TAMU Men's Golf BIO

2011-12 (SENIOR)
An All-Big 12 and PING All-Central Region selection ... the team's Robert Ellis Coach's Award winner for 2012 ... competed in all 15 tournaments, ranking second on the team with a 72.78 stroke average ... led the squad with 10 top-20 finishes ... earned five top-10 and three top-5 showings ... ended tournaments below par four times ... 38 of 43 rounds (88 percent) counted toward team total ... tied for 14th with a 2-over 218 at the NCAA Regional ... named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team after finishing ninth at the Big 12 Championship in April at Whispering Pines (294, +6) ... best individual showing was a second-place finish at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in Dallas (205, -8), leading the Aggies to the team title ... strong showing in team's final fall event, shooting a 2-over 218 to place 12th at the Amelia Island Intercollegiate in Florida ... tied for fifth with a 2-nder 211 at the prestigious Western Refining Collegiate All-American in El Paso ... was the team's top individual at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in February in California, turning in a 3-under 213 en route to an eighth-place finish ... finished 20th at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate (219, +6) in March in Austin ... topped A&M's team with a fifth-place showing (214, -2) at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in March in South Carolina ... shot a 2-under 214 en route to a 14th-place finish at The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate ... low round on the year was 66, in the first round of the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate ... totaled eight sub-70 rounds on the year ... named a Texas A&M Athletics Scholar Award winner.

2010-11 (JUNIOR)
A consensus All-American ... an All-Big 12 honoree and a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... named to the PING All-Central Region team as well ... played in all 13 team tournaments and the prestigious Western Refining Collegiate All-American as an individual ... stroke average of 71.60 topped the squad and set a new school record ... posted score of par or better in 22 of 42 rounds, two shy of the school record ... turned in 12 sub-70 rounds, including 3 of the 4 lowest this year ... 38 of 39 rounds (97 percent) counted towards team total ... finished in the top 20 in 9 of team’s 13 tournaments ... finished in top 5 in 7 tourneys ... posted an even or below-par final stroke total in 7 of A&M’s 13 tournaments ... matched best finish ever by an Aggie at the Big 12 Championship with a third-place showing (286, +6) at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan. in April ... second-round 63 (-9) in season-opening Topy Cup of Japan set a school record ... was the top American finisher in the Topy Cup with a school-record tying 203 (-13) ... placed second at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (208, -8) in Las Vegas in March and at the Aggie Invitational (215, -1) at Traditions Club in April ... opening-round 64 at Southern Highlands was one shy of his school record, set earlier in the year ... finished third in back-to-back fall tourneys, at the U.S. Collegiate Championship (210, -6) outside Atlanta and the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (135, -7) in Dallas ... placed fourth at the Burns Intercollegiate (208, -8) on O’ahu to open the spring season ... two of losses at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championships in March (0-4 record) came on the final hole ... fired a 2-over 215 at the Western Refining All-American to place 23rd against a field that included 32 of the country’s best collegiate golfers ... placed second at the Texas Amateur Championships over the summer with a 9-under 275 ... earned a Texas A&M Athletics Scholar Awar.

2009-10 (SOPHOMORE)
Named an honorable-mention All-American and selected to PING’s All-Region squad after a tremendous sophomore campaign ... tabbed Texas A&M’s Most Improved Player for the second consecutive season ... earned All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches as well ... competed in 11 tournaments, finishing second on the squad with a 72.41 stroke average ... had 17 rounds of par or better, with a low of 66 ... recorded five top-10 and four top-five finishes ... picked up his first career victory in April at The Aggie Invitational, blistering Traditions Club with a 10-under 206 (70-69-67) ... was A&M’s second-highest finisher at the Big 12 Championship, placing seventh (68-69-76-75=288) ... finished fourth in two spring tournaments, the Arizona Invitational (66-70-69=205) and the Linger Longer Invitational (76-70-70=216) ... tied for 33rd at the Tucker Intercollegiate (73-73-75=221) in his only varsity appearance of the fall.

Played in three tournaments...tied for 26th at the Aggie Invitational (73-76=149)...also played in the Baylor Intercollegiate and the Southern Highlands Collegiate.


Qualified for 2009 U.S. Amateur and missed match play by one stroke (70-79=149)...tied for 13th at 2009 Texas State Amateur (72-72-72-72=288)...experienced junior golfer who played in many AJGA events...finished second at the 2006 Dodge/Bob Estes Abilene Junior after closing with a 69...placed second at the 2006 Texas Junior Championship...three-time all-district and two-time all-region selection in high school...won consecutive district titles as a junior and senior, leading team to district crown both years...lettered four years in golf...coached by Justin McKown.

Jordan Shea Russell is the son of David and Sharon Russell of College Station...born November 15, 1988 in College Station...agricultural leadership major...began playing golf at age 7...has never had a hole-in-one...favorite pros are Tiger Woods and Hunter Mahan...favorite course is Cimarron Hills...also recruited by Louisiana Tech.

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