GENERAL: Game has taken quantum leaps as he continues to learn the game ... came into Cal fresh off a strong summer of amateur golf ... has an opportunity at breaking into Cal's regular lineup on a consistent basis early in his career ... a strong player who hits the ball solid and does lots of things well ... good putter.
2012-13 (AS A FRESHMAN): Has competed in nine rounds over three events, compiling a 74.22 stroke average ... finished the season ranked No. 16 nationally according to Golfweek for those players without enough rounds to qualify for the regular rankings ... picked up a team first-year `Big C' Award ... tied for 29th in his first collegiate tournament in season-opening Gopher Invitational (76-78-75 - 229, +13) and at Western Intercollegiate (72-75-71 - 218, +8) with his final-round 71 the best of his collegiate career ... tied for 54th at PING/Golfweek Preview (76-72-73 - 221, +11).
AMATEUR 2012 - Ended the year ranked 90th in California, 481st in U.S. and 998th in world according to amateurgolf.com ... qualified for U.S. Amateur by finishing second in a qualifier at North Ranch Country Club (74-70 - 144) ... missed reaching match play at U.S. Amateur by a single stroke (72-72 - 144) ... second at Big "I" National Championship (73-71-71-66 - 281) at the University of Texas Golf Club ... tied for second at Pasadena City Championship (68-75-71-70 - 284) and Rancho Santa Margarita Amateur (72-69 - 141) ... tied for third at Palm Spring Desert Amateur (72-70-71 - 213, -3) ... seventh at AJGA ClubCorp Desert (72-75-68 - 215) ... tied for eighth at State Fair Amateur (71-71-66 - 208) ... tied for 14th at amateurgolf.com Silicon Valley Amateur (73-74 - 147) ... qualified for California State Amateur and California State Open. 2011 - Second at Los Angeles City Junior Championship (67-70-73 - 210) ... third at AJGA Aspen Junior Classic (77-73-69 - 219) and AJGA at Diablo Grande (76-69 - 145) ... fifth at Toyota Tour Cup Championship at Silver Rock (69-72-74 - 215) ... qualified for California State Open ... a member of the AJGA HP Scholastic Honor Roll. 2010 - Second at SCPGA Desert Open (70-69 - 139) ... qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur (70-69 - 139) ... a member of the AJGA HP Scholastic Honor Roll. 2009 - Finished 12th at California State Junior Amateur (74-73-70 - 217) ... qualified for Big "I" National Championship (71-70 - 141). 2008 - Won Arnold Palmer Award as the Desert Junior Player of the Year. OTHER - Spent the 2011-12 academic year practicing at PGA WEST while taking his prep classes online ... a two-time member of the AJGA-HP Scholastic Honor Roll ... was ranked as high as No. 108 nationally by Golfweek and No. 112 in the AJGA Polo rankings.
CALABASAS HS: A 2012 graduate of Calabasas High School after also attending Notre Dame High School for his freshman prep season ... won the Marmonte League title (72-68-67-72 - 279) as a 2009 sophomore and was the named the conference MVP as his team went on to a CIF Southern Section title ... finished second in the Marmonte League Tournament (67-78-72-66 - 283) during his junior campaign ... finished his prep career with a 72.9 scoring average.
OTHER: Full name is Walker Amelon Huddy ... undeclared major but intended to major in business and apply for the prestigious Haas School of Business ... parents are Robert and Deborah Amelon Huddy ... born August 28, 1993, in Los Angeles, Calif.
GETTING TO KNOW WALKER What people don't know about me is ... I can't see anything without contacts The reason I love golf is ... you can always get better My favorite pre-match ritual is ... making 10 three-foot putts right before I tee off My greatest athletic moment is ... qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur The reason I chose Cal is ... the great combination of academics and athletics What sets Cal golf apart from other collegiate golf programs is ... the great coaches My favorite golf movie is ... Happy Gilmore My favorite SportsCenter highlight would be ... draining a 12-foot putt to win the Masters If I were not playing college golf, I would be ... playing baseball I would like to be remembered at Cal for ... helping the team to multiple national championships The best advice I've ever received is ... stay in the moment The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are ... my parents One moment in history I wish I could have seen is ... the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey match between the United States and the Soviet Union My best advice to youngsters would be ... practice your short game The Cal men's golf team will be fun to follow this year because ... we have a lot of talent For me to improve as a player, I need to ... be more consistent with the putter