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Shotaro Ban
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 155
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Archbishop Mitty HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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Cal’s Co-Most Improved Player in 2012-13 has returned to the team’s lineup during each of its last two events including a tied for 16th place showing at the Pac-12 Championship and has participated in four in a row after playing in the previous two tournaments as an individual. After strong amateur play during the 2013 calendar year, Ban started the 2013-14 campaign in the team’s lineup for the first three events that included a career-best sixth-place finish at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational before missing the last two events of the fall and the first three of the spring due to injury.

International
► Latest Rankings – No. 272 Scratch Players, No. 324 R&A

Coach Comments/Notes
► One of the most improved players on the team and solid in all areas of the game
► Pushing for a spot in the lineup on a regular basis
► Good putter
► Gaining experience and confidence
► Has the ability to put up low numbers in competition
► Has made a name for himself by playing solid golf in top-end amateur events

Cal Career
► Stats – 8 stroke-play events, 25 rounds, 1828 shots, 72.86 stroke average
► Top Finish – 6th (Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Fall 2013)
► Top-10 Finishes – 2
► Low 54-Hole Score – 212, -1 (Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Fall 2013)
► Low 72-Hole Score – 294, +6 (Pac-12 Championship, Spring 2014)
► Low Round – 68 (Jack Nicklaus Invitational, Fall 2013)
► Pac-12 Championship – 1 (T16th, 2014)

2013-14 (Sophomore)
► Stats –
7 stroke-play events, 22 stroke-play rounds, 1603 strokes, 72.86 stroke average
► Current Rankings – No. 93 Golfweek, No. 109 Golfstat
► Top-10 Finishes – 2
► Golfweek Rating – 71.08
► Golfweek Records – vs. Top 25 (8-20-1, vs. Top 50 (52-35-4), vs. Top 100 (15-35-3), vs. Overall (367-138-23)

6. Jack Nicklaus Invitational (68-72-72 – 212, -1) ... 9/29-30/2013T8. Aggie Invitational (71-75-77 – 223, +3) ... played as an individual ... 4/5-6/2014
T12. Saint Mary’s Invitational (69-73-78 – 220, +4) ... 9/23-24/2013
T16. Pac-12 Championship (73-69-78-74 – 294, +6) ... 4/25-27/2014
T27. Gopher Invitational (75-70-75 – 220, +7) ... 9/8-9/2014
T33. Western Intercollegiate (72-73-70 – 215, +5) ... 4/12-13/2014
T43. National Invitational Tournament (76-72-71 – 219, +3) ... played as an individual ... 3/14-16/2014

 

2012-13 (Freshman)
► Stats – 1 stroke-play event, 3 stroke-play rounds, 225 strokes, 75.00 stroke average
► Final Rankings – *No. 83 Golfweek
*Rankings for a secondary list of golfers without enough rounds to qualify for regular rankings
► Earned team’s Co-Most Improved Player Award along with Cameron Shaw

T54. Arizona Intercollegiate (81-69-75 – 225, +12) ... played as individual

2011-12 (Freshman)
► Redshirted while recovering from a wrist injury
► Did not play       

Amateur
2013
► Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. T12 Tournament Series, No. 31 California, No. 124 USA, No. T254 World

2. Santa Clara County Amateur (69-66-74 – 209)
2. Silicon Valley Amateur (70-75 – 145)
T3. Alameda Commuters (69-67-68-74 – 278)
T6. New Year’s Invitational (72-71-72-69 – 284)
T17. Porter Cup (71-71-67-69 – 278)
T23. Sahalee Players Championship (75-74-78-69 – 296)
T34. Sunnehanna Amateur (70-74-70-75 – 289)
First Alternate Qualifier. U.S. Amateur Qualifying (142) ... Brookwoods Country Club, Ontario, N.Y.

2012
► Missed much of the calendar year with a wrist injury

1. Pacific Northwest Amateur ... won six matches
T9. Santa Clara County Amateur (73-69-76 – 218)
T19. State Fair Amateur (67-75-69 – 211)
T20. Pacific Coast Amateur (77-75-75-71 – 298)
T24/Qualifier. Pacific Northwest Amateur Stroke Play (71-74 – 145)


2011
► Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. T41 Tournament Series, No. T123 California

4. Alister MacKenzie Cup (71-36 – 107) ... tournament shortened to 27 holes due to inclement weather
4. Palo Alto City Championship (72-68 – 140)
Final 16. California Amateur
13. Alameda Commuters (70-73-71-75 – 289)
T19. Silicon Valley Amateur (77-73 – 150)


2010
► Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. 22 Tournament Series, No. T333 California

2. AJGA Castlewood (69-69-65 – 203)
T3. Diablo Valley Amateur (68-72 – 140)
Semifinals. San Mateo County Championship
T13. Christmas Classic (70-74 – 144)

2009
► Final AmateurGolf.com Rankings – No. T77 Tournament Series, No. T256 California
► NCGA Junior Player of the Year after winning four times and placing second on two other occasions

1. Junior All-Star at Lake Havasu (69-65-74 – 218) ... drained 25-foot putt on first playoff hole
1. NCGA Junior Tour Poplar Creek (70-65 – 135)
1. NCGA Junior Tour Oakmont Country Club (68-68 – 136)
1. NCGA Junior Tour Poppy Hills (72-74 – 146)
2. AJGA Castlewood (70-68-67 – 205)
2. San Mateo County (69-69-61 – 199)
11. Christmas Classic (71-73 – 144)


2008
► Won three straight California Junior Tour events

1. California Junior Tour Coyote Creek (71-71 – 142)
1. California Junior Tour Del Monte (67-76 – 143)
1. California Junior Tour Eagle Ridge (76-75 – 151)


2007-11 (Archbishop Mitty HS)
► Most Valuable Player of his squad for each of his final three prep campaigns (2009, 2010, 2011)
► Led his team to a pair of West Catholic Athletic League titles in his final two prep seasons (2010, 2011), earning first-team All-WCAL honors as a senior
► Also a record-breaking prep swimmer, setting a national mark as part of a 200-meter medley relay squad and a Pacific Coast record in the 100-meter butterfly (1:11.27)
► Named to the Principal’s Honor Roll for three years

Other
► Full name is Shotaro Brian Ban
► Born August 13, 1993, in San Jose, Calif.
► Undeclared major
► Parents are Hideyuki Ban and Susan Chang
► Was a nationally competitive amateur swimmer
► Brother, Shintaro Ban, attends Archbishop Mitty High School

LAST UPDATED: May 2, 2014

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