Derek Ackerman
Derek Ackerman
Height: 6-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Half Moon Bay, Calif.
High School: Sacred Heart Prep
Major: Studying in the Leavey School of Business

• Two-Time Honorable Mention All-WCC

A three-year member of the program who has appeared in 27 career events, posting a scoring average of 73.14 ... has 9 top 20 finishes, including five top 10 ... has 18 rounds under par and 12 at par ... his collegate best was 67 in the third round of the WCC Championship (Apr. 18, 2018). 

AS A JUNIOR (2017-18): Played in all 12 events … accumulated a 71.78 scoring average, third on the team … an honorable mention All-WCC selection … had three top 10 showings ... finished tied for seventh at The Farms Invitational (Feb. 12-13), posting 72-73-72 (217) … had a season-best third-place showing at the Geiberger Invitational (April 8-10) with a 5-under 211 (71-71-68) ... tied for ninth at the WCC Championship (April 16-18) with scores of 75-73-67 (215) ... his final-round 67 was a collegiate best ... competed in the NCAA Regional (May 14-16) where he tied for 61st, scoring 77-73-70.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17): Earned honorable mention All-WCC after finishing in the top 10 at the league tournament … played in eight events … accumulated a scoring average of 74.21, third on the team … finished tied for 18th at the Saint Mary’s Invitational (Oct. 24-26) with scores of 75-75-72 (222) … finished tied for 39th at the PING Cougar Classic (April 10-11) with scores of 76-75-70 (221) … had his best showing at the WCC Championship (April 20-22) after firing a collegiate-best 68 in the final round to claim ninth overall at a 3-under 213 (73-72-68).

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): Immediately contributed, playing in seven of the 10 events ... accumulated a 74.24 scoring average; fifth best on the team ... one top-10 finish ... posted one under-par and three even-par rounds ... shot a 74 in his first collegiate round at the St. Mary's Invitational (Sep. 14-16) at Pebble Beach ... shot a season-best 68 (3-under-par) in the second round of the Arizona Intercollegiate (Jan. 29-30) ... posted even-par rounds of 72 at the Cabo del Sol Intercollegiate (Oct. 4-6) and the Bill Cullum Invitational (Oct. 19-20), and even-par 71 at the Thunderbird Invitational (April 2-3) ... best showing of the year came at the Arizona Intercollegiate where he finished second after shooting 72-68-74 (214).

HIGH SCHOOL: Enjoyed an outstanding career at Sacred Heart Preparatory, and touring as an amateur ... led Sacred Heart to a 2014 WBAL League Championship ... Sacred Heart advanced to the CIF/CCS High School Regionals at Rancho Cañada in all four of his years (2012-15) ... Sacred Heart qualified for the CIF/CCS High School Championship at Rancho Cañada three times (2012-14) ... a four-time WBAL First Team All-League choice (2012-15) ... 2014 San Mateo Daily Journal Boy’s Golfer of the Year ... 2014 FCWT at Half Moon Bay, 4th place (76-76) ... 2014 FCWT at Sandpiper Golf Club, 2nd place (73, 72) ... 2014 CIF/CCS High School Regionals at Rancho Cañada, 4th place (71) ... 2014 CIF/CCS High School Championship at Rancho Cañada, 5th Place (71 - won in playoff to advance) ... advanced to the 2014 CIF/CGA State High School Championship at San Gabriel CC (2nd player in school history) ... 2014 AJGA Bishops Gate Golf Academy Junior at Centennial Golf Club, 7th Place (68, 70, 74) ... 2014 NCGA Junior Stroke Play at Spyglass Hill GC, 2nd place (70-71-76) ... 2013 All-Mercury News Boys Golf Team ... Qualified for the 102nd California Amateur at MPCC (youngest competitor in field) ... 2013 AJGA Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau Junior Open, 10th place (68-72-74) ... 2013 Junior Tour Fall Series VI: Greenhorn Creek GC, 1st place (75-71).

PERSONAL: Parents are Todd and Susan Ackerman ... has one younger sister, Kira ...  notes music, basketball, and football as interests ... a finance major in the Leavey School of Business. 

ACKERMAN'S COLLEGIATE BESTS

18 Holes 67 WCC Championship, 3rd Rd. (April 18, 2018)
  68 Alister MacKenzie, 2nd Rd. (Oct. 9-10, 2017)
  68 Alister MacKenzie, 1st Rd. (Oct. 9-10, 2017)  
  68 Visit Stockton Pacific Invitational, 1st Rd. (Oct. 26-28, 2018)
  68 Arizona Intercollegiate, 3rd Rd. (Jan. 29-30, 2018)
  68 WCC Championship, 3rd Rd. (Apr. 20-22, 2017)
54 Holes
207 (68-68-71) Alister MacKenzie (Oct. 9-10, 2017)
Finish

2nd (72-68-74 - 214)

Arizona Intercollegiate (Jan. 29-30, 2016)