AS A SENIOR IN 2011-12: Played in all 10 events and rarely failed to count ... Notched three top-20 and five top-30 finishes ... Ended the regular season with a tie for third in the Insperity Augusta State Invitational, and had a clutch birdie on the first team playoff hole to force a second vs. top-ranked Texas ... Blasted a season-low 4-under 66 in the second round of The Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational en route to a tie for seventh ... Finished tied for 17th in the Charleston Shootout ... Turned in 21st-place showing at the General Hackler Championship ... Set to graduate summa cum laude with a degree in Mathematics.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11: Part of National Championship squad for the second consecutive season ... Played as an individual in the Jags’ home event, the Insperity Augusta State Invitational ... Tied for 36th with a low round of 2-under 70.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10: Part of National Championship squad althought he did not see any action.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2008-09: Played in six events and in 18 rounds … Notched a 74.78 stroke average … Managed one round in the 60’s and seven rounds of par or better … In collegiate debut, tied for eighth in the Aldila Scenic City Invitational at Council Fire Golf Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. … Fired rounds of 70-69-70 for a 54-hole total of 7-under 209 … In next event, posted a final-round, 1-under 70 in VCU Shootout … Notched even-par 72 in second round of Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational … Tied for 68th in ASU’s home event, the Administaff ASU Invitational … Logged even-par 72 in first round and two-under 70 in second at Forest Hills Golf Club … Season Lows: First Round: 70 (-2) in Aldila Scenic City Invitational … Second Round: 69 (-3) in Aldila Scenic City Invitational … Third Round: 70 (-2) in Aldila Scenic City Invitational and 70 (-1) in VCU Shootout.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Redshirted … Spent the season making the adjustment to the collegiate level.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters under coach Tommy Cannon at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Ga. … Won the 2007 Class AAA State Championship at Waynesboro (Ga.) Country Club … As a senior, led the Cadets to the Region 3-AAA Championship and a third-place finish in the 2007 Class AAA State Championship … Won the 2006 Savannah High School City Championship … Captured the Raider Invitational title in 2005 and 2006 … Named the Savannah Morning News Player-of-the-Year for 2007 … Selected the Billy and Shirley Weir Scholar … A Georgia Certificate of Merit Recipient … Named an AASU Scholar in mathematics.
PERSONAL: Born March 9, 1989 in Savannah, Ga. … Son of Anne Gillins … Has one sister, Lauren and one brother, Gregory … Full name is Brendan Rucker Gillins … Plans on majoring in mathematics … Enjoys playing golf, fishing, boating and relaxing in his spare time … Career goals include graduating from college with honors and playing professional golf … Goals for this season include making a 4.0 in class and lowering his stroke average … Considers Mexican to be his favorite food … Person he admires the most is his mom … He’d like to switch places for a day with Tiger Woods … Lists “Remember The Titans” as his favorite movie … His favorite vacation spot is Costa Rica on the Pacific Ocean side watching the waves … His favorite sport other than golf is football … If he could eat dinner with anyone in the world, he’d pick Jack Nicklaus … Lists O.A.R. as his favorite musical group.