The Wolverines tee off for round two on Saturday beginning at 8:50 a.m. MT.
At Utah Valley ... Junior (2013-14): Appeared and started in all 11 tournaments for Utah Valley, leading the squad with a scoring average of 73.06 ... recorded a team-best 16 rounds under par in 32.0 rounds played ... finished inside the top-10 in six tournaments played, inside the top-5 four times, and runner-up twice ... started the year with a second place finish at the Battle in the Tetons, going 69-72-71--212 (-4) ... matched the second place finish at the Jackrabbit Invitational, finishing runner-up behind a 68-71-72--211 (-5) ... fired a season-low 68 on four separate occasions ... came in third at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational, going 68-72--148 (-4) ... took fifth at the BSU Dash Thomas Invitational: 68-72-71--211 (-2) ... finished seventh at both the Utah Invitational (71-70-73--214, +1) and at the Bandon Dunes Championship (73-71-73--217, +4) ... came away 29th at the WAC Championship: 71-83-76--230 (+14) ... finished 30th at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate: 72-72-73--217 (+7) ... notched two eagles during the season ... ended the season with a national ranking of 280 ... led the Wolverines in both first round average (71.44) and last round average (72.11) ... paced the squad in par 3 scoring at 3.08 -- the best single-season mark in UVU history -- and par 4 scoring at 4.10 ... led UVU with 87 birdies on the season ... had the fewest bogeys per round of any Wolverine with 3.27 ... second on the squad in putts per round at 29.55 ... also paced UVU in total short game at .639 ... second on the team in par 5 scoring at 4.78 ... second on the team in GIR at .667.
Sophomore (2012-13): Competed in all 10 tournaments for UVU, finishing with a 76.55 scoring average ... recorded his best finish at the America Sky Conference Championship, going 68-78-73--219 (+3) to finish in a tie for 11th ... 68 was his low round of the year, the second lowest by a Wolverine all season, and gave him the outright lead after the first round at the ASC Championship ... recorded a top-30 finish at the BSU Dash Thomas Memorial, shooting 76-73-69--218 (+5) ... had five rounds of par of better ... led the squad in putting average at 29.72 putts per round ... was tied for second on the team with four eagles ... also ranked second on the team in total birdies with 68.
Freshman (2011-12): Shot a school-record 65 in the first round of the Braveheart Classic...Had back-to-back top 4 finishes with a second-place finish at the Braveheart Classic (65-73-73) and fourth at the America Sky Conference tournament (76-70-78).
Before Utah Valley... Was Kwalikum High's MVP as a sophomore, junior and senior...Won four individual titles...Team finished second at the High School Provincial Champions two seasons in a row...Named his high school's most inspirational athlete...Recognized for outstanding academic achievement...Placed T153 at the 2010 Callaway World Junior Golf Championships...A member of the Provincial and National Teams at both the Eddie Hogan Cup in Oregon and the ABIJC in Guangzhou, China...Qualified for the Canadian Junior National Championships in 2010 and 2011...Recorded two Top 10 FCWT finishes.
Personal... Born Nov. 30, 1993...Son of Shelley Melissa and Kevin Eriksen...Plans to major in international business...stepfather Gord Melissa is a club professional and has been his swing coach for the last five years...Also recruited by the University of Denver and University of British Columbia.