AT CONNECTICUT: Came on strong in spring portion of his freshman year, ending season with four straight Top 20 finishes. Played in 10 tournaments in 2012-13, averaging 75.93 per round for 29 rounds, with a low round of 69. Four rounds of par or better. A total of five Top 20 finishes.
SPRING 2013: Played in all seven events on UConn's schedule, averaging 75.55 per round for 20 rounds, with a career-best finish of 9th place (69-75-72-216) in a field of 96 at the FAU Spring Break Championship. Shot career-low 69 in that tournament. Ended the season with four consecutive Top 20 finishes.
FALL 2012: Participated in three events, averaging 76.77 per round for nine rounds. Best finish was a tie for 11th place at The Connecticut Cup with a low round of 70, also in that tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in golf four years and served as team captain for one year at Glastonbury High School under Coach Tom Zelek. ... Four-time All-Conference selection, three-time All-State selection, three years named to All-Academic Team. ... As a senior, Connecticut Division I high school champion, 2012 Wildcat Invitational individual champion, 2012 Hartwell Award winner, lowest OCR in Division I. ... As a junior, led team to a win at the 2011 Wildcat Invitational with an individual runner-up finish. ... No. 1 player in CCC North, 2010-12. ... Also played four years of basketball and two years of soccer.
ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS: In Junior Golf: 2009 Connecticut PGA runner-up ... 2010 Connecticut PGA Player of the Year ... 2011 Connecticut Junior Amateur Champion, represented Team Connecticut at New England Juniors, represented Team New England at the Doral Publix, 11th at AJGA Northern Virginia Juniors ... Quarterfinalist in 2012 Connecticut Amateur Championship, losing to current UConn teammate Mike Masso.
PERSONAL: John J. Flaherty. ... Born Sept. 10, 1993. ... Son of James and Felicia Flaherty. ... Has one sister, Amanda. ... Home course is The TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.