Bud Cauley is one of the elite collegiate golfers entering his junior season in 2010-11 ... a two-time first-team Golfweek All-American and a two-time second-team PING All-American ... a semifinalist for the Hogan Award and selected to the All-Nicklaus Team as a freshman and then a finalist for the Hogan Award as a sophomore in 2010 ... one of 10 players selected to the prestigious 2009 United States Walker Cup Team ... posted a 3-0-1 record in Walker Cup matches as the United State cruised to a victory over the Great Britain and Ireland team ... also participated in the Palmer Cup for the United States ... the Southeastern Conference's Freshman of the Year in 2009 and two-time first-team All-SEC selection ... captured a share of his first collegiate victory at the prestigious United States Collegiate Championship with a 4-under-par score of 212 and ... finished 10th nationally in the final 2008-09 individual Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and fifth in 2010 ... has played 52 career rounds at Alabama with 22 coming in below par and 13 in the 60s ... has a 71.76 career stroke average ... has three tournament victories, earning medalist honors at the 2009 U.S. Collegiate Championship, the 2009 Isleworth Collegiate Invitational and the 2010 Linger Longer Invitational ... finished out of the top 20 in just three of his 18-career events ... 12 top-10 finishes and eight top-five finishes ... tied for fifth at the 2009 SEC Championships and tied for third at the 2009 NCAA Northeast Regional ... outstanding leader on the course and tremendous ball-striker ... went 1-1 in singles matches at the 2009 Palmer Cup ... won the prestigious Players Amateur during the summer of 2008, qualifying him for the 2010 Verizon Heritage PGA Tour stop ... qualified for the 2009 U.S. Amateur and then placed fifth in the stroke play with rounds of 70 and 72 ... beat the world's No. 1 amateur, Rickie Fowler, in the first round of match play 3 & 1 ... also qualified for the 2010 U.S. Amateur.
Cauley proved to be one of the nation's elite golfers as a sophomore ... a first-team All-American by Golfweek and a second-team choice by PING ... a first-team All-SEC selection for the second straight year ... finished the season with a 71.32 stroke average (1,783 in 25 rounds) with 10 rounds under par and seven in the 60s, including a career-best 64 in the first round of the Linger Longer Invitational ... averaged 69.56 strokes per round over the last three tournaments ... finished the season ranked fifth in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and 14th in the Golfstat Cup ... 16 of his 25 rounds were at par or better ... was 24th nationally in par-5 scoring (4.64) and sixth in total short game (.664) ... won the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational with a season-best 5-under-par 211 and then captured the Linger Longer Invitational in run-away fashion with a 12-under-par 204 ... has five top-10 finishes and three top-five showings ... missed the first tournament of the 2009-10 (2009 Carpet Capital Collegiate) to play for the United States in the Walker Cup matches ... his first tournament of the season was the Ping/Golfweek Invitational where he posted a top-10 finishing, tying for sixth at 4-over-par 220 at the Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. ... finished tied for fourth in the rain-shortened Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 2-under-par 68 ... tied for 47th at the Puerto Rico Classic, carding a 4-over-par 220 in the first event of the spring season ... was the Crimson Tide's top scorer with a 3-over-par 219 at the John Hyatt Collegiate Invitational in his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., at the Sawgrass Country Club ... finished tied for 30th at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational with a 3-over-par score of 219 ... broke out an opening round slump with a career-low 64 (-8) in the first round of the Linger Longer Invitational ... carded eight birdies and no birdies in the first round ... captured medalist honors by six strokes over Oklahoma State Kevin Tway with a career-best 12-under-par 204 ... fired rounds of 64, 83 and 67 for the win ... was named the Golfweek Player of the Week for his play at the Linger Longer Invitational ... finished tied for ninth at the Administaff Augusta State Invitational ... shot 9-under 135 in 36 holes on the opening day of play before finishing with a 73 in the final round for an 8-under-par 208 ... shot 4-over-par 214 at the NCAA East Regional at the Yale Course in New Haven, Conn., to finish tied for 36th.
