Tony Verna
Tony Verna
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orinda, Calif.
High School: Miramonte HS
Tony Verna had a stroke average of 74.52 in 21 rounds as a sophomore...His best finish was an 11th-place at the Santa Clara Invitational when he shot a 219, including a season-best 69 in the final round...Had six sup-par rounds in 2006-07...Verna's best score came at the OGIO Pacific Coast Intercollegiate when he shot three rounds of 70 to finish at 210, tying for 17th-place. 2005-06
A Second Team All-Big West choice in 2005-06, Tony Verna played in 26 of the team's 29 rounds as a freshman...Averaged 74.15 shots per round...His top finish was an 11th-place at the Taylor Made Barona Cup when he shot 207...He also had top-20 finishes at the Western Intercollegiate (19th at 146 in two rounds) and the Del Walker Intercollegiate (20th at 216)...Shot three sub-70 rounds on the year including a pair of 68s at the Taylor Made Barona Cup. 2004-05
Verna redshirted the 2004-05 season. Personal
Son of Sheila and Michael Verna...Born on June 16, 1986 in Oakland, Calif....Won the 2006 Santa Barbara City Championship and the 2006 Santa Barbara Classic Championship...Played for Shim Laboy at Miramonte High School in the Diablo Foothill Athletic League...Majoring in statisticsl science at UC Santa Barbara...Named First-Team All-League his sophomore, junior and senior years at Miramonte and second team his freshmen year...Shot a single round low of 64 at Whitehawk Ranch...Lists St. Andrews, Kingsbarns, Lahontan, Whitehawk and Augusta as his favorite courses...Lists iron play and strategy as his strengths...Sees driving accuracy as his weakness...aspires to be a professional golfer or participate in a scientific field.