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Rick Cochran

Rick Cochran

Age: 25
Current Residence: Paducah, Ky.
Hometown: Paducah, Ky.
Home Golf Course:
Paxton Park Golf Course
College: Middle Tennessee State University

Career stats:
-    Three-time Sunbelt Conference Player of the Month.
-    All-Sunbelt Conference in 2008.
-    2005 Kentucky Amateur Champion (youngest winner in tournament history at age 18).
-    Currently competing on the NGA Pro Golf Tour.  Several top-10 finishes in 2012, including one victory.

Personal: Nephew of Champions Tour Professional and 2011 Senior Open Champion Russ Cochran.

On his biggest influence in his life and why:

“I am very fortunate to have two people in my life that have influenced me not only in golf, but also in life – my father and my uncle.  My Uncle Russ (Champions Tour Professional and 2011 Senior Open Champion), always has been a positive role model for me.  I have grown up watching him be successful on the PGA TOUR and the Champions Tour.  If I ever have a question about golf, Russ is the first person I call.  He always looks out for me, and he has been in these situations before and knows the best way to handle life as a professional golfer.  I want to be that type of player once I make it on the PGA TOUR.  My father has been my biggest influence in life.  He has molded me into the man and golfer I am today.  When I finish every tournament round, I call him first.  What he lacks in golf knowledge, he makes up for it in his knowledge on how to compete, and that’s more important than any swing lesson.  I am very fortunate to have two individuals such as my father and uncle to be able to talk to and learn from.”