Former Bulldog Keeps Bulldog Spirit Alive

July 30, 2014

FRESNO, Calif. -- Former Fresno State All-American Doug (Harper) Garwood has kept his Bulldog spirit alive while representing the Valley since his break-out season on the Champions Tour.

During his tenure at Fresno State, Garwood played under former head coach Mike Watney and went as far as competing for the individual title in the NCAA Championship in 1986 where he lost in the playoff.

As a Los Angeles, Calif. native, Garwood played on the Tour from 2002-2005 and made 95 career starts. His best finish during this circuit was a playoff loss at the 2002 State Farm Open.

Since his graduation at Fresno State, Garwood prepared for any opportunity to compete on tour.

Garwood made his Champions Tour debut in 2013 and has competed in 13 tournaments since then.

In his first-ever tournament as part of the Champions Tour, Garwood tied for seventh at the Principal Charity Classic. In the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, he tied for second after open-qualifying.

Some of Garwood's other accomplishments include a playoff appearance at the following annual Principal Charity Classic, fourth place finish at the Encompass Championship, and the first-round leader with 64 at the Constellation Senior Players Championship.

As of July 30, 2014, Garwood is 28th on the Money List ($348,796) and 32nd on the Charles Schwab Cup points list. He is long off the tee with an average driving distance of over 285 yards and he holds a putting average of 1.754.

As Garwood continues to make strides in his career on the Champions Tour, one key element of his history remains: once a Bulldog, always as Bulldog.

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