TAMU Men's Golf BIO
An All-Big 12 honoree and a PING All-Central Region selection ... appeared in 11 tournaments, finishing top-20 or better in 8 ... stroke average of 72.29 was second-best on squad and ranked eighth all-time on school charts ... recorded 5 top-10 finishes and 2 top-five showings ... 17 of 34 rounds were par or better, with a low of 66 ... 32 of 34 rounds (94 percent) counted towards team total ... turned in six sub-70 rounds ... shot a 3-over 216 at the NCAA Arizona Regional, good for 34th place ... finished in a tie for 32nd at the NCAA Championships with a 6-over 222 ... posted 3 straight seventh-place showings entering NCAA play, coming at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (211, -2) outside Charleston, S.C.; the Aggie Invitational (217, +1) at Traditions Club in Bryan; and the Big 12 Championship (289, +9) at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan. ... top finish was a third-place showing among American collegians at the season-opening Topy Cup of Japan (220, +4) ... placed fifth at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate (+3, 219) in February in California ... finished 16th at the PING/Golfweek Preview (223, +7) in September in Stillwater ... opened spring with a 17th-place showing at the Burns Intercollegiate in O'ahu (213, -3) ... went 2-1-1 at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship in March, defeating UCLA's Mario Clemens (2 and 1) and Georgia Tech's Kyle Scott (2 and 1) while halving a match against Pacific's Alex Edfort ... lone loss came to Illinois' Chris DeForest (1 up) on final hole ... missed team's final few fall tournaments while representing Spain at the 2010 World Amateur Team Championships, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina ... selected to the European team for the 2011 Palmer Cup, to be played in June in Connecticut ... earned a Texas A&M Athletics Scholar Award. 2009-10 (JUNIOR)
A GCAA/PING All-Region honoree ... played in all but one event for the Aggies ... stroke average of 72.76 was fourth best on the squad ... posted nine top-25 finishes, including a tie for second at the NCAA South Central Regional held at Traditions ... won three of four at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championships in the spring ... had 11 rounds of 70 or below ... season-low score was a 66 in the first round of the NCAA Regional ... earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors. 2008-09 (SOPHOMORE)
in seven tournaments and posted a 74.90 stroke average...battled injuries most of the season...carded a season-best five-under 67 in the opening round of the Burns Intercollegiate in Hawaii...tied for 21st at the Aggie Invitational...closed with a 70 at the NCAA West Regional to help A&M advance to NCAA finals. 2007-08 (FRESHMAN)
Earned honorable mention All-America honors by the GCAA after redshirting in 2006-07...first A&M freshman to earn All-American honors since David Ogrin in 1977...named to PING All-Region Team...won the Barona Collegiate Cup with a 12-under 67-71-66=204, the second-best 54-hole score in school history, and was selected Golfweek's national player of the week...also earned Big 12 player of the month honors for March... named team's co-MVP with Bobby Gates...posted a 74.06 stroke average...tied for sixth at the U.S. Collegiate Championship and the ASU Thunderbird Invitational...tied for 12th at NCAA Central Regional...placed in top 25 in seven of 9 events, including six top-15s and four top 10s. OTHER
Three-time Spanish national junior champion...carded a career-best 66 at the 2006 Spanish junior nationals...advanced to the fourth round of the 2005 British Boys' Championship...member of the Spanish National Team...represented Spain at the World Junior Team Championships and European Junior Team Championships...has extensive international junior golf experience. PERSONAL
Ignacio Elvira Tiuares is the son of Daniel and Monica Elvira of Santander, Spain...born February 17, 1987 in Spain...economics major...began played golf at age 5...has made seven aces...favorite pro is Tiger Woods...favorite course is Augusta National...in 2008.