Jerry Maatman '78
Jerry Maatman's, '78, record speaks for itself. In four years as a golfer at Washington and Lee he played 50 dual matches.
Not once did he lose. Maatman's play vaulted W&L into the national championship picture in 1977 when the Generals finished seventh at the NCAA Tournament. During the 1977 national championship he finished fifth individually to become W&L's first golf All-American.
The next year was even better. In 1978 he was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Golfer of the Year, won the ODAC Championship tournament and finished third at the national championship to repeat as a first team All-American. During that tournament he shot a course record 69 at the Wooster (Ohio) Country Club, the second course record he set during the year.
In addition to his 50-0 match play record, Maatman, a native of Wilmette, Illinois, was named All-ODAC each of his four years and was named W&L's Most Valuable Player three times. Maatman graduated from W&L Magna Cum Laude, was Phi Beta Kappa and was a recipient of an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.