Player: Nahum Mendoza III
University: San Diego State University
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Soldier Honored: Charles H. Keating IV
2015-16 Season (As A Junior)
Quickly blossomed into one of SDSU's all-time greats, earning second-team PING All-America honors after finishing the year with a No. 31 individual ranking by Golfstat ... Also received third-team All-America recognition from Golfweek and was an all-West Region selection ... Led the team with a 71.18 scoring average, posting 21 rounds at or below par, including 12 in the 60s ... Collected Mountain West Men's Golfer of the Year honors, becoming the fifth Aztec player n school history to receive such distinction ... Logged seven top-10 finishes this season, including four in the top five ... A Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist.
Spring: Started all nine tournaments after entering just two events during the fall slate ... Posted a team-best 71.04 scoring average in 28 rounds and logged six top-10 placements ... Was SDSU's No. 1 finisher in five events, including the NCAA Championships, where he tied for 26th in stroke play after carding a 7-over-par 287, which set a school record for lowest 72-hole score at the national meet ... Also matched the program's lowest individual round at the NCAA Championships with a 3-under 67 on day one (May 27-30) ... Recorded his highest finish in three Mountain West Championship appearances after tying for the third spot at 6-under 210 ... Moved up 14 places on the individual leaderboard after carding a final-round 67 (April 22-24) ... Matched his highest collegiate placement at the Southwestern Jones Invitational, tying for the runner-up position at 7-under 209 ... Led the field with 19 birdies (Feb. 29-March 1) ... Followed that effort with a third-place showing at the Lamkin San Diego Classic, where he landed in the third position at 3-under 213 (March 14-15) ... Shared the fourth spot with teammate Ryann Ree at the ASU Thunderbird, shooting a 9-under 204 ... Fired a season-best 66 during the second round (April 2-3) ... Completed the Aztec starting five's sweep of the individual top 10 at the Barona Collegiate Cup, where he tied for ninth at 3-under 213 to help the Scarlet and Black capture its second team title of the year (March 21-22) ... Registered SDSU's lowest score of the final round at the Western Intercollegiate with a 68, finishing in a 16th-place tie at 2-over 212 (April 11-13) ... Tied for 34th at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional with a 14-over 230 ... Drained a clutch birdie on No. 18 of the final round to help force a sudden-death playoff, where the Aztecs ultimately prevailed over Texas A&M (May 16-18).
Fall: Made his first start of the year at the Gifford Collegiate, where he tied for 16th with a collective 4-over 217 (Nov. 2-4) ... Competed as an unattached golfer at the Cal State San Marcos Fall Classic, tying for 10th at 2-under 214, highlighted by a final-round 69 (Oct 26-27).
2014-15 Season (As a Sophomore)
Garnered all-Mountain West accolades for the first time in his career ... Ranked fourth on the squad with a 73.13 scoring average ... Logged five top-20 performances, including a trio of top 10s ... Totaled seven rounds in the 60s, which ranked second on the team ... Also tallied six even-par efforts.
Spring: Played in all 10 events, averaging 72.68 strokes in 31 rounds to go with three top-10 placements ... Competed as an individual at SDSU's own Barona Collegiate Cup where he shot a collegiate-best 14-under 202 to finish in the runner-up position (Feb. 9-10) ... Fired an opening-round 65 at the Aztecs' spring opener, which is tied for seventh on the school's all-time list for lowest 18-hole score ... Made the first of eight consecutive starts at The Prestige at PGA West, tying for the 19th spot with a 4-under 212 ... Was SDSU's No. 2 finisher at the University of Arizona's National Invitational Tournament where he tied for 10th with an even-par 216 (Feb. 28-March 3) ... Helped the Aztecs capture their third conference title in the last five years after tying for seventh at the MW Championship with a collective 4-under 209, featuring a card of 67-69 in the first two rounds (May 1-3) ... Tied for 49th at the NCAA New Haven Regional with a 10-over 220 (May 16-18) ... Also landed in the 71st position at the NCAA Championships after shooting an 18-over 306, highlighted by an opening-round 70 (May 29-June 1).
Fall: Received a starting nod in three of four events, posting a 74.67 scoring average ... Tied for 13th at the Husky Invitational with a 3-over 219 (Sept. 22-23).
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