The two-man class is set to join the Mavericks for the 2015-16 season.
Holds the school record for lowest career stroke average at 73.11...his scoring average of 72.42 in 2008-09 is a school record...holds 3 of the lowest 7 scores ever posted in school history (62, 64 and 65).
First team All-Southland Conference selection...led UTA with a school record single season stroke average of 72.42 in 33 rounds (11 tournaments)...stroke average broke the old mark held by Adam Babb (72.685 in 2000) and Tyrone Mordt (72.694 in 2003)...school record 7 rounds in the 60's...set a school record with a 10-under par 62 in the final round of the Turtle Bay Invitational...finished Rio Pinar Invitational at 10-under as well...medalist at the Border Olympics with a 5-under score of 211 for his second career victory...has one win, 3 second place and five top 10 finishes...13 of his 30 rounds have been 71 or better.
RECORD SETTING ROUND OF 62
Shot a school-record 62 in the final round of the Turtle Bay Invitational to lead UTA to a third place finish at the 19-team tournament...opened the tournament with a two-under par 70 and then shot a second round 74...he then went out in the final round to shoot his record-setting 10-under par round...10-under 206 placed him second in the tournament by one shot behind Ohio State's Vaughn Snyder....the 62 broke the previous school record of 63 shot by Shad Muth at the UTSA Invitational in 2001...the 206 tied for the fourth-lowest 54-hole tournament score in school history...his round helped the Mavericks post a final round score of 271 which was the second-lowest in UTA history.
Bobby emerged as UT Arlington's most consistent golfer throughout the Fall and Spring seasons in 2007-08...finished with the team's best stroke average of 73.08, which ranks as the fifth-best single-season stroke average in the program's history...Had four Top-10 finishes and was UT Arlington's top golfer in four tournaments, including the two biggest tournaments of the year - the Southland Conference Championships and the NCAA Central Regionals....turned in his best performance of the year with a 64-71-68=203 at the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate.
Advanced deep into the Cotton States Invitational before losing to Russell helson of Texas, 2&1, in the second round of brack play... competed at te Texas State Amateur where he tied for 19th with a four-round total of 294 (74-72-72-76)... shot 72-72 at the U.S. Amateur qualifier.
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07)
Named honorable mention all-Southland Conference... became first Maverick freshman to win a tournament in more than decade with the medalist award at the Diet Pepsi/Shocker Classic (72-72-75=219)... ranked third on the team with a 74.68 strokes per game... tied for 12th at the Border Olympics (71-72-71=214)... Worked way into starting line up during the 2006-07 season, playing in six tournaments, including every spring tournament... averaged 74.20 during five spring events... shot par-or-better in six of his final nine rounds during the spring... best round of the season was 71 at both the Border Olympics and the SLC Championship.
PRIOR TO UTA
A four-year letterwinner at Irving High School... won 12 tournaments during his four-year career, including four his senior season... was District 7-5A champion his sophomore season and runner-up his freshman and senior seasons... tallied a 70-69=139 at the Dallas Morning News Junior City Championship in 2002... also was the Northern Texas Junior PGA Champion in 2002, and the runner-up in 2003...Region I-5A qualifier all four years... named outstanding male athlete at Irving HS his sophomore through senior years... nominated by the American Junior Golf Association for the Hewlett Packard Scholastic Junior All-American Team in 2005... was an honor student all four years and the National Honor Society his senior year at Irving HS.
Born Feb. 9, 1988, in Dallas, Texas...son of Ken and Mardi Penn and Joel Massa...his father, Joel, was a baseball and golf letterwinner at UT Arlington...majoring in physical education.
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