PJ Samiere
PJ  Samiere

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kailua, Hawaii

High School:
Punahou HS

Height:
5-10

Experience:
3L

11/08/2017

Men's Golf Takes Seventh at Pebble Beach

M. Golf finishes 7th at Pebble Beach

11/07/2017

Men's Golf Slips into Seventh at Pebble Beach

M. Golf slips into 7th at SMC Invite

11/06/2017

Men's Golf in Sixth After Day One at Pebble Beach

M. Golf in 6th after RD1 at SMC Invite

10/31/2017

Men's Golf Finishes Second in Hawaii

M. Golf finishes second in Hawaii

10/30/2017

Men's Golf in Fourth after Round Two in Hawaii

M. Golf in 4th after RD2 in Hawaii

2017 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
2017 California State Amateur Champion
2016-17 PING All-West Region Selection
2016-17 All-Mountain West Selection
2016 Southwestern Amateur Champion

Summer 2017
Won the prestigious California State Amateur Championship at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, defeating Noah Norton, 1-up, in a thrilling 36-hole match-play final ... Finished alone in third place with a collective 2-under 286 at the Sahalee Players Championship in Sammamish, Washington ... Clinched a spot in the 117th U.S. Amateur Championship after winning his sectional qualifier in Kapolei, Hawaii ... Shot a 36-hole total of 5-under 137 on rounds of 67-70.

2016-17 Season (As A Junior)
Garnered PING All-West Region accolades and received All-Mountain West recognition for the first time in his career ... Led the Aztecs with a 72.11 scoring average, which ranked eighth in the conference ... Topped the squad with 19 rounds at or below par, including six in the 60s ... Was one of three SDSU golfers to start all 12 tournaments ... Recorded six top-20 placements, including two in the top five.

Spring: Averaged 72.67 strokes in all 24 of SDSU's rounds ... Was the Aztecs' No. 1 competitor at the NCAA Washington Regional, where he tied for 22nd at 5-over 218 for his highest postseason placement as a collegian (May 15-17) ... Also logged his best finish in three starts at the Mountain West Championship with an 11th-place standing at 2-under 214 (April 21-23) ... Tied for 11th at SDSU's own Lamkin San Diego Classic after shooting a spring-low 3-under 213 (March 13-14) ... Was the Aztecs' top player at the highly competitive Southern Highlands Collegiate, where he finished alone in 17th at even-par 216 (March 6-7) ... Opened the spring with a 14th-place tie at the Prestige at PGA West on the strength of an even-par 213 (Feb. 20-22).

Fall: Compiled a 71.00 scoring average in all four starts for the Scarlet and Black ... Led the Aztecs to a pair of team titles with runner-up individual finishes at both the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate and Saint Mary's Invitational ... Shot a 4-under 212 at the Tucker, highlighted by an opening-round 69 (Sept. 23-24) ... Fired a 2-under 211 at historic Poppy Hills Golf Course during the Saint Mary's Invite, featuring consecutive 67s over the final two days (Oct. 24-26) ... Matched his career-best with a 7-under 64 in the opening round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, which is tied for the fourth-lowest 18-hole score in program history ... Finished at 3-under 210 for the event to tie for 27th (Oct. 10-11) ... Had all three rounds count toward the Aztecs' score at the season-opening Gopher Invitational, where he tied for 23rd at 6-over 219 (Sept. 10-11).

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 2017
The Prestige at PGA West 68-73-72--213 (T-14th)
SW Invite 78-75-70--223 (T-34th)
Southern Highlands 74-72-70--216 (17th)
Lamkin SD Classic 72-70-71--213 (T-11th)
Oregon Duck 73-80-73--226 (T-56th)
Western Intercollegiate 68-74-79--221 (T-47th)
MW Championship 70-74-70--214 (14th)
NCAA Washington Regional 71-71-76--218 (T-22nd)

Fall 2016
Gopher Invite 72-72-75--219 (T-23rd)
William H. Tucker 69-71-72--212 (2nd)
Alister MacKenzie 64-75-71--210 (T-27th)
Saint Mary's Invite 77-67-67--210 (2nd)

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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