WHILE AT CONNECTICUT: Has been UConn's top golfer for the past two seasons. Has played in 24 tournaments, averaging a team-leading 74.49 per round for 69 rounds, with three tournament victories --- The 2012 and 2013 Connecticut Cups and the 2014 New England D-1 Championships --- and 11 finishes in the Top 15. He has shot eight sub-70 rounds, including a career-best 66, and has played 20 rounds in par or better. Named to the 2013 PING All-Northeast Region Team, the 2013 All-BIG EAST Team, and was the BIG EAST Men's Golf Athlete of the Week on April 18, 2013, and the BIG EAST Men's Golf Player of the Month for October, 2012. Named to the 2014 Division I All-New England Team. Had an outstanding summer in 2014, winning the 2014 Connecticut State Amateur Championship, finishing third overall in the New England Amateur Championship, finishing tied for sixth in the Palmer Cup at the Country Club of Waterbury, finishing tied for 11th (with UConn teammates John Flaherty and Chris Wiatr) in the Connecticut Open, and finishing second in the U.S. Amateur qualifying round, allowing him to play in the U.S. Amateur Championship in Johns Creek, Ga.
SPRING 2014: Played in six tournaments, plus the American Conference Championships, averaging a team-best 74.8 per round for 20 rounds with four Top 10 finishes, including a fall-best fourth at the Rutherford Intercollegiate. He shot seven rounds of par or better, including a fall-best 67 at the Snowman Getaway in Phoenix.
FALL 2013: Participated in five tournaments and had two Top 10 finishes, including a win at The Connecticut Cup for the second straight year, the third victory of his career. Averaged 73.27 per round for 15 rounds, including a 69 at The Connecticut Cup, and shot par or better in six rounds.
SPRING 2013: Participated in seven events, averaging 74.6 per round for 20 rounds. Won the New England Division I-Championships with a 66-73-139, leading the Huskies to the tournament victory. Had two sub-70 rounds including the career-low 66.
FALL 2012: Participated in five events, averaging 75.2 per round for 14 rounds. Won The Connecticut Cup over an 84-player field with a 73-69-69-211, had two other Top 15 finishes, tying for sixth in the Wendy's Kiawah Classic and tying for 13th at the Adams Cup of Newport. Shot low round of 69 twice.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in golf four years and served as team captain as a senior at Farmington High School under Coach Ted Orzech (3 years) and Coach Fran Amara (1 year). ... Three-time All-State and All-Conference selection. ... As a senior, won Central Connecticut Conference tournament and placed third in the New England High School Championship. ... As a junior, placed second in state tournament, one stroke behind the leader, and helped Farmington win the conference tournament. ... As a sophomore, placed second in the state tournament. ... Also played varsity soccer for two years, helping team win the state championship in his junior year and serving as team captain as a senior.
ADDITIONAL TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS: Won 2012 U.S. Challenge Cup Junior Match play Championship ... Placed third at 2010 AJGA Killington Junior Golf Championship.
PERSONAL: Zachary Francis Zaback. ... Born January 3,1994. ... Son of Andrew and Doreen Zaback. ... Has one brother, John. ... Home course is The TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.