BIOGRAPHY
  Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler
Hometown:
Murrieta, Calif.

High School:
Murrieta Valley High School

Height:
5-9


05/27/2009

NCAA Championship - Day 2

Round 2 action at the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship

2007-08 (Freshman): Became the first freshman to win the Ben Hogan Award ... earned the Phil Mickelson Award as the nation's top freshman ... was named to the Ping All-America first team ... was also a first-team All-America pick by Golfweek ... was also chosen as the publication's national player of the year ... finished the season as the top-ranked player in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... was named to the All-Central Region Team ... was a two-time selection as the Big 12 Golfer of the Month ... was also named the Southern Golf Association's Amateur of the Month after picking up his first career victory ... was named a first-team conference selection ... was also chosen as the Big 12 Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year ... finished in the top 10 in his first 10 collegiate starts ... opened his career with a fourth-place showing at the Ping/Golfweek Preview ... earned his first career victory in just his second start, winning the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational with a 7-under 203 total that included a second-round 63 ... his 63 matched the competitive course record held by Vijay Singh ... also finished fourth at the Isleworth/UCf Collegiate Invitational ... earned his first career runner-up finish at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 7-under 209 that included a closing round of 65 ... tied for seventh at the Southern Highlands Collegiate and tied for eighth at the Barona Collegiate Cup ... tied for second at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with a 7-under 209 total that included a 67 during his final round ... captured his second career victory at the Big 12 Championship ... posted a 9-under 279 total that included a pair of 68s to finish four shots clear of teammate Kevin Tway ... tied for fourth place at the NCAA Championship with a 6-over 294 total.

Amateur: Named one of three picks for the U.S. squad's entry in the 2008 World Amateur Team Championship ... was selected to the 2008 U.S. Palmer Cup Team where he finished with a 1-2-1 record ... qualified for match play at the U.S. Amateur with rounds of 73 and 71 ... advanced to the round of 16 during match play with victories over Isaiah Telles and Jake Koppenberg ... along with teammate Kevin Tway, competed in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course ... made the cut with rounds of 70 and 79 before tying for 60th place with a 297 total that included rounds of 76 and 72 on the weekend ... finished as the runner-up during stroke play at the 2008 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship after posting rounds of 67 and 66 ... defeated Michael Knott, 4 and 2, in the first round of match play before knocking off Cody Paladino, 4 and 3, before suffering a 2 and 1 loss to Kyle Leach in the third round ... successfully defended his title at the 2008 Sunnehanna Amateur with an 8-under 272 total ... became just the fourth player in the 55-year history of the event to win back-to-back titles ... tied for 19th during stroke play at the Western Amateur with a 72-hole total of 282 ...was the youngest member of the 2007 U.S. Walker Cup Team ... helped the squad to victory with a 3-1 record in the event ... fired rounds of 68, 67, 67 and 70 for a 272 total on his way to victory at the 2007 Sunnehanna Amateur ... also won The Players Amateur with a 24-under-par total of 264 that included rounds of 68, 63, 64 and 69 ... his victory earned him an exempion into the PGA Tour's Verizon Heritage ... won the CIF Southern California Regional for the second time in his career in 2007 with a 6-under 66 ... also carded an 8-under 64 to win the 2006 California State High School Championship as a junior ... tied for third during the stroke play portion of the 2007 Western Amateur with a 7-under 273 total and advanced to the quarterfinals of match play ... was a first-team AJGA All-American in 2005 and 2006 ... was named The Californian's All-Valley Golfer of the Year on four consecutive occasions ... defeated former Cowboy All-American Pablo Martin on his way to a quarterfinal berth at the 2006 U.S. Amateur ... won the 2006 HP Boys Junior Championship with rounds of 69, 76, 66 and 67 ... won a pair of major junior events in 2005 with victories at the Western Junior Amateur and the Hudson Junior ... also had a pair of runner-ups at the Polo Golf Junior Classic and the Mission Hills Desert Junior ... won the 2004 Nike Golf Junior at Louisville ... won the CIF SCGA Regional as a freshman at Murrieta Valley with a course-record 10-under 62 ... finished third at the inaugural Ping Invitational at Karsten Creek in Stillwater ... tied for fifth at the 2006 Rolex Tournament of Champions ... finished fifth at the 2006 FootJoy Boys Invitational ,,, tied for seventh at the 2006 Thunderbird International and had a third-place showing at the 2006 Scott Robertson Memorial ... finished fourth at the 2005 Orange Bowl International after posting round of 73, 66, 68 and 70 ... was named the L.A. Times Boys' Golfer of the Year on four occasions.

Personal: Son of Lynn and Rod Fowler ... born Dec. 13, 1988 in Anaheim, Calif. ... has one sister, Taylor ... contemplating a business major ... also recruited by UCLA, USC, Texas, UNLV, Arizona State and Arizona.

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