Josh Gallman
Josh Gallman
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gaffney, S.C.
High School: Gaffney HS
2008-09: Capped a solid season with a strong summer... a Cleveland Golf/Srixon Academic All-America Scholar selection... earned second team All-ASun honors... moved to the top of Upstate's career record book with 13 top-5 finishes and 24 top-10 efforts... also tops the all-time record book with a 73.1 stroke average... was again the leader on the team... topped the Spartans with a 73.1 stroke average, four top-5 finishes, seven top-10 performances, and nine top-20 finishes in 10 events... finished the season with a 635-97 head-to-head record against tournament competition... finished third in the A-Sun in stroke average... claimed top-10 efforts in four of the five fall tournaments... was fourth at the Rutgers Invitational (Sept. 12-13)... finished tied for ninth at the Hartford Hawks Invitational (Sept. 29-30)... was tied for fifth at the Stono Cup (Oct. 6-7)... claimed a tie for ninth at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational (Nov. 3-4)... turned in a quality performance in his first spring tournament, finishing second at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (Feb. 23-24)... claimed back-to-back top-10 finishes to close out the season... was tied for fifth at the A-Sun Championships (April 20-22)... finished tied for 10th at the Fossum/Spartan Invitational at Michigan State (April 25-26)... posted a solid summer of amateur golf as well... teamed with former Spartan teammate Baxter Culler to finish fourth in the Carolinas Four-Ball Championship... claimed the championship at the Palmetto Amateur... advanced to the championship match of the Carolinas Amateur... finished tied for 23rd at the prestigious Southern Amateur... a member of the A-Sun All-Academic team. 2007-08: Saw action in all 12 tournaments for the Spartans... simply had a dominant year... named the co-Student-Athlete of the Year at Upstate... an A-Sun First Team All-Conference selection... won four individual tournament championships... was named the A-Sun Golfer of the Month three of the six times it was awarded... lowered his stroke average by 3.1 strokes from his freshman season... finished the year ranked No. 56 in the Golfstat Cup... ranked tied for third in the nation in par-5 scoring with a 4.62 stroke average... shot under par in 19 of 33 rounds... shot par or better 22 times... finished in the top-5 in eight of 12 tournaments... finished in the top-10 in 11 of 12 tournaments... finished the year under par with a 71.5 stroke average... claimed an outstanding 927-61 (.938) head-to-head record... won the individual title at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate with a 10-under total... claimed medalist honors at the Stetson/CFSC Invitational with a 4-under total... won the Lonnie D. Small Classic with a 3-under effort... claimed the individual title at the Samford Intercollegiate with an 8-under total... also finished in the top-5 in the Rutgers Invitational (2nd), MacDonald Cup (t-4th), BSC Invitational (t-2nd) and the Wofford Invitational (3rd)... also had a strong summer of amateur golf... teamed with Spartan Baxter Culler to win the Carolinas Four Ball Championship... finished tied for 24th at the prestigious Southern Amateur... a member of the A-Sun All-Academic team. 2006-07: Played in all 13 tournaments for Upstate... finished second on the team with a 74.6 stroke average... claimed six top-10 finishes... saved his best golf for the last round of the season... fired a 4-under-par 67 in the final round of the NCAA Division II Championships to lead Upstate to a second-place finish in the tournament... the 67 is tied for the lowest round in school history... finished in a tie for third overall, his best finish of the year... was sixth at the Peach Belt Conference Championships and the Johnny Palmer Memorial... a member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Academic Honor Roll. Before Upstate: A two-time All-Region selection at Gaffney High School... named the Spartanburg Herald-Journal Area Player of the Year as a senior... named to the Gaffney High School Hall of Fame... won the Southern Cross Tournament... placed second at the SCGA Cup... finished third at the Carolina Classic... led Gaffney to a third-place finish in the 2005 4A State Tournament... finished tied for third at the 2004 Charles Tilghman Junior Golf Invitational... also a standout in the classroom... an Honor Roll member. Personal: Born on Oct. 20, 1988 in Gaffney, S.C... son of Todd and Carol Gallman... a business marketing major... likes to eat Italian food and steak... favorite movie is The Hangover... favorite TV show is the Price Is Right... likes listening to Jay Lite... favorite song is Golf Boyz... favorite season is summer... favorite book is The Bible... hero growing up was Jesus... people he admires the most are his mom and dad, Jack and Debbie Phillips and his sister Kayla... dream job is to play on the PGA Tour... hobbies include swimming, basketball, racquetball and playing Call of Duty... his dad played football at Presbyterian College.