Player: Michael Decker
University: Vanderbilt University
Area of Study:
Soldier Honored: Alan B. Rowe
Summer of 2016:
Finished in a tie for 11th at the Canadian Men’s Amateur with a score of 280 (-2). At the Player’s Amateur, he shot 290 (+2) to finish T-26th. He placed T42nd at the Southern Amateur shooting 292 (+4).
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2015-16):
Played in six rounds and posted a 72.17 stroke average. Low round of 66 came in the final round of the Schenkel Invitational, and also carded a 69 in the opening round of the Mason Rudolph Championship. In the FarmLinks Collegiate Match Play, he split his matches--defeating Jacob Joiner of Georgia Tech and losing to Will Long of Auburn.
Summer of 2015:
Tied for 4th place in the Northern Amateur with a score of 211 (-5).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2014-15):
Played in two events and six rounds, and had a 75.83 stroke average...Low round of 69 came in the opening round of the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Summer of 2014:
The highlights of the summer of 2014 include winning the Monterey City Amateur by 8 strokes with a score of 202 (-14) -- the lowest score in the 65-year history of the well-regarded regional tournament, and a solid performance in the German International Amateur in Hamburg, Germany with a score of 292 (+4).
As a Freshman (2013-14):