Sophomore Becomes Second Mustang To Represent the United States at Annual Event
Sophomore One of 10 Players Listed; First SMU Semifinalist Since Colt Knost in 2007
Sophomore Posted Sixth Top-Five Result of the Season on Tuesday
Dechambeau Earns Sixth Top-Five Finish This Season
Higgs, Dechambeau Tie For Second Overall
2013 Royal Oaks Invitational, Dallas, Texas
2013-14 (So.): Finished in the top five in all four tournaments in the fall... Finished third three times, at the Fighting Illini Invite, the Erin Hills Intercollegiate and at the Gifford Collegiate... Finished the fall ranked 12th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings... Carded two three-round scores of 205 to end the fall... Had seven total rounds of par or better, including a six-under 64 in the final round at Erin Hills.
2013 - Summer: Won two events - the Trans-Mississippi Championship and the U.S. Amateur Qualifier at Schaffer's Mill... Was runner-up at the California State Amateur... Advanced to the match play portion of the U.S. Amateur Championships by placing sixth over two days of stroke play.
2012-13 (Fr.) Recorded five top-five and six top-10 results in 11 events... Earned a runner-up finish at the Conference USA Championships... Carded a season-best three-round score of 208 at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, tying for fourth... Had a low round of 66 (six-under) in the second round of the Puerto Rico Classic... Had 16 rounds of par or better... Tied for third at the Don Puckette NIT... Tied for fourth at The Duck Invitational... Placed fifth in his first-career event at The Gopher Invitational... Recorded seven eagles, good for 11th in the nation... Finished the year ranked 59th in the nation according to GolfStat and 62nd in GolfWeek's rankings... HONORS: PING All-Central Region Team... First Team All-C-USA... C-USA Freshman of the Year... C-USA All-Freshman Team.
Prior to SMU: Advanced to the match-play playoff portion of the 2012 U.S. Amateur in Cherry Hills Village, Colo., after shooting 1-under over the two days of stroke play... Shot a 32 on the back-nine of the Callaway Junior Worlds to take second in that tournament... Won the 2010 California State Junior Championship... Received numerous academic honors in high school... Also lettered in volleyball.