|| Michael Culin
Cal Career Stats
GENERAL: A hard worker with an excellent attitude ... expected to continue to improve as he grows in his golf experience ... coming off a 2011-12 season in which he redshirted as a true freshman.
2011-12 (AS A FRESHMAN): Redshirted ... did not play.
2011 - Took 11th at Bob Estes Abilene Junior (71-69-68 - 208) and 15th at AJGA Elbit Systems of America (75-71-70 - 216) ... 24th at Western Texas Amateur (68-75-74 - 217) after having been in second at the end of the first round ... ranked as high as No. 45 nationally according to Golfweek and No. 7 in the state of Texas according to Junior Golf Scoreboard ... averaged 70.6 strokes per round in AJGA tournaments, including seven of his last eight rounds as a junior golfer under par.
2010 - Fifth at AJGA Nebraska at Quarry Oaks (70-76-67 - 213), 14th at AJGA Bob Estes Abilene Junior I (78-71-71 - 220) ... ranked as high as No. 42 in the state of Texas according to Junior Golf Scoreboard ... averaged 72.8 strokes per round in AJGA tournaments.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of John Paul II High School ... won an individual state title (68-74 - 142) as a sophomore in 2009 ... three-time All-State selection and four-time All-District and All-Region pick ... had the lowest scoring average on his prep squad in each of his four seasons with a career mark of 73.6 ... had a low round of 65 while playing at Honors Golf Club ... team captain for each of his final three seasons ... extra-curricular activities included being an ambassador for his school and being the chairman of the President's Council ... spent one season on the cross country squad as a senior in 2010 ... a Cardinal scholar for four years who finished his high school career with a 3.4 GPA.
OTHER: Full name is Michael Edward Culin ... undeclared major ... parents are John and Suzanne Culin ... has volunteered with an organization called Angel Food and had the job of packaging and helping to deliver food to homeless people ... had a family tradition of playing golf nearly every Friday until about dusk with his parents and younger brother, Stephen, and then going out to dinner and occasionally going to a movie after ... born January 8, 1993, in Dallas, Tex.
GETTING TO KNOW MICHAEL:
The most interesting thing about me is ... I love to play basketball and Ping Pong
I would describe myself as a person as ... patient, trustworthy and personable
The reason I love golf is ... I can never be too good at it because there is always a need for improvement
My greatest athletic moment is ... winning the individual state title as a sophomore in high school
The favorite golf course I have played is ... Cypress Point
The reasons I chose Cal are ... the academics are tremendous and the guys on the golf team are unbelievably awesome
What sets Cal golf apart from other collegiate golf programs is ... the level of performance that the coaches hold us to
The person I admire most is ... my Dad because of the sacrifices he made to give me the opportunity to come to Cal
My favorite golf movie is ... The Greatest Game Ever Played
The best advice I've ever received is ... have fun, life is a roller coaster, ride it (from my Dad)
The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are ... my Mom and Dad
For me to improve as a player, I need to ... drill down on my short game and ball striking
The thing I love most about sports is ... the competitiveness
LAST UPDATED: June 5, 2012