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Braden Thornberry

Braden  Thornberry

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Olive Branch, Miss.

High School:
DeSoto Central

Experience:
2L

06/11/2017

Thornberry Finishes Top Four At FedEx St. Jude Classic

Rebels Posts Best Amateur Finish at Event Since 1965

06/07/2017

Thornberry Named Haskins Award Winner As Top Collegiate Golfer

Sophomore Adds Honor After Winning National Title

06/07/2017

Thornberry Readies For PGA Tour FedEx St. Jude Classic

Sophomore to Tee Off in First PGA Tour Event

06/01/2017

Meet The Press: Malloy, Thornberry Talk NCAA Title

NCAA Champions Met With The Media

05/29/2017

Thornberry Captures NCAA National Championship

Wins Ole Miss' First Golf National Championship

CAREER
First all-time at Ole Miss in tournament victories with 11 ... 2017 NCAA Champion. 

2017-18 (JUNIOR): Rated the No. 1 college golfer in the country heading into the 2017-18 by Golfweek.com ... Preseason first team All-American (Golfweek.com) ... Competed in all three tournaments, placing first in two of them ... Posted a 70.22 stroke average ... Found his first victory of the season at the first tournament, the Shoal Creek Intercollegate after posting a fall-best single round 66 score ... This victory marked his 8th individual title, becoming the most victories in school history ... Carded a fall-best single round 66 again at the FAMC Intercollegiate for a 1st place finish, the ninth of his career. 

SUMMER 2017
Made his PGA Tour debut at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and placed fourth, the highest amateur finisher at the FedEx St. Jude since 1965 and has the best amateur finish on the PGA Tour in 2017 ... Also competed in the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic as the winner to the Fred Haskins Award ... Won the prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur with a four-round total of 13 under (68-69-65-65--267) ... Qualified for the U.S. Amateur and defeated world No. 1 Joaquin Niemann ... Became the first Rebel to play in the Walker Cup, representing the United States.

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE): 
Captured the NCAA Arnold Palmer Individual National Championship with a 72-hole total of 11 under (66-71-69-71--277), becoming the first Rebel golfer to win a national title ... Earned the Fred Haskins Award, given to the most outstanding men's collegiate golfer, to become the first Ole Miss golfer to win the award ... Led the nation in stroke average at 69.57, the lowest single-season stroke average in school history, and collected five individual wins throughout the season ... Set single-season school records for rounds in the 60's (23), rounds under par (31), lowest three-round score (198), top-five finishes (10) and top-10 finishes (11) ... Named to the 2017 All-Nicklaus Team and earned PING First Team All-American honors by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA)... First Team All-SEC and PING Southeast All-Region team ... Competed in all 14 tournaments ... In the spring, placed in the top five in each of the final six tournaments of the season ... Claimed medalist honors at the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate with a 54-hole total of 199 (65-69-65) ... Placed runner-up at the Hootie at Bulls Bay before tallying a pair of third-place finishes at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship and SEC Championship ...  Named Amateur of the Month (October) by the Southern Golf Association ...  Earned medalist honors at the AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, where he set the school record for lowest tournament score at 68-64-66—198 ... His second-round score of 8-under 64 and tournament score of 198 set the tournament record for lowest tournament score and lowest round of 18 score … Earned co-medalist honors at the Franklin American Mortgage Company Intercollegiate at the Grove with a score of 71-69-71-211 to help Ole Miss earn their first tournament win  … Won at the Warrior Princeville Makai Intercollegiate with a score of 71-65-67—203 to help Ole Miss earn their third victory … Finished T4th at The Invitational at the Ocean Course as the Rebels finished second as a team.

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
Competed in all 11 tournaments ... Led the Rebels with a 72.24 stroke average ... Was the Rebels' top finisher in six tournaments ... Posted six finishes inside the top-20 ... Earned his first career title at the FAU Slomin Autism Invite with a career-low score of 205 ... Earned Medalist Honors at the Old Waverly Invitational with a score of 209 ... Fired a career-low round score of 67 in the second round of the Erin Hills Intercollegiate ... Picked up his first top-20 finish at the Shoal Creek Invitational with a score of 220 to finish T20 ... Earned his first top-10 at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate, with a score of 72-67-76--215 to finish T8 ... Named First-Team Rolex Junior All-American by the Junior Golf Association ... Tied for fourth place at the Seminole Intercollegiate with a score of 72-67-72--211 ... Finished tied for 18th at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate with a score of 72-69-74--215

HIGH SCHOOL:
Ranked No. 12 in the country for the 2015 class …Finished junior golf career ranked No. 6 in the world … Three-time Rolex All-American (2013-15) ... Two-time Gary Gilchrist Junior All-Star Team member (2012-13) ... Four-time AJGA Champion ... Two-time Bubba Conlee Champion (2013 and 2015) ... Future Masters Champion (2011) ... Holds five course records ... Two-time Mississippi 6A Individual State Champion (2014-15) ... Mississippi State Junior Amateur Champion (2012) ... Five-time United States Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year ... 2015 U.S. Amateur Qualifier ... Represented the East Team in the AJGAs prestigious Wyndham Cup Event.


PERSONAL: Son of Les and Veronica Thornberry ... Full name is William Braden Thornberry ... Born April 11, 1997 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.   

THORNBERRY BY THE NUMBERS

YEAR ROUNDS AVERAGE
2017-18 (Junior) 30 69.63
2016-17 (Sophomore) 42 69.57
2015-16 (Freshman) 33 72.24


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Low 18 (Single Round) 64 (AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, 2016-17)
Low 54 (Tournament) 198 (AutoTrader.com Collegiate Classic, 2016-17)
Best Individual Finish 1st (11X, MR at Old Waverly Collegiate Championship, 2017-18)
1st Place Finishes 11
Top Five Finishes 19
Top 10 Finishes 22
Top 20 Finishes 26

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