Colby Beckstrom
Colby Beckstrom

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Muskegon, Mich.

High School:
North Muskegon

Height:
6-0

Birthdate:
02/03/1983

Experience:
Jr.-2L


About Beckstrom
A 2004 and 2005 first-team All-Conference USA performer, Beckstrom is one of the most heralded players in school history ... Added to his first-team all-league accolades by claiming co-medalist honors at the 2005 Conference USA Championships ... Garnered mention on the PING South Central All-Region Team ... Was the lone amateur to earn a spot in the field at the 2005 EDS Byron Nelson Championship ... Named the 2003 C-USA Freshman of the Year and was a member of the All-Freshman Team ... Has played in 36 tournaments in his three-year TCU career ... Has two tournament titles, and 14 other finishes in the top 20 ... Owns a 72.84 scoring average over 102 rounds ... Has a brother, J.J. Beckstrom, who played golf for Michigan State.

2004-05 (Junior Year)
• Became a two-time first-team All-C-USA choice after posting a team-best 72.06 scoring average over 31 rounds.
• Was one of four Horned Frogs named to the 15-person PING South Central All-District Team.
• Claimed co-medalist honors with teammate Drew Stoltz at the Conference USA Championships with a three-round score of 209 (-7).
• Helped the Frogs to their fifth straight league crown with his second college tournament win.
• Had two other top-10 finishes, as he tied for sixth at the Carpet Capital Collegiate and tied for seventh at The Ridges.
• Had a hot stretch in which he secured under-par scores in six of seven rounds.
• Totaled a career-best 54-hole score of 204 (-12) to tie for 15th at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate.
• Posted six rounds of better than 70 on the year, including a round of 66 at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate that matched his personal best.
• Paced the Frogs in three tournaments on the year.
• Finished the year ranked 68th according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

2003-04 (Sophomore Year)
• Played in all 13 events for the Horned Frogs, posting a 72.95 stroke average along the way.
• Was a first-team All-Conference USA performer in 2004.
• Secured a first-place finish, two top-10s and four top-20s on the year.
• Was TCU's top finisher at three tournaments on the season.
• Finished the year rated 65th nationally according to the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings.
• Posted sub-70 scores eight times, including a 66 at the Gary Koch Intercollegiate, the best round by a TCU player during the 2003-04 year.
• Had an unbelievable fall semester, placing no worse than 11th in the four events and finishing the slate ranked sixth nationally.
• Picked up his first collegiate victory, winning The Prestige at PGA West with a 10-under 206.
• Took fifth at The Ridges Intercollegiate with a 3-under 213, the first of four straight under-par final scores.
• Helped TCU claim its fourth straight league title, placing tied for 11th at the Conference USA Championship.
• Tied for 27th place at the NCAA Central Regional with a 54-hole sum of 226 (+10).
• Helped propel the Horned Frogs into the NCAA Championships in the process.
• Was featured on The Golf Channel in April as he gave a tour of TCU to "College Central" host Steve Burkowski.

2002-03 (Freshman Year)
• Competed in 12 of 13 events for the Horned Frogs in his true freshman year. • Owned an impressive 73.47 stroke average over 32 rounds of play.
• Was voted Conference USA's Freshman of the Year following the year and also was named to the league's all-freshman team.
• Was TCU's top finisher at two tournaments on the season.
• Rated 146th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin individual rankings.
• Fired five sub-70 rounds and had a pair of top-10 and two more top-20 finishes.
• Recorded his best finish of the season in just his second career event, as he tied for second at the Sooner Invitational with a three-round total of 206 (-10).
• Helped the Horned Frogs claim the team title in that event as he fired back-to-back rounds of 66 to open the tournament.
• Tied for sixth place at the highly-competitive NCAA Preview with a 3-over 219, and was TCU's best finisher at the tourney.
• Tied for 17th at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a two-round 141 that included a 4-under 67 in round one.
• Was named Conference USA's October Golfer of the Month.
• Sported a 2-2 record at the Collegiate Match Play, playing in the No. 5 slot.
• Tied for 18th at the Conference USA Championships with a score of 220, which included a team-best 69 in the final round.
• Helped the Horned Frogs to their third consecutive league title.

High School Highlights
• Was a four-year letterman at North Muskegon (Mich.) High School.
• Became a three-time Michigan state champion in Division IV.
• Won the 1999 title with a 36-hole 148.
• Claimed the 2000 state championship with a 141.
• Fired a 36-hole 139 in 2001 to once again take home state medalist honors.
• Crowned Mr. Golf in Michigan in 2000 and 2001.

Amateur Highlights
• Became the first TCU golfer under Bill Montigel to qualify for a PGA Tour event when he fired a 6-under 65 to earn a spot in the 2005 EDS Byron Nelson Classic.
• Posted rounds of 72-74 (+6) to miss the Nelson cut by six strokes.
• Claimed victory at the 2004 Idyllwild Invitational.
• Advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2003 Western Amateur.
• Crowned champion of the 2003 Michigan Amateur.
• Earned a spot in a 2003 Canadian Tour event, where he was paired with 13-year-old women's golf phenom Michelle Wie.
• Advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2002 Western Amateur after posting scores of 69-70-71-71.
• Tied for second at the 2002 Golf Association of Michigan Championship.
• Named a 2001 Second-Team American Junior Golf Association All-American.
• Competed in the 2001 Canon Cup.
• Was rated ninth in the Golfweek/Sagarin Boys Rankings System when he signed to play for TCU.


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