TAMU Men's Golf BIO
A PING All-Central Region, All-Big 12 and second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... played in 12 tournaments ... stroke average of 72.8 was a career best and ranked fourth on team ... finished in top 20 in 7 of 12 tourneys ... also had 4 top-10 and 3 top-five finishes ... carded 14 par-or-better rounds ... 29 of 34 rounds (85 percent) counted towards team total ... turned in three straight finishes of fourth or better overlapping the winter break ... placed a career-high second at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (134, -8) in Dallas in November ... opened the spring with a fourth-place showing at the Burns Intercollegiate (208, -8) on O'ahu ... seventh-place finish (289, +9) at the Big 12 Championship at Prairie Dunes in April ... followed with a 1-over 217 and a third-place finish at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in late February in California ... placed 11th at the Aggie Invitational (220, +4) at Traditions Club in April ... finished 15th among American collegians at the season-opening Topy Cup of Japan (221, +5) in September ... also placed 15th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (221, +5) in Las Vegas ... fired an 8-over 224 at the PING/Golfweek Preview in Stillwater in September, good for 21st place ... 3-over 216 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in late March was good for 24th place ... went a perfect 4-0 at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship in March ... defeated Pacific's Alex Johnson (3 and 2), Illinois' Scott Langley (3 and 2), UCLA's Gregor Main (1 up) and Georgia Tech's J.T. Griffin (5 and 4) ... played in the prestigious U.S. Amateur Championships in August outside Seattle ... tied for 13th in stroke play with a 1-over 144 ... fell in first round of match play ... earned a Texas A&M Athletics Scholar Award. 2009-10 (JUNIOR)
A PING All-Region selection ... played in eight tournaments, recording a 73.45 stroke average ... carded nine rounds of par or better, with a low of 69 ... posted four straight top-10 finishes to close the regular season ... best showing was third after going 6-under at The Aggie Invitational (71-70-69=210) ... went a perfect 4-0 to lead the Aggies at the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship ... placed 12th with a 1-over 289 (70-75-72-72) at the Big 12 Championship ... other top-10 outings came at the St. Edward's Invitational (71-77=148, 10th); at the Linger Longer Invitational (73-70-74=217, 7th); and at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate (73-72-75=220, 8th) ... played in one varsity tournament in the fall, tying for 36th at the PING/Golfweek Preview (75-79-74=228). 2008-09 (SOPHOMORE)
Played in nine tournaments and posted a 74.56 stroke average...recorded four top-20 finishes...tied for 13th in stroke play at NCAA Championship (75-68-71=214)...recorded his first career ace in the opening round a nationals...carded a three-under 33 on the back nine in the final round to help the Aggies qualify for match play...recorded key match play victory against Arizona State to help lift Aggies to Final Four...tied for seventh at the Adams Cup of Newport (73-74-73=220)...tied for 12th at the Baylor Intercollegiate (74-71-73=218)...tied for 16th at the Burns Intercollegiate (76-67-68=211). 2007-08 (FRESHMAN)
Appeared in three fall tournaments and posted a 78.22 stroke average...placed 40th at Oklahoma Intercollegiate...had a season-best 73 in second round of PING/Golfweek Preview...also played in Isleworth Invitational. OTHER
Advanced to semifinals at 2008 Western Amateur, losing to eventual champion Danny Lee...advanced to match play at 2008 U.S. Amateur...earned first-team All-America honors by the American Junior Golf Association in 2006...was the top-rated junior golfer in Texas and ranked No. 11 nationally in the AJGA's Polo Golf Rankings...won two AJGA titles in 2006 -- the Smithfield Junior in Blairsville, Pa., and the Stars of Texas Junior in Austin...fired a career-best 65 at the Smithfield tournament, finishing with a 54-hole total of 199...finished second at the 2006 AJGA PING Invitational in Stillwater, Okla....posted three other career top-five finishes...won 15 high school tournaments, including two district titles...three-time team MVP...four-time all-district and two-time all-region selection...led team to three district crowns...coached by Terry Gailbraith...two-time All-American by the Future Collegians World Tour...qualified for the 2006 U.S. Amateur...advanced to second round of 2007 North & South Amateur with a narrow 1 up victory against A&M teammate Bobby Gates. PERSONAL
James Conrad Shindler IV is the son of Jim and Leslie Shindler of Westlake, Texas...born July 20, 1988 in Phoenix, Ariz...university studies and agricultural leadership major...began playing golf at age 3...made his first career hole-in-one at the 2009 NCAA Championship...favorite pros are Tiger Woods and Greg Norman...favorite course is Pinehurst No. 2...has carried several times for former British Open champion Todd Hamilton...also recruited by Texas and Oklahoma, among others.