2013-14: Led the Badgers with his 18-hole career-best season scoring average of 74.83 ... was the first player to average a 74 since the 2010-11 season ... earned a career-best tournament finish at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic (Nov. 3-5), tying for ninth place with a 3-over par 79-75-75=219 ... earned a 54-hole career-best score of 219 at the Kiawah Classic ... tied for 29th at the Badger Invitational (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) with a 9-over par 72-75-78=225 ... placed first for UW and tied for 26th overall at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (March 23-25) with 73-75-71=219 ... Watson's 71 at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate was a career 18-hole best, which he also tied at the Big Ten Championships (May 2-4) ... tied for 24th at the Big Ten Championships with 16-over par 78-71-80-75=304
2012-13: Transferred to the University of Wisconsin ... will sit out the year per NCAA rules, and have two years of eligibility remaining
2012 Summer: Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur when he shot a 73-69--142 at the Bull Valley Golf Club in Woodstock, Ill. The U.S. Amateur invites 312 qualifiers for stroke and match play tournament to be held August 13-19 at Cherry Hills Golf Course in Denver ... also qualified for the 2012 Western Open where he was 54th with a 6-over par 70-73-78-72--293 at Exmoore Country Club in Highland Park, Ill. The Western and the U.S. Amateur are two of the biggest amateur events in golf ... made the cut at the Southwestern Amateur where he finished 54th with a 72-75-78-77--302 ... also played in the Eastern Amateur where he tied for 47th with 70-71-68-73--282 at the Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth, Va ... won the Illinois Match Play Championship and competed in the Chicago District Golf Association Amateur.
2011-12: Transferred to the nationally-ranked Kent State golf program where he played in only one tournament ... March of 2012, he placed 72nd at the Barona Collegiate Cup with a 68-77-81--226.
2010-11: Began his college career at Kansas State where in 2010 where he played in all six fall tournaments and finished in the top 10 twice ... ranked third on the team in stroke average with a 74.44 and led the team in rounds even or under par with seven ... took second while playing as an individual at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate where he fired a 2-under par 214 ... tied for sixth at the David Toms Intercollegiate where he fired a team season best 5-under par 211 over three rounds ... tied for 54th at the Kansas Invitational, 53rd at the Big 12 Conference meet, and 44th at the Firestone Invitational.
A four-year letterwinner at Carmel Catholic High School in Lincolnshire, he was named the 2009 East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... led his high school team to its first conference championship and first state finals appearance in over 25 years where he finished third ... ranked 98th in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings ... holds school records for scoring average in 18-hole events (72.5), 9-hole events (36.5), low nine-hole round (32), and low 18 hole round (69).
|Sept. 29-Oct. 1
||Erin Hills Intercollegiate
||Wendy's Kiawah Classic
||Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate
||Big Ten Championships