SOPHOMORE YEAR (2012-2013)
Made starts in all 12 events for Missouri as a sophomore and ranked third on the team in scoring average (73.6), just behind Jace Long (71.8) and Emilio Cuartero (72.2) ... Had seven Top 25 finishes, including an outstanding 15th-place finish in his first NCAA Regional event in Columbus, Ohio ... Finished second among Tiger scorers shooting 70-75-74 to finish +6 at the event ... Top finish came at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, leading the Tigers to a team title ... Finished sixth overall in that tournament ... Low round was a 67 at the Washington State Snowman Getaway.
FRESHMAN YEAR (2011-2012)
Played in nine events as a freshman and enjoyed his first career victory at the Columbia Orthopedic Group Mizzou Intercollegiate where he shot 67-70-71 ... The 5-under-par 67 was the lowest round of his rookie campaign and the 54-hole score of 208 was also his top score ... Finished seventh at his first career event, the Notre Dame Gridiron Classic ... Also finished among the Top Five at The Farms Invitational in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., with rounds of 73-77-72.
Was named the 2011 Kansas City Metro Player of the Year and was an all-state selection each of his four seasons ... Won a pair of Missouri State Championships in 2009 and 2011 ... Tied the Missouri Class 3 state record for lowest round (66) and lowest 36-hole score (139) ... Tied the record of former Tiger Kyle Marcolla ...
2011 Kenneth Smith Award winner ... Was a 2011 Kansas City Scholar-Athlete award winner ... Named to the all-conference, all-district, all-Northland and all-metro squads each of his four seasons at Kearney High School ... Played for Mike Fallein ... Also played basketball and was an all-district pick on the hardwood as a senior.
Son of Debra and Phil ... Full name is Ryan Thomas Zech ... Favorite movie is Tommy Boy and his planned major at Mizzou is education ... Lists singing as his hidden talent off the golf course and Morgan Freeman is his favorite actor ... Considered Iowa, SMU and Georgia Tech before signing with Mizzou.