2006: Southland Conference Freshman of the Year ... First-Team All-Southland Conference ... Golfweek Honorable Mention All-American ... Eaton/Golf Pride All-South Central Region Team ... Enrolled at Lamar in January ... Played in six spring tournaments ... Tied for third place at the Border Olympics in his first collegiate tournament with a 54-hole score of 6-under par 66-73-71--210, which included a low-round of 6-under 66 ... Tied for 15th at the UALR/First Tee Collegiate Classic ... Won medalist honors at the rain-shortened Bridgestone Intercollegiate hosted by UNC-Greensboro with a 36-hole score of 9-under 66-69--135, which included tying his low-round with a 6-under 66 ... Tied for first to win medalist honors for a second straight tournament at the St. Mary's College/Merrill Lynch Invitational at history Pebble Beach - Poppy Hills GC with a 54-hole score of 2-over 218 ... Tied for 21st at the 43rd Southland Conference Championship with a 54-hole score of 223 ... Tied for 47th at the NCAA Central Regional following rounds of 72-75-76--223 ... Tied for 57th at the NCAA Championships with a 72-hole score of 75-79-70-72--296 ... Posted a spring scoring average of 72.76 over 21 rounds ... Posted rounds of par or better in 10 of 21 rounds, including three rounds in the 60s.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Paul Roos Gymnasium ... Member of teh Boland Interprovincial Team in 2005 ... Won medalist honors at the Boland Open ... Won medalist honors at six other provincial tournaments in 2005.
PERSONAL: Oliver Bain Van Ginkel Bekker was born 11/12/84 in Pretoria, South Africa ... Parents are Hjalmar and Lizel Bekker ... Major is Business ... Hobbies are reading and sports.