2007-08 Men's Golf Roster

Eddie Olson

Eddie Olson

  • Ht/Wt
    5-9 / 150
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • Hometown
    Aptos, Calif.
  • High School
    Aptos HS

Biography

UNLV: Begins his fifth season with the Rebels ... was granted a medical hardship waiver for 2005-06 ... has played in 35 career tournaments totalling 103 rounds ... has 15 top-20 finishes, including 10 top 10s, five top fives and two individual championships (2008 Mountain West Conference and 2008 William H. Tucker) ... he has recorded 50 rounds of par or better and his career scoring average of 72.42 ranks fifth in program history ... ranks tied for sixth in program history with two individual tournament titles ... ranks tied for 14th in UNLV history for most rounds played in a career with 103.

2008-09: Earned honorable mention All-America honors ... also named to the PING All-West Region squad ... selected to the All-MWC team for the second time ... earned the Earl E. Wilson Award, which goes annually to the top player on UNLV[apos]s squad ... played in 12 tournaments, totalling 35 rounds ... led UNLV and the MWC in scoring average with 71.60 per round, which ranks seventh on the all-time UNLV seasonal chart ... recorded four top-five finishes and turned in 19 rounds under par ... also had eight top-20 finishes, including seven top 10s ... best finish of the season was a tie for first at the William H. Tucker Invitational, which was his second career tournament title ... also tied for second at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, third at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational and fifth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship ... shot in the 60s 12 times, including a 65 during the second round at the MWC Championship ... the 65 at the MWC Championship tied the Rebel record for the lowest round shot at a conference tournament and was the lowest second-round score for any Rebel player in program history at a conference championship ... shot a total of 206 at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, which tied for the 19th-lowest tournament total in program history ... was selected as the MWC Golfer of the Month for September ... was on the 2009 Hogan Award Watch List.

2007-08: One of three Rebels selected All-MWC, which marked his first selection on the all-conference squad ... won the individual crown at the MWC Championship, which marked his first career win and first individual tournament win for any Rebel since 2006 ... was third on the team in scoring average with 72.42, which ranked tied for 20th for best seasonal scoring average in program history ... played in a team-high 12 tournaments totalling a team-high 36 rounds ... had five top-20 finishes, including three top 10s ... other than his victory, his best finishes were ties for 10th place at the Shoot-Out at Angel Park and the National Invitational Tournament ... shot par three times and was under par in 13 rounds ... shot in the 60s five times, including a 65 at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate ... the 65 tied him for the 13th-lowest round in program history.

2006-07: Played in 10 tournaments totalling 29 rounds ... finished in the top-20 twice ... his best finish was a tie for 19th at the John Burns Intercollegiate ... had eight rounds of par golf and six under par ... had three rounds of a then-career-low 68 ... was fifth on the team in scoring average with 72.55, which was the 25th-best seasonal scoring average in program history ... reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 U.S. Amateur Championship.

2005-06: Played in just one tournament, the University of Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate, where he tied for 92nd ... was later granted a medical hardship waiver for 2005-06, which essentially made that year the equivalent to a redshirt season ... qualified for the 2006 U.S. Amateur ... finished fifth in stroke play and advanced to the second round of match play at the U.S. Amateur ... tied for seventh at the 2006 Pacific Coast Amateur Championship ... during the summer of 2005 was ranked 12th in the country among junior amateur players.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2005 graduate of Aptos High School in Aptos, Calif. ... was the 2005 FCWT Player of the Year ... won the 2004 Northern California Championship and the 2004 CIF state high school championship, recording a hole-in-one at the event ... advanced to the second round of the 2004 California State Amateur and won the 2004 FCWT Sun Devil Junior Golf Classic at ASU[apos]s Karsten Golf Course ... lettered four years.

PERSONAL: Eddie Ryan Olson was born July 13, 1987, in Santa Cruz, Calif. ... son of Marlene Olson ... has a sister, Alli (18) ... majoring in university studies.