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Tharusyan

Pillay

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Player
Year Senior
Hometown San Jose, Calif.
High School Saint Francis
Birthdate June 27, 2013

Bio

2016-17

Concuded his senior season with a 76.43 stroke average (535 strokes in seven rounds) ... Competed in three invitationals.

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).

2013-14

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).

HIGH SCHOOL

Four-year member of the Saint Francis 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.

YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS

Season

No.
Tour

No. 
Rds.
Avg. 
Score

Vs.
Par

Natl.
Rating

Low
Round
In
60s
Par or
Better
Fin.
Pct.
Wins Best
Finish
 2013-14  7  19.0   75.21   4.00  1009 69 1 4  46.7%  0 9th
 2014-15 4 11.0 78.91 7.18 -- 76 0 0 36.1% 0 24th
 2015-16 6 18.0 76.00 4.67 1248 69 1 1 25.7% 0 14th
 2016-17 3 7.0 76.43 5.43 -- 74 0 0 37.1% 0 42nd
 Career 20 55.0 76.36 5.04 -- 69 2 5 36.7% 0 9th

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