AT CONNECTICUT: Had an outstanding freshman season, competing in all 12 of the events on UConn's schedule and averaging a team-leading 74.85 per round for 34 rounds, winning two tournaments, The Connecticut Cup and the New England Division I Championships, and recording five Top 15 finishes. Shot par or better in seven rounds, had four rounds in the 60s, with a career-low 66 in the Division I Championships. Named to the PING All-Northeast Region Team, the All-BIG EAST Team, and was the BIG EAST Men's Golf Athlete of the Week on April 18 and the BIG EAST Men's Golf Player of the Month for October.
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 current UConn teammate Stephen Pastore, 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.