Played in all seven events, averaging 76.6 ... finished with 75.9 average for the full 2016-17 season ... low round was opening 3-under 69 at the Manor Intercollegiate ... best finish was 27th at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular (74-75-78) ... shot 72-79-72 and placed T-31st at the Patriot League Championship ... Fall 2016:
75.3 fall average ranked third on the team ... shot 69-73 in a T-7th finish at the Bucknell Invitational ... 1-under 69 was his first collegiate round in the 60s ... closed with a 1-under 70 in a T-20th finish at the Cornell Invitational ... T-19th (72-74-72) to lead the team at at the Donald Ross Invitational ... Spring 2016:
Averaged 76.2 in five events, giving him a team-best 75.0 for the full year ... had two more top-10s: a T-4th finish at the Lafayette Invitational (72-77) and a T-9th in Bucknell's win at the Yale Invitational (73-76) ... finished T-21st at the Patriot League Championship (76-72-81) ... Fall 2015:
Made quite a first impression, leading the team with a 74.2 scoring average while playing in all seven of the team's fall competitions ... shot a 2-under 70 in his very first collegiate round at the Colgate Invitational ... followed with 76-77 to finish in 4th place ... added two more top-10s: a 10th-place finish at the Bucknell Invitational (74-71) and a runner-up finish in Bucknell's team victory at the Lehigh Invitational (70-77) ... opened the Lehigh Invite with a 2-under 70 at Saucon Valley CC ... all but one round was 77 or better and 11 were 75 or better ... also placed T-17th at the Columbia Invitational (75-74-76) and T-18th at the Cornell Invitational (72-73-76), giving him five top-20 finishes in the fall ... Personal:
Born July 26, 1997 … parents are John and Amy O'Brien … home course is Oak Hills GC … has twice shot 4-under par in tournament play: a 68 at the Connecticut PGA Championship and 66 in the Metropolitan PGA Future Series … medalist at the 2013 Connecticut Junior Amateur and AJGA Killington Junior Championship … runner-up at 2014 U.S. Challenge Cup Long Island Junior … T-3rd at 2014 Connecticut Junior PGA … T-4th at 2013 MGA Carter Cup … T8th at 2013 Northern Junior … competed in the 2014 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions and the 2014 FootJoy Invitational … played for Team New England at the 2013 and 2014 John D. Minick Cup and for Team Connecticut at the 2013 and 2014 New England Junior ... accounting and financial management major ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2016 and 2017.