Junior Season (2008-09)
Played in eight of UAB's 11 events on the season ... averaged 75.42 strokes per round ... best result of the season came at the 2008 Conference USA Championship where he placed 17th overall, which was a career-low finish ... also shot a season-best 18-hole score of 70 in the first round of the C-USA Championship ... carded back-to-back one-under par 71s at the Seminole Intercollegiate to set a career-best 36-hole score of 142 ... was third on the team with eight events played during the season ... earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Sophomore Season (2007-08)
Competed as an individual at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate where he finished tied for 35th overall ... carded a nine-over par 222 ... shot a career-low round of three-under par 68 during the second round of the event ... qualifier for the 2007 US Amateur Public Links ... was a semi-finalist in the 2007 Alabama state match play tournament.
Faulkner State (2006-07)
Competed for one season under head coach Leo Kling ... captured two tournament victories throughout season ... also earned six all-tournament accolades ... helped lead team to two tournament victories throughout 2006-07 campaign.
Attended Hoover HS ... four-year letterwinner under head coach Benny Eaves ... captured medalist honors at the 2006 state sectionals ... finished second at the state championships on two separate occasions (2005 and 2006) ... helped lead team to eight tournament victories ... earned three all-tournament honors ... earned National Merit Honors in 2005.
Full name is John Darby ... born June 30, 1988 ... son of Creg and Mary Ann Darby ... majoring in marketing ... has one brother.