Brandon

Pierce

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Golfer
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
City/State: Covington, La.
High School: St. Paul's School
Major: Sports Administration
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

2017 PING All-Southeast Region
2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award
2016 U.S. Amateur Round of 32
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Golfweek Third-Team All-American
2015 PING Honorable Mention All-American
2015 Second-Team All-SEC
2015 PING All-Southeast Region
2015 LSWA Louisiana Collegiate Player of the Year
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER CAPSULE
Enjoyed a historic career in Baton Rouge as a member of LSU's SEC and NCAA championship team in 2015 ... Honored as an All-American during his sophomore season as a Golfweek Third-Team All-American and PING Honorable Mention All-American in 2015 ... Unbeaten with a 2-0-1 mark in match play at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships held at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida ... A two-time PING All-Southeast Region selection in 2015 and 2017 ... Earned career best finishes of T9 at the SEC Championships and T11 at the NCAA Championships during the spring of his sophomore season in 2015 ... Sophomore scoring average of 71.16 ranked No. 2 in school history for a single-season at the end of his career ... Made 34 tournament appearances in four seasons with the Tigers from 2013-17 ... Ended his collegiate career with a 72.39 scoring average in 101 rounds played for LSU ... Won one tournament title and earned 12 top-10 finishes in his 34 appearances as an LSU Tiger ... Graduated from LSU in May 2017 with a degree in sports administration.

