Evan Derian
Evan Derian

Player Profile
Hometown:
Manhattan Beach, CA

High School:
Mira Costa HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 160

Birthdate:
11/15/1987

Experience:
2006-11


Cal Career Stats

GENERAL: Strong academically and a hard worker who caught a bad break with a congenital back problem that slowed a promising career that included a tie for sixth place at the Pac-10 Championship as a sophomore ... forced to reconstruct his swing ... was on the edge of possibly returning to the lineup in the spring of 2011 after strong play at the close of the 2010 fall season ... an excellent ball striker who continues to improve his short game and putting.

CAL CAREER: Spent five seasons at Cal, including a medical redshirt campaign in 2008-09 ... played in 22 events and 70 rounds ... had a career stroke average of 74.0 on 5,179 shots ... shot his lowest round at Cal of 67 on back-to-back occasions to begin Alister MacKenzie Invitational during the 2007-08 campaign ... had a pair of tournaments in 2007-08 when he tied for sixth place and posted his best finish at Cal, accomplishing the feat at both Pac-10 Championship and Fresno Lexus Classic ... had four top-10 career finishes.

AS A SENIOR (2010-11): Did not play but shared the team's Coaches Award given for a combination of quality play and leadership along with fellow co-captains and seniors Stephen Hale, Eric Mina and John Murphy.

AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Played in four events and 13 rounds with a 75.8 stroke average ... 60th at Pac-10 Championship (74-77-77-75 - 303, +19), where he finished 60th ... tied for 65th twice in his two fall season appearances at Windon Memorial Classic (77-82-74 - 233, +17) and John A. Burns Intercollegiate (74-75-76 - 225, +9) ... tied for 76th while competing as an individual at U.S. Intercollegiate (79-73-73 - 225, +12) ... won the Golden Bear Achievement Award for the highest GPA on the men's golf team for the second consecutive season.

AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA ... competed in two events with a 74.8 stroke average over six rounds competing as an individual ... shot a season-low 69 in the third and final round of San Francisco Intercollegiate and finished tied for 27th (77-75-69 - 221, +8) ... tied for 41st at the Husky Invitational (80-73-75 - 228, +12) ... won the Golden Bear Achievement Award for the highest GPA on the men's golf team.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Named first-team Pac-10 All-Academic and honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... competed in 11 tournaments and 32 rounds with 2,330 strokes and a 72.8 scoring average ... best finish was a tie for sixth at both Pac-10 Championship (68-73-74-69 - 284, E) and Fresno Lexus Classic (70-71-70 - 211, -5) ... tied for eighth at Husky Invitational (70-76 - 146, +2) and Alister MacKenzie Invitational (67-67-72 - 206, -7), with the back-to-back rounds of 67 in the latter event tied for his best at Cal ... tied for 16th at U.S. Intercollegiate (73-72-70 - 215, +5) ... tied for 20th at Southwestern Intercollegiate (72-78-76 - 226, +13).

AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Posted a 74.4 stroke average over six events and 19 rounds ... best finish was a tie for 36th at Pac-10 Championship (75-76-69-75 - 295, +7) ... 41st at PING-Arizona Intercollegiate (78-70-70 - 218, +5).

AMATEUR:
2010 - Tied for 11th at Southwestern Amateur (67-72-74-67 - 280) ... won a pair of matches at Long Beach Match Play after a 70 and 71 during stroke-play rounds qualified him for the event ... had a hole-in-one on his 33rd hole of the day during a U.S. Amateur qualifier at Red Hill, where he finished tied for 13th (76-72 - 148) ... tied for 29th at Long Beach Men's City Championship (74-67-76 - 220).
2009 - Third at Costa Mesa Men's City Championship (69-72 -141) ... one-under par at Long Beach Amateur (71-73-71 - 215).
2008 - Won Costa Mesa Men's City Championship (65-66 - 131) ... runner up at Irvine Men's City Championship (68-74 - 142) ... second seed in Long Beach Match Play (70-66 - 136) ... 25th in Long Beach Amateur (78-70-69 - 217).
2007 - Won Coronado Classic (71-70 - 141) ... shot an eight-under par 64 in the final round of amateurgolf.com at Metropolitan to finish second (77-64 - 141) ... third at Costa Mesa Men's City Championship (68-72 - 140) ... seventh at Long Beach Amateur (68-69-71 - 208) ... eighth at San Diego County Amateur (75-73 - 148).
2006 - Held a No. 73 national junior ranking by Golfweek ... tied for third at AJGA Mission Hills Desert Junior (70-74-69 - 213) ... fourth at Long Beach Amateur (75-69-68 - 212) ... 25th at AJGA Fidelity Investments Junior Open.
2005 - Tied for fourth at AJGA Hanmi Bank Junior Open (71-72-69 - 212) ... tied for sixth at AJGA Coto de Caza Junior (72-70-72 - 214) ... tied for seventh at AJGA Mission Hills Desert Junior (70-68-73 - 211) ... tied for 10th at AJGA PING Junior at Diablo Grande (73-72-70 - 215) ... recorded top-five finishes at both SCPGA Tournament of Champions and Westfield PGA Junior Section Championship.
2004 - Won the SCGA events at Rio Hondo (67), Whittier Narrows (68) and Palos Verdes (71) ... seventh in Tahquitz Creek Junior (73-79 - 152) ... tied for 12th at AJGA Diablo Grande (75-72-75 - 222).

HIGH SCHOOL: Led his squad to its second CIF Southern Regional championship in 2006 after helping his team to its first Southern Regional title as a 2004 sophomore ... a three-time first-team All-Bay League selection in each of his final three campaigns (2004, '05, '06) and team MVP in each of his last two (2005, '06) ... also played two seasons of basketball as a freshman and sophomore ... a four-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

OTHER: Full name is Evan Albert Derian ... received his bachelor's degree from Cal in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on globalization and consumer behavior in May of 2011 ... father, Steve, played football and baseball at Cal ... grandfather Al Derian played football at Cal ... parents are Steve and Sue Derian ... father is a 1974 Cal grad ... has twin sisters, Sara and Laura ... born November 15, 1987, in Long Beach, Calif.

GETTING TO KNOW EVAN: The most interesting thing about me is ... my positive outlook
I would describe myself as a person as ... trustworthy
What people don't know about me is ... I'm a third generation Cal student-athlete
I pattern my game after ... Arnold Palmer
My favorite pre-match ritual is ... eating pancakes
My greatest athletic moment is ... finishing tied for sixth at the Pac-10 Championship my sophomore year
The reason I chose Cal is ... athletics and academics, best of both worlds
My favorite golf movie is ... Happy Gilmore
I would like to be remembered at Cal for ... my sense of humor
One moment in history I wish I could have seen is ... Woodstock

LAST UPDATED: May 11, 2012

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