Nahum Mendoza III
Nahum  Mendoza III

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Francis Parker School

Height:
6-0

Experience:
3L

10/26/2016

M. Golf Defends Crown at Saint Mary's Invite

M. Golf victorious at Pebble Beach

10/25/2016

Men's Golf Vaults into Lead at Pebble Beach

M. Golf vaults into lead at Pebble Beach

10/24/2016

M. Golf in Ninth after Round One in Pebble Beach

M. Golf in 9th after Rd 1 at SMC Invite

10/11/2016

Mendoza Ties for Fourth at Alister MacKenzie Invite

Mendoza ties for 4th at Cal tourney

10/10/2016

Mendoza Leads Men's Golf on Day One at Alister MacKenzie

Mendoza tied for 3rd at Cal tourney

2016 Arnold Palmer Cup Participant
2015-16 Second-Team PING All-American
2015-16 Third-Team Golfweek All-American
2015-16 PING All-West Region Honoree
2015-16 Mountain West Men's Golfer of the Year
2015-16 All-Mountain West Selection
2014-15 All-Mountain West Selection

Summer 2016
Landed in the runner-up position at the 50th annual Pacific Coast Amateur Championship in July after falling to Wake Forest's Will Zalatoris on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff at Seattle Golf Club ... Finished regulation play with a combined 3-under 285, two shots in front of former Aztec teammate Ryann Ree ... Earned one of 10 exclusive spots for the U.S. team at the prestigious Arnold Palmer Cup in Formby, England.

2015-16 Season (As A Junior)
Quickly blossomed into one of SDSU's all-time greats, earning second-team PING All-America honors after finishing the year with a No. 31 individual ranking by Golfstat ... Also received third-team All-America recognition from Golfweek and was an all-West Region selection ... Led the team with a 71.18 scoring average, posting 21 rounds at or below par, including 12 in the 60s ... Collected Mountain West Men's Golfer of the Year honors, becoming the fifth Aztec player n school history to receive such distinction ... Logged seven top-10 finishes this season, including four in the top five ... A Jack Nicklaus Award semifinalist.

Spring: Started all nine tournaments after entering just two events during the fall slate ... Posted a team-best 71.04 scoring average in 28 rounds and logged six top-10 placements ... Was SDSU's No. 1 finisher in five events, including the NCAA Championships, where he tied for 26th in stroke play after carding a 7-over-par 287, which set a school record for lowest 72-hole score at the national meet ... Also matched the program's lowest individual round at the NCAA Championships with a 3-under 67 on day one (May 27-30) ... Recorded his highest finish in three Mountain West Championship appearances after tying for the third spot at 6-under 210 ... Moved up 14 places on the individual leaderboard after carding a final-round 67 (April 22-24) ... Matched his highest collegiate placement at the Southwestern Jones Invitational, tying for the runner-up position at 7-under 209 ... Led the field with 19 birdies (Feb. 29-March 1) ... Followed that effort with a third-place showing at the Lamkin San Diego Classic, where he landed in the third position at 3-under 213 (March 14-15) ... Shared the fourth spot with teammate Ryann Ree at the ASU Thunderbird, shooting a 9-under 204 ... Fired a season-best 66 during the second round (April 2-3) ... Completed the Aztec starting five's sweep of the individual top 10 at the Barona Collegiate Cup, where he tied for ninth at 3-under 213 to help the Scarlet and Black capture its second team title of the year (March 21-22) ... Registered SDSU's lowest score of the final round at the Western Intercollegiate with a 68, finishing in a 16th-place tie at 2-over 212 (April 11-13) ... Tied for 34th at the NCAA Albuquerque Regional with a 14-over 230 ... Drained a clutch birdie on No. 18 of the final round to help force a sudden-death playoff, where the Aztecs ultimately prevailed over Texas A&M (May 16-18).

Fall: Made his first start of the year at the Gifford Collegiate, where he tied for 16th with a collective 4-over 217 (Nov. 2-4) ... Competed as an unattached golfer at the Cal State San Marcos Fall Classic, tying for 10th at 2-under 214, highlighted by a final-round 69 (Oct 26-27).

2014-15 Season (As a Sophomore)
Garnered all-Mountain West accolades for the first time in his career ... Ranked fourth on the squad with a 73.13 scoring average ... Logged five top-20 performances, including a trio of top 10s ... Totaled seven rounds in the 60s, which ranked second on the team ... Also tallied six even-par efforts.

