Player Profile






    Andy Sanders


    5-11, 175, Jr.-2L
    Merritt Island, Fla.
    Turpin HS










    1998-99: Was named Second Team All-America for his impressive performance last season as a sophomore... also picked up First Team All-Conference USA and 1999 All-Tournament Team honors along the way... finished eighth at the 1999 U.S. Amateur Championships this past summer... led the Cougars with 72.5 stroke average and claimed seven top 10 finishes to pace Houston... took home top medalist honors in consecutive tournaments at the C-USA Championships (70-71-68=209) and The Maxwell (71-68-68=207)... top performance of the season was 205 (69-68-68) carded at the Red River Classic... fired a season-best 68 on six occassions... was the top Cougar finisher in eight events (The Ridges Intercollegiate, PING-Golfweek Preview, Red River Classic, Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, Southwestern Intercollegiate, C-USA Championships & The Maxwell)... opened up the season with an impressive 6-under 210 (72-68-70) at The Ridges Intercollegiate... finished the season as the highest ranking Cougar golfer, holding down 15th place in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.

    1997-98: Honored as C-USA Freshman of the Year... also named to the All-C-USA Second Team... played in all 13 tournaments... tied for second on the team with a 73.4 stroke average... registered three top 10 finishes... low score of the season was a 209 (68-73-68) at the Golf World Intercollegiate... his effort was good for third place... tied for second with a 218 (73-68-77) at the Ping-Golfweek Preview... finished tied for sixth with 224 (71-80-73) at the C-USA Championships helping the Cougars to a first place finish... shot in the 60s five times, including a season-low 68 three times.

    High School/Juniors: Two-time state champion at Turpin High School in Cincinnati, Ohio... two-time All-State and four-time All-Conference selection... made the All-City squad four times and was named Player of the Year in Cincinnati three times... qualified for the 1997 U.S. Amateur Championships by finishing fourth among a field of 179 entrants at an Ohio regional qualifier.

    Personal: Born Andrew Douglas Sanders on November 8, 1978, in Big Rapids, Michigan... parents are Greg and Debbie Sanders... his father plays professional golf... anthropology major... also recruited by Ohio State and Tennessee.

    Sanders' Scorecard

    1997-98 Topy Cup (Fukushima, Japan) 75-77-73-225 T23 Ping-Golfweek Preview (Albuquerque, N.M.) 73-68-77-218 T2 Red River Classic (Dallas, Texas) 73-72-77-222 T29 LSU Intercollegiate (Baton Rouge, La.) 79-77-78-234 T55 Golf World Intercollegiate (Hilton Head, S.C.) 68-73-68-209 3 PING Arizona Intercollegiate (Tuscon, Ariz.) 71-73-75-219 T27 Golf Digest Intercollegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) 69-73-75-217 T14 Morris Williams Classic (Austin, Texas) 77-73-72-222 16 Carpet Capital Classic (Dalton, Ga.) 71-74-76-221 T23 C-USA Championships (West Columbia, Texas) 71-80-73-224 T6 The Maxwell Invitational (Ardmore, Okla.) 74-80-76-230 T76 NCAA Central Regional (San Antonio, Texas) 72-70-70-212 T12 NCAA Championships (Albuquerque, N.M.) 71-69-71-72-283 T20

    1998-99 The Ridges Intercollegiate (Johnson City, Tenn.) 72-68-70-210 T3 Ping-Golfweek Preview (Chaska, Minn.) 71-75-76-222 T12 Red River Classic (Dallas, Texas) 69-68-68-205 T2 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (Birmingham, Ala.) 70-70-70-210 T9 Golf World/Palmetto Dunes (Hilton Head, S.C.) 76-72-71-219 T23 PING Arizona Intercollegiate (Tucson, Ariz.) 75-75-78-228 T67 Southwestern Intercollegiate (Westlake Village, Calif.) 70-73-72-215 T8 Golf Digest Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) 75-73-73-221 T32 Morris Williams Intercollegiate (Austin, Texas) 77-74-69-220 T8 Carpet Capital Classic (Dalton, Ga.) 75-73-75-223 T40 C-USA Championships (Navarre, Fla.) 70-71-68-209 1 The Maxwell (Ardmore, Okla.) 71-68-68-207 1 NCAA Central Regional (Columbus, Ohio) 76-77-73-226 T48 NCAA Championships (Chaska, Minn.) 73-79-76-74-302 T39

    UH Career Numbers

    Season Events Rounds Strokes Avg. 1997-98 13 40 2,936 73.4 1998-99 14 43 3,117 72.5 Career 27 83 6,053 72.9
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