Drew Novara
    Drew  Novara


    Muphysboro, Ill.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 150



    Salukis finish 12th at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate

    Southern clawed its way up the leader board falling a poor first round


    Salukis in 18th after day one of Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate

    SIU is just 11 strokes out of a tie for ninth


    Salukis finish 15th at Arizona Intercollegiate

    Late round struggles dashed SIU's chance at a higher finish


    Men's golf kicks off spring season at Arizona Intercollegiate

    Salukis will take six golfers to Arizona for the opening weekend of the spring


    Men's golf kicks off spring season at Arizona Intercollegiate

    Salukis will take six golfers to Arizona for the opening weekend of the spring


    Finished his career ranked 10th in career stroke average (75.49), third in career rounds (120), and sixth in career rounds in the 60s (6).

    2015-16 (Senior):
    Tournament Scores
    Named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete team...Missed the first tournament in the fall due to a broken bone in his hand, but returned to compete in the remaining 11 tournaments...Had his best tournament at the UT-Martin Grover Page Classic where he finished third at 6-under par...Also placed 13th at the LSU David Toms Intercollegiate.

    2014-15 (Junior):
    Tournament Scores
    Competed in all 12 tournaments and finished second on the team in stroke average (74.50)...Named All-Academic First-Team by the Missouri Valley Conference...MVC Men's Golfer of the Week and MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week after he tied a school record with a 64 during the final round of the APSU Intercollegiate (Oct. 21)...Had three top-10 finishes, including a fifth-place showing at APSU, in which he was 7-under par...Shot nine rounds of par-or-better golf....Earned a spot on the MVC Honor Roll.

    2013-14 (Sophomore)
    Tournament Scores
    Played in all 35 rounds and led the team with a 75.06 stroke average...Was the team's top finisher in five of the 12 tournaments...Had two top-10 finishes, taking second place at the Frito Lay/Taco Bell Intercollegiate and eighth place at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate...His 5-under par 67 in the second round of the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate was the best 18-hole score by a Saluki golfer for the season.

    2012-13 (Freshman)
    Tournament Scores
    Played in 19 rounds over seven tournaments...Tied for 13th at the Grover Page Classic...Shot a career-best 71 in the first round of the Grover Page Classic...Posted a 77.0 scoring average...Season-best three-round tournament score of 225 at both the Skyhawk Fall Classic and Grover Page Classic...Led the team at the Grover Page Classic...Posted a 4.0 GPA and made the Dean's List.

    Amateur Accomplishments
    2011 Illinois State Amateur qualifier
    2012 Illinois State Amateur 9th place
    2013 Southern Illinois Golf Association champion (at Union County Country Club)
    2013 SIGA champion at Carmi Golf Course
    2013 Fowler Heating & Cooling champion
    2013 Southern Illinois Open 8th place, low amateur score
    2013 Illinois State Amateur 29th place
    2013 U.S. Amateur Qualifier champion
    2013 U.S. Amateur qualifier
    2013 Accelerated Tour at Kokopelli low overall score

    Murphysboro High School
    Three-time All-Conference selection...Three-time All-South selection...Two-year team captain...Two-time Southern Illinois River-to-River conference Individual champion...Holds five school records...Finalist for the national American Junior Golf Association Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award...Placed 23rd at the state tournament as a senior...Three-time team MVP...Posted his team's top score in 49 of 61 rounds from sophomore through senior year...Started playing golf after two broken ankles in baseball and basketball...Fellowship of Christian Athletes Group Leader...Graduated with high honors and was in the top 10 of his graduating class...Member of the IHSA Student Advisory Committee.

    Worth Knowing
    Was introduced to golf his freshman year of high school after breaking his right ankle in 7th grade and breaking his left ankle in 8th grade...2012 SIGA Player of the Year runner-up to former Saluki golfer Jeff Miller...Full given name is Andrew Robert Novara...Goes by Drew...Son of Cynthia and Leonard Novara...Father is athletic director at Murphysboro High School...Has one sister, Emily...Born Nov. 9, 1993, in Princeton, Ind....Majoring in exercise science.

    Q&A with Drew
    Favorite course: TPC Deere Run
    Favorite club: 7 iron
    Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods
    Favorite sports team: St. Louis Cardinals
    Favorite TV show: Family Guy
    Favorite sports movie: Seven Days in Utopia
    Favorite book: Heart of a Champion
    Favorite restaurant: Cummare's
    Favorite App: Twitter
    Longest drive: 350 yards
    My dream foursome: Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott
    What I've learned from Coach Fetcho: Play to the strong side of green
    Best thing I can cook in the kitchen: Pasta
    Secret talent: Awesome at making milkshakes
    One thing I've always dreamed about doing: Playing in the Masters

    What's in the Bag?
    Driver: Titleist 915 8.5
    Woods: Titleist 915 13.5 Fd
    Irons: Taylormade RSi TP
    Putter: Scotty Cameron
    Ball: Pro- V1x