PJ Samiere
PJ  Samiere

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kailua, Hawaii

High School:
Punahou HS

Height:
5-10

Experience:
2L

03/28/2017

Men's Golf Finishes Fourth at Duck Invite

M. Golf finishes fourth at Duck Invite

03/27/2017

M. Golf Remains in Fourth after Day One in Oregon

M. Golf in 4th after day one in Oregon

03/14/2017

Abercrombie Ties for Second at Lamkin SD Classic

MG: Abercrombie ties for 2nd at SDCC

03/13/2017

Abercrombie Leads M. Golf at Lamkin SD Classic

Abercrombie leads M. Golf at SDCC

03/08/2017

Men's Golf Finishes 15th at Southern Highlands

M. Golf finishes 15th in Las Vegas

2016 Southwestern Amateur Champion

Summer 2016
Captured medalist honors at the 101st edition of the Southwestern Amateur Championship last June at Desert Mountain Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Shot below 70 in all four rounds, completing the tournament with a 13-under par 267 (67-66-67-67) on the Geronimo and Cochise Courses ... Also finished alone in fourth place in the 117th installment of the SCGA Amateur in July after posting a 13-under 275 (71-66-67-71) at Barona Creek Golf Club.

2015-16 Season (As A Sophomore)
Made six varsity starts in 11 tournament appearances ... Compiled a 73.58 scoring average in 33 rounds ... Ranked fourth on the team with a .833 count percentage ... Completed seven rounds below par, including three in the 60s ... Posted three top-20 placements on the year.

Spring: Averaged 73.83 strokes in 27 rounds ... Earned a starting assignment in five events, including the Mountain West Championship, NCAA Albuquerque Regional and NCAA Championships ... Tied for 20th at the conference tournament with a 1-under 215, highlighted by an opening-round 69 (April 22-24) ... Shot a 14-over 230 at the regional meet to tie for the 34th spot along with teammate Nahum Mendoza (May 16-18) ... Led the Aztecs on day two of the NCAA Championship with a 1-over 71, before finishing with a three-round total of 12-over 222 (May 27-30) ... Also wound up in the 34th position at the Lamkin San Diego Classic with a 10-over 226 (March 21-22) ... Helped SDSU to a third-place finish at the Southwestern Jones Invitational after tying for 40th at 9-over 225 (Feb. 29-March 1) ... Saw action in tournaments as an individual competitor, including the WIU/Carlton Oaks Invitational, where he posted his highest finish as a collegian with a third-place tie at 2-over 218 (Feb. 15-16) ... Landed in the ninth spot at the Aztecs' own Barona Collegiate Cup, where he shot a season-low 65 in the third round en route to a 3-under 213 ... Bookended the spring schedule with appearances at the USD Farms Collegiate Invitational (Feb. 8-9) and the Western Intercollegiate (April 11-13).

Fall: Completed his lone start of the fall schedule at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, where he tied for 30th at 3-under 210, highlighted by a 66 in the second round (Oct 12-13) ... Also tied for 39th as an unattached golfer at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate with an 8-over 224 (Sept. 25-26).

2014-15 Season (As A Freshman)
Received the starting nod in 13 of 14 tournaments during his freshman campaign ... Joined teammate Xander Schauffele as the only two Aztecs to play all 43 rounds this season ... Ranked fifth on the squad with a 73.21 scoring average ... Totaled 11 rounds below par, including four in the 60s.

Spring: Competed in all 10 events, averaging 73.16 strokes in 31 rounds ... Tied for the fifth-lowest 18-hole score in school history after shooting a final-round 64 to help SDSU capture the team title at the Barona Collegiate Cup (Feb. 9-10) ... Finished with his best three-round total of the year at the aforementioned tournament, landing the sixth position at 8-under 208 ... Fired a season-low 67 during the final round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational where he landed in the 34th spot at 6-over 216 (April 3-4) ... Ended in a tie for 24th in his first-ever Mountain West Championship appearance after carding a combined 5-over 218 (May 1-3) ... Had all three rounds count toward the Aztecs' team score at the NCAA New Haven Regional where he tied for the 22nd position after logging a 2-over-212, highlighted by 69 on the final day of competition (May 14-16) ... Was the Aztecs' No. 3 finisher at the NCAA Championships, tying for 54th with a collective 12-over 300 (May 29-June 1) ...Posted SDSU's third-lowest score of the tournament with a 72 in the second round.

