The Fresno State men's golf team concluded the 2013 Winchester Classic to finish in ninth place out of 11 teams.
As defending champions, the Fresno State men's golf team will compete in the Winchester Classic on April 19-21st in Meadow Vista, Calif.
The Fresno State men's golf team swings back into stroke play on April 13-14 in Santa Cruz, Calif.
The Fresno State men's golf team concluded their first match play tournament of the season at the Cal Poly Match Play Championship on Friday, March 29.
The Fresno State men's golf team competed at the Cal Poly Match Play Championship to finish the day with one loss and one victory.
Last updated: June 11, 2012
2011-12 (Sophomore): Competed in all 12 tournaments ... recorded a career-best second place finish at the Winchester Classic (72-75-70--217, +1) to help the Bulldogs win their first tournament since 2008 ... second on the team with a 75.84 scoring average over 34 rounds ... posted five rounds of par or better ... fired a low round of 68 at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational and Pacific Invitational ... placed in the top 10 in back-to-back tournaments, the Winchester Classic and WAC Championship ... finished in a tie for eighth at the WAC Championship (70-74-77--221) to lead the 'Dogs ... earned Academic All-WAC honors ... named team's co-Most Outstanding Player.
2010-11 (Freshman): Competed in nine tournaments ... fourth on the team with a 75.31 scoring average ... posted a low round of 65 at the John Burns Invitational, tied for the lowest on the team ... best finish was at the San Diego Intercollegiate finishing in a tie for 14th (71-76-74--221, +5) ... recorded 77 birdies and one eagle ... named Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week.
Porterville HS: Earned four varsity letters in golf and two varsity letters in basketball ... held a position in student council ... won the Valley Golf Championship ... placed fourth in the Southern California Regionals with a low score of 66 ... Won the Kings River Junior tournament with scores of 66 and 71 ... won the Sacramento County Junior Tournament with scores of 68 and 72.
Personal: Born on October 9, 1992 in Visalia, Calif. ... parents are Linda and Nathan Jessup ... has an older sister, Alice ... hobbies include eating, sleeping and basketball ... tied for first in Fresno County Championship ... course record at River Island CC ... favorite athlete is Devon Wylie because he has served as a good role model ... biggest athletic thrill was winning the team title at Winchester Country Club ... most admires his parents because of their constant love and support ... chose to attend Fresno State because of the school pride and knowledgable golf coach.
Coach's Comments: Nate is the Dustin Johnson of this team. Davis Love said Dustin was probably the best athlete of the 2012 Ryder Cup team. Nate is also a great athlete and freakishly long. He has an extra gear that can make the long courses seem easy. Nate has shot a 65 in a college tournament and finished 2nd in the Winchester Classic. With his strength and calm demeaner, it wouldn't surprise me to see Nate in the low 60's this season. Nate is a coach's dream. He works much harder than asked for in the weight room, on the practice tee, at the short game area, and in the attitude department. If everyone did that little bit extra like Nate, we would be a top five team with a legitimate chance to win the NCAA. His hard work is paying off. Nate now tees it up knowing that he can beat anyone in the field and he usually does. His repertoire of shots around the green is second to none and he practices them enough to be able to pull them off in the heat of competition.