Summer 2006: Advanced to the Round of 16 at the 95th Michigan Amateur Championship, losing to Ryan Brehm ... Carded a competitive-best round of 64 at the Michigan Open Championship, en route to a 72-hole score of 72-64-79-76 -- 291 and a 38th-place finish ... Competed at the Western Amateur, and finished tied for 50th with a 75-70-80 -- 225 total.
2005-06: Competed in two tournaments in his junior season...Finished the season with a 78.17 scoring average...Posted a 238 total and 52nd-place finish at the Topy Cup...Finished 55th with a 231 total at the Fossum Invitational...
Summer 2005: Advanced to match play at the Michigan Amateur Championship ... Played in the U.S. Amateur and Western Amateur Qualifiers.
2004-05: Appeared in eight events, recording a 76.74 stroke average ... Two top-20 finishes ... Tied for 38th at the Inverness Intercollegiate with a 230 ... Tied for 23rd at the Central Regional Challenge with a 224 (77-77-70) ... Tied for 19th at the Adams Cup ... Shot a 244 at the Alabama Spring Invitational, competing as an individual ... Tied for 17th at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational with a career-best 221 (72-74-75) ... Tied for 45th at the Big Ten Championship with a 225 and competed at the NCAA Central Regionals.
Summer 2004: Competed at the Western Amateur Championship, finishing tied for 41st ... Shot a 69 in the qualifying round for the Western Amateur ... Finished tied for 15th at the GAM Championship.
2003-04: Appeared in five events in the spring and owned a 77.07 stroke average ... Shot a 238 (74-81-83) at the Alabama Spring Invitational, good for a tie for 63rd in his first collegiate event ... At the Kepler Intercollegiate, shoot three rounds in the 70's to finish in a tie for 57th with a score of 232 (75-79-78) ... Season-best showing was a tie for 21st at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational with a 226 (81-70-75) ... Set season-best score (226) and season-low round (70) at the Fossum ... Finished tied for 43rd at the Big Ten Championships.
Summer 2003: Played in the 2003 Michigan Open ... Finished with a 219 (75-72-72) at the 2003 Flint Am, good for a tie for ninth.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Lake Fenton High School for golf ... Lettered twice in basketball ... Golf team captain junior and senior seasons ... Second team all-league freshman year (1998) ... Received all-league and all-state honors his sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Team MVP sophomore, junior and senior years ... Averaged 74.2 his senior season ... Only player in the history of Genesee County to win the high school county meet in consecutive years (2000-2001).
Personal: Born Feb. 21, 1984 ... Son of Terry and Daelyn Pierce ... A finance major ... Says his father is his biggest golf influence and Tiger Woods is his favorite golfer ... Career aspirations include managing a large corporation or organization and perhaps pursuing a career in golf.
Best Year Rnds Strokes Avg. Round Top 5 Top 10 Top 20 2003-04 15 1,156 77.07 70 - - - 2004-05 23 1,765 76.74 70 - - 2 2005-06 6 469 78.17 71 - - - Career 44 3,390 77.05 70 - - 2
Low Round: 70, twice, MR: at 2004 Central Regional Challenge Low Tournament: 221, at 2005 Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational