Pontus Gad competed in six tournaments for TCU as a junior, three in the fall and three in the spring ... posted his top finish of the season in the fall opener at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate by placing 24th (+7) ... recorded his top performance in relation to par (+3) at the Amer Ari Invitational during the spring opener ... finished at par or better in three of 18 rounds, including season-low 1-under scores of 71 at Turning Stone and the Amer Ari Invitational ... also competed for TCU at The McLaughlin, Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, John Hayt Collegiate Invitational and Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters.
Gad made progress in his second season at TCU, lowering his stroke average more than one full shot to 74.37 ... ranked third among Frogs in both stroke average and the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings (No. 273) .... earned one top-10 finish and two top-20 placings ... missed nearly a month of the spring due to injury before returning for the Mountain West Conference Championship ... posted a season-best finish at the National Invitational, tying for eighth place (+2) ... matched his low round as a Frog with a 69 in the opening round of the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational ... led the Frogs during the season-opening PING/NCAA Preview, tying for 51st with a score of +17 ... tied for 15th place at the MWC Championship (+2) while recording the low 54-hole total of his career at 215 ... shot below par in 10 rounds during the season ... earned a pair of academic honors, being named Academic All-MWC and a Cleveland All-America Scholar.
In his first season with the Frogs, Gad saw action in 11 tournaments where the TCU newcomer recorded a 75.88 strokes average over 33 rounds of action ... finished fourth overall in his collegiate debut at the PING/Golfweek Preview where he recorded a 2-over-par score of 218 (72-74-72) ... finished 21st overall at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate following a 54-hole tally of 223 (70-75-77), including a 1-under-par 70 in the first round of action ... finished tied for 24th overall at the National Invitational Tournament following a score of 220 (74-77-69), including a 3-under-par score of 69 over the final 18 holes of action ... notched a 26th-place showing in his second collegiate tournament at The Prestige at PGA West following a tournament score of 221 (78-74-69), including a 3-under-par score of 69 in the final round of action ... finished 35th overall at the Mountain West Conference Championships... helped the Frogs captured two tournament team titles as a rookie.
A member of the Swedish National Team, Gad guided his country to a sixth-place showing at the 2009 European Men's Amateur Team Championships at the Conwy Golf Club in Wales... finished ninth overall at the European Amateur Championships following a four-round score of 284 (75-71-71-67)... captured the International Skandia Junior Open Championship during the 2009 season... finished third overall at the 2008 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Championships with a four-round score of 13-under-par 275 (71-70-70-64) in a tournament that featured the best junior players in the world... finished third overall at the TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Championships during the 2007 season... led Sweden to a second-place finish at the 2007 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup Championships... selected as the 2007 Rookie of the Year on the International Skandia Junior Tour in Sweden after earning third-place honors at the Swedish Junior Championships Stroke Play.
OFF THE COURSE
Gad is the son of Mihael and Eva Gad... has one sister, Cecilia... born on February 23, 1990... majoring in pre-business.