FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14)
Played in three tournaments as a true freshman in 2013-14 … Earned his first collegiate top-10 finish by tying for ninth place on the final leaderboard at the Louisiana Classics held at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette from March 10-11 during the 2014 spring season … Fired a season-low and career-low tournament score of 2-under par 214 while playing as an individual at the Louisiana Classics, including a season-low round of 2-under par 70 in the first round of the tournament … Made his collegiate debut at the Golfweek Conference Challenge held at Spirit Hollow Golf Club in Burlington, Iowa, from Sept. 15-17 during the 2013 fall season … Tied for 34th place with a 54-hole score of 6-over par 222 in his first collegiate event … Earned a spot in LSU’s five-man starting lineup at the David Toms Intercollegiate held at the University Club in Baton Rouge … Tied for 45th place at the David Toms Intercollegiate with a score of 13-over par 229 for 54 holes … Ended his freshman season with a 73.89 scoring average for his three tournament appearances … Three of his nine competitive rounds were at par or better … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Emerged as one of the nation’s elite prep prospects with his performance during the 2012 season … Honored as a Rolex Junior Second-Team All-American by the American Junior Golf Association in 2012 … Signed with LSU as the No. 10-ranked prep recruit nationally for the Class of 2013 in the prestigious Polo Junior Golf Rankings … Also ranked No. 25 nationally by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and No. 60 in the country by Golfweek among high school seniors … Ranked No. 15 in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings and No. 46 in the National Junior Golf Scoreboard regardless of high school classification when signing his National Letter of Intent with the Tigers … Solidified his position among the nation’s premier recruits by tying for third place on the leaderboard at the 2012 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions held at the Crabapple Course at Capital City Club in Alpharetta, Georgia … Fired rounds of 2-over 72, 4-under 66, 1-under 69 and 1-under 69 to tie for third place at the 2012 Rolex Tournament of Champions with his 72-hole score of 4-under par 276 … Earned five top-10 finishes in AJGA events during his breakout 2012 season … Tied for second place at the 2012 AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T at Steelwood Country Club in Loxley, Alabama, with a 54-hole score of 2-under 214 … Posted a 4-under 212 to tie for fourth place at the 2012 AJGA Genesis Shootout presented by the Valero Texas Open at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas … Saw action at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where he tied for fifth place on the leaderboard at The Junior PLAYERS Championship presented by TaylorMade-adidas Golf … Fired a 54-hole score of even-par 216 to tie for fifth place in one of the AJGA’s major tournaments of the 2012 season … Also tied for seventh place at the 2012 Exide Technologies Junior Open presented by Mizuno … Earned the right to represent the West squad at the AJGA’s Wyndham Cup held at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida, on the strength of his performance in 2012 … Earned a total of eight Top 10s in AJGA sponsored events during his prep career … Won an AJGA title for the first time at the 2010 Sean O’Hair Junior All-Star Championship with a career-low AJGA tournament score of 10-under par 206 at The Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas … Fired an 8-under 64 that included a double-eagle in his final round to win the AJGA Sean O’Hair Junior All-Star Championship back in 2010 … Cracked the Top 10 of the final leaderboard at the 62nd Future Masters while firing a 2-over 218 at Dothan Country Club in Dothan, Alabama, in 2011 … Finished runner-up at the 2010 U.S. Kids Teen World Championship held at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina … Carded rounds of 1-under 71, 1-over 73 and 2-under 70 for a 54-hole score of 2-under 214 to finish in second place at Pinehurst No. 2 … Earned his first career Class 5A all-state selection while competing for St. Paul’s School in 2012 … Earned back-to-back All-District 7-5A selections in 2011 and 2012.
Full name is Brandon Chavgney Pierce … Born on Aug. 18, 1994 … Parents are Chavgney and Rebecca Pierce … Has one younger sister, Brittany … Father played basketball at LSU … Mother played college volleyball … Maintained a 4.31 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during his prep career at St. Paul’s School in Covington … Was an HP Scholastic Junior All-America Team selection in 2011 and 2012 … An active member of his community as the founder of Brandon’s Birdies … Has helped raise more than $50,000 for local children’s charities in the New Orleans area since 2009 while leading Brandon’s Birdies … Served at St. Paul’s School as a Eucharist minister … Also participated with the math team at St. Paul’s … Selected Charter’s Community Hero in Covington in November 2012 … Honored by the United States Golf Association and the AJGA as the 2012 recipient of the prestigious USGA-AJGA Presidents’ Leadership Award … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.