Week #5: U-M to Close Fall Schedule at Bridgestone Golf Collegiate
Junior (2011-12) ... Started three events ... Played in three fall events ... Ended third season averaging 76.50 strokes per round ... Shot six-of-six rounds below 80, with one at-or-below 75 ... Shot a season-best one-over 72 in the first round of the Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-13) ... Averaged 227.00 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a season-best 54-hole tournament total of 227 (72-76-79) at the Wolverine Intercollegiate.
Sophomore (2010-11) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... Played in nine events, with seven starts ... Played in three fall and six spring events ... Helped U-M earn a bid to the NCAA Central Regional (May 19-21), its fourth straight regional appearance ... Helped U-M win its first regional title in program history, tying for 57th individually at 229 (79-76-74) ... Helped U-M advance to the NCAA Finals (May 31-June 2) for the second time in three years ... Tied for 151st individually at 249 (86-87-76) ... Helped U-M to a 10th-place team finish at NCAA Championships, missing the NCAA Match Play Finals by three strokes ... Ended second season averaging 77.25 strokes per round ... Shot 18-of-24 rounds below 80, with nine at-or-below 75 ... Shot three rounds of par-or-better ... Shot a career-best-tying two-under 70 twice -- first and third rounds of the Rod Myers Invitational (Oct. 10-11) ... Averaged 231.75 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a career-best-tying 54-hole tournament total of 219 twice -- Rod Myers Invitational and USC Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 28-March 1).
Freshman (2009-10) ... Stated all 12 tournaments, one of four Wolverines to do so ... Played in all five fall and all seven spring events ... Made collegiate debut and first career start at Wolf Run Intercollegiate (Sept. 12-13), tying for 47th ... Helped U-M to team title at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms ... Helped U-M to a sixth-place team finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 12-13), finishing with a 0-3 record ... Helped U-M to a fourth-place team finish at Big Ten Championships ... Tied for 52nd individually at 316 (77-79-78-82) ... Helped U-M tie for sixth-place team finish at the NCAA Central Regional (May 20-22), its third straight regional appearance ... Tied for 48th individually at 219 (74-74-71) ... Ended first season averaging 75.67 strokes per round ... Shot 31-of-33 rounds below 80, with 16 at-or-below 75 ... Shot four rounds of par-or-better ... Shot a career-best one-under 70 in the second round of the Fresno State Lexus Classic (March 8-9) ... Averaged 225.44 per 54-hole event ... Tallied a career-best 36-hole tournament total of 152 (77-75) at the Brickyard Collegiate (Oct. 10-12) ... Tallied a career-best 54-hole tournament total of 219 (74-74-71) at the NCAA Central Regional ... Tallied a career-best 72-hole tournament total of 316 (77-79-78-82) at the Big Ten Championships.
Prep ... St. John's (2009) ... Started playing golf in 2001 when he entered a junior tournament at the Delhi Golf Club ... Went on to earn medalist runner-up honors playing with a set of rental clubs ... Since 2001, competed in 15 international and junior tournaments each year throughout the United States, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Brazil ... Became the youngest player to win the National Amateur Golf Championship of India, age 17 ... Became the only Indian player to ever win both the National Junior and National Amateur Golf Championship of India in the same year (2007-08) ... Only Indian Junior Golfer to be invited to the Indian Open professional golf event, comparable to the U.S. Open, three straight years (2006, '07, '08) ... Competed in three junior events in the United States, highlighted by a tie for 11th at the 2008 Junior PGA Championship held in Maineville, Ohio ... Selected to represent India in the 2005 to 2008 Junior Asia Pacific Championships; Toyota World Junior golf championship in 2005 and 2008.. and for the Nomura Cup -- Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championship in 2007, as well as the 2007 and 2008 Asian Junior Golf Team Championship held in Malaysia ... Shot a course-record, nine-under 63 on the Faldo Course at Mission Hills Golf Club on the final day of the Faldo Asia Series Final in December, 2007 ... Awarded prestigious Faldo International Series Trophy in Brazil in November, 2008.
Personal ... Given name is Rahul Bakshi ... Son of Pratima and Amit Bakshi ... Born October 5, 1990 in Akron, Ohio ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Sciences and Arts ... Undecided major ... Interested in pursuing business administration ... Brother, Rohan, is a senior at the University of Virginia.
What is in Bakshi's Bag? ... Driver: Titleist 905R ... Woods: Titleist ... Irons: Nike Pro Combo ... Wedges: Titleist Vokey Spin Milled ... Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Studio Style Newport 2 ... Ball: Titleist Pro V1x ... Glove: FootJoy StaSoft ... Favorite Club: Driver ... Favorite Course: Faldo Course at Mission Hills Golf Club, Shenzhen, China ... Best Career Round: 63 (-9) Faldo Course at Mission Hills Golf Club (Shenzhen, China) ... Superstitions/Rituals: None.