Columbia Men's Golf BIO
Tharusyan Pillay
Player Profile:
Tharusyan Pillay 1419137
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Saint Francis

2015-16: Finished with a 76.00 stroke average after competing in 18 rounds … opened the year by matching his career-best with a 69 in the first round of The Doc Gimmler … best finish of the season came at the Tuxedo Autumn Invitational on Sept. 25-26 where he tied for 14th after carding a 74-76-73—223 (+10). 

2014-15: Took part in four tournaments, playing 11 rounds in his second season ... Finished the season with a scoring average of 78.91 ... Shot a season low 76 on two occasions, first at the Tuxedo Autumn Invitational (9/26-9/27) and also at the Miramont Invitational (10/13-10/14) ... Took home his best finish of the season at the Tuxedo, coming in a tie for 24th (79-76-80—235).

2013-2014: Competed in seven tournaments, playing 19 competitive rounds … Posted an average scoring mark of 75.21 … Finished tied for 30th in first collegiate tournament, the Partriot Collegiate (75-76-75—226) … Helped Columbia win the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Villanova with a tie for 26th (82-77-70—229) … Claimed first top-10 at the Ivy League Championship, finishing ninth (77-69-77—223) to earn second team All-Ivy League honors … Second round of 69 was lowest round of the year … Finished tied for 35th at the NCAA San Antonio Regional (76-70-76—222).

Saint Francis: Four-year member of the golf team ... Top player on the junior varsity squad his freshman and sophomores seasons ... Played as the No. 2 for the varsity team as a junior and the top-seed as a senior ... Competing in the West Catholic Athletic League, he has captured individual medalist honors on 12 occasions ... On the amateur circuit, he earned 15 Junior Golf Association of Northern California titles and two top-10 finishes at American Junior Golf Association events ... Selected as a Future Collegians World Tour All-American ... Recorded one victory and three runner-up finishes at FCWT Junior Golf tournaments ... Finished tied for fifth in the Boys 14 division at the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Golf Championships in 2010.

Personal: Plans to major in economics ... Hobbies include reading, as well as playing soccer, basketball and football ... Member of Saint Francis' honor roll every semester and is also a member of the National Honor Society ... Parents are Shasikala and Kanasan Pillay ... Born in Fullerton, Calif.

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