2012-13 Season (R-Jenior):
- Played in one tournament during the season, finishing 69th in the Bearcat Invitational with a 86-81-77=244 score.
2011-12 Season (Junior):
- Played in all 14 rounds of the fall season before suffering an injury.
- Averaged 78.29 strokes per round, ranking fifth on the squad.
- Recorded his best finish of the season at the Bearcat Invitational, tying for 54th place.
- Shot a season-best 1-over par 72 in the second round of the Marshall Invitational.
- Carded his best three-round score of the season at the Marshall Invitational, posting an 11-over par 227.
2010-11 Season (Sophomore):
- Played in all 29 rounds.
- Averaged 76.0 strokes per round, good for third on the squad.
- Posted top finish of the season at the UC Invitational, tying for eighth.
- Fired a career-low 65 in the first round of the UC Invitational at Traditions Golf Club.
- Posted four Top-30 finishes.
- Enjoyed best three-round score of career with 72-72-69=213 (+3) at the Fighting Irish Classic.
2009-10 Season (Freshman):
- Played in all 29 rounds as a true freshman.
- Averaged 77.3 strokes per round.
- Posted a season-low round of 69 at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, his first collegiate tournament.
- Tied for second at weather-shortened Telich/Sunlife Invitational.
- UC's second finisher at BIG EAST Championships, placing 34th.
- Posted three Top-20 finishes in four fall events.
- Played from 2006-2009 at Kenston High School.
- Coached by Don Torma.
- Born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio
- Son of Ron and Barb Bates
- Has one brother (Ken) and three sisters (Ally, Hollee, Laura)
- Majoring in Finance
Bates' Career Statistics