Chris Nallen

Residence: Tucson, AZ

Birthplace: Queens, NY

Education: University of Arizona


Chris was born in Queens, New York and grew up in New Jersey. He playedcollege golf at the University of Arizona where he won six tournaments andwas a four-time All-American. He also won the 2003 Northeast Amateur andthe 2004 Dogwood Invitational. Chri played on the U.S. teams in the 2003 and2004 Palmer Cups and the 2003 Walker Cup. He was a semi-finalist in 2004U.S. Amateur and turned professional after the tournament.


In his first pro start, Nallen finished T-49 at the 2004 Buick Championship.In October 2004, he Monday-qualified for the Gila River Classic at WildHorse Pass Resort on the Nationwide Tour by shooting a round of 63. Chrisshot 60 in the first round and led wire-to-wire for his first pro win. Hewas the 17th Monday qualifier to win, the 10th player to win in his firstcareer start and the 19th player to lead wire-to-wire. He was the firstplayer to accomplish all three feats simultaneously. Chris has played onthe Tour since that win.


Currently, Chris serves as an assistant golf coach at the University of Arizona while he rehabs from a back injury.