GENERAL: Passionate about the game and hard worker … went through the rigors of the U.K. school system … has shown signs that he will develop into a strong player once he is able to put the time in on the golf course within the American school system … comes to Cal a bit under the radar.
2012-13 (AS A FRESHMAN): Has not played and will redshirt.
2013 – Tied for 32nd at Alameda Commuters (73-69-71-77 – 290, +6).
2012 – Ranked No. 176 in the final European amateur rankings … tied for 21st at British Boys Championship Carris Trophy (73-74-75-74 – 296).
2011 – Won the Derbyshire Boys title (64-73 – 137) by six shots with his opening-round 64 setting a course record at Kedleston Park … won the Midland crown with a 71 for the 18-hole event … qualified for match play at British Boys Championship Carris Trophy after finishing 10th in the stroke-play portion of the event (76-70 – 146) … played in the European Cup of Nations … unbeaten in match play for the second consecutive season … shot a course-record 63 at his hometown Chevin Golf Club.
2010 – Captured the Derbyshire Boys Under-16 title (72-74 – 146) … unbeaten in match play.
2008 – UHS Schools national champion.
REPTON SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Repton School … averaged 71.2 strokes per round as a senior in 2011-12 … played for jet football and cricket teams … recognized as a Sports Scholar from 2007-12.
OTHER: Full name is Cameron John Shaw … undeclared major but intending to major in business and apply for the prestigious Haas School of Business … parents are Gary and Lindsey Shaw … born June 17, 1994, in Derby, England.
GETTING TO KNOW CAMERON
The most interesting thing about me is ... I have curly hair
I would describe myself as a person as ... pretty standard
The reason I love golf is ... it’s the hardest thing in the world to be great at
The teammate I admire most is ... Max Homa
The reason I chose Cal is ... it has the number one golf team in the country
The best thing about Cal is ... the campus is incredible
What sets Cal golf apart from other collegiate golf programs is ... it concentrates heavily on academics
My favorite golf movie is ... The Legend of Bagger Vance
I would like to be remembered at Cal for ... being the best and earning it
The people who have had the greatest influence on my life are ... my parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen is ... England winning the World Cup
My best advice to youngsters would be ... don’t cheat and never give up
The Cal men’s golf team will be fun to follow this year because ... they’ll go so low
The thing I love most about sports is ... being clutch
My parents were right when they told me ... adversity when handled well can be an advantage
One wish I would make for the 21st century is ... destroying poverty