Baylor graduate spent last two seasons as Bears assistant
PRONUNCIATION: Joakim (Yuh-keem)
BAYLOR PERSONAL RECORDS Lowest 18-hole score: 65, Wyoming Cowboy Classic (spring 2011) Lowest 36-hole score: 133, Wyoming Cowboy Classic (spring 2011) Lowest 54-hole score: 203, Wyoming Cowboy Classic (spring 2011) Top 5 finishes: 12, last at Big 12 Men's Golf Championship (spring 2012) Top 10 finishes: 19, last at Big 12 Men's Golf Championship (spring 2012)
SPRING 2012 (SENIOR) 2012 ALL-BIG 12 2012 BYRON NELSON AWARD FINALIST 2012 UTSA OAK HILLS INVITATIONAL INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST 2012 BIG 12 MEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST 2012 BIG 12 ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM BIG 12 GOLFER OF THE MONTH (FEBRUARY 2012, APRIL 2012) ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12, FIRST TEAM Baylor's first All-Big 12 selection since 2008 ... One of five finalists for 2012 Byron Nelson Award ... Concluded season with a 71.38 stroke average, the second-lowest single-season average in program history ... Finished career third in Baylor history in both top-5 (12) and top-10 (19) finishes ... His 155 career rounds are a Baylor record ... Only Baylor golfer to start all seven spring events ... Opened spring with three consecutive top-five finishes ... Posted second career tournament win with victory at spring-opening UTSA Oak Hills Invitational, winning three-hole playoff ... Shot 3-under 210 at UTSA ... Tied for second at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate, shooting 6-under 210 ... After pair of top-two finishes, named Big 12 Men's Golfer of the Month for February ... Tied for fifth at Border Olympics with 1-over 217 ... Tied for 14th in back-to-back tournaments - Augusta State Invitational (5-under 211) and The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate (2-under 214) ... Concluded spring with 20th-place finish at Aggie Invitational, shooting 12-over 228 ... Erased seven-stroke deficit to win Big 12 Men's Golf Championship individual title, shooting 3-under (74-71-72-68=285) ... Became second Baylor golfer and first since 2001 (Worth Williams) to win Big 12 individual title ... Earned Big 12 All-Tournament honors with top-10 finish at Whispering Pines ... Tied for 13th at NCAA Ann Arbor Regional, shooting 2-under (67-73-71=211) ... Named first-team Academic All-Big 12 for third consecutive year.
FALL 2011 (SENIOR) BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (FALL 2011) Started in all five fall tournaments, posting four consecutive top-10 finishes and back-to-back top-three finishes ... Opened fall season with back-to-back 10th-place finishes ... Shot 1-under (72-71-72=215) to tie for 10th overall at Turning Stone Intercollegiate ... Posted 13th career top-10 finish at Wolverine Intercollegiate, shooting even-par (72-70-71=213) ... First top-five finish of the season came at Rod Myers Invitational, where he finished third at 1-under 215 ... Followed with second-place finish at Lone Star Invitational, shooting 6-under 210 ... Ended fall with 30th-place showing at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, shooting 3-over 216 ... Currently tied for fifth in school history with 15 top-10 finishes and eight top-five finishes ... Named to Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
SUMMER 2011 Advanced to quarterfinal round of match play at 2011 British Amateur Championship ... One of four Baylor golfers to participate in British Am ... Represented Norway at 2011 European Team Championship.
SPRING 2011 (JUNIOR) CLEVELAND GOLF/SRIXON ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR GCAA PING ALL-CENTRAL REGION ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12, FIRST TEAM BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (SPRING 2011) Posted his fourth straight top-25 finish with a 21st-place showing at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational ... Was Baylor's best scorer, shooting 4-over (71-73-73=217) ... Best finish of the season came at Charleston Shootout, where he placed fourth overall at 2-under-par (71-70-73) ... Tied for 42nd at Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters with 11-over 227 ... Established 18-, 36- and 54-hole career lows with third-place finish at Border Olympics ... Shot final-round 6-under 66, while carding 10-under 134 over final 36 holes to post fifth career top-five finish ... 54-hole score of 205 was tied for eighth-lowest in program history and is lowest since teammate Cody Paladino's 203 at 2007 Turtle Bay Intercollegiate ... Shattered his career lows once again, shooting 7-under 203 to finish second at Wyoming Cowboy Classic ... Carded lowest individual round since 2007 with a final-round 65 ... His 203 tied Paladino for the fourth-lowest 54-hole score in Baylor history ... Posted six consecutive rounds of par or better ... Tied for 14th at Aggie Invitational, carding 6-over-par 222 ... Finished tied for 22nd at Big 12 Championship, shooting 16-over-par (73-75-73-75=296) ... Tied for 26th at NCAA Florida Regional, shooting 1-over-par 217 ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... First-team Academic All-Big 12 ... First golfer in program history with multiple GCAA PING All-Central Region selections ... One of two Baylor golfers named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
