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From Utah to the Masters: A timeline of Daniel Summerhays’ golfing career

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Daniel Summerhays will make his first appearance in the Masters on April 6-9. Here's a look back at the accomplished golfing career of the Utah native.

1998-2001: He wins three high school state golf team championships and an individual state championship during his prep career at Davis High.

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FILE: Daniel Summerhays accepts the trophy after winning the State Amateur golf finals at Wasatch Mountain Golf course in Midway on July 15, 2001. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News

July 9, 2000: Summerhays wins the Utah State Amateur at the age of 16, beating defending champion Billy Harvey 6 and 5 in the final. He becomes the youngest winner of the State Am since George Von Elm won it at age 15 in 1917.

July 15, 2001: Summerhays earns his second straight Men's State Am title with a 6 and 5 victory over Ryan Job the summer before his senior year at Davis High.

Fall 2002: Summerhays begins his college career at BYU.

2005-07: Following a two-year LDS mission, he returns to the Cougars golf team for his sophomore and junior seasons. He earns First-Team All-American honors as a junior.

July 8, 2006: Summerhays again makes the Utah State Am final, where he's defeated by another young up-and-comer, Tony Finau.

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FILE: Daniel Summerhays works to keep Brigham Young University in the lead after the first 18 at the Cougar Classic on April 20, 2007. He finished fourth at the NCAAs later that season. | Mike Terry, Deseret News

June 2, 2007: Summerhays finishes fourth individually with a 5-under 275 at the 2007 NCAA Championships. It's the highest individual finish for a Cougar at the NCAA Championships in more than two decades.

July 15, 2007: Summerhays wins the Nationwide Children's Hospital Invitational following a 2-under 69 performance on the final day. With his 6-under 278 total, Summerhays wins by two strokes and becomes the first amateur ever to win a Nationwide event.

July 18, 2007: Three days later, Summerhays makes the decision to turn pro, forgoing his final season at BYU. Summerhays plays in 12 nationwide tournaments that year, with a top-10 finish and four top-25 finishes, and continues to compete in the Nationwide Tour through the 2010 season.

July 17-18, 2010: Summerhays plays in his first major but doesn't make the cut at the U.S. Open after shooting a two-day total of 14-over 156. He qualified for the major by finishing in a tie for third at sectional qualifying in Rockville, Maryland.

2011: Summerhays makes his full-season debut on the PGA Tour after finishing the 2010 Nationwide Tour season fifth on the money list with $391,742.

July 21, 2013: Summerhays takes second place at the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship, his highest PGA Tour finish. He finishes 20-under before Woody Austin prevails in a three-way sudden-death playoff to win the event.

March 30, 2014: Summerhays ties his best PGA Tour finish by tying for second place at the 2014 Valero Open with a 7-under 281 total, one shot off the winner.

Aug. 7-10, 2014: Summerhays makes his first appearance at the PGA Championship, tying for 33rd with a 4-under 280 total. It's the first time he makes the cut at a major.

June 18-21, 2015: Summerhays returns to the U.S. Open and ties for 27th with a 5-over 285 score, including 3-under 67 in the second round.

June 16-19, 2016: He earns his first top-10 finish at a major during the 2016 U.S. Open. Summerhays shoot a 2-over 282 and ties for eighth, including rounds of 5-under 65 and 1-under 69 in the second and third round, respectively.

July 14-17, 2016: Summerhays makes his first appearance at the British Open and finishes in a tie for 59th with a 9-under 293.

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FILE: Daniel Summerhays hits from a sand trap on the first hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J., Saturday, July 30, 2016. | Mike Groll, Associated Press

July 28-31, 2016: Summerhays finishes all alone in third at the PGA Championship, qualifying him for his first trip to the Masters in 2017. He birdies six of the final 10 holes in the fourth round to finish four shots back of winner Jimmy Walker with a 10-under 270.

2016-17: Summerhays enters the Masters with a No. 87 world golf ranking and $176,169 in earnings during the 2017 season. He's played in 11 events this season and has one top-25 finish.