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Dawie Van Der Walt
Dawie Van Der Walt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cape Town, South Africa

High School:
Paarl Gymnasium

Height:
6-4

Experience:
2L

SUMMER 2006: Tied for fifth place at the Monroe Invitational (Monroe GG in Pittsford, N.Y.) with a 72-hole score of 2-under par 70-69-69-70-278 ... Tied for ninth place at the Players Amateur (Belfair GC in Blufton, S.C.) with a 72-hole score of 13-under 69-67-67-68-271 ... Tied for 18th place at Porter Cup (Niagara Falls CC in Lewiston, N.Y.) with a 72-hole score of 1-over 74-71-67-69-281 ... Played in the Western Amateur (Point O'Woods Golf & CC in Benton Harbor, Mich.) where he tied for seventh place following three rounds of stroke play at 1-over 70-71-70-211 and advanced to match play. Posted a 5 and 4 win over Ryan Brehm in the first round, a 1-up win over Gary Woodland in the quarterfinals and lost to eventual champion Bronson LaCassie 3 and 1 in the semifinals ... Played in the U.S. Amateur, but failed to advance to the round of match play after two rounds of stroke play ... Finished the summer as the No. 3 ranked amateur in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.

2005-06: First Team All-Southland Conference ... PING Second-Team All-American ... Eaton/Golf Pride All-South Central Region Team ... Played in all five fall tournaments ... Placed second at the season-opening UNC-Greensboro/Mid Pines Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 9-under par 70-69-68--207 ... Tied for 17th at the Nevada Wolf Pack Classic with a 54-hole score of 2-under 214 ... Placed 10th at the Baylor Invitational with a 54-hole score of 1-over 217 ... Tied for 14th at Tunica National Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 229 ... Won medalist honors at the Del Walker Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 9-under 69-65-70--204, which included a fall low-round of 6-under 65 ... Led the team with a 71.40 fall scoring average over 15 rounds ... Shot par or better in 11 of 15 rounds, including five rounds in the 60s ... Played in all eight spring tournaments ... Tied for fifth at the UCF/Rio Pinar Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 220 ... Tied for fourth at the Texas-San Antonio Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 1-under par 72-70-70--212 ... Tied for 16th at the Xavier/Orange County National Invitational with a 54-hole score of 1-under 215 ... Tied for fourth at the St. Mary's/Merrill Lynch Invitational with a 54-hole score of 222 ... Tied for 11th at the Southland Conference Championship with a 54-hole score of 220 ... Placed third at the NCAA Central Regional after posting a 54-hole score of 3-under par 70-69-71--210 ... Placed fourth at the NCAA Championships with a 72-hole score of 7-under par 70-70-74-67-281 ... Posted a 72.60 spring scoring average over 30 rounds ... Posted a 72.20 season scoring average over 45 rounds.

SUMMER 2005: Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 105th U.S. Amateur at historic Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. ... Tied for 16th at the 47th annual Porter Cup ... Placed 60th at the 44th annual Northeast Amateur ... Tied for 64th at the Monroe Invitational Championship.

2004-05: First Team All-Southland Conference ... Southland Conference Freshman of the Year ... Ping Honorable Mention All-America ... Eaton/Golf Pride All-Freshman Team ... Eaton/Golf Price All-South Central Region Team ... Played in all six fall tournaments ... Team's top finisher in five of six tournaments ... Shot par or better in 11 of 15 rounds ... Tied for ninth at the UNC-Greensboro/Mid Pines Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of even-par 216 in his first collegiate tournament ... Won medalist honors at the Baylor Invitational with a 54-hole score of 9-under par 207, which included a low-round of 6-under par 66 in the final round ... Tied for sixth at Missouri Bluffs Challenge with a 54-hole score of 1-under 212 ... Won medalist honors at the Nevada Wolf Pack Classic with a 36-hole score of 5-under 139 ... Tied for third at Del Walker Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 2-under 211 ... Led the team with a sparking 70.73 fall scoring average ... Played in four of six spring tournaments ... Posted rounds of par or better in nine of 15 rounds ... Tied for 15th at the UCF/Rio Pinar Intercollegiate with a 54-hole score of 218 ... Tied for 15th at the Border Olympics with a 54-hole score of 220 ... Tied for eighth at LSU Spring Invitational with a 54-hole score of 2-over 218 ... Placed sixth at Southland Conference Championship with a 54-hole score of 3-over 219 ... Tied for 14th at the NCAA Central Regional at Warren GC in South Bend, Ind. with a 54-hole score of 3-over 77-67-69--213 ... Led the team with a 72.53 spring scoring average, which ranked third in the conference ... For the season, posted a 71.63 scoring average in 30 rounds.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Paarl Gymnasium ... First team selection ... Ranked as the No. 2 amateur golfer in South Africa ... Played in the South Africa Amateur, British Amateur, St. Andrews Trophy Links and the South Africa Open.

PERSONAL: Major is General Studies ... Born 2/11/83 in South Africa ... Parents are Dawie and Sterna van der Walt ... Full named is Isak Dawid van der Walt ... Hobbies are tennis rugby and cricket.

07/14/2014

Lamar to Have Strong Presence at British Open

Three former Lamar golfers to play at Royal Liverpool

07/01/2014

Former Cardinal Stefani Qualifies for British Open

Stefani one of several former Cards enjoy success as a pro

01/09/2014

Former Cardinal Golfer Wins Nelson Mandela Championship

Dawie van der Walt wins special tournament in South Africa

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