Daniel Summerhays
Last School
Davis High School
Roster Years
2002-2003 | 2005-2007


Born December 2, 1983, the son of Lynn and Ann Summerhays...Two older brothers competed in Division 1 Golf, David at BYU and Boyd at Oklahoma State University...Business Finance major...Best competitive round of 62 at Oakridge Country Club...Academic All-State golf and Academic All-State basketball at Davis High School.

Before BYU

  • Lettered in golf all four years and in basketball one year at Davis High School.
  • Won three high school state golf team championships, one individual state championship, as well as playing on the basketball State Championship team.
  • Won four golf region titles and one basketball region title.
  • Two-time Utah State Amateur champion from 2000-2001.
  • Made it to the Third Round of matchplay in the 2000 U.S. Junior Amateur at Pumpkin Ridge.
  • Shot 67 to win the 2001 Valley View Amateur.
  • Named the 2001 Utah Player of the Year.
  • Finished third in the 2001 Western Junior.
  • Finished second in the 2001 IIAJC.
  • Qualified for the 2001 U.S. Amateur and won his way to the Quarterfinals at East Lake C.C in Atlanta.
  • Returned to the 2002 U.S. Amateur at Oakland Hills C.C. in Detroit and made it to the Second Round.
  • Won the 2002 U.S. Open local qualifier after shooting 67 at Alpine C.C.

After BYU

  • Played first PGA Tour tournament in 2010
  • Finished 8th in the U.S. Open in 2016
  • Placed 6th at The Barclays in 2015
  • Competed in the Web.Com Tours in 2007-2009


William H. Tucker Intercollegiate   74-69-71--214   (-2)    5/108
Ping/ Golfweek Preview              74-75-60--209   (-1)    T7/75
Jerry Pate National Collegiate      68-69-67--204   (-9)    5/60
Pacific Invitational                66-69-70--205   (-10)   2/60
Western Refining All-America        70-70-68--208   (-5)    T13/28
PING Arizona Intercollegiate        72-68-68--208   (-5)    T27/89
John H. Burns Invitational          72-69-68--209   (-7)    T6/123
USC Intercollegiate                 72-71-68--211   (-2)    T4/84
Morris Williams	                    76-75--151	    (+7)    T55/78
US Intercollegiate Championship	    71-75-77--223   (+7)    T12/78
PING Cougar Classic	                67-71-67--205   (-11)   1/100
MWC Championships	                68-70-71--209   (-4)    3/45
NCAA West Regional                  72-67-63--202   (-14)   T5/141
Tucker Invitational                 75-77-65--217   (+1)   T17/104
PING Preview                        78-71-75--224   (+8)   T43/75
Jerry Pate Intercollegiate          74-74-74--222   (+9)   T53/60
Barona Collegiate Cup               71-75-70--216   (E)    T48/92
PING Arizona Intercollegiate        72-64-72--208   (-5)   6/87
John Burns Invitational             73-70-70--213   (-3)   T42/106
Ashworth Invitational               74-77-73--224   (+11)  T35/81
Morris Williams Intercollegiate     72-74-70--216   (E)    T13/92
U.S. Collegiate Championship        75-71-71--217   (+1)   T10/69
PING Cougar Classic                 71-68-68--207   (-9)   8/80
MWC Championship                    71-72-74--217   (+1)   4/45
NCAA West Regional                  73-72-69--214   (-2)   46/141
NCAA Championship                73-73-69-76--291   (+3)   39/156
William H. Tucker Invitational   79-73-67--219  (+3)  21st
Sooner Invitational              67-73-72--212  (-4)  T12
Pepperdine Intercollegiate       74-72-74--220  (+4)  T13
Fresno Lexus Classic             69-70-71--210  (-6)  3rd
Aztec Invitational               73-71-72--216  (E)   T24
John H. Burns Invitational       71-78-72--221  (+5)  T53
Southwestern Intercollegiate     71-71-69--211  (-5)  T3
Morris Williams Invitational     73-74-69--216  (E)   T21
Border Olympics                  72-71-69--212  (-4)  5th
ASU Thunderbird Invitational     71-71-70--212  (-4)  T32
PING Cougar Clasic               76-69-77--222  (+6)  T23
MWC Championship                 73-73-75--221  (+5)  T20
NCAA West Regional               84-76-71--231  (+15) T92
BYU Career Stats
Season   Events   Rnds.   Strokes   Avg.   Lw Rd.   Top 20
06-07      13      38      2,658    69.9      60        12
05-06      13      40      2,886    72.1      64        6
02-03      13      39      2,823    72.4      67        6
Total      39      117     8,367    71.5      60        24
2018 BYU Hall of Fame

2018 BYU Hall of Fame

After winning not one, but two Utah State Amateur Championships while still in high school, Daniel Summerhays set expectations high before he even joined the BYU men’s golf team. Yet through his time as a Cougar and as a professional, Summerhays has continued to rise to the challenge and represent BYU well.

