At Utah Valley... Junior (2013-14): Played and started in all 11 tournaments for Utah Valley ... ranked second on the team in scoring average at 73.75 -- almost a six stroke improvement from his sophomore season ... tallied 10 rounds of par or better, including four in the 60s, in 32.0 rounds played on the year ... opened the season with the best finish of his career, coming in a tie for 10th at the Battle in the Tetons: 75-71-71--217 (+1) ... finished tied for 14th at the Jackrabbit Invitational, shooting 71-73-77--221 (+5) ... fired a 66 in the opening round of the Snowman Getaway -- the lowest round of any Wolverine in 2013-14 ... went on to finish the Getaway tied for 21st at 66-76-72--214 ... paced UVU in putts per round at 28.60 ... led the Wolverines in par 5 scoring average 4.73, including four eagles -- tied for most on the team ... posted 80 birdies on the year, second most on the team ... second on the team in first round average at 72.22 ... third on the squad in par 3 scoring average at 3.19 and par 4 scoring average at 4.18.
Sophomore (2012-13): Competed in four tournaments for UVU, compiling a scoring average of 79.09 ... recorded a season-low round of 75 in the first round at the Battle in the Tetons, and went on to finish in a tie for 35th.
Before Utah Valley ... Played basketball at Montana State-Billings where they were the GNAC Champions and earned a berth into the Div. II National Tournament ... was a two-time all-state basketball player and golfer at Jordan High School.
Personal... Son of Kerry and Doug Richards ... Graduated from Jordan HS in 2008 with a 3.4 GPA ... Served an LDS Church mission to Fort Worth, Texas ... Father was an all-American basketball player at BYU and was drafted by the Portland Trailblazers ... Uncle Golden Richards played wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys ... Plans to major in business finance.