Jeffery Perez
Jeffery Perez
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Rock Island, Ill.
High School: Black Hawk College / Rock Island HS
Major: Accounting

2018-19: Finished fifth on the team with his 77.29 stroke average... Played in six tournaments and 14 rounds, joining the team in Spring 2019... Finished runner-up at the Tusculum Invitational with 71-72=143... T19th at the Buccaneer Spring Classic (75-71=146)... 45th at SAC Championship (76-84-77=237).

Black Hawk College: Played two seasons at the Moline, Ill. junior college... Coached by Gary Huber... Two-time team MVP... No. 21 junior college player in the nation according to the Golfstat rankings... Helped Black Hawk win first place honors at the NJCAA Qualifier as he finished sixth individually with 75-77-69=221... Third place finish at the Oak Ridge Classic with his 73... Finished runner-up at the Dunes & Charger Classic with 76-70=146 and another second place showing at the Dunes Classic with a two-under par 70.

High School: Graduated from Rock Island (Ill.) HS... Coached by Craig Sharp... Lettered three seasons... 2015 All-Conference... 2016 Rock Island All-Star Team.

Personal: Full name is Jeffery J. Perez II... Born June 11, 1999 in Peoria, Ill... Son of Joe Perez and Kimberly Horack... Siblings: Peyton Perez (17) and Lincoln Perez (10)... Father, Joe Perez, ran cross country and finished 39th at nationals... Father was also a professional boxer for one match... Majoring in accounting with a minor in psychology... Future plans: Become a CPA and own his own firm... Hobbies: Golf, Fortnite and Oreos... Favorite book: The Little Red Book by Harvey Penick; Favorite class at Tusculum: Managerial Accounting; Favorite midnight snack: Oreos; Favorite movie: "Jurassic World"; Favorite musical artist: Jaden Smith; Favorite song: "Icon"; Favorite sports team: Chicago Cubs; Jeffery can't imagine a week without: His PS4; Favorite athlete: Rory McIlroy; Most thrilling moment in sports: Playing bad at Sectionals in 2016 and winning the playoff to get into the State Tournament; Favorite Tusculum moment: Playing basketball with his friends; Advice to kids: "Sports and school go hand in hand. Stay on top of your school work and then be at the top of your sport"; Favorite color: Blue; Favorite food: His mother's spaghetti; Favorite sport other than golf: NFL Football; Person Jeffery most admires: Rickie Fowler; Most famous person Jeffery has ever met: Daniel Berger; Toughest opponent Jeffery has ever played against: George Bryan; What people don't know about Jeffery : He loves the drums; When he was a kid, Jeffrey tried to be like: Donald Driver (Green Bay Packers).