The following bio is entering the 2005-06 season...
UNLV: Begins his fourth year in the Rebel program ... has played in 18 career tournaments for the Rebels ... has a career scoring average of 73.25 over 54 rounds ... currently ranks ninth on the all-time UNLV chart for career scoring average ... has recorded six top-20 finishes, two top-10s and one top-five ... has recorded 20 rounds at par or better ... transferred from Oregon State prior to the 2002-03 season.
2004-05: Earned Academic All-MWC honors for the second consecutive year ... played in 10 tournaments and 31 rounds ... his best finish was third at the Hall of Fame Invitational (208) ... also had a top-10 finish (T8th) at the William H. Tucker Invitational (214) ... recorded six top-20 finishes, two top-10s and one top-five ... recorded career-low rounds of 67 during both the second and third round of the Hall of Fame Invitational ... had rounds in the 60s five times ... recorded a scoring average of 72.23, which ranked third on the team and is tops among returning players for the 2005-06 season ... his 72.23 scoring average ranks 11th on the all-time UNLV chart for scoring average in a season ... during the summer, he won the Scratch Players Championship in Seaside, Calif. ... also won medalist honors during stroke play at the Western Amateur and finished second at the Pacific Coast Amateur.
2003-04: Played in eight tournaments and 23 rounds ... his best finish was a tie for 28th at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational (213) ... broke into the 60's once, scoring 69 during the Thunderbird's final round ... had a scoring average of 74.65, which ranked fifth on the team ... winner of the Maze award, which is presented annually to the Rebel golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel Golf ... a member of the Academic All-MWC team.
2002-03: Redshirted after transferring to UNLV from Oregon State.
AT OREGON STATE: Spent one season with the Beavers, playing in two tournaments in 2001-02 ... played in six rounds, averaging 76.8 strokes per round ... tied for 35th at the Northwest Classic, shooting seven-over par.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of Capital High School in Olympia, Wash. ... a three-year letterwinner in golf for coach Greg Santora ... led the Cougars to one state title (1999) and was the individual state runner-up in 2001 to former Rebel teammate Ryan Moore.
PERSONAL: Andres Duane Gonzales was born May 16, 1983, in Olympia, Wash. ... the son of Fredrick and Patricia Gonzales ... has one sister, Gabrielle (19), and one brother, Payton (14) ... father played baseball at Seattle University ... majoring in communications.
KNIGHT ON GONZALES: "I am really proud of Andres. He was a transfer here, he is now a senior and played a big role for us last year. He has a lot of enthusiasm and is able to help create a good team chemistry. He adds a lot to the program and has worked very hard. I am very proud of what he has done academically. He struggled when he first came in and now he is one of the excellent achievers in that area for us. I think he will be one of the mainstays of our team this year. His game has improved a lot in a year - his ball hitting, the ability to put the ball in the fairway, his putting and his short game have all really improved a lot. I am anxious to see how he comes back this year."