman of the Year ... earned Academic All-MWC honors
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of Cascade Christian High School in Puyallup, Wash. ... lettered four times in golf for Puyallup High School ... won the Washington individual state title as a senior ... three-time South Puget Sound League Player of the Year ... two-time AJGA All-American ... 17th-ranked amateur among U.S. Boys by Golfweek ... 2000 Pacific Northwest Junior Boys' Amateur Player of the Year ... won the AJGA Thunderbird Invitational and Trophy Lake tournaments and finished second at the U.S. Junior Boys' Championship ... also lettered in baseball.
PERSONAL: Ryan David Moore was born Dec. 5, 1982, in Tacoma, Wash. ... the son of Mike and Roxane Moore ... has two brothers, Jeremy and Jason, and one sister, Alyssa ... majoring in communications with an emphasis in public relations.
KNIGHT ON MOORE: "Ryan has done everything in his three years at UNLV that you can ask of a young man. He had a historic year that has set a standard in amateur golf that may never be matched. He is a very focused young man and I forsee him winning more championships this year and being very competitive. With his leadership and with the rest of the team giving him support, we should have a real shot this year of reaching our goal, which is to compete for the national championship. Not only is he a great player, but he is an outstanding academic student-athlete, which is a rare combination. He will graduate, which is a tremendous credit to him and his family that he sought to fulfil that goal and his committment to UNLV."