2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
Played in two tournaments as a true freshman in 2016-17 ... Placed 76th in his collegiate debut at the David Toms Intercollegiate held at the University Club in Baton Rouge during the 2016 fall season ... Finished at 48-over par in his first collegiate appearance ... Tied for 37th place at LSU's Tiger Classic in the spring with a final score of 29-over par at the University Club ... Finsihed the season with a 87.40 scoring average in five rounds played for the Tigers ... Recognized for his academic performance as a member of the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll following the season ... Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top recruits in the state of Louisiana in the Class of 2016 … Signed with the Tigers following a 2015 season highlighted by an appearance at the United States Junior Amateur Championship held at Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton, South Carolina … Just missed qualifying for match play by one shot after posting a 36-hole score of 7-over par 151 in stroke-play qualifying … Won the U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier at Hot Springs Country Club in Arkansas by two shots with a total score of 7-under par 137 in two rounds … Also earned an impressive 28th-place finish in a field of 140 competitors at the 2015 Southern Junior Championship held at the Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Kentucky … Emerged as one of Louisiana's rising stars as a sophomore in 2014 when he earned a third-place finish at the Louisiana Golf Association Junior Amateur Championship held at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria … Fired a 9-under 207 for three rounds to win the LGA Junior Amateur bronze medal, including a 4-under 68 in the final round … A standout performer competing in the American Junior Golf Association during the 2014 season while earning four top-15 finishes in five AJGA starts … Placed fourth at the 2014 AJGA Arrowhead Junior at The Bluffs in St. Francisville, Louisiana, for his best AJGA finish of the season … Finished in sixth place at the Killington Junior Golf Championship, ninth place at the AJGA St. Louis Junior and 14th place at the BillardFactory.com Junior Championship hosted by PR during the 2014 season … Also featured in two AJGA events during the 2013 season, including a seasonal-best finish of sixth place … Competed in the Future Masters in 2013, placing 34th out of 221 competitors in the event … Freshman season in 2013 was also highlighted by winning the Louisiana Division II individual state title and the Louisiana Tournament of Champions while competing for St. Thomas More High School.
Full name is Drew Nicholas Gonzales … Born on Nov. 3, 1997 … Parents are Doug Gonzales, Jr. and Diane Gonzales … Parents are LSU graduates … Paternal grandparents Doug Gonzales, Sr. and Gail Gonzales also graduated from LSU … Maternal grandfather, Dale Fridley, played college golf at Iowa State … Has one younger sister, Anna … An honor student at St. Thomas More High School while maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average during his prep career … Plans to major in either business or engineering at LSU.