|High School:||Centennial HS|
During his second year at Pacific, Burnes led the Tigers with the best finish of the season tying for sixth overall place at the Del Walker Intercollegiate tournament. He also closed out the season with the lowest score for 18 holes shooting five under par at the West Coast Conference Championships finishing with a 67 and tied for ninth place. Burnes participated in seven of the ten tournaments and averaged 74.4 strokes for the 2016-17 campaign.
In his first season of collegiate golf, Burnes proved himself to be one of the Tigers' most reliable golfers as the freshman finished the year with a 73.80 stroke average. He would play in all 10 tournaments for the Tigers on the year with his top finish, 13th, coming at The Goodwin in late March. Burnes picked it up in the second half of the season for Pacific as the first-year golfer led the Tigers in scoring in three of the late four tournaments.
Coming from Southern California, Burnes graduated from Centennial High School in Bakersfield, Calif. where he starred for the Golden Hawks since joining the varsity team as a freshman. In four seasons, Burnes has been a fixture on the All-Southwest Yosemite League Awards list since being named the league's Rookie of the Year as a freshman and culminating with Player of the Year honors as a junior. He was named the team's captain as a sophomore and has played his way to the CIF Central Section Regionals for two years until winning the Central Section Individual Championship as a senior. For his victory, Burnes secured BVarsity All-Area Boys Golfer of the Year title. As a junior, Burnes went on a tear on the amateur scene as he won the Kern Country Junior Amateur Championship, the Stockdale CC Junior Club Championship, and made the cut at the Callaway Junior World Championships at Torrey Pines. Academically, Burnes has been a member of the California Scholastic Federation every semester of his high school career.