Player: William Mouw
University: Pepperdine University
Area of Study: Communications
Expected Graduation: 2023
Soldier Honored: Allen C. Johnson
CAREER: Through two seasons, ranks third at Pepperdine in career scoring average at 70.88 ... Has appeared in 20 tournaments and 59 rounds ... Has had seven top-10 finishes, 13 top-20 results and 31 below-par rounds.
PEPPERDINE 2020-21: Received GCAA/PING All-American honorable mention and All-West Region honors as a sophomore ... Ranked #57 by Golfstat and #89 by Golfweek/Sagarin ... Averaged 71.51 strokes in 12 tournaments and 35 rounds ... Had two top-10s, seven top-20s and 14 below-par rounds ... Went 1-1-1 in match play at the NCAA Championships, winning a point against Oklahoma in the national championship match ... Was Pepperdine’s top finisher in stroke play, tying for 13th (68-74-71-69=282) ... Tied for 16th at the NCAA Cle Elum Regional (72-71-70=213) ... Ended the season on a run of five straight top-20 performances ... Tied for ninth at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational (74-74-72=220) ... Best round was a 5-under 67 at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational.
PEPPERDINE 2019-20: One of the top seasons in Pepperdine history resulted in GCAA/PING All-American first team honors and Golfweek All-American second team status as a freshman ... Listed by the GCAA as one of the nation’s top five freshmen ... Ranked #10 nationally by Golfstat and #15 by Golfweek/Sagarin ... Also made the GCAA/PING All-West Region team ... Was on the watch list for the Fred Haskins and Ben Hogan awards ... Had a 69.96 scoring average, #2 on Pepperdine’s overall single-season list and best-ever by a freshman ... Played in eight tournaments and 24 rounds ... Set another Pepperdine freshman record with five top-10 finishes and tied the record with 17 below-par rounds ... First career win came at the Amer Ari Invitational with a 13-under 203 (71-68-64) ... Sank a 45-foot putt for eagle on the final hole to get into a playoff, and won on the first playoff hole ... The 8-under 64 in the third round tied the sixth-best round in program history, and the 13-under tied the ninth-best 54-hole score ... Took third at the Fighting Illini Invitational with a 1-under 209 (71-68-70) ... Was seventh at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational with an 11-under 202 (69-67-66) ... Tied for eighth at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate with an 8-under 202 (67-67-68) in his debut ... Tied for eighth at the Southwestern Invitational (74-72-70=216) ... Season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMATEUR/JUNIOR GOLF: Named to the 2020 U.S. Arnold Palmer Cup team and represented the U.S. at the 2021 Walker Cup ... Played in the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 U.S. Amateurs (reached the round of 16 in 2018 and 2020) ... A two-time Rolex All-American (2017 first team, 2018 second team) ... Won the 2019 California Amateur Championship at the age of 18, becoming one of the youngest to ever win the tournament ... Named the 2019 SCGA Player of the Year ... Was ranked #1 by the AJGA for four weeks in May 2017 ... Ranked as high as #21 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings ... Won the 2019 Thunderbird Invitational and the 2019 Heather Farr Classic ... Had three Toyota Tour Cup wins ... Won the 2017 Western Junior Championship ... Played on the winning Junior Presidents Cup team in 2017 ... Won the 13/14 division at the 2015 Junior World Golf Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Ontario (Calif.) Christian High School in 2019 ... Played four years of varsity golf ... Named the Cal-Hi Sports Division 5 Athlete of the Year (for all sports) in 2018-19 ... Won the 2018 CIF Southern Section championship ... Tied for third at the 2019 CIF State Championship ... A three-time Ambassador League MVP and league champion ... Also played basketball and helped school to the Ambassador League title in 2019.
PERSONAL: Majoring in communication studies ... Born in Upland, Calif. ... Son of Billy and Michelle Mouw ... Father played professional golf and at Azusa Pacific and Cal State San Bernardino ... Has three siblings: Madison, Taryn and Trey ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because “it’s a perfect fit for me and I felt I could improve my golf game and my faith.”
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing tennis, ping pong and basketball ... Favorites include Jack Nicklaus (pro golfer), Nicklaus Private (golf course), The Chronicles of Narnia (books), The Greatest Game Ever Played (movie), Inside the PGA Tour (TV show), Sam Hunt (musical artist), cheeseburgers (food) and basketball (sport other than golf) ... Favorite thing about golf is “you can always get better.”