Michael Rials
Michael Rials
Height: 6-5
Weight: 215
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Florence, SC
High School: Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School
Major: Finance

FMU: 2-year returning letterman....Placed second at the 2019 Florence Amateur Championship Tournament....Competed in 5 of 11 tournaments as a sophomore.....Lowered stroke average to 78.36 (over 14 rounds)....Low round of 75.....Top finish was T-54 at the 2018 River Run Collegiate.....Played in five of 11 events as a freshman....Best finish was T-32nd at 2017 The Battle at Stono Ferry with a 219 (+3) score for 54 holes....Two rounds of par or lower....Local product....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2018, 2019....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2017 (fall), 2018 (spring, fall), 2019 (spring)....Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2018-19, 2019-20.

PERSONAL:

  • Born Michael Christian Rials in Longview, Texas
  • Graduate of Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School
  • 2017 SCISA 2A State Champion
  • Nickname is Rials

PERSONAL FAVORITIES:

  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up:  Professional Golfer 
  • Favorite Superhero: Captain America 
  • Favorite Athlete:  Brooks Koepka 
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Boston Celtics 
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show:   Remember the Titans
  • Favorite Food:  Mexican 
  • Favorite Vacation Spot:  Anywhere I can golf with a nice view 
  • Twitter Handle: rials_23
  • Instagram Account: michael_rials
  • Your Motivation Music: Luke Combs
  • Favorite Thing About FMU:  How well the professors work with the students 
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity:  Shooting Hoops
  • Goals for Upcoming Season:  Lower scoring average 
  • Why you first chose your sport: Started the game to have something to do with Dad
  • The biggest mental challenge to you improving faster:  Confidence 
  • Any Brush With Greatness:  2017 SCISA State Champion

CAREER TOTALS:

Year      Rds         Strokes     Avg
2018-19 14 1097 78.36
2017-18 15 1183 78.87
Totals 29 2280 78.62