Cody Hall, All-CCAA golf player, represents CSUSB at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) South Central/ West Regionals in Amarillo, Texas.
This year 118 individuals from 28 universities competed in the NCAA South Central/West Regional.
In the first round Hall struggled due to the gusty winds in Amarillo on a 77. In the second round, he had an Eagle shot on the par-5 on the 508-yard hole finishing with a six over 77.
“The winds out in Amarillo were gnarly this week,” Hall said. “I struggled the first two rounds getting adjusted.”
The third round was best for Hall, as he hit a 69-par. He jumped 40 spots from 87th place, finishing at 47th.
“I brought it back for one of the best rounds of the tournament the final day,” Hall said. “I finished for a tie for 47th, which I wasn’t happy about, but proud of myself for jumping up 40 spots on the final day to beat more than half the field.”
The 22-year old has a year left at CSUSB, soon to be a red-shirt senior. This 2017-2018 season, the golf team won their first tournament since 2009 and Hall got an individual title, All-CCAA.
Overall, his season was an up and down roller coaster. He led the season with an average of 73.9 in 21 rounds. Hall’s low score 54 of 215 with four top-20s and three top-10s.
“My season was not as consistent as I would have liked, but the highlight was the win for sure,” Hall said.
The Murrieta native commutes to CSUSB, which takes him an hour to get to campus.
“I came to CSUSB because at the time one of my good friend’s dad was the assistant coach and it’s only about an hour from home,” Hall said.
The commute isn’t so bad for Hall because he enjoys living at home where he is able to train with his private coach at the Bear Creek Country Club.
“I am very close with my family,” Hall said. “Also I am a member at Bear Creek Country Club in Murrieta with top ranked players in the world. My private coach is there, as well, so I wanted to be close by to keep improving my game every day. It just made the most sense.”
Hall will have a fifth and final year at CSUSB for the 2018-2019 school year. He is excited to be a red-shirt senior and bring more awards to the university.
He plans to have a professional career after his last year as a Coyote.
“After I graduate next year I will be turning professional and looking forward to a big career ahead,” Hall said.