TAMU Men's Golf BIO
Earned a spot on the All-Central Region Team as well as second-team All-SEC honors … competed in 37 rounds over 13 events, producing a 72.54 scoring average … led the Aggies with four top-five finishes including his second career and first season win at the Sea Best Invitational (216, E), tying for first as an individual … followed the win by sharing fourth at the John Burns Intercollegiate (140, -4) … finished in a tie for 12th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate (222, +6) and placed second at the A&M-hosted Aggie Invitational (215, -1) … bestowed SEC Golfer of the Week honors after his win at the Sea Best Invitational ... A&M's top finisher at the SEC Championship (849, -5), ending play in ninth ... notched a top-10 finish at the NCAA Raleigh Regional (212, -1), finishing in a tie for ninth … recorded 14 rounds under par, including a 66 during the final round of the SEC Championship … earned the Coach Bob Ellis Leadership Award for the second straight season.
One of only two players on the team who participated in all 14 events (all but one as a member of the A&M line-up ) … held a 73.52 scoring average in 42 rounds this season with 10 rounds of par or lower … recorded six top-20 finishes and two top five finishes … low round was a 66, which he fired at the NCAA Tempe Regional … 34 of 42 rounds (81%) counted toward the team score … led the Aggies with 109 birdies on the season, ranking 53rd nationally … finished fourth at the Kikkor Golf Huskie Invitational (216, E) in September … kicked off a string of five straight top-20 finishes by placing second at the Sea Best Invitational (217, +1) … in February finished in a tie for 20th at the John A. Burns Intercollegiate (224, +8) before ending in a tie for 19th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (220, +4) … cracked the top-15 at the Don Puckette NIT (214, -2) by placing in a tie for 14th … finished the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (223, +7) in a tie for 20th … struggled at the SEC Championship (225, +15), finishing in a tie for 50th ... coming off a 54th place performance at the NCAA Tempe Regional (220, +11), which included a season-low round of 66 during the second round … competed at the NCAA Championship (219, +9), finishing in a tie for 116th.
2011-12 (RS FRESHMAN)
Participated in 12 tournaments, two as an individual ... in A&M's lineup in nine of the last 11 tourneys ... scoring average was 73.00, fifth-best on squad ... 15 par or better rounds, fourth best on squad ... finished in the top 25 in all but three tournaments ... turned in a total score of par or below six times ... recorded six top-20, four top-10 and two top-5 finishes ... 19 of 31 rounds (62 percent) counted toward team total ... won the HBU Men's Intercollegiate (204, -9) as an individual in his first collegiate event in October ... tied for 13th at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (211, -2) in October in Dallas, his first team event ... fired a 4-under 212 to place fifth at the Amelia Island Intercollegiate in Florida in November ... opened the spring with an eighth-place showing at the John Burns Intercollegiate (213, -3) in Hawai'i ... tied for 10th at The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate (213, -3) in April while playing as an individual ... 20th-place showings at both the Aggie Invitational (228, +12) and the Big 12 Championship (301, +13) ... even-par 216 earned him a 21st place finish in February at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, held in California ... totaled six sub-70 rounds ... season (and career) low round was 66 ... was the team's best driver in the regular season, hitting fairways 75.9 percent of the time ... topped the squad in the regular season with a 68.3 green in regulation percentage.
A four-year letterwinner for coach Trampas Wilson at Mansfield High School ... a two-time all-state, three-time all-region and three-time all-district selection ... ranked 76th nationally as a senior in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings ... led team to a third-place finish at the 2009 Class 5A state tournament, finishing fifth individually and earning team MVP and all-state honors ... finished 18th as a senior (2010) as Mansfield finished in fourth place ... team won district championship each of his last three seasons and the regional title in 2009 ... extensive success on the junior golf circuit, including victories at the 2008 Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) Red River Challenge, where he fired an opening-round 63, a 12-shot victory at the 2008 TJGT Walnut Creek Junior and the 2009 AJGA Elbit Systems of America Open ... tied for third at the 2009 Arlington City Championship, earning the first alternate slot for the U.S. Amateur ... fired a 64 in the first round, which included 12 birdies.
Gregory Scott Yates II is the son of Scott and Robin Yates of Mansfield ... born May 26, 1991 in Arlington, Texas ... general studies major ... introduced to the game of golf at the age of three by his grandfather ... both parents attended Texas A&M (Class of ‘85) ... has had several other family members who’ve graduated from A&M, including Jennifer Patrick (aunt) ‘84, Sean Patrick (uncle) ‘83, Kenneth McDaniel (cousin) ‘83 and Charles McDaniel (cousin) ‘79 ... all-time favorite pro golfer is Fred Couples ... most memorable golf moment is shooting a 63 in the first round of the Red River Classic in 2008 ... ideal foursome would include his grandfather, Tom Watson and Bubba Watson ... favorite course is TPC Craig Ranch ... best course he’s played is TPC Sawgrass in 2009 ... also recruited by Texas Tech, Illinois, Georgia Tech, New Mexico and Oklahoma, among others.