|High School:||Monte Vista HS|
CURRENT INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS: Collegiate - Golfweek
GENERAL: A hard worker broke into the lineup on occasion and was close to cracking it on a regular basis ... made tremendous improvements throughout his Cal career, including his putting and short game.
CAL CAREER: Played in eight stroke-play events and 25 rounds since his first action from 2008-12, totaling 1,868 shots for an average of 74.7 shots per round ... played one match play event, posting a 1-2 record ... posted the lowest round of his career with a 65 over the first 18 holes of Western Intercollegiate during the 2011 spring season ... top collegiate finish came when he tied for 24th at Arizona Intercollegiate to open the 2012 spring season while playing as an individual.
2011-12 (AS A SENIOR): Earned the team's Coaches Award ... played in four stroke-play events and 13 rounds, averaging 73.2 strokes per round on 952 shots ... also posted a 1-2 record at Del Walker Match Play Championship in the lone match-play event of his career ... ranked No. 48 by Golfweek (6/2/12) among a secondary list of golfers without enough rounds to qualify for the regular rankings, while he was not listed in the season's final Golfstat rankings ... posted the top finish of his collegiate career while playing as an individual by tying for 24th at Arizona Intercollegiate (74-74-71 - 219, +6) to open 2012 spring campaign ... played for the only time as a member of the team in the spring season at Pac-12 Championship and responded with the second-best finish of his career and his best while playing as a member of the team by tying for 27th (75-75-71-72 - 293, +5) as each of his final three rounds counted towards the team score ... tied for 37th at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (67-74-72 - 213, E), with his first round 67 tying him for eighth after the opening 18 holes ... tied for 50th playing as an individual at Western Intercollegiate (73-75-79 - 227, +17).
2010-11 (AS A JUNIOR): Played in two events and six rounds, totaling 449 strokes for a 74.8 average ... finished the season ranked No. 38 according to Golfweek among a secondary list of players without enough rounds to qualify for the regular rankings, while he was not listed in season's final Golfstat rankings ... had his best showing of the season by tying for 29th at Western Intercollegiate (65-79-75 - 219, +9), including an opening-round 65 that was a career low and gave him a share of the lead after the first 18 holes ... tied for 52nd at Arizona Intercollegiate (82-74-74 - 230) to open the spring campaign.
2009-10 (AS A SOPHOMORE): Did not play.
2008-09 (AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Competed in two events, both as an individual ... best finish was a tie for 60th at USC Collegiate Invitational (81-76-72 - 229, +16) ... was 89th at U.S. Intercollegiate (75-79-84 - 238, +28).
2007-08 (AS A TRUE FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... did not play.
2012 - Tied for 14th at Silicon Valley Amateur (69-78 - 147).
2011 - Won weather-shortened Alister MacKenzie Cup by one shot (71-33 - 104) with a miraculous double eagle on his final hole, the par-five ninth ... captured Christmas Classic (67-70 - 137) in a playoff ... tied for third at Royal Oaks Invitational (75-72-71 - 218) ... tied for fourth at Silicon Valley Amateur (76-67 - 143) ... tied for ninth at Memorial Amateur (69-68-76 - 213) ... tied for 20th at California State Fair Amateur (72-68-71 - 211).
2010 - Fourth at Silicon Valley Amateur (68-74 - 142) ... tied for fourth at Royal Oaks Invitational (73-73-77 - 223) ... tied for seventh at Christmas Classic (72-70 - 142) ... tied for eighth at Southwestern Amateur (73-72-66-68 - 279) ... tied for 15th at California State Fair Amateur (68-73-68 - 209) ... tied for 19th at Long Beach City Amateur (73-69-73 - 215) ... tied for 20th at New Year's Invitational (75-74-80-73 - 302) ... 23rd at Scratch Players Championship (74-74-72-77 - 297).
2009 - Won Las Positas Championship (66-72 - 138) ... seventh at Royal Oaks Invitational (67-75-76 - 218) ... tied for ninth at Silicon Valley Amateur (73-72 - 145) ... 10th at Monterey City Amateur (70-75-73 - 218) ... 23rd at California State Fair Amateur (68-73-71 - 212) ... tied for 30th at Long Beach City Amateur (71-75-71 - 217).
2008 - Qualified for Western Amateur (72) ... won Palo Alto City Championship (69-67 - 136) ... runner up at both Royal Oaks Invitational (73-72-73 - 218) and Diablo Valley Amateur (71-71 - 142) ... third at Salinas Amateur (69-72 - 141) and Las Positas Championship (73-69 - 142) ... tied ninth at Christmas Classic (70-73 - 143) and Metropolitan Amateur (71-74 - 145) ... 13th at Monterey City Championship (76-72-74 - 222) ... 19th at Alameda Commuters (72-73-73-69 - 287).
2007 - Ranked No. 70 nationally by Golfweek ... advanced to Round of 32 in match play at U.S. Junior Amateur ... qualified for California State Amateur (71) ... second at Livermore City Championship (71-70 - 141) ... tied for fifth at FCWT Coyote Creek Open (73-77 - 150) ... tied for 10th at Alameda Commuters (72-69-69-72 - 282) ... 13th at Palo Alto City Championship (76-67 - 143) ... tied for 33rd at AJGA Heather Farr (74-70-74 - 218) ... tied for 44th at California State Fair Amateur (70-70-77 - 217).
2006 - Advanced to Round of 32 in match play at San Francisco City Championship ... second at Livermore City Championship (70-70 - 140) and PGA/NCPGA Westfield Qualifier (67-72 - 139) ... third at FCWT Escena Classic (67-71 - 138) ... ninth at AJGA Fidelity Investments Junior (69-76-69 - 214) ... tied for 10th at NCGA Sacramento County Men's Amateur (73-71 - 144) ... 16th at AJGA Pacific Northwest International Junior (76-72-75 - 223) ... 22nd at AJGA Mission Hills Desert Junior (76-75-72 - 223).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Monte Vista High School ... a first-team All-East Bay Athletic League selection in back-to-back seasons (2006, '07) ... prep squad went to the state championships during his 2006 junior campaign.
OTHER: Full name is Jeffery John Hamm ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on consumer behavior and globalization in May of 2012 ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on consumer behavior and globalization ... parents are Jim and Denise Hamm ... father, Jim, is one of the most respected golf instructors in Northern California ... has one brother, Ryan ... born September 14, 1989, in Walnut Creek, Calif.
GETTING TO KNOW JEFF:
The reason I love golf is ... you are not limited by your physical talents, but rather your mental toughness
My greatest athletic moment is ... making a double eagle on the final hole of 2011 Alister MacKenzie Cup to win by one shot
The favorite golf course I have played is ... Cypress Point
The reason I chose Cal is ... its combination of athletic and academic excellence
Since coming to Cal, I have learned ... how to be more independent
My favorite golf movie is ... Tin Cup
The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are ... my family
My best advice to youngsters is ... do not let what others think affect what you do
For me to improve as a player, I need to ... keep grinding on my short game
The thing I love most about sports is ... the competition
LAST UPDATED: June 5, 2012