Billy Shida
Billy Shida
Height: 6-2
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Berkeley Lakes, Ga.
High School: Peachtree Ridge
Major: Economics


2007-08: PBC Silver Scholar ... Played in eight tournaments with a 74.5 stroke average and four top-20 finishes ... Had a season-best finish of fourth twice, first as an individual at the Raines Intercollegiate (a three-round 217) and again at the NCAA Southeast Region Championship (a three-round 216) ... Finished 21st at the Peach Belt Championship with a three-round 228 ... Took 20th at the NCAA Championships, carding a four-round 285.

High School: Was the 2006 Georgia Junior Stroke Average Champion for Peachtree Ridge High School ... Named 2006 Georgia PGA Boys Player of the Year ... Was the 2006 Georgia PGA Stroke Average Champion ... Was a 2007 All-State honoree ... Won the 2006 Region 7-AAAAA Championship and was named to the 2006 and 2007 all-county teams.

Personal: Son of George and Patricia Shida ... Born April 30, 1988 ... Majoring in economics with a minor in finance ... Playing on the PGA Tour is one of his career goals...  Team representative of Student Athlete Advisory Committee ... Selected Georgia College for the golf team, the location and the academics ... Lists Lance Armstrong as his favorite athlete.