2011-12 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar 2011-12 Conference USA All-Academic Team 2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Sat out the season as a redshirt to refine his game and focus on academics.
Finished second on the team with a 73.13 scoring average... Tied for the team lead with four top-10 finishes and led the Cougars with six rounds in the 60s. Fall - Made his Cougar debut during the season-opening Gopher Invitational... Earned a second-place finish at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic with a steady showing... Shot even-par or better during his final two rounds to help lead the Cougars to a share of the team title... Birdied the 16th hole and finished with two pars on the way to a final-round 69 to help preserve the tie... Fired a career-low 64 in the second round at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate on the way to a ninth-place finish... Became only the fourth player in school history to shoot a round of 64 or better... Was the lowest second-round score posted in school history. Spring - Made his spring debut at the Rice Intercollegiate... Posted a score of 225 at that event... Fired a team-best 69 during the second round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate... Finished in a tie for 35th at that tournament... Finished in a tie for sixth place at the Louisiana Classics with a score of 213... Posted an opening-round 71 and then recorded a 69 in the second round for the Cougars' lowest score of the tournament... Earned an eighth-place finish at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational with a score of 208... Fired three straight sub-par rounds for the team's lowest 54-hole score of the season. NCAA Athens Regional: Posted an even-par 71 in the second round and tied for 51st at 222. Summer: Won the Sutherland Chalice in his native Scotland with a score of 4-under-par 276 at Dumfries and Galloway Golf Club... Opened and closed the tournament with even-par 70s... Posted back-to-back 68s in the second and third rounds to win by a stroke... Honored as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
Competed for two seasons at Michigan State from 2009 to 2011 before transferring to Houston. Sophomore (2010-11): Appeared in seven events... Finished third on the team with a 75.5 scoring average... Second on the team with two top-10 and three top-20 finishes... Won the Fossum Invitational in a playoff over teammate Chris Mory, shooting a 146 (74-72)... Was the top Spartan, tying for 24th at the Adams Cup of Newport with a 226 (80-73-73)... Tied for 14th at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate with a 232 (81-74-77)... Went 3-0 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship at the No. 1 spot for MSU, defeating Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin... Posted his best 54-hole score of his career with a 217 (74-72-71) at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, tying for eighth as the top Spartan. Freshman (2009-10): One of two players to compete in all 12 events... Finished second on the team with a 74.10 scoring average... Scoring average ranked 18th all-time at MSU and second among freshmen... Also second with five top-20 finishes and 75 birdies... Had 88.7% (27.5/31) of his rounds counted... Second on the team with both a +0.94 par-3 and +1.61 par-4 scoring average... Was the team's top finisher at the Topy Cup in Tokyo, Japan, tying for 16th with a 220 (75-72-73)... Tied for ninth at the Rees Jones Intercollegiate, the top MSU golfer, with a 225 (78-72-75)... Tied for 20th at the Firestone Invitational with a 224 (75-74-75)... Shot a season-low 67 in the first round of the UNCG Bridgestone... Went 1-2-0 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship... Had his best finish of the season, tying for fifth with a 220 (73-74-73)... Was the team's top performer at the Big Ten Championship, tying for 16th at 294 (75-68-78-73).
STEWARTS MELVILLE COLLEGE
2009: Placed 13th in the Welsh Stroke Play Championship... Finished 10th in the Irish Amateur Stroke Play... Placed 25th at the Craigmillar Park Open... Lundin Links Spring Meeting Champion. 2008: Represented Scotland at the European Boys Team Championships, the Boys Home Internationals and the German Boys Open... Was a quarterfinalist at the Scottish Boys Championship... Advanced to the round of 32 at the British Boys Championship. 2007: Member of the National Development team... Finalist at the Lothians County Championship... Won the Glencorse Boys Open.
Full name is James Saul Ross... Born March 17, 1990, in London... Majoring in liberal studies with an emphasis in French, global business and economics.