Player: Brandon Bauman
University: UC Santa Barbara
Area of Study: Psychology
Expected Graduation: 2018
Soldier Honored: Brian R. Bates Jr.
Sophomore Brandon Bauman was the Big West Player of the Year and a First Team All-Big West selection...Bauman became the third player in school history to win the Big West Conference individual title when he shot a 4-under par 212 in the tournament at Wood Ranch Golf Course in Simi Valley, Calif...Has had one of the best seasons in UCSB golf history, playing in all 11 tournaments for the Gauchos and recording a school record 71.54 stroke average...In addition to winning the Big West medalist honors, he also won championships at the UC Riverside Winter Intercollegiate with an even-par 216 and the Wyoming Cowboy Classic with an 11-under par 205...Had five top-5 finishes and seven top-10 finishes...Shot 15 rounds under par and nine at par...Finished the regular season by shooting nine straight rounds at or under par with eight of those rounds being under par...Carded a season-best 67in the first round at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic...10 of his 11 first rounds were at or under par, seven of his 11 second and third rounds were at or under par.
Bauman competed in seven tournament as a freshman at UCSB...Completed his season on a very high note as he was the Gauchos' top finisher at the Big West Conference Championship...Shot an even-par 216 to finish tied for sixth at the league tournament...Carded a 4-under par 68 in the final round at the Big West Championship, equaling his lowest round of the season...Also shot a 4-under par 68 in the irst round at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic...Shot five rounds at or under par as a freshman...His other top-20 finish came at the OGIO-UCSB Intercollegiate when he tied for 13th with a 6-over par 222...Bauman's lowest scoring tournament was at the Wyoming Cowboy Classic when he shot a 214 and finished 28th...On the season, he took 1,572 shots in his 21 rounds, an average of 74.86 shots per round.