Senior Gets Honorable Mention Tag After Tying For 16th At NCAAs
Senior Finishes With Even-Par Last Day
Senior At Three-Under After Two Rounds
Senior Looks To Go Out On Top In Last Collegiate Event
2012-13 (Sr.): Had five top-11 finishes in 11 tournaments... Won the NCAA Fayetteville Regional by one stroke; birdied his final hole of the tournament to gain the one-stroke edge... Tied for 16th in the NCAA Championships, finishing at par or better each round of the event; carded a season-best three-round score of 207 in Atlanta... Finished fifth at the C-USA Championships... Placed 10th at both the Puerto Rico Classic and The Duck Invitational... Had 19 rounds of par or better... Had a low round of 68 (four-under) in the opening round of the C-USA Championship... Ranked 46th in the nation in first round scoring average (71.55)... Ended the year ranked 53rd in the nation according to GolfStat and 75th by GolfWeek... HONORS: C-USA Newcomer of the Year, Second Team All-C-USA, PING All-Central Region team.
2011-12 (UCLA): Ended the season ranked 58th by GolfWeek and 74th by GolfStat ... Earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors ... Won the Snowman Getaway in February with scores of 66-73-69--208 (-8) for his second career tournament victory ... Averaged 72.6 in 24 rounds ... Recorded two other Top 10 results at the Bill Cullum Invitational (T7) and the CSU San Marcos Invitational (T5) ... Recorded eight rounds under par and four rounds under 70 ... Earned a spot on the DHR for Winter 2012.
2010-11 (UCLA): Ended the season ranked 141st by GolfWeek and 183rd by GolfStat ... Won his first collegiate event, the Cal Poly Invite with scores of 70-70-67--207 (-6) ... T7 at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with scores of 73-70-72--215 (-1) ... T11 at the Del Walker event with scores of 69-76-71--216 (+6) ... Was 3-1-0 at the Match Play Championship ... Earned a spot on the DHR for Fall 2010.
Summer 2010: Tied for 48th in stroke play at the U.S. Amateur Publinks with scores of 72-74--146 (+4) before falling 2&1 in the second round of match play to David McDaniel of Tucson, AZ ... Defeated Zachary Blair 4&3 in the first round.
2009-10 (UCLA): Recorded his best collegiate result by tying for eighth at the NCAA East Regional with scores of 71-70-67--208 (-2) ... Tied for 11th at the ASU/Thunderbird with scores of 70-69-71--210 (-3) ... Also tied for 15th at the USD Callaway tournament ... Tied for 26th at the Pac-10 Championship after opening with a 65 (-6) and closing with a 71 (E) ... Recorded five rounds under par and four rounds under 70.
Junior Golf: In 2009, he recorded three Top 25 results on the AJGA circuit: T5 at the Heather Farr Classic (69-70-72--211), T23 at the HP Boys Championship (75-76-73--224) and T11 at The Verizon Jr. Heritage (76-71--147) ... Was a 2009 AJGA Honorable Mention All-American ... Member of the 2009 Canon Cup West Team ... Also in 2009, he finished second in the Terra Cotta Open (75-70-69--214) ... In 2008 he played in nine AJGA events and recorded five Top 10 finishes, including a victory at Hanmi Bank Jr. Open (72-68-71--211) and a runnerup result in the Las Vegas Jr. (69-70-70--209) ... Also placed eighth at the PING Phoenix Jr. (67-72-70--209) ... On the FCWT circuit in 2007-08, he recorded four Top 15 results in four starts: third at the Bear Creek West Open (75-73--148), T15 at the Mission Hills Pete Dye Invitational (70-74--144), T4 at the Tahquitz Creek Open (74-73-147) and T3 at the La Costa Resort event (70-78--148).
High School: Claimed All-CIF honors at Beverly Hills HS while earning three varsity letters for coach Jason Newman ... Also served as team captain.
Personal: Began playing competitively at 13 ... Has a younger brother and sister ... Lists his greatest thrill as making a 35-foot putt on the 18th hole to win a Canon Cup match against Evan Beck ... Full name is Mario Jacob Clemens ... Born in Fontana, Calif.