2015-16: NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional Individual, Conference USA First Team ... qualified for the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional after posting a team best season stroke average of 73.30 over 30 rounds of play ... tied a career-best with a round of 68 (second best round of the year by a Niner) in the Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate in April after starting the year one shot shy of that mark with a final round 69 at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate ... concluded the spring season strong with back-to-back finishes of tied for fourth at Irish Creek (71-68-72-211) and in the Conference USA Championship (75-72-70-217) ... set a new tournament record low with his 211 in Kannapolis ... first of his three top-10 events came in the Davidson Invitational with a T-7th finish with rounds of 74-79-73-226 ... lowered his career average down to 74.04 ... named to Conference USA's Commissioners Honor Roll.
Gandy's 2015-16 Season Statistics
2014-15: Played in 11 events and 31 rounds re-writing his personal record book over the second half of the spring season that included the rare hole-in-one on the par-three 11th during the third round of the 2015 C-USA Championship ... heading into NCAA Championship, the sophomore strung together six-straight finishes inside the top-20 to help turn his season around ... stood inside the top-30 after two rounds of 75 (+3) and 71 (-1) of the NCAA Championship in Bradenton before an overnight illness slowed his progress in round three ... shot a new personal-best 68 in the opening round of the 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional after previous setting his new mark at 69 during the Linger Longer Invitational’s first round ... his tie for 13th in the regional is now tied for seventh all-time in postseason play ... set his new lowest 54-hole total and finish at 213 going 70-72-71 in a consistent tie for ninth play finish at the Irish Creek Collegiate ... has shaved nearly a full stroke off of his average from year one to two trimming it down from 75.25 in his rookie season to 74.44 during his sophomore campaign ... his career stroke average has dropped to 73.81 over 19 career events ... named to Conference USA’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... Athletic Director's List (spring).
2013-14: Made Niners debut overseas at Topy Cup in Japan posting third-best round of the season with a four-over 214 (72-72-70) setting his career-best score for 18 holes in round three, tying that mark at the SCVB Pacific Invitational and Conference USA Championships. Best tournament finish came at the Rod Myers Invitational conlcuding tied for 16th with a three-round total of 219 (72-72-75) ... best tournament finish to set a new career-high came two weeks later at SCVB Pacific Invitational with a two-over 215 (72-73-70). Participated in eight of Niners' 13 events in his rookie campaign posting 20 (of 24) rounds in the 70's ... Dean's List (fall) ... Athletic Director's List (spring).
Prep - Ranked second in the state of North Carolina and 79th in the country according to Junior Golf Scoreboard at one point last season... Played for coach Erik Herberth and Hough Huskies, earning I-MECK 4A Conference Player of the Year in 2013 after an All- I-MECK selection in 2012... Huskies won the 4A Regional Championship in 2012 and finished second at the regionals in 2013... Team was third at 2013 State Golf Championships...Squad was undeafeated in I-MECK regular-season events during his entire high school career... Individually, tied for fifth at both the 4A West Regional at NorthStone Country Club and 4A State Tournament at Pinehurst No. 8 in the spring... Shot 63 in the Charlotte CIty Amateur Qualifirer at Pine Island Country Club, which included a 28 on the front nine... Finished tied for 13th at the Western Junior at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis (with rounds of 71-70-70-72)... Won the 2012 ACC Junior Championship, contested at UNC Finley, Duke University GC and Lonnie Poole at N.C. State.
Personal - Parents are Ann and Bunky Gandy... Has a younger sister, Olivia... Plans to major in business... Birthday is December 11.
68 (2x) last in 2016 Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate
69 (2x) last in 2015 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate
70 (10x) last in 2016 Conference USA Championship
Tournament (relative to par):
-2 (2x) last in 2016 Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate (211)
-1 (2x) last in 2016 General Hackler Championship (215)
E in 2015 Irish Creek Collegiate (213)
Tournament (by score):
211 in 2016 Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate
213 in 2015 Irish Creek Collegiate
214 in 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional
Top Finishes (by place):
T-4th (2x) last in Conference USA Championship (of 65)
7th (of 42) at 2016 Davidson Invitational
T-9th (of 84) in 2015 Irish Creek Collegiate
HOLE IN ONE:
2015 in Conference USA Championship Third Round (Par 3, 11th)
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