Career Completed his eligibility with the fourth-lowest scoring average (73.73) in school history ... Posted two of the top five-lowest 54-hole scores in ECU history ... Two-time first-team All-Conference USA performer (2010, '11) ... Five-time Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Week ... Two-time member of the C-USA Men's Golf All-Academic Team (2010, '11) ... Two-time individual medalist (2009 Mizuno Savannah Inter-collegiate, 2010 River Landing Intercollegiate) ... Member of six tournament championship teams ... Four-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
As a Senior (2011-12) Played in 13 tournaments ... Posted a trio of top-10 finishes ... Best performance of the year was a 10-under 206 at the Golfweek Program Challenge, where he placed third ... Tied for seventh at the VCU Shootout with a 5-under 211 ... Tied for 10th at the Conference USA Championships with a 1-over 217 ... Recorded five rounds in the 60s ... Picked up the Pirates' only win during their second round match-up with Arkansas during the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championships ... Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Summer 2011 Finished tied for seventh at the Carolinas Amateur Championships at three-under ... Placed eighth at the 2011 Cardinal Amateur at Cardinal Golf and Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. ... Tied for 27th at the North Carolina Amateur Championships at two-under.
As a Junior (2010-11) Named First-Team All-Conference USA ... Selected to the Division I PING All-East Region squad ... Earned C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team honors ... Selected to the C-USA Men's Golf All-Academic Team ... Two-time C-USA Golfer-of-the-Week ... Posted 12 of 36 rounds under-par ... Registered the third-lowest single-season stroke average in school history (72.22) ... Was the team's low individual in four tournaments ... Recorded six top-10 finishes, including four top-5s ... Finished in third-place at the C-USA Championships at five-under ... Posted a nine-under 207 to place third at the River Landing Intercollegiate ... Carded a seven-under 207 for a fourth-place finish at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate ... Finished tied for 19th at the NCAA Virginia Tech Regional ... Earned Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades ... Named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar.
Summer 2010 Earned a second-place finish at the Highland Hills Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C. to qualify for the U.S. Public Link Amateur Championships ... Advance to the round of the 64 before bowing out during the first round of match play.
As a Sophomore (2009-10) Named first-team All-Conference USA ... Three-time Conference USA Golfer-of-the-Week ... Earned individual medalist honors at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate and the River Landing Intercollegiate ... Posted five top 20 finishes during 11 tournaments played, including three top 10 finishes ... Recorded the second-lowest scoring average on the team (73.6) ... His 54-hole total of 205 at the Mizuno Savannah Intercollegiate was the third-lowest three round tally in school history ... Shot under-par in 10 of 31 rounds played.
Summer 2009 Competed in the U.S. Amateur Championships at Southern Hills Golf club in Tulsa, Okla. ... Earned medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying event at Walnut Creek Country Club in Goldsboro, N.C.
As a Freshman (2008-09) Participated in 10 tournaments and recorded three top 20 finishes ... Compiled a 75.54 per round scoring average ... Carded a two-under 142 at the Dogfight at Ford's Colony tournament ... Fired a one-over 217 to finish tied for seventh at the Ironwood Pirate Intercollegiate ... Shot par or better in seven rounds.
High School A graduate of Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham, N.C. ... Four-time all-conference selection in the 4A Mid-Southeastern Conference ... First male athlete in school history to win MVP honors on a team for four consecutive years ... Team finished second in the conference all four seasons ... 2007 Carolina's PGA Section Junior Champion ... Served as team captain as a senior ... Coached by Sandy Lampley ... Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Vocational Honor Society, Student Government and served as President of the Future Business Leaders of America.
Personal Full name is William David Watkins ... Born November 14, 1989 in Rockingham, N.C. ... Son of Cindy and Rick Watkins ... Father was a four-year letterman on the baseball team at UNC Wilmington.