Sophomore (Fall 2002): Developing into a consistent threat ... teams with Brett Jones to give the Cards a solid tandem atop the lineup ... carried the momentum from a strong summer into the fall season, posting a blistering 73.1 stroke average in five events ... fired a five-under 211 to card a fourth-place finish (69-72-70) at the U of L Cardinal Intercollegiate in the second event of the season -- the 211 tied the fourth-best 54-hole score ever by a U of L golfer ... followed that strong showing with a 19th-place finish at the Adams Cup of Newport and a 21st-place finish at the Barona Collegiate Cup.
Freshman (2001-02): Participated in all 12 events as a freshman, posting a 74.50 stroke average which ranks as the seventh-best single season average ever by a Cardinal golfer ... teamed with Brett Jones and Charlie Woo to form one of the top freshman classes in the nation -- the trio ranked fifth nationally according to the Golfstat Freshman Class Impact Rankings ... posted three consecutive rounds of 72 at the Mid-Pines Intercollegiate to finish at even par in first collegiate event ... followed the impressive debut with a 68 and 67 in the first two rounds at the Earl Yestingmeier Invitational to notch a tie for eighth-place with a three-under 213 -- the second-round 67 tied the fourth-best round in school history ... notched first career top five finish when he tied for fifth place at the Beau Chene Collegiate Classic ... turned in top collegiate effort with a third-place finish at the El Diablo Intercollegiate, finishing just two shots shy of medalist honors with a one-under 215 ( 73-69-73).
O'Gorman High School: Finished first at the state championship during his final two prep campaigns and tied for the state title his sophomore year at O'Gorman under the direction of Mike Beggeman ... claimed regional titles and was named all-city, all-conference and all-state as both a junior and senior ... named the high school Golf Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior while also earning South Dakota's Golf Association Junior Golfer of the Year honors in 2000 ... helped lead O'Gorman to runner-up finishes at state during his sophomore and senior years ... a member of the National Honor Society and a High Honor Roll selection all four years ... participated in FCA and the chess club as well.
Personal: Son of John and Joanne Anderson ... born March 1, 1983 ... majoring in sports administration with a minor in communications.
Off-season Exploits: Shot a 72 to earn the fifth qualifying spot out of 72 competitors at the US Open Local Qualifying round at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Stillwater, Minn. ... shot 75-72 to finish tied for fifth at the US Open Sectionals ... fired a 65 and was the qualifying medalist at State Match Play at Arrowhead Country Club in Rapid City, S.D. ... carded an eight-under 136 (71-65) to win the US Amateur Qualifier at Moccassin Creek Country Club in Aberdeen, S.D. ... shot 74-64-71-72 to finish tied for third at the Northwest Iowa Amateur at Spencer Golf Course in Spencer, Iowa ... shot 72-71-76 to qualify for the round of 16 of match play at the Dixie Amateur at Palm Aire Country Club in Pompano, Florida during the fall and spring seasons.