Born on December 2, 1981 in Barbers Hills, Texas, Shawn Stefani is a rising star on the professional golf scene. He played college golf at Lamar University, where he graduated in 2005. His rise to success on the Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR is definitely something to watch. His drive to succeed in the game can be attributed to his passionate attitude toward life and sportsmanship. In addition to golf, Stefani’s biggest thrill is deer hunting. Both sports require concentration, precision, and the need to keep your eye on the prize. Shawn is active in his home state with the Southern Texas PGA Foundation and the Shawn Stefani Scholarship Fund.
Stefani turned pro at the 2005 Adams Tight Lies event in Victoria, Texas, and he has seen marked success since his debut. His proudest moment in golf thus far is qualifying for the 2009 US Open at Bethpage. Additionally, Stefani won twice on the 2012 Web.com Tour. These qualify as big moments in his career, and Shawn notes that he felt proud when he shot a 62 in the third round of the Miccosukee Classic—in a 35mph wind that helped propel him to victory.
When he’s not golfing, Stefani gets a thrill out of deer hunting. The opportunity to go hunting in Iowa is one of the items on his bucket list. He would also love to try his hand at skydiving and driving a NASCAR race car. His dream foursome would include Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, and Bobby Jones. It’s not all bucket list items with Stefani, though. He also likes to stay grounded by watching the LSU Tigers, Houston Texans, and Houston Astros. He is a fierce competitor on the golf course, but family and friends will tell you that he’s soft-hearted, very generous, and loving.
Winner, 2012 Miccosukee Championship
Winner, 2012 Web.com Midwest Classic
Winner, 2011 Chesapeake Energy TEXAS STATE OPEN
Winner, 2010, Adams Southwest Lousiana open
Winner, 2009, NGA Hooter’s Tour Onion Creek Classic
Winner, 2009, Adams Blackhorse north Championship
Finished 6th on the money list to earn his PGA TOUR card for 2013
“For Stefani, playing not to lose was not an option.” Bill Nichols, Dallas Morning News