Cauley quickly established a place in the Crimson Tide's lineup as a true freshman and developed into the team's No. 1 ... first-team Golfweek All-American and a second-team PING All-American ... named to the Palmer Cup team and selected to the All-Nicklaus Team ... competed in 10 of the Tide's 11 tournaments in 2008-09, missing the Callaway Golf Collegiate Match Play Championships with an injured wrist ... led the team with a 72.13 scoring average (2,164 strokes over 30 rounds) ... finished 10th in the 2009 Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... shot under par in seven of his last 15 rounds of golf ... shot under par in five tournaments ... 17 of his 30 rounds were par or better ... had eight rounds in the 60s and 12 rounds under par during the season ... won his first collegiate tournament at the 2009 United States Collegiate Championship with a 4-under-par score of 212 ... turned in six top-10 finishes and five top-five finishes, including a ninth-place showing at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and fifth-place finishes at the SEC Championships, Ping/Golfweek Preview and the UCF-Isleworth Collegiate along with a tie for third at the NCAA Northeast Regional ... a semifinalist for the Hogan Award, which is given to the nation's top collegiate golfer ... low round of his career was a 66 (-4) that came in the second round of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate where he fired a career-low 54-hole total of 208 (-2) ... made his collegiate debut in the 2008 Carpet Capital Collegiate, finishing tied for 20th with a 2-over-par total of 218 ... posted back-to-back 68s in the final two rounds of the Ping/Golfweek Preview to tie for fifth ... opened the spring season by tying for 17th back in his hometown of Jacksonville, Fla., at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, shooting 10-over 226 in windy conditions ... fired a 5-under-par 67 in the final round to finish tied for 17th at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 54-hole score of 3-under 213 ... returned to the lineup at the U.S. Collegiate Championship where he claimed his first tournament win with a 4-under 212 on the challenging layout at The Golf Club of Georgia Lakeside Course ... carded rounds of 2-under 70, 3-under 69 and 1-over 73 to share the title with UCLA's Erik Flores ... turned in his second straight top-five finish by tying for fifth at the SEC Championships ... shot a 4-under-par 212, including a 69 in the final round ... recorded an impressive 13 birdies over 54-holes at the SEC Championships ... got off to a rough start in the opening round of the NCAA Northeast Regional at the Galloway National Golf Course in Galloway Township, N.J., in 25-plus mph winds with a 79 ... quickly rebounded with a 4-under-par round of 67 that tied the course record and vaulted him back into the top 10 ... shot even-par 71 in the final round to tie for third place ... opened with a disappointing 87 in the first round of the NCAA Championships ... bounced back with back-to-back 1-over-par rounds of 72 ... finished tied for 131st at 18-over-par 231, his worst tournament of the season.
Cauley was a Co-Medalist at the 2008 Toyota World Junior Amateur Championships held in Japan ... a member of the 2006 Junior Ryder Cup, playing in Newport, Wales ... member of the 2008 USA World Junior Championships team ... three-time AJGA Rolex Junior All-America ... ranked top-five nationally in Junior golf and among top 15 in the world ... a three-time AJGA winner ... two-time member of the Canon Cup team ... competed in 2008 Junior Players Championship, finishing tied for third place (74-73-69/216) at TPC Sawgrass ... captured the 2008 Terra Cotta Invitational ... finished second at the 2007 AJGA Thunderbird, the 2007 Verizon Junior Heritage and the 2008 New Year's Invitational ... finished third at the 2007 AJGA Junior Players and the 2007 Sunnehanna Amateur ... was ranked No. 1 in junior golf when he moved up to amateur events ... has eight holes-in-one during his golf career and a low round of 63 in tournament play.
Cauley is the son of Bill and Melba Cauley ... has one sister, Jessica ... home schooled ... father Bill, is a Navy diver, and his mother, Melba, is a teacher ... majoring in communication studies.