Derek Ernst
Derek Ernst

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clovis, Calif.

High School:
Clovis East

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150

Birthdate:
05/16/1990

Experience:
3L

06/20/2012

Ernst And Penner Earn All-America Honors

UNLV men's golf has had a player earn All-America recognition in 22 of the last 24 years.

05/30/2012

Three Men's Golfers Named All-Region

Biddle, Ernst and Penner all recognized as PING All-West Region honorees.

05/19/2012

Rebels Finish Eighth At NCAA Regional

No. 9 UNLV men's golf team's season ends in Greensboro.

05/18/2012

Rebels Drop To 10th At NCAA Regional

No. 9 UNLV men's golf team nine shots out of fifth place heading into final round, Biddle tied for fifth individually in Greensboro.

05/17/2012

Rebels Tied For 3rd After 1st Round At NCAA Regional

No. 9 UNLV men's golf team 10 shots off the lead; Biddle tied for fourth individually, three back in Greensboro.

2011-12 Media Guide Bio Page 56

UNLV: Begins his fourth year with the Rebels ... Holds a 71.95 career scoring average, which ranks second in program history ... Was listed as one of the top 50 men's college players to watch this season by Golf World ... Has played in 111 rounds ... Has 26 top-20 finishes, 18 top-10s and 10 top-fives ... Has recorded 58 rounds at par or better ... Has three career individual victories, two coming in 2009-10 and one in 2010-11 ... His three victories rank him fifth all-time at UNLV ... One of only eight Rebel players in program history to have multiple individual wins.

2010-11: Was the 2010-11 Mountain West Player of the Year ... Won the award for the second straight year ... Also named PING All-West Region for the second straight year ... Was selected to the All-MW team for the third straight year ... Won the Mountain West Championship with a birdie on the third playoff hole... Was the runner-up at the U.S. Publinx Championship, losing on the first playoff hole after 36 holes that day ... Made the round of 16 at the Western Amateur ... Had the sixth-lowest score going into match play ... Finished tied for ninth in the Sahalee Players Championship ... Led the Rebels in scoring average with 71.93, which ranked third in the MW and 12th all-time at UNLV for seasonal average ... He also led UNLV in rounds played (41) and rounds under par (14) ... Recorded eight top-10 finishes, including three top-fives, in 14 tournaments ... He recorded nine rounds in the 60s ... His lowest score was a 64 in the MW Championship, which ties a long list for second lowest in Rebel history ... Was awarded with the program's Wilson Award for 2011, which is given annually to the top player on the team.

2009-10: Named a third team All-American ... Was the 2009-10 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year ... Also named to the PING All-West Region team ... Was also selected to the All-MWC team for the second straight year ... Won two individual titles - the Tucker Invitational and at the Wimberly Intercollegiate - to become one of just eight players in program history to have multiple wins ... Led the Rebels in scoring average with 71.43 per round, which ranked second in the MWC and seventh all-time at UNLV for seasonal average ... He also led UNLV in rounds played (37-tie) and rounds under par (17) ... The MWC Golfer of the Month for September (co-winner), October/November and for February, Ernst recorded seven top-10 finishes, including five top-fives in 13 stroke-play tournaments ... Finished the season ranked 21st in the nation according to the Golfstat Cup Standings and concluded the year with a tie for 25th-place individual finish at the NCAA Championship with a score of 1-under par ... He tallied 11 rounds in the 60s and was also included on the Ben Hogan Award watch list ... Shot a 64 at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, which ranks tied for second all-time at UNLV for low round ... His 54-hole total of 204 at the Wimberly tied for the 13th-lowest total in UNLV history ... Was awarded with the program's Wilson Award for 2010, which is given annually to the top player on the team.

2008-09: Named to the All-Mountain West Conference team ... Played in 11 tournaments and totalled 33 rounds ... Turned in a 72.55 scoring average for the year, which at the time ranked 29th all-time in UNLV history and first among freshmen ... His scoring average ranked second on the team ... Recorded seven top-20 finishes, including three top-10s and two top-fives ... Shot par or better in 14 rounds ... His best finishes were a tie for fourth at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and a tie for fifth at the William H. Tucker Invitational ... Shot in the 60s four times, including twice in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 69 during the first round and a 67 during the final round ... Won the 2009 Michael Maze Award, which goes to the UNLV golfer each year who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Clovis East High School in Clovis, Calif. ... Lettered four years with the Timberwolves golf program ... Led the squad to the valley championship in 2007 ... Recorded a stroke average of 70 as a junior and senior ... His team qualified for regionals each of his four years ... Coached by Gary Giannoni ... Advanced to the round of 16 at the 2007 U.S. Amateur at the Olympic Club in San Francisco ... The 2006 and 2007 Junior Golf Association of Northern California (JGANC) Player of the Year ... Won the 2006 JGANC Championship ... Was ranked No. 2 in the JGANC rankings and played for the Northern California team at the 2007 Junior Americas Cup.

PERSONAL: Derek Alexander Ernst was born May 16, 1990, in Woodland, Calif. ... The son of Mark and Dawn Ernst ... Has two sisters, Brianna (18) and Shawna (17) ... Majoring in multidisciplinary studies - tourism and convention administration/physical education.



 
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