5-11, 155, Sr.-3L
Trinity Christian HS
1998-99: Averaged 73.7 strokes over 43 rounds... finish among the top 10 in five of 14 tournaments... one of only two Cougars (Andy Sanders is the other) to play in all 14 tournaments... took home a tie for second at the Conference USA Championships by firing a 210 (68-70-72)... named First Team All-Conference USA and 1999 All-Tournament Team... finished eighth at the Golf World/Palmetto Dunes with a 214 (69-74-71)... recorded the low round of any Cougar during the entire season with a 65 in the second round of the Red River Classic... was the top Cougar finisher at two events (Golf World/Palmetto Dunes & Carpet Captial Classic)... ended the tournament tied for tenth with a 209 (71-65-73)... his 209 was a season personal best... tallied rounds equal or below par 18 out of possible 43 times... finished the season ranked the 41st best Division I golfer by the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings.
1997-98: Played in all 13 tournaments... averaged 74.4 strokes over 39 rounds... played extremely well at the NCAA Central Regional, finishing tied for fourth with a season-low 209 (71-68-70)... placed second among UH golfers at the NCAA Central Regional, the LSU Intercollegiate and the Morris Williams Classic... recorded seven rounds equal or below par... his 139 over the first two rounds at the NCAA Central Regional was the second lowest total by a UH golfer through 36 holes.
1996-97: Played in 10 tournaments, posting a 75.8 stroke average... played in 10 of the team's final 12 events... best finish was a tie for 26th at UH's own All-America Intercollegiate Invitational with a 153... shot a first-round and season-best 67 at the NCAA Championships and was among the early leaders... had three sub-par rounds.
High School/Juniors: Four-time All-State and All-District selection at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas... served as the team captain during his junior and senior seasons after earning MVP honors as a sophomore... member of four state championship teams... also lettered in basketball and soccer, where he was a two-time All-District selection... member of Who's Who in High School Sports last three years at Trinity...had nine top 10 finishes in junior competition... fifth at 1994 and 1995 Doral Junior World Publics Championships... invited to three Rolex Junior Classics and Tournament of Champions.
Personal: Born Bobby Lee Staten, Jr. on September 22, 1977 in Nashville, Tennessee... parents are Bobby and Sheri Staten... marketing major... his dad was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers after a distinguished baseball career at Kansas State... chose UH because of golf tradition, coaching staff and facilities... hobbies include skiing, soccer and fishing.
1996-97 LSU Intercollegiate (Baton Rouge, La.) 78-71-75-224 T30 Harvey Penick Intercollegiate (Austin, Texas) 78-81-70-229 T36 Louisiana Classics (Lafayette, La.) 77-75-74-226 T36 Golf Digest Collegiate (Houston, Texas) 79-76-155 T51 Morris Williams Classic (Austin, Texas) 77-80-157 T36 Carpet Capital Classic (Dalton, Ga.) 77-79-79-235 T69 All-America Intercollegiate (Houston, Texas) 74-79-153 T26 The Maxwell Invitational (Ardmore, Okla.) 74-73-74-221 T37 NCAA Central Regional (Norman, Okla.) 75-74-74-223 T52 NCAA Championships (Lake Forest, Ill.) 67-78-77-79-301 T70
1997-98 Topy Cup (Fukushima, Japan) 78-74-77-229 T35 Ping-Golfweek Preview (Albuquerque, N.M.) 73-74-71-218 T21 Red River Classic (Dallas, Texas) 73-76-74-223 T31 LSU Intercollegiate (Baton Rouge, La.) 75-71-73-219 T12 Golf World Intercollegiate (Hilton Head, S.C.) 76-72-75-223 T52 PING Arizona Intercollegiate (Tucson, Ariz.) 76-73-77-226 T63 Golf Digest Intercollegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) WD-75-74-WD DNF Morris Williams Classic (Austin, Texas) 70-75-76-221 T12 Carpet Capital Classic (Dalton, Ga.) 73-76-76-225 T38 C-USA Championships (West Columbia, Texas) 78-75-74-227 T17 The Maxwell Invitational (Ardmore, Okla.) 76-79-70-225 T41 NCAA Central Regional (San Antonio, Texas) 71-68-70-209 T4 NCAA Championships (Albuquerque, N.M.) 80-73-79-74-306 83
1998-99 The Ridges Intercollegiate (Johnson City, Tenn.) 77-72-75-224 T46 Ping-Golfweek Prewview (Chaska, Minn.) 78-75-74-227 T29 Red River Classic (Dallas, Texas) 71-65-73-209 T10 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (Birmingham, Ala.) 71-69-70-210 T9 Golf World/Palmetto Dunes (Hilton Head, S.C.) 69-74-71-214 8 PING Arizona Intercollegiate (Tucson, Ariz.) 69-75-85-229 T72 Southwestern Intercollegiate (Westlake Village, Calif.) 75-71-73-219 T18 Golf Digest Collegiate (Las Vegas, Nev.) 79-74-77-230 T57 Morris Williams Intercollegiate (Austin, Texas) 83-68-71-222 13 Carpet Capital Classic (Dalton, Ga.) 73-70-72-215 T10 C-USA Championships (Navarre, Fla.) 68-70-72-210 T2 The Maxwell (Ardmore, Okla.) 73-77-74-224 T34 NCAA Central Regional (Columbus, Ohio) 83-76-76-235 T96 NCAA Championships (Chaska, Minn.) 73-78-78-71-300 T23
UH Career Numbers Season Events Rounds Strokes Avg. 1996-97 10 28 2,124 75.8 1997-98 13 39 2,900 74.4 1998-99 14 43 3,168 73.7 Career 37 110 8,192 74.5