Fall: Saw action in all four tournaments, posting a 73.33 scoring average ... Made a big splash in his Scarlet and Black debut, finishing fifth as an unattached golfer at the season-opening Southwestern Intercollegiate where he shot a 1-over 214 (Sept. 8-9) ... Cracked the starting lineup in just his second event as an Aztec, tying for 27th with a 7-over 223 at the Husky Invitational (Sept. 22-23).

As A Junior Golfer
Reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur at Martis Camp Club in Truckee, Calif., just one week after advancing to the round of 32 at the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Va. ... Captured first place at qualifiers for both tournaments earlier that summer, carding a collective 134 (66-68) at Ala Wai Golf Club in Honolulu to secure a spot in the U.S. Amateur Public Links, while emerging victorious in a playoff for the U.S. Junior Amateur after recording a combined 140 (68-72) at Waikoloa Resort in Waikoloa, Hawaii ... Posted low rounds in 2013 qualifiers for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (68), Adams Golf Junior Championship (68) and Manoa Cup (t-1st, 66) ... Also tied for third at the Calloway Junior World qualifier (149) and landed in the fifth position at the Dave & Buster's Junior Classic (149) ... Tied for 10th at the 2013 Junior America's Cup in Kihei, Hawaii, with a three-round total of 212.

As A Prep
Graduated from Punahou High School where he led his team to the Hawaii state championship in three out of four years, including back-to-back titles in 2013 and 2014 ... Placed second on the individual leaderboard at the state meet as a senior, falling on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff after completing regulation with a 142 on rounds of 72-70 ... Claimed medalist honors at the Interscholastic League of Honolulu Championships as a junior, firing a combined 139 (67-72) before finishing third at the state tourmanent with a two-round total of 141 (65-76).

Personal
Given name is Paul ... Father played collegiate tennis at Chaminade University ... Majoring in economics at SDSU.

SAMIERE'S SDSU SCORECARD

Spring 2016

The Farms Collegiate Invite 70-80-78--228 (T-28th)
Carlton Oaks WIU Invite^ 73-71-74--218 (T-3rd)
SW Jones Invite 76-76-73--225 (T-40th)
Lamkin SD Classic 75-76-75--226 (T-34th)
Barona Collegiate Cup^ 71-76-65--213 (T-9th)
Western Intercollegiate^ 75-71-71--217 (T-33rd)
MW Championship 74-74-77--215 (T-20th)
NCAA Albuquerque Regional 74-80-76--230 (T-34th)
NCAA Championships 75-71-76--222 (MC)

Fall 2015

William H. Tucker^ 74-76-74--224 (T-39th)
Alister MacKenzie 74-66-70--210 (T-30th)

Spring 2015

Barona Collegiate Cup 72-72-64--208 (T-6th)
The Prestige 72-71-70--213 (T-21st)
Arizona NIT 81-72-77--230 (T-63rd)
Lamkin SD Classic 72-73-76--221 (T-27th)
Oregon Duck 74-78-73--225 (T-33rd)
ASU Thunderbird 74-75-67--216 (T-34th)
Western Intercollegiate 76-78-71--225 (T-54th)
MW Championship 76-71-71--218 (T-24th)
NCAA New Haven Regional 71-72-69--212 (T-22nd)
NCAA Championships 74-72-77-77--300 (T-54th)

Fall 2014

SW Intercollegiate^ 70-70-74--214 (5th)
Husky Invite 71-74-78--223 (T-27th)
William H. Tucker 71-73-79--223 (T-28th)
Alister MacKenzie 69-70-81--220 (T-44th)

^ - Competed as an individual

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