In his first year on campus starting in 2002, Summerhays won Mountain West Conference Freshman of Year honors in addition earning All-MWC and Academic All-MWC recognition. Upon returning home from his mission to Chile and despite not touching a golf club his two years there, Summerhays continued his ascent in 2005-06, with multiple top finishes on his way to being named Golf Coaches Association of America All-Region and All-America honorable mention.

During his junior year in 2006-07, Summerhays joined an extremely elite group by shooting a 60 at the PING/Golfweek Preview, becoming just the fourth collegiate golfer to shoot a round that low. Summerhays would go on to lead BYU to a first-place finish at the MWC Championships, again earning All-MWC and Academic All-MWC. He was also named a CoSIDA Academic All-American. At the NCAA Championships, Summerhays took fourth overall, earning a first-team All-America citation to become the 10th first-teamer in BYU history and the first in 21 years. In all, Summerhays recorded a 69.9 stroke average on the season, the lowest NCAA average in the country.

Competing as an amateur, Summerhays won the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational, a Nationwide Tour event, in July 2007. A short time later he opted to join the Nationwide Tour as a pro where he played until 2010. After earning his card, Summerhays began his PGA Tour career in 2011. He’s since recorded 19 top-10 finishes, including third place at the 2016 PGA Championship and an eighth-place finish at the 2016 U.S. Open.

Summerhays graduated magna cum laude with a degree in finance from the BYU Marriott School of Management in 2008. He and his wife, Emily, have four children: Jack, Patton, William and Lydia.

Freshman Year 2002-2003

* Shot four-under-par, tying for 12th in Sooner Invitational with 67-73-72--212
* Shot six-under-par, finishing third in Fresno Lexus Classic with 69-70-71--210
* Tied for third at Southwestern Intercollegiate with 71-71-69-211 (-2)
* Shot four-under-par to finish fifth at the Border Olympics with 72-71-69-212
* Ranked No. 109 individually by Golfweek Collegiate Rankings for 2002-03
* Second lowest team individual scoring average with 72.0
* 2003 MWC Freshman of the Year
* Academic All-MWC
* First Team All-MWC

Sophmore Year 2005-2006

* Finished fourth at 2006 MWC Championship with a one-over-par 217 at Sunriver, Ore.
* Competing against some of the top golf programs in the nation at the U.S. Collegiate Championship in Georgia, Summerhays placed an impressive 10th on the challenging Golf Club of Georgia with 75-71-71--211.
* Helped lead BYU to come-from-behind victory on final day of PING Cougar Classic with a four-under 68, earning his fifth top 20 finish of the season.
*2006 GCAA All-Southwest Region
*2006 GCAA All-American Honorable Mention
*Shot a course-record 61 to win the Rose Park Open
*Shot a six-under 66 to win U.S. Open qualifier
*Eighth at the U.S. Open Sectional
*10th place at the Southwestern Amateur
*Runner-up at Utah State Amateur
*40th at Pacific Coast Amateur
*11th place at the Scratch Player Championship
*Competed in U.S. Amateur
*Six top 20 finishes
*Sixth at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate
*10th at the U.S. Collegiate Championship
*13th at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate
*Finished 17th at the Tucker Invitational
*46th at the NCAA West Regional
*Finished 39th at the NCAA Championship

Junior Year 2006-2007

*Placed on Golf World's Mid-Season All-American Team, named Most Improved Player
*Competed at Western Refining College All America Golf Classic, finished 13th
*Broke course record at the Golden Horseshoe Country Club
*Tied an NCAA record for shooting a 60
*CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team with a 3.91 GPA
*Earned his first career victory at the PING Cougar Classic
*Ranked second in the MWC at the end of the fall season
*Ranked 10th in the nation at the end of the fall season
*Placed in the top-15 of all events for the fall season
*Second place at the Pacific Invitational
*Fifth place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate
*Fifth place at the Jerry Pate National Collegiate
*Tied for seventh place at the Ping/Golfweek Preview
*13th at the Western Refining All-America

Senior Year

Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year

  • BYU adds PGA tour veteran Daniel Summerhays to coaching staff as volunteer assistant coach.

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  • PGA Tour veteran Daniel Summerhays joins BYU men's golf coaching staff as volunteer assistant.

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