TAMU Men's Golf BIO
Earned the program’s B.K. & Jane Watson Academic Achievement Award for the fourth consecutive season … one the course, saw action in four events … posted a 74.00 scoring average during 11 rounds … made his season debut at the Carmel Cup, finishing at five-over par in three rounds … finished in a tie for fifth place while participating in Invitational Championship portion of the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational … Saw action as an individual at the John Burns Intercollegiate and the Aggie Invitational (230, +14), where he finished in a tie for 57th.
Appeared in four tournaments (two as an individual), recording one top-20 finish … season scoring average was 76.33 … tallied three par or better rounds with a season low of 68 … 4 of 6 rounds (67 percent) counted toward team total … placed 12th at the season-opening Lone Star Invitational (218, +2) in October in San Antonio … tied for 38th at the Aggie Invitational (232, +16) in April … fired an 8-over 224 at the U.S. Collegiate Championship in October outside Atlanta … named a Texas A&M Outstanding Athletics Scholar Award winner … presented with the B.K. and Jane Watson Academic Achievement Award for the third consecutive season at the team’s annual banquet in the spring.
Appeared in 7 tournaments, posting a stroke average of 75.0 ... carded 7 par-or-better rounds ... 10 of 17 rounds (57 percent) counted for team total ... had one top-20 finish, a fourth-place showing at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (136, -6) in Dallas in November ... second-round 65 was fourth-lowest round by an Aggie on the year ... tied for 26th at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational with a 4-over 220 ... 30th-place showing at the prestigious PING/Golfweek Preview (226, +10) in late September at Karsten Creek in Stillwater ... finished 33rd with a 7-over 223 at the U.S. Collegiate Championship in October outside Atlanta ... earned a Texas A&M Outstanding Athletics Scholar Award ... presented with the B.K. and Jane Watson Academic Achievement Award for the second consecutive season at the team’s annual banquet in the spring.
2009-10 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Played in five tournaments, all as an individual ... average score was 74.00, seventh on the squad ... low round was 70 (twice) ... won the one-day, two-round St. Edward’s Invitational with rounds of 70-72=142 ... tied for 29th at both the John Burns Intercollegiate (75-68-74=217) and the Aggie Invitational (72-70-76=218) ... tied for 71st at the Tucker Intercollegiate with rounds of 78-77-75=230 in only fall appearance ... was presented with the B.K. and Jane Watson Academic Achievement Award at the team’s annual banquet in the spring.
Long-hitting player with extensive junior golf experience...won the 2005 and 2006 Kentucky state high school championships, becoming the first player in 50 years to win back-to-back titles...named Kentucky’s “Mr. Golf” in 2005 ...led team to state title in 2005 and runner-up finish in 2006...carded a career-best 65 in a prep tournament in 2008...captured two regional crowns and won four other prep tournaments...outstanding student...had several high finishes in AJGA events...earned six varsity golf letters...coached by Kurt Averil.
Nicholas Case Cochran is the son of Russ and Jackie Cochran of Paducah, Ky...born April 5, 1989 in Paducah...majoring in sport management with minors in business and economics...father is a long time PGA Tour and Champions Tour player who won the 2011 British Senior Open ... also won 1991 Western Open, tied for seventh at the 1992 PGA Championship, and won back-to-back Champions Tour events in 2010...a brother, Ryan, played golf at Florida (2002-06)...Case also was a standout basketball player in high school...favorite pros are Russ Cochran and Padraig Harrington...began playing golf at age 3...best round had been a 63 (2010 Eastern Amateur)...has made one hole-in-one...favorite course is Riviera Country Club.