Eric Straub
Eric Straub

RS Senior

Paducah, Ky.

High School:
Heath HS




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2013-14: Lowered his scoring average nearly two strokes per round, compiling a 75.90 mark in 31 rounds...Started the season with two top-10's in his first three outings, tying for fifth at SIUE with 74-74-70--218, a career-best 54-hole total and finish...Also tied for eighth at the Dallio Memorial with 72-78-75--225...Placed second on the team and 48th overall at the Weibring Intercollegiate by recording 74-76-76--226...Finished the fall campaign with a tie for 43rd at UMKC (78-76-73--227) and 44th at the Rivers Intercollegiate (78-74-77--229)...Carded 78-74-77--229 at the Snowman Getaway...Recorded rounds of 85-79--164 in the weather shortened Argent Financial Classic...Shot 80-74-81--235 at the UALR/First Tee Classic... Finished second on the team and tied for 18th overall at the Memphis Intercollegiate with rounds of 74-75-75--224...Tied for 34th at the MVC Championship with a total of 80-76-77--223.

2012-13: Played in 10 of 11 tournaments and ranked fifth on the team with a 77.73 scoring average...Best finish came at the UMKC Intercollegiate as he tied for 28th and carded 76-76-73--225...Got off to a tough start with a 67th-place finish at the Fairway Club Invitational after shooting 82-82-79--245...Tied for 30th overall and third on the team at the Colbert Intercollegiate with 80-86-76--242...In the spring, placed second on the team at Arkansas State with 75-75-75--225 (T39th) and the Snowman Getaway with 74-73-73--220 (T30th).

2011-12: After seeing part-time action as a redshirt freshman, moved into a regular role for the Bears, playing in all five fall tournaments, averaging 77.00 in 15 rounds...Best finish was a tie for eighth at the SIUE Intercollegiate, where he shot 74-74-76--224 and tied for eighth...Finished third on the team and 40th overall at the Weibring Intercollegiate after carding 78-75-76--229...Also went 81-71-80--232 to tie for 43rd at UMKC; second-round 71 was a career best...Shot 73-76-78 at Kansas Fall Invitational to tie for 31st.

2010-11: Played in his first two collegiate tournaments in the fall, the Kansas Invitational and SIUE Intercollegiate...Averaged 80.3 in those six rounds...Shot 78-74-82--234 at Kansas to finish 69th and 80-87-81--248 at SIUE for 42nd...Fired 78-75-75--228 in the spring opener at Rice, then missed the next two tournaments before returning to action at UALR, where he carded 77-78-79--234...His final tournament of the season was the Branson Creek Invitational, where he placed 34th with 78-87-72--237...Finished the year with a 78.73 scoring average in 15 rounds.

2009-10: Redshirted.

Background: Seventh-rated senior in Kentucky, according to National Junior Golf Scoreboard...Placed 14th at the state high school tournament and 11th at the Kentucky Junior Amateur in 2008...Was the regional runner-up his final three seasons and qualified for the state tournament all three seasons...Finished fourth and seventh, respectively, at the 2006 and 2007 Kentucky Junior Amateur...A three-sport standout who won the Wendy's High School Heisman in Kentucky after also earning all-state soccer honors and all-district basketball honors in 2008...Team captain in both sports and earned academic all-state honors in all three sports.

Personal: Eric Collins Straub was born May 10, 1990 in Paducah, Kentucky...Son of Earl and Kris Straub...Majoring in Socio-Political Communication.

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