CARLSBAD, California (January 11, 2007) --We first met Rickie Fowler after he successfully defended his Southern California (CIF/SCGA) High School Championship and were surprised when he said he was passing up his chance to win the state title to head east for a pair of the amateur majors.
It quickly became apparent that Fowler obviously made the correct decision, as he went on to win both The Players Amateur and the Sunnehanna Amateur en route to a spot on the Walker Cup squad and a first-place finish in the amateurgolf.com – Bridgestone Golf Player Rankings for California.
His 3500 points where more than 1000 better than second-place finisher Lucas Lee of Torrance and were good enough for the No. 7 spot in the National rankings.
After being named the youngest American Walker Cupper ever, Fowler showed he belonged by going 3-1 in a thrilling competition that saw the U.S. weather a late charge and pull out a one-point victory.
Fowler padded his resume in 2007 with 11th place finishes in the Northeast Amateur and the Jones Cup, and a quarterfinal appearance in the Western Amateur.
He is currently in his freshman year at Oklahoma State, and has already been selected as a Golf World mid-season All-American.
For the full California rankings, click here.