blank - Naoya Takemoto
Naoya Takemoto
Birth Date: 11/25/1976
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rancho Mirage, CA
High School: Palm Springs HS
The team's top golfer the past two years...Led the team during the fall 1999 season, finishing with a 72.83 stroke average...Won the Countrywide Intercollegiate in October 1999...Competed in each of UCSB's 35 rounds for the second straight year...Averaged 74.09 his junior season, winning two tournaments...Won the 49er Collegiate Classic and the Countrywide Intercollegiate with averages of 69.33 and 70.67, respectively...Earned All-Big West First Team honors in 1998-99...Averaged 74.45 shots per round as a sophomore...Won the championship at the prestigious Eastern Intercollegiate at San Jose State, shooting a three-round score of 211...Had two top-10 finishes as a sophomore and seven top-20 finishes...Earned All-Big West Second Team honors in 1997-98...As a freshman, he averaged 75.5 shots per round and played 35 of the team's 38 rounds...Had three top-10 finishes as a freshman...Overall, Takemoto had four top-20 finishes in 1996-97...His best round as a freshman was the 70 he shot in Stanford's U.S. Intercollegiate...Prepped at Palm Springs High School where he was coached by Ted Jones...His all-time best round of golf was a 64 he shot at his home course, Mission Hills Country Club (Palomar Course)...Takemoto considers his short game as his strength...Majoring in Math Science...The son of Mrs. Shigemi Takemoto...Born in Japan on November 25, 1976.

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