Hometown: Akasia, South Africa
Previous School: Akasia HS
2009-2010: Played 20 rounds in nine tournaments, all at the varsity level...Owned a 79.9 overall stroke average, including a 79.9 mark in the fall and a 79.8 mark in the spring...Shot a season-best round of 72 at the Grand View Fall Invitational on 9/8...Shot a season-best two-round score of 150 (75-75) at the Mount Mercy Cropper Classic on 9/12-9/13...Recorded nine rounds in the 70s.
High School: Represented the first team for five years at Akasia HS...Lost just one match during that period...Finished second three times on the South African Junior Golf Foundation Tour...Akasia CC junior champion from 2005-2007 and runner-up at the Senior Club Championships in 2007...Represented his province at the U-16 and U-18 levels...Has completed a Level 3 golf coaching course from the South African Golf Teachers Federation...Did not take up the game until the age of 12...Scored his first round under par at the age of 15...Has tallied a career-best 18-hole score of six-under 66...Has finished five-under on nine holes on four different occasions...Solid scholar, graduating with three distinctions and finishing in the top 12 of his class...Finished in the top ten in his class from grades 8-11...Was awarded honorary colors from grades 8-11...Received an honor for having the highest grade in Civil Technology...Head Boy at his primary school in 2002 and at his high school in 2007.
Personal: Son of Kobus and Susan de Villiers...Born February 12, 1989...Major is industrial technology.