Nick Watney
Nick  Watney

Dixon, Calif.

High School:
Davis High School


Fresno State: (1999-00) Competed in 11 of the Bulldogs' 13 tournaments as a true freshman ... helped the Bulldogs to a 13th place finish at national championships ... six Top 20 finishes including three top 10 finishes...WAC Freshman of the Year ... Bulldogs' medallist at the NCAA West Regional tying for ninth place ... WAC Player of the Week (April 24-28)... shot eight rounds under par for the season with a low round of 68 ... qualified for the 2000 U.S. Amateur Golf Championships, shooting 1-over-par 141 to tie for 12th in qualifying round ... defeated U.S. Public Links Champion D.J. Trahan in first round match play. (2000-01) Finished third at the NCAA Championships ... named GCAA PING Second Team All-American ... had two wins, including a school record 200 strokes at San Diego ... WAC Player of the Year ... one of eight players nationally selected to play on the victorious U.S.A. vs. Japan tournament team ... selected as Golfweek Magazines National Player of the Week...appeared in the "Faces of the Crowd" feature of Sports Illustrated ... qualified for Sweet 16 at Western Amateur...Qualified for the U.S. Amateur where he was fourth out of 312 golfers in stroke play...reached round of 16 at U.S. Amateur...No.1 ranked in all of District 7. (2001-02) Owns all-time Fresno State season scoring record (70.53)... WAC Player of the Year... All-WAC...member of Palmer Cup Team...GCAA First Team All-American...Ben Hogan Award Finalist...named all-region (Southwest)...tied for sixth at NCAA Championship...Southwestern Men's Amateur MVP.

Davis High School: Named Delta League MVP ... four-time varsity letter winner.

Personal: Born April 25, 1981...parents are Debbie and Brent Watney... has a younger sister, Kristen... his biggest thrill was winning the Yolo Open, shooting a 12-under-par ... enjoys golf, basketball and skiing ... plays under his uncle, Mike Watney ... nickname is "Roob."

Watney on Watney

"I have made the comment in the past that I do not think Nick is satisfied unless he beats everyone every time. Well, I can tell it is true. He won the first four tournaments this year and was upset when he did not win his fifth in a row. Hopefully he was not too upset. He just went back to work on his game. That is the secret to his success. People can see his athleticism and the power in his shots, but they do not see all the hours he works on his conditioning or the time he puts into his game, especially his short game. If anyone on the team did what Nick does, they would improve. His personal discipline to improve is impressive and the reason he is the No. 1 ranked collegian in the country. If he continues to stay disciplined when "the ole coach" is not around, he will challenge the upper echelon of the elite players on the PGA tour."


o U.S. Amateur Golf qualifier
o WAC Freshman of the Year
o Tied for ninth at NCAA West Regional
o WAC Player of the Week

o Second Team All-American
o WAC Player of the Week
o WAC Player of the Year
o Golf World National Player of the Week
o Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd
o Team USA member against Japan 2001
o No. 1 ranked in all of District 7
o All-Time Fresno State season scoring record (70.53)


o First Team All-American
o WAC Player of the Week
o WAC Player of the Year
o All-WAC Selection
o Palmer Cup Team Member
o Ben Hogan Finalist
o Southwest Region Player of the Year
o Placed sixth at NCAA Championship
o Southwestern Men's Amateur Champion

Nick Watney's Top 10 Career Finishes
Place Tournament (Year) Low Score
1 USD Invitational (2000-01) 66 67-66-67-200
1 Fresno Lexus Golf Classic (2001-02) 63 71-63-69-203
1 BYU Cougar Classic (2001-02) 66 68-66-134
1 Aztec Invitational (2001-02) 67 69-67-70-206
T-1 Inverness Intercollegiate (2000-01) 68 68-73-72-213
2 Ping Arizona (2001-02) 64 73-64-68 -205
2 Taylor Made Invitational (2001-02) 68 72-68-71-211
T2 Savane All-American (2001-02) 65 68-65-70-203
T2 Cleaveland/Swesternern (2001-02) 69 72-70-69-211
T-2 John Burns Intercollegiate (2000-01) 65 68-71-65-204
3 West Regional (2001-02) 69 74-69-71-214
T4 WAC Championship (2001-02) 70 72-70-70-212
T-4 NCAA West Regional (2000-01) 70 71-72-70-213
5 Western (2001-02) 69 69-72-69-210
T-5 Cleveland Golf/Morris Williams Classic 70 71-70-141
T-6 Ben Hogan Cougar Classic (2000-01) 68 74-68-71-213
T6 NCAA Championship (2001-02) 68 72-68-70-70-280
7 WAC Championships (2000-01) 70 70-77-78-225
T8 Bite Pacific Coast Invit. (2001-02) 71 71-72-76-219
T-9 Ben Hogan Cougar Classic (1999-00) 68 68-72-74--214
T-9 NCAA West Regional (1999-00) 68 70-68-73--211
T9 Morris Williams (2001-02) 71 77-73-71-221
T9 Pepperdine Intercollegiate (2001-02) 71 73-78-71-222
T-10 ASU Thunderbird SunDevil Invitational 70 70-71-72--213
T-10 Pacific Invitational (2000-01) 68 69-78-68-215

Watney's Career Scorecard(As of 5-1-02)

Year Rounds Strokes Avg. Under Par Top 20 Top 5 Low W
1999-00 -30 -2,194 -73.13 -7 -6 -0 -68 -0

2000-01 -41 -2,930 -71.46 -25 -12 -5 -65 -2

2001-02 -38 -2,680 -70.52 -25 -12 -9 -63 -3

Career -109 -7,804 -71,59 -57 -30 -14 -63 -5

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