FALL 2010 (JUNIOR) BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (FALL 2010) Competed in three of Baylor's four fall events ... Tied for 15th at season-opening Golfweek Challenge with a 3-under (68-73-72=213) ... Finished tied for 21st at both William H. Tucker Intercollegiate and Jack Nicklaus Invitational ... Did not compete at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate ... Represented native Norway at 2010 World Amateur Team Championships ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
SPRING 2010 (SOPHOMORE) GCAA PING ALL-CENTRAL REGION ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12, FIRST TEAM 2010 BORDER OLYMPICS INDIVIDUAL MEDALIST BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (SPRING 2010) Competed in all nine spring events ... Tied for 11th, Baylor's best finish, at UTSA Oak Hills Invitational with teammate Lorenzo Scotto at 6-over 219 ... Earned individual medalist honors for first time in his career, winning Border Olympics ... Fired 3-under 213, including a 2-under 70 in first round and 4-under 68 in second round ... Tied for 38th at Seminole Intercollegiate (71-77-77=225) ... Finished second with 3-under (70-69-74=213) at National Invitational Tournament ... Finished 69th at Morris Williams Intercollegiate (78-80-79=237) ... Posted fifth top-10 finish of season, tying for sixth place at Aggie Invitational ... Finished under par for eighth time in 2010, shooting 5-under (67-75-69=211) ... Tallied multiple sub-par rounds for sixth time ... Tied for 27th at Big 12 Men's Golf Championship with a final tally of 8-over (70-76-77-73=296) ... Shot 7-over (79-72-72=223) and finished 40th overall at NCAA South Central Regional ... Drilled 15-foot birdie putt on first playoff hole at South Central Regional that clinched Baylor's spot in NCAA Championship ... Shot 14-over (74-79-77=230) to tie for 135th at NCAA Championship ... Named to GCAA PING All-Central Region Team, becoming first Baylor golfer to earn all-region honors since Ryan Baca in 2006 ... First-team Academic All-Big 12.
FALL 2009 (SOPHOMORE) BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (FALL 2009) Appeared in all five fall tournaments ... Carded a 3-over 219 to finish tied for 22nd at Golfweek's Conference Challenge in Riverside, Iowa ... Finished tied for 13th with 1-under (75-69-71=215) at William H. Tucker ... Tallied back-to-back sub-par rounds, including second-round 3-under 69 ... Posted his first top-10 finish of season, finishing 10th at Wolverine with a 5-under 211 ... Carded all three rounds of par or better at Wolverine, including a final-round 4-under 68 ... Placed 20th at Lone Star Invitational, firing a 6-over 222 ... Fourth-place finish at Baylor Intercollegiate was first top-five finish of career ... Carded three rounds of par or better at Baylor Intercollegiate, including final-round 69 ... Concluded fall season with a 0.00 score vs. par (E thru 15 rounds) ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (fall 2009).
SUMMER 2009 Participated at 2009 British Amateur Championship in Liverpool, England ... Finished with a two-round score of 9-over 153 in stroke-play, missing the cut for match-play championship.
SPRING 2009 (TRUE FRESHMAN) BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (SPRING 2009) Competed in all eight spring events as a true freshman ... Finished season ranked second on team with a 73.45 stroke average and a 1.97 score vs. par ... Led the team with 90.1 percent of his 38 total rounds counting towards team score ... Posted three top-10 and seven top-20 finishes, while recording 13 rounds of par or better ... Shot a 2-under 214 (71-72-71) at Ron Smith USF Invitational, finishing tied for seventh ... Shot a 16-over 296 (75-75-73-73) to finish tied for 12th at Big 12 Championship ... Shot an 11-over 227 (73-80-74) at NCAA South Central Regional ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
FALL 2008 (TRUE FRESHMAN) BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (FALL 2008) Competed in all five fall events as a true freshman ... Made Baylor debut at Shoal Creek Intercollegiate where he finished tied for 11th at 5-over 221 (71-73-77) ... Recorded sub-par round of 71 in first round at Shoal Creek ... His best finish was at Baylor Intercollegiate, where he shot a 2-over 215 with back-to-back rounds of 70 to finish tied for sixth overall ... Shot a 5-under 211 at Turtle Bay Intercollegiate, carding sub-par rounds of 70 and 68 to finish tied for 10th ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
INTERNATIONAL Member of the Norwegian national team for three years ... Helped Norway to 2006 European Team Championships ... Finished eighth overall at the 2007 European Championships ... As a 15-year-old, finished fifth at 2005 Danish International Youth Championship, a tournament for players 21 and under ... Finished fourth at Norwegian Junior Championships and tied for fourth at Norwegian Championships, a tournament featuring both professional and amateur players ... Recorded four top-five finishes on 2007 Norwegian Titleist Tour and did not finish outside top 10 ... Ranked third on the Titleist Tour order of merit ... Finished second at Holtsmark GC and Arendal GC, while placing fourth at Narvick GC and fifth at Stjordal GC.
PERSONAL Born Aug. 29, 1989, in Drammen, Norway ... Son of Stale and Gry Hilde Mikkelsen ... Speech communication major.