Tommy Higham Athlete Profile

Tommy Higham

Height: 6-2 Weight: 155 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2009-2010 | 2012-2015 Hometown: Shelley, ID

Personal

  • Parents are Jerry and Amy Higham
  • Father, Jerry, played golf at Idaho State and mother, Amy, played basketball at the College of Southern Idaho
  • Brothers Wilson and Keifer both played golf at Utah State
  • Was a four-year letterwinner in cross country and a two-time letterwinner in basketball at Shelley High School
  • Named second-team all-conference in basketball while helping his team win the state title in 2009
  • Graduated in the top 10 academically in his high school class
  • Majoring in Public Relations with a Business minor
  • Enjoys boating, ping pong and music
  • Also recruited by Michigan, Washington, Harvard and New Mexico.

Before BYU

  • Earned tournament titles at the 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier in Boise, Idaho, 2006 Idaho Golf Association State tournament, 2007 Junior World qualifier in Boise, Idaho, 2008 Idaho Falls Match Play event and 2009 Preston Amateur
  • On the regional level, won the 2007 John Dropping Invitational and the 2007 Rocky Mountain Junior PGA event in Twin Falls, Idaho
  • Placed second at the 2008 PNGA Junior Amateur in Burley, Idaho
  • Finished 21st at the 2007 Junior PGA Championship
  • 2007 AJGA Scholastic All-American
  • 2006 and 2007 Junior America's Cup Team Member
  • 2006 and 2007 Junior Hogan Cup Team Member
  • Three-time individual state golf champion while at Shelley High School
  • Helped his team win the Idaho State Championship all four years.

 

Stats

2014-15 - Junior

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
Husky Invitational 74 76 81 232 +15 T55/75
William H. Tucker Invitational 75 77 81 233 +17 T67/92
Alister MacKenzie Invitational 67 75 75 217 +4 T30/80
Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational 74 75 79 228 +15 T56/64
Arizona Intercollegiate 76 74 69 219 +6 T34/88
John H. Burns Intercollegiate 73 75 74 222 +6 T27/93
Jones Invitational 73 77 74 222 +6 T27/79
Lamkin San Diego Classic 74 76 77 227 +11 T47/87
Desert Shootout 72 76 72 220 +4 T51/85
The Goodwin 69 71 72 212 +2 T39/132
WCC Championships 80 78 75 233 +17 T16/45
PING Cougar Classic 71 74 77 222 +6 T36/60

2013-14 - Sophomore 

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
Arizona Collegiate 79 76 76 231 +18 T54/83
Husky Invitational - - - 230 +14 38

2009-10 - Freshman

Tournament Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total Score To-Par Place
*PING Cougar Classic 73 72 77 222 +6 T49

* - competed individually

BYU Career Stats

Season Events Rounds Strokes Average Low Rd. Top 20
2009-10 1 3 222 77 72 0
2013-14 2 6 461 76.83 76 0
2014-15 12 36 2,687 74.64 67 1
Total 15 45 3,370 74.89 67 1


2009-2010 | Freshman Year

  • Participated as an individual in the PING Cougar Classic and tied for 49th (+6)
  • Participated as an individual in the John Burns Invitational and shot 76-75-75 in the three rounds

2013-2014 | Sophomore Year

  • Made his college debut at the Arizona Collegiate 
  • Participated as an individual at the Husky Invitational and finished in 38th place (+14)
  • Won the Utah State AM Qualifying over the summer, shot 68

2014-2015 | Junior Year

Fall

  • Shot career-low 67 in the first round of the Alister MacKenzie Invitational
  • Best finish was a tie for 30th at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational

Spring

  • Shot 69 in the third round of the Arizona Intercollegiate
  • Tied for 27th at the John H. Burns Intercollegiate and the Jones Invitational
  • Shot 69 in the first round and a season-low total of 212 at The Goowin
  • Tied for 16th at the WCC Championships