Summer 2012: Finished tied for seventh in the Northern Amateur, shooting seven under for the tournament.
2011-12: Started in every tournament ... Shot a season-low 54-hole total of 214 at the SEC Championship ... Tied for the team lead at the SEC Championships, finishing tied for 19th at 4-over par ... Shot a season-low round of 2-under-par 69 in the final round of the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational ... Shot 10 rounds of even- or under-par ... Had a season-best finish of tying for 13th at the UK Bluegrass Fall Invitational ... Finished in a tie for 20th at the Bearcat Invitational.
2010-11: Played in eight events for the Wildcats, finishing second on the team in season stroke average with a mark of 74.55 ... Had the round of the year for Kentucky when he shot a 6-under par 65 in the second round of the UK Bluegrass Invitational, which was the lowest round of the tournament by any golfer ... The score also tied the second best 18-hole round score in the Brian Craig Era (2001-present) ... Had two top-10 finishes on the year, ending the UK Bluegrass Invitational tied for second and posting a 7-over par 217 to finish tied for 19th at the SEC Championships ... Parker finished first or second on the UK team in its final three events. Summer 2010: Qualified and played in the Illinois State Amateur Championship.
High School: A four-year letterman at Neuqua Valley High School under head coach Spike Grosshuesch ... In 2009, finished first in the Upstate Eight Conference Championship with a score of 69 and 31st out of 105 golfers in the Illinois High School Association State Championship ... Also finished first in the 2009 Providence Catholic Tournament with a score of 71 ... In 2007, posted a No. 1 finish at the ISHA High School Sectional Tournament and finished in the top 20 at the ISHA State Championship ... Had a successful junior golf career, finishing first in the 2009 United State Golf Association Amateur Qualifier and 15th in the 2009 USGA Junior Amateur Championship stroke play competition ... Played in the USGA Amateur Championship in 2009 ... Finished in the top 10 at the AJGA Midwest Junior Players Championship and the Future Collegians World Tour Whistling Straits Classic while taking home top honors in the Mid-American Junior Golf Tour Memorial Day Invitational and the Chick Evan Jr. Match Play Championship ... Was an Upstate Eight Conference Player of the Year in 2008 on top of receiving a Upstate Eight All-Conference award in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... High school MVP in 2008 and 2009, holding 15 school records, including single-season and career scoring average, and single season and career high in birdies, eagles and greens in regulation.
Personal: Son of John and Joanne Powers ... Has older sibling, his brother JJ Powers ... Father was on the men's soccer team at Binghamton University in New York.