Fresno State: (2008-09) Competed in one tournament ... averaged 85.67 strokes per round ... low round this year was 83 which came at the Fresno State Lexus Classic ... WAC Scholar Athlete ... Dean's List. (2007-08) Redshirt season.
Golden West HS: All-American in 2004, 2005 and 2007... team captain in 2007 ... first in West Yosemite League in 2007 ... had a scoring average of 74.
Personal: Born August 25, 1989, in Visalia, Calif. ... parents are Jennifer and Jerry Bischel ... has two brothers, Jeremy and Cameron ... enjoys going to the mountains ... his favorite athlete is Phil Mickelson because he likes to take risks like he does ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as winning his first tournament at Madera Municipal at three-over par when he was 13 ... admires his grandfather for taking him to the golf course five days a week from when he was eight until he was 16.
Watney on Bischel: "Cory reminds me of two people-PGA Tour player Jim Furyk and "Rudy" of Notre Dame fame. Cory has a unique swing like Furyk but it works even in pressure situations. But Cory is also like the hard-working, good attitude "Rudy" who played for Notre Dame. That is a complement because Rudy ended up being a very successful person, the inspiration for a fantastic movie, and the creator of the "Rudy Foundation." Cory has that demeanor and also a great GPA after his first year."