Name: Bryan Wise
Freshman golfer Bryan Wise has helped Chapman earn its first top-25 ranking in 2014, after shooting a 67 (-3) in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Preview Tournament hosted by La Verne.
1) How did you begin playing golf?
I started playing golf when I was 4 or 5 because my dad would take me to the course every time he went.
2)What’s your best career round?
A 68 (-4), which I have shot twice.
3) Who has inspired you most in your golfing career?
My golf coach Don Baucom has inspired me the most. He has always believed in me, and thought I could be a great player.
4) What’s your favorite club in your golf bag?
My putter. Sometimes I’m not the best with it, but I love how much influence and power the putter has over each and every round.
5) If you had to choose another sport to play, what would it be?
Basketball. I used to play when I was smaller and I loved it, but once I realized that I wanted to play golf, I quit to focus on golf.
6) What is your favorite part about golf as a sport?
I love the fact that you can never perfect golf and how much of a mental game it is.
7) What’s your favorite course to play?
My home course, Granite Bay Golf Club. I’ve played it all my life and it has grown on me.
8) If you had to pick one course to play, what would it be and why?
Augusta National Golf Club (where the Masters is held every year) because of the tradition behind it and how beautiful the course is.