Tharusyan Pillay
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Saint Francis
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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.