Mustangs tee off Saturday at 9 a.m.
DeChambeau paired with Jordan Spieth and Paul Casey in opening rounds
No. 33 SMU is one of 14 top 50 teams in the 15-team field
Junior ties for third in sectional qualifier in Columbus, Ohio
Junior physics major earned medalist honors at the NCAA Championships
2013 Royal Oaks Invitational, Dallas, Texas
2015 - Summer: U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION: Defeated Derek Bard, 7 and 6, in the final round of the U.S. Amateur Championship. Is the fourth SMU athlete to win the event, joining Hank Kuenhe (98), Colt Knost (07) and Kelly Kraft (11). Qualified in the No. 23 position after the first two rounds of stroke play. Defeated Robby Salomon, Matt NeSmith, Maverick McNealy, Paul Dunne and Sean Crocker in match play before facing Bard in the final. Is one of five golfers to win the NCAA Individual Title and U.S. Amateur in the same year (Nicklaus, Woods, Mickelson, Moore).
U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION: USGA Release l U.S. Amateur Photos l Golf Channel Recap l Dallas Morning News
...Tied for third (11-under) at the U.S. Open sectional qualifying event in Columbus, Ohio, qualifying for the 115th U.S. Open... Earned exemptions into two more PGA Tour events - the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn., and the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill.
2014-15 (Jr.): NCAA INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPION: Took individual medalist honors at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Golf National Championships, finishing at 8-under par, one shot better than Cheng-Tsung Pan of Washington; carded a 67 (-5) in the second round to take the lead; after dropping into a tie for third after his first nine holes of the final round, went 3-under over the final seven holes to regain the lead for good; became SMU's first-ever individual national champion and recipient of the Arnold Palmer Individual Champion Award; set a program record with a four-day total score of 280... Won in his first tournament of the season at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate (212, -4), shooting a 3-under 69 in the final round... Posted six total top-five finishes, including four straight to end the year... Placed third at The Goodwin (198, -12) with scores of 67-66-65, pushing SMU to a tie for the team win with UAB... Tied for third at the Robert Kepler Invitational (210, -3)... Had a runner-up result at the American Athletic Conference Championships (207, -9)... Took fifth at the NCAA Noblesville Regional, leading SMU to a tie for the win with Illinois... Had his score count toward the team total in all 31 rounds he played during the season... Shot par or better in 67.74 percent of his rounds... HONORS: PING First Team All-American... PING All-Central Region team... Arnold Palmer Individual Champion Award recipient... GolfWeek First Team All-American... Named to the All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol by the GCAA... AMATEUR: Teamed with Bryson DeChambeau to advance to the round of 16 at the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championships at the beginning of May; tied for fifth during the stroke play portion of the event... END OF YEAR SEASON RANKINGS: 1st in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking... 16th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking... 11th in GolfStat... 10th in the GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings.
2015 INDIVIDUAL NATIONAL CHAMPION:
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2014 - Summer: Helped lead the USA to a win at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships in Karuizawa, Japan; Posted an event record and course record 61 (-10) in the second round, totaling 11 birdies on the day and finishing the front nine with a record-low 29; birdied the final hole of the tournament to clinch the win for the USA... Advanced to the round of 16 at the 2014 U.S. Amateur...Advanced to the quarterfinals of match play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links... Advanced to the round of 16 at the Western Amateur after tying for second in the stroke play portion of the tournament... Missed qualifying for the U.S. Open by just two strokes at the qualifying event inColumbus, Ohio... Represented the United States at the 2014 Palmer Cup in England, winning one singles match and teaming with Stewart Jolly of LSU to win their opening doubles match.
2013-14 (So.): Won his match against Alabama's Trey Mullinax in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships... Tied for ninth during stroke play at the NCAA Championships, posting three rounds of 69 (-1)... Tied for seventh at the NCAA San Antonio Regional, including a first round 67 (-5)... Won his first collegiate tournament by taking medalist honors at the American Athletic Conference Championships... Tied for fifth at the Valspar Collegiate at -5... Posted a runner-up finish at the National Invitational Tournament in Arizona at -8... 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... Totaled 23 rounds of par or better... HONORS: GCAA/PING Second Team All-American...PING All-Central Region team... All-American Athletic Conference... Semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award... Named to the 2014 United States' Palmer Cup team... END OF YEAR SEASON RANKINGS: 10th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking... 8th in GolfStat... 12th in the GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings.
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.