|High School:||Oxbridge Academy|
Overall: Returning letterman who showed signs of being an outstanding player for the future during his freshman year when he played four tournaments, and in two events as a sophomore when he had a 72.50 average… won an AJGA Junior event when he was just 12, the youngest champion of a national junior tournament….did not play in fall of 2017.
In 2016-17: Played in two tournaments as an individual, in Puerto Rico and the Clemson Invitational….had consistent performance in that he shot between 71 and 74 in all six rounds…was three over par in both tournaments as he recorded a pair of top 15 finishes…was second at the Puerto Rico Classic individual tournament with a 216 total, then finished 14th at the Clemson Invitational….shot even par in the first tournament of both events…had 19 birdies in the six rounds overall….averaged 30.67 putts and hit the fairway 62 percent of the time.
In 2015-16 Played in four events as an individual, including national events in the Carpet Classic, the US Collegiate and Bandon Dunes….finished with 76.33 stroke average, but had a round under par and a round at par….three of his 12 rounds were at par or better...played in first tournament of the year at the Carpet Classic as an individual….best round was a final round 76…had second round 72 at US Collegiate in October, only Stephen Behr had a better round among the six Clemson golfers who played that day…also had a second round 72 at Bandon Dunes as an individual in March, that led to his best finish of the year, No. 32…finished his season with a one-under-par 71 at the Clemson Invitational, he showed great improvement each day, going from 82-79-71…had one eagle and 30 birdies for the year.
Prior to Clemson: Ranked as the #69 player in the nation by Golfweek/Sagarin… top player on the Oxbridge Academy school team that was in its third year of existence in his senior year…Mathison was the first male athlete to sign a letter of intent from the school….played for Coach Meredith Anderson…. had a successful junior career that began with a victory at the AJGA Junior All-Star at Mission Inn when he was just 12 years and nine months old…..the youngest champion of a national junior event when he won that tournament.….third youngest to make match play at US Junior Amateur, he did that in 2010 at the age of 13…also won the FJT Winston Trails and the IJGT Tournament of Champions in 2013….in summer of 2013 he was the first alternate for his local US Open qualifying event…at the high school level he won the state regional tournament in 2013 at Bear Lakes….finished 11th at AJGA Puerto Rico Junior Open…13th at AJGA Savannah Quarters….son of Brenda Mathison…born 9/9/96
Summer 2014: Finished ninth at US Junior Amateur qualifier with rounds of 77-71…finished 15th at Palm Beach County Amateur with scores of 71-73-74…finished 16th at his US Amateur Qualifier with scores of 78-72.
Mathison Personality Profile
Favorite Professional Golfer: Tiger Woods
Favorite Athlete Outside of Golf: LeBron James
Favorite Course I have played: Egypt Valley
Course I would like to play: Augusta National
All-time Low Round: 63 at Bear Lakes Country Club
My Best Shot ever: Hole in one with a four-iron on 217-yard hole in 2013 at Loxahatchee Golf Club.
Need to Improve on: Everything
My Best Club: Sand wedge
My dream foursome is myself and: Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson
What is your favorite hobby: Exercising
Person Who Has Had Most Influence on my Career: My mom
When I finish my playing career I would like to: Like to be in position to do a lot of charity work
Mathison Tournament by Tournament, 2015-16
Date Tournament 1-2-3 Par Tot Fin
9/11-13 !Carpet Classic 77-80-76 +17 233 55
10/16-18 !US Collegiate 77-72-76 +9 225 50
3/6-8 !Bandon Dunes 76-72-78 +13 226 32
4/1-3 !Clemson Invit. 82-79-71 +16 232 44
!Played as individual
Mathison Tournament by Tournament 2016-17
Date Tournament 1-2-3 Par Tot Fin
2/19-21 #Puerto Rico 71-72-73 +3 216 2
4/7-9 #Clemson Inv. 72-73-74 +3 219 14
#played as individual
Mathison Career Statistics Top
Year Tr Rds Stks 60s -75 -Par Par Avg 10 BR BT
2015-16 4 12 916 0 3 1 1 76.33 1 71 225
2016-17 2 6 435 0 6 0 3 72.50 1 71 216
Totals 6 18 1351 0 9 1 4 75.06 2 71 216