Cameron

Jones

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Year: Junior
Hometown: Perth, Australia
High School: St. Norbert College
Major: Business Administration

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017; Spring 2017, 2018)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

Junior (2018-19)
Cameron Jones didn't appear in competition during the fall season, but has participated in both the Big Ten Match Play Championships and the Lamkin San Diego Challenge during the spring of 2019. He won Nebraska's only head-to-head matchup in a 5-1 loss to Illinois in the 3rd-place match of the Big Ten Match Play Championships as he went 3&2 over his opponent. Jones followed that up by shooting a 228 (+12) at the Lamkin San Diego Classic as he tied for 64th with teammate Jace Guthmiller. Jones also competed at The Goodwin at Stanford University. He finished in a tie for 130th after carding a 245 (+35) after the three rounds.

Jones competed individually at the Husker Invitational (April 13), finishing tied for 26th after shooting a 154 (+12) over 36 holes. The Perth, Australia native finishes his junior year with a 78.74 stroke average over eight rounds.

Sophomore (2017-18)
Jones appeared in seven of Nebraska's 10 stroke-play events during the season while competing in a trio of matches at the Big Ten Match Play Championships. Jones had a stroke average of 75.81 over 21 rounds in his sophomore campaign. He appeared in the Husker lineup six times and as an individual at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate.
He started out the year tying for 75th after shooting 229 (+13) at the Badger Invitational. After missing the Maui Jim Intercollegiate, he appeared back in the Husker lineup at The Jackrabbit.  He shot one-over par (217) over three rounds and was NU's No. 4 finisher. He competed in three tournaments during the spring with his best showing of the season coming in the Big Ten Championships. He was the top finisher for the Huskers after he shot a season-best 219 (+9) and tied for 28th overall. Jones shot a season-best 70 twice during the season, on the third day of the Badger Invitational and on the second day of the Big Ten Championships. Off the course, Jones was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2017-18.

Freshman (2016-17)
Jones competed in five of Nebraska's 10 stroke-play tournaments during his freshman season in 2016-17, while also playing a pair of matches at the Big Ten Match Play Championships. He made four appearances in the Husker lineup, while also playing in one tournament (The Jackrabbit) as an individual outside the NU lineup. At The Jackrabbit, Jones fired a career-best, even-par 216 over 54 holes, including a career-best, two-under-par 70 in the final round to tie for 14th. He was Nebraska's top individual finisher at The Jackrabbit. Jones made his first career lineup appearance prior to The Jackrabbit when he shot 224 over three rounds at the Ram Masters Invitational as NU's No. 4 finisher. He was back in the Husker lineup at the Bayou City Collegiate Classic, where he was NU's No. 5 finisher with a 227 over three rounds. He tied for Nebraska's No. 2 finish with teammate Jace Guthmiller (229) to close the fall at the East Bay Deli Classic in Kiawah. He made his lone appearance of the spring at the Hawkeye Invitational, where he was NU's No. 5 finisher.

Before Nebraska
Jones hails from the Perth area in Western Australia, where he attended St. Norbert College. In 2015, he made it to the Round of 32 at the Australian Amateur after defeating World No. 48 Amateur Ben Stow (Great Britain). Jones won the Western Australian Junior Match Play and Melville Glades Junior Open.

Jones collected runner-up honors by one shot to Ryan Ruffels at the Aaron Baddeley International Junior Classic and also qualified for the Aaron Baddeley Final in China, where he tied for fifth. Jones was a member of the Western Australia men's state team in 2015. In addition, he was team captain for the boys' team in 2013 and 2014.

Personal
A business administration major, Jones was an academic All-Big Ten choice in 2018. He is a four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. The Nebraska men's golf team's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner in 2017, Jones was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Year-by-Year

Year Rounds Strokes Average
2016-17 15 1,139 75.93
2017-18 21 1,592 75.81
2018-19 8 627 78.74
Career Totals 44 3,358 76.32

Career Bests
Low Round - 70 (three times)

Low 54-Hole Score - 216 (Jackrabbit, 9/27/16)
Best Tournament Finish - T-14th (Jackrabbit, 9/27/16)
Rounds Under Par - 5

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