Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
High School: West Orange
Other College: Clayton State


2018-19 (RS SR): Participated in three events ... Notched his best finish at the Firestone Invitational, tying for 17th and finishing the event at even par ... Also competed in the Golfweek Program Challenge and fired a 4-under 68 in the opening round, before ODU was forced to withdraw from the event due to a hurricane.

2017-18 (RS JR): Competed in seven of the nine tournaments ... Held a season stroke average of 74.6 ... Notched his best finish of the year with a 10th-place finish at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate, helping the team to a third-place finish at the event ... Finished 26th at the C-USA Championship ... Placed 30th at the Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate.

2016-17 (RS SO): Played in eight events, registering a 75.0 stroke average... Low round was a 68 at the Patriot Intercollegiate, where he finished ninth and helped the Monarchs to the team crown... Placed ninth at the Firestone Intercollegiate... Placed 19th at Pinehurst and grabbed 28th at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate, helping the Monarchs to a runner-up team finish... C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.  

Transferred from Clayton State.

2015-16 (RS FR) (at Clayton State): Competed at Clayton State University ... Tied for 40th at the Peach Belt Conference Championship.

2014-15 (FR) (at Clayton State): Redshirted.

PREP: Played at West Orange High School in Florida ... Named to All-Metro West Conference first team ... An All-Central Florida first team selection in 2013 and 2014 ... A Metro West regional champion in 2013 and 2014.

PERSONAL: Son of Priscilla Thompson and Peter Bakker ... Majoring in economics ... Father is a member of the Professional Golfers Association ... Favorte athlete is Ernie Els ... Favorite pro sports team is Manchester United ... Favorite musician is Beethoven.

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Michael Bakker Feature Video (2016-17)