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Preston Valder
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 130
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorba Linda, Calif.
High School: Servite

2013-14 -- Won the CS San Marcos Fall Classic (205, -11) for his first collegiate victory ... Also placed third at the Redhawk Invitational (206, -5), where par was 211 ... T11 at the Anteater Invitational  (219, +5) ... Recorded eight rounds under par and five rounds under 70 ... Ended the season ranked 155th by GolfStat ... Earned a spot on the Winter Director's Honor Roll.

2012-13 -- Earned All-Pac-12 Academic honors ... Made six starts and averaged 74.5 in 18 rounds played ... Recorded four Top 10 and an equal number of Top 20 results ... Added seven rounds under par and four rounds under 70 ... Began the season with three straight Top 10 finishes: T5 at Cal Poly Invite (212, +2), T6 at the CS San Marcos Fall Invite (212, -4) and eighth at the Gifford Collegiate Championship (213, E) ... Best finish was T3 at the Anteater Invite (219, +3) ... Low round of 65 (-5) was posted in the first round of the Cal Poly event ... Member of the Director's Honor Roll for Winter.

2011-12 -- Averaged 73.6 in 15 rounds as a freshman ... In his first collegiate tournament, the Cal Poly Invitational, he placed second at 212 (-1) ... Fired a collegiate best score of 65 (-6) in his first round ... Recorded Top 20 results in four of his five starts ... Finished T10 at the CSU San Marcos Invitational.

Junior Golf -- In 2010 he tied for 10th at the ClubCorp Mission Hills Junior with scores of 72-73-75 -- 220 (+4) ... He also tied for 21st at the Rolex Tournament of Champions with scores of 76-74-74-82--306 (+18) ... Placed 22nd at the Footjoy Invitational with scores of 68-73-72-72--285 (+5) ... In 2009 he placed fourth at the ClubCorp event with scores of 70-70-72--212 (-4) ... Also tied for third at the 2009 Randy Smith Classic in Lubbock, TX with scores of 70-71-70--211 (-5) ... Won the '09 PING Phoenix Junior with scores of 66-69-68--213 (-13) ... 2009 Rolex AJGA Second-Team All-American.

High School -- Lettered four years in golf for coach Dane Jako at Servite HS ... Helped lead the Friars to consecutive CIF Southern Section golf championships in 2009, '10 and '11 ... In May 2010, he was named Boys Golf Athlete of the Week following a round of 69 at Redhawk GC to help Servite win its second CIF title ... Won the 2011 Trinity League championship ... Voted 2011 Orange County Register Golfer of the Year ... First-Team All-Orange County in 2010 and '11 ... Three-time first-team All-Trinity League selection ... Teammate of Patrick Cantlay.

Personal -- Has one younger sister ... Chose UCLA for "because of the combination of both great academics and great golf" ... Admires 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott ... Born in Fullerton ... Political Science major.

Career Statistics

Year

Starts

Rds

Victories

Top 10

Top 20

Rnds < Par

Rnds < 70

Avg.

Low

2011-12

5

15

0

2

4

4

1

73.6

65

2012-13

6

18

0

4

4

7

4

74.5

65

2013-14

8

25

1

2

3

8

5

72.5

67

Totals

19

58

1

8

11

19

10

73.4

65

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