SENIOR SEASON (2016-17)
One of the top players in college golf once again as a senior during the 2016-17 season ... Ended the season as the No. 39-ranked player in the country in the final Golfweek individual player rankings released after the NCAA Championships ... Also ranked No. 81 in the final Golfstat player rankings of the season ... Honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America as a PING All-Southeast Region performer for the second time in his career ... Appeared in 12 of the team's 14 collegiate events during the season ... Finished the campaign as the team's third-leading scorer with a 72.09 scoring average in 34 competitive rounds played ... 17 of his 34 rounds were at par or better ... Earned six top-10 finishes in his 12 tournament appearances for the Tigers ... Crowned the co-champion of the David Toms Intercollegiate during the fall season with a final tournament score of 1-under par 215 at the University Club in Baton Rouge ... Helped lead the Tigers to their first victory of the season at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate where he tied for ninth place with a 54-hole score of 6-under par 207 at Mirabel Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona ... Fired a season-low score of 5-under 66 in the final round at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate ... Closed out the fall season by tying for eighth place at the Ka'anapali Collegiate Classic in Hawaii with his lowest score of the season at 9-under 204, including rounds of 2-under 69, 3-under 68 and 4-under 67 ... Added three top-10 finishes during the 2017 spring season at the General Hackler Championship (t5), Aggie Invitational (t6) and Tiger Classic (5) ... Finished as the top Tiger at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships held at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club in Sugar Grove, Illinois, by tying for 23rd place in 72 holes of stroke play with a score of 1-over par 289 in his final event for LSU ... Appearance at the NCAA Championships included a 4-under 68 in the second round ... Tied for 48th place at the SEC Championships with a score of 9-over par and tied for 39th place at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with a score of 11-over par ... Also made appearances at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic (t27), Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (t52) and Valspar Collegiate Invitational (t51) during his senior season ... Was the recipient of the 2016 David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award presented by the American Junior Golf Association in conjunction with the GCAA ... Received the David Toms Overcoming Adversity Award live on Golf Channel's Morning Drive on Dec. 9, 2016 ... Honored for his academic performance once again with a third-straight selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Ended his junior season as the No. 96-ranked player in the country in the final Golfstat individual player rankings released following the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships … Also ranked No. 125 nationally in Golfweek's final rankings … Helped lead the Tigers back to match play at the NCAA Championships for the third-straight season … LSU officially tied for fifth place nationally with a 3.5-1.5 defeat to eventual national champion Oregon in the NCAA quarterfinals … Pierce tied for 26th place in 72 holes of stroke play at the NCAA Championships with a final score of 7-over par 287, including back-to-back rounds of 1-under 69 in the third and fourth rounds at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club … Opened the championship season by tying for 13th place at the SEC Men's Golf Championships with a 54-hole score of 7-over 217 at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course … Followed by tying for 45th place at the NCAA Franklin Regional held at the Vanderbilt Legends Club to help the Tigers tie for third place in the team standings and earn a return trip to the NCAA Championships … Part of a record-setting Tiger team at the 2016 Prestige at PGA West where he placed sixth individually with a season-low score of 5-under 208 in three rounds played at PGA West in La Quinta, California … Helped the Tigers win the team title at The Prestige at PGA West with a school-record tournament score of 26-under par … Earned two top-10 finishes on the season as he also tied for fifth place at LSU's Tiger Classic held at the University Club during the spring season … Also cracked the lineup at the David Toms Intercollegiate (T28), United States Collegiate Championship (T31) and East Lake Cup during the fall and Querencia Cabo Collegiate (T49), Valspar Collegiate Invitational (T31) and Aggie Invitational (T43) during the spring season … Ended the season with a 73.21 scoring average in 33 rounds of stroke play on the season … 12 of his 33 rounds were at par or better … Placed 17th overall at the 41st Sun Bowl All-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas, after the end of the fall season … Followed the collegiate season by advancing to the Round of 32 of match play at the 116th United States Amateur Championship held at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan … Earned the No. 54 seed in U.S. Amateur match play after tying for 41st place in stroke play with a two-round total of 1-over par 141 … Made his U.S. Amateur debut after winning the 36-hole sectional qualifier at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria with a score of 8-under par 134 … Recognized for his academic achievement with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season … Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15)
The top-ranked player and leading scorer for an LSU team that swept SEC and NCAA team championships during a historic 2014-15 season … One of the NCAA's Top 30 players in the final season rankings for both Golfstat (23) and Golfweek (28) released following the NCAA Championships … An All-American for the first time in his collegiate career as a third-team selection by Golfweek and honorable-mention selection by the Golf Coaches Association of America … Also a PING All-Southeast Region performer for the first time … Voted a Second-Team All-SEC selection by the league's head coaches on the strength of his outstanding sophomore season … Named the Louisiana Collegiate Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Louisiana performer as the top player in the state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Enjoyed a record-setting sophomore season in which he broke David Toms' single-season scoring record by an LSU Tiger with a team-leading 71.16 stroke average in his eight tournament starts during the 2015 spring season … Eclipsed Toms' previous 26-year-old school-record scoring average of 71.27 set during his senior season in 1988-89 … 15 of his 25 rounds played on the season were at par or better … Earned three top-10 finishes and seven top-20 finishes in his eight tournament starts for the Tigers during the spring season … One of four Tigers to go unbeaten in match play at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships held at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida … Posted a 2-0-1 mark in his three matches to join Ben Taylor (3-0), Zach Wright (3-0) and Eric Ricard (2-0-1) as unbeaten Tigers in winning the fifth national championship in program history and LSU's first in 60 years since 1955 … Put the first point on the board for the No. 7-seeded Tigers in a 4-1 win over the No. 5-seeded USC Trojans in the NCAA Championship Match with a 2-and-1 win over Rico Hoey … Also put the Tigers on the scoreboard with their first point in a 3-1-1 win over No. 2-seeded Vanderbilt in the NCAA quarterfinals with a 1-up victory over Commodore standout Theo Humphrey … Finished all square with Georgia's Sepp Straka in a 3-1-1 win over the No. 3-seeded Bulldogs in the NCAA semifinals to earn LSU's berth in the NCAA Championship Match … Matched Wright as the top Tigers in stroke play qualifying at the NCAA Championships by tying for 11th place with a final score of even-par 288 in four rounds played at Concession Golf Club … Opened the NCAA Championships by firing back-to-back rounds of 1-under par 71 in the first 36 holes of stroke play … Led LSU's charge up the team standings in the final round at the NCAA New Haven Regional with a career-low round of 5-under par 65 on the final day of action at The Course at Yale … Cracked the Top 20 in a tie for 17th place at the NCAA New Haven Regional with his final score of 1-over 211 … Earned a top-10 individual finish in his SEC Championships debut to help lead the Tigers to their 16th SEC team championship in program history and their first in 28 years since 1987 … Fired a 3-under par 207 in three rounds played at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course to tie for ninth place overall at the 2015 SEC Men's Golf Championships … Opened the SEC Championships by firing a 3-under 67 in the first round and 2-under 68 in the second round … Fired a career-low tournament score of 7-under par 209 to tie for 10th place in his sophomore debut at The Prestige at PGA West, including an opening 4-under 68 in the first round of the event held at the Greg Norman Course in La Quinta, California … Also cracked the Top 10 of the leaderboard at the Valspar Invitational at Floridian with a final score of 3-under 210 … Added top-20 finishes at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate (T20) and Talis Park Challenge (T13) during the 2015 spring season … Also cracked the lineup at the Aggie Invitational (T26) in the team's regular-season finale … Did not compete during the 2014 fall season while recovering from a back injury that sidelined him for much of the spring during his freshman campaign … Honored for his performance in the classroom as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his time as a Tiger … Earned his second varsity letter.

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 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 low round of 2-under 70 in the first round … Made his collegiate debut at the Golfweek Conference Challenge held at Spirit Hollow Golf Club in Burlington, Iowa, 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 rounds were at par or better … Saw his spring season cut short due to a back injury … 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.

PERSONAL
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.

 

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