Spring: Played in all 10 events, averaging 72.68 strokes in 31 rounds to go with three top-10 placements ... Competed as an individual at SDSU's own Barona Collegiate Cup where he shot a collegiate-best 14-under 202 to finish in the runner-up position (Feb. 9-10) ... Fired an opening-round 65 at the Aztecs' spring opener, which is tied for seventh on the school's all-time list for lowest 18-hole score ... Made the first of eight consecutive starts at The Prestige at PGA West, tying for the 19th spot with a 4-under 212 ... Was SDSU's No. 2 finisher at the University of Arizona's National Invitational Tournament where he tied for 10th with an even-par 216 (Feb. 28-March 3) ... Helped the Aztecs capture their third conference title in the last five years after tying for seventh at the MW Championship with a collective 4-under 209, featuring a card of 67-69 in the first two rounds (May 1-3) ... Tied for 49th at the NCAA New Haven Regional with a 10-over 220 (May 16-18) ... Also landed in the 71st position at the NCAA Championships after shooting an 18-over 306, highlighted by an opening-round 70 (May 29-June 1).

Fall: Received a starting nod in three of four events, posting a 74.67 scoring average ... Tied for 13th at the Husky Invitational with a 3-over 219 (Sept. 22-23).

Summer 2014
Emerged victorious at the San Diego City Amateur Championships. posting a collective 6-under 210 to win by two strokes (July 18-20) ... Shot a 5-under 67 during the opening round at Balboa Park, highlighted by a pair of eagles.

2013-14 Season (As a Freshman)
Earned first varsity letter ... Ranked fourth among Aztec regulars with a 74.50 stroke average, posting two top-10 finishes ... Totaled seven rounds below par and three rounds in the 60s.

Spring: Cracked the starting lineup in eight of SDSU's nine scheduled events ... Logged his best finish of the year with a fifth-place effort of 3-under 213 at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic (March 10-11) ... Carded a 69 during the second round to help the Aztecs take second in their home tournament ... Matched that score the following weekend during the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament, where he tied for 39th at 2-over 218 (March 14-16) ... Was a key contributor to SDSU's runner-up performance at the Mountain West Championship, tying for 10th with a 2-over 215 (April 25-27) ... Saw his first postseason action at the NCAA Columbia Regional, firing a combined 5-over 221 to tie for 43rd (May 15-17).

Fall: Made his Aztec debut at the Kikkor Husky Invitational where he tied for 32nd in the individual tournament with an 11-over 224 (Sept. 16-17).

Prior to College
Graduated in 2013 from Francis Parker School where he received first-team all-CIF San Diego Section honors following his junior and senior campaigns ... Finished second at the 2012 San Diego Junior Masters after falling on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff at Carlton Oaks Country Club ... Also took fourth at the AJGA Junior Challenge at Oak Valley Golf Club in Beaumont, Calif.

Personal
Is pursuing a degree in communication at SDSU.

MENDOZA'S SDSU SCORECARD

Spring 2016

The Prestige 73-68-70--211 (T-8th)
SW Jones Invite 70-69-70--209 (T-2nd)
Lamkin SD Classic 70-72-71--213 (T-3rd)
Barona Collegiate Cup 69-71-73--213 (T-9th)
ASU Thunderbird 69-66-69--204 (T-4th)
Western Intercollegiate 72-72-68--212 (T-16th)
MW Championship 69-74-67--210 (T-3rd)
NCAA Albuquerque Regional 75-81-74--230 (T-34th)
NCAA Championships# 67-69-74-77--287 (T-26th)

Fall 2015

CSUSM Fall Classic^ 75-70-69--214 (T-10th)
Gifford Collegiate 74-70-73--217 (T-16th)

Spring 2015

Barona^ 65-71-66--202 (2nd)
The Prestige 72-68-72--212 (T-19th)
Arizona NIT 73-69-74--216 (T-10th)
Lamkin SD Classic 68-77-77--222 (T-30th)
Oregon Duck 78-72-74--224 (T-30th)
ASU Thunderbird 75-72-70--217 (T-39th)
Western Intercollegiate 78-73-74--225 (T-54th)
MW Championship 67-69-73--209 (T-7th)
NCAA New Haven Regional 75-70-75--220 (T-49th)
NCAA Championships 70-76-80-80--306 (T-71st)

Fall 2014

SW Intercollegiate 81-72-73--226 (T-42nd)
Husky Invite 72-70-77--219 (T-13th)
William H. Tucker 71-74-82--227 (T-41st)

Spring 2014

The Prestige 71-75-70--216 (T-35th)
Jones Invite 78-82-76--236 (T-48th)
Lamkin Grips SD Classic 73-69-71--213 (5th)
Arizona NIT 69-78-71--218 (T-39th)
Aggie Invite 87-84-79--250 (68th)
Western Intercollegiate 72-69-75--216 (T-41st)
MW Championship 72-70-73--215 (T-10th)
NCAA Columbia Regional 71-75-70--216 (T-35th)

Fall 2013

Kikkor Golf Husky Invite~ 75-75-74--224 (32nd)

^ - Competed as an individual
~ - Competed in the individual tournament
# - Competed in the final round as an individual

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