Player: Cameron Champ
University: Texas A&M University
Area of Study: Sports Management
Expected Graduation: 2018
Soldier Honored: Andrew W. Harvell
Led the Aggies in scoring as a sophomore, compiling a 72.82 stroke average in 33 rounds of competition … notched four top-10 showings in 11 events while carding 12 rounds of par or lower … stood out as A&M’s top individual in three tournaments … notched a top-10 finish with a seventh-place showing at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate (214, -2) … followed that performance with a second straight top-10 placing, ending competition in fourth place at the Louisiana Classics (212, -4) … concluded play in the red with a 16th-place showing at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (215, -1) in early March, carding a season-low 68 during the event’s opening round … notched another top-10 tournament at the General Hackler Championship (213, -3), finishing in a tie for ninth … punched his ticket to the NCAA Championship with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional (221, +5), leaving Champ as the highest placing individual on a non-advancing team … finished 85th at the NCAA Championship (220, +10) in Eugene, Ore.
Highly-touted freshman who battled injuries during his debut season in Aggieland … saw action in six events, maintaining a 74.36 scoring average in 14 rounds of competition … recorded three rounds of par or lower … withdrew from the Fighting Illini Invitational in early September with a back injury that prevented him from participating during the remainder of the fall season … returned to competition during the Sea Best Invitational (22, +12) in early February … posted his highest placing of the season, a tie for 15th at the event … prior to the season, was named a third team All-American as well as the No. 3 incoming freshman in America by Golfweek.