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.
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 in 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional First Round
69 in 2015 Linger Longer Invitational First Round
70 (6x) last in 2015 Irish Creek Collegiate First Round
Tournament (relative to par):
-2 in 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional (214)
-1 in 2015 Linger Longer Invitational (215)
E in 2015 Irish Creek Collegiate (213)
Tournament (by score):
213 in 2015 Irish Creek Collegiate
214 in 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional
215 in 2015 Linger Longer Invitational
Top Finishes (by place):
T-9th (of 84) in 2015 Irish Creek Collegiate
T-13th (3x) last (of 75) in 2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional
T-16th (of 66) in 2013 Rod Myers Invitational
HOLE IN ONE:
2015 in Conference USA Championship Third Round (Par 3, 11th)
2015 NCAA Chapel Hill Region Team Champions
2015 Conference USA Honor Roll
2014 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal
2014 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2013 All-Academic Team Award from GCAA