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Stewart Jolly
Height: 5'9"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Mountain Brook HS
Born: 04/09/1993
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Stewart Jolly Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/06/2015

2015 Second-Team All-SEC
2015 PING All-Southeast Region
2014 Golfweek Conference Challenge Champion
2014 Palmer Cup
2014 Golfweek Third-Team All-American
2014 PING Third-Team All-American
2014 First-Team All-SEC
2014 PING All-Southeast Region
2014 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
2014 Northeast Amateur Champion
2013 Golfweek Conference Challenge Champion
2013 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
2012 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
2012 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate Champion

CAREER CAPSULE
One of the most decorated players in the history of the LSU program … Lettered four times from his freshman season in 2011-12 through his senior season in 2014-15 … A member of LSU’s five-man lineup that captured SEC and NCAA team championships during his senior season … Tied for fourth place on the leaderboard to help the Tigers win their first Southeastern Conference title in 28 years at the 2015 SEC Men’s Golf Championships … Marked LSU’s 16th SEC title in program history and the team’s first since the 1987 spring season … Followed by helping lead the Tigers to their fifth national championship in program history and their first in 60 years since 1955 … The No. 7-seeded LSU Tigers defeated the No. 5-seeded USC Trojans, 4-1, in the NCAA Championship Match to cap the 2014-15 season at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida … Honored as a two-time All-SEC performer during his collegiate career with a first-team selection in 2014 and a second-team selection in 2015 … An All-American following his junior season in 2014 with third-team selections from both PING and Golfweek … Played in 45 tournaments in his four seasons with the Tigers … Posted a 72.80 scoring average in 133 rounds played for his career … Recorded a career-low scoring average of 71.50 in a single-season during the 2013-14 campaign … Ended his collegiate career ranked in a tie for the No. 10 spot with 13 top-10 finishes among all Tigers since 1982 … Also ranked No. 10 in team history with 22 top-20 finishes among all Tigers since 1985 … Third among LSU Tigers since 1982 with three tournament titles to his name at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate in the 2012 fall season and the Golfweek Conference Challenge in the 2013 and 2014 fall seasons … Twice a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2014 and 2015 … Graduated from LSU in May 2015 with a degree in general business.

SENIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Member of LSU’s lineup that swept SEC and NCAA team championships during a historic 2014-15 season … An All-SEC performer for the second-straight season while earning second-team honors in a vote of the league’s head coaches following the SEC Championships … Also named a PING All-Southeast Region selection for the second year in a row … Repeated as a First-Team All-Louisiana selection by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association … Wrapped up his senior season as the No. 91-ranked player in the country in the final Golfweek Individual Player Rankings … Played in 11 tournaments in his final season with the Tigers … Ended the 2014-15 season with a 72.68 scoring average in 34 rounds played to rank fifth on the team … 17 of his 34 rounds were at par or better … Earned three top-10 finishes and four top-20 finishes as one of the team’s top performers on the campaign … Led the Tigers to their 16th SEC Championship in program history and their first conference title since 1987 by tying for fourth place at the 2015 SEC Men’s Golf Championships … Posted a final score of 5-under par 205 in 54 holes at Sea Island Golf Club’s Seaside Course to earn his best career finish at the SEC Championships … Followed by tying for 22nd place on the final leaderboard at the NCAA New Haven Regional with a score of 2-over 212 to help lead the Tigers to a return trip to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships … Placed 81st in stroke play at the NCAA Championships with a 54-hole score of 25-over par 313, including an even-par 72 in the final round, at Concession Golf Club in Sarasota, Florida … Followed by playing three matches in helped the Tigers win their first national championship in 60 years and fifth in program history with a 4-1 win over the USC Trojans in the NCAA Championship Match … Defended his individual title at the Golfweek Conference Challenge while posting a four-shot victory over teammate Eric Ricard in the event held at Spirit Hollow Golf Club in Burlington, Iowa, during the 2014 fall season … Marked his third tournament win of his LSU career after firing his second-straight score of 9-under par 207 to open the season at the 2014 Golfweek Conference Challenge … Opened the 2014 fall season by first posting his seasonal-best tournament score with a total of 9-under 207 for a third-place individual finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic held at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Georgia … Fired career-low rounds of 6-under 66 in the final round at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic and second round at the Golfweek Conference Challenge to lead his fast start of the 2014 fall season … Added a top-20 finish by tying for 16th place overall at the Talis Park Challenge with a final score of even-par 213 to help lead the Tigers to the team title in the event held at Talis Park Golf Club in Naples, Florida … Also teed it up at the David Toms Intercollegiate (T30) and U.S. Collegiate Championship (T50) during the 2014 fall season and the Querencia Cabo Collegiate (T46), Valspar Invitational at Floridian (T23) and Aggie Invitational (T26) in the 2015 spring season … Followed the collegiate season by tying for 11th place with a final score of even-par 276 in 72 holes in defense of his individual title at the Northeast Amateur Championship held at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island … Again recognized for his academic efforts as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second year running … Earned his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Emerged as one of the premier players in all of college golf with an exceptional junior season in 2013-14 A catalyst in LSU’s run to the NCAA semifinals of match play at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships … Earned All-America honors for the first time in his career with third-team selections by both PING and Golfweek following the season … Honored as a First-Team All-SEC and PING All-Southeast Region selection for his efforts … Also named the Louisiana Collegiate Player of the Year and a First-Team All-Louisiana performer by the LSWA following the season … Ended the season as the No. 29-ranked player nationally by Golfweek and the No. 30-ranked player by Golfstat in their final individual ranking … Led the Tigers with a 71.50 scoring average while appearing in each of the team’s 12 tournaments on the season, smashing his previous seasonal-best scoring average of 73.55 by more than two strokes … Led the Tigers with three top-five and five top-10 finishes in his 12 tournament starts on the season … 26 of his 36 rounds played for the season were even or under par … Crowned the co-champion of the Golfweek Conference Challenge during the 2013 fall season … Was the second tournament title of his collegiate career after firing a 6-under par 210 in 54 holes at the 2013 Golfweek Conference Challenge … Opened his junior season by firing a 5-under 211 for a third-place finish at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic … Fired a career-low tournament score of 10-under par 203 in a second-place finish at the Valspar Invitational at Floridian held during the 2014 spring season, including a career-low 5-under par 66 in the opening round … Tied for sixth place at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate with a score of 2-over 215 and finished in eighth place at the Louisiana Classics with a score of 3-under 213 in a pair of events during the spring season … Tied for 21st place on the final leaderboard at both the SEC Championships with a score of even-par 210 and the NCAA Columbia Regional with a score of 2-under 214 to help lead the Tigers to their fourth NCAA Championships appearance in five seasons … Tied for 55th place in 54 holes of stroke play at the NCAA Championships while posting a score of 4-over par 214 at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas, including a 2-under 68 in the second round … Helped the No. 3-seeded Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the No. 6-seeded UCLA Bruins in the quarterfinals of match play at the NCAA Championships … Capped off a historic season for the Tigers with a run to the NCAA Final Four where they fell, 4-1, to No. 2-seeded and eventual national champion Alabama in the semifinal round … Also teed off at the David Toms Intercollegiate (T25) and Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (T18) during the fall season and The Prestige at PGA West (T16) and Aggie Invitational (T30) in the spring season … Reputation as one of the elite players in the collegiate ranks was solidified with his selection to Team USA competing at the 2014 Palmer Cup held June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England … Earned an exemption to compete at the 114th United States Amateur Championship held at the Atlanta Athletic Club on the strength of his No. 19 world ranking in the World Amateur Golf Rankings following his appearance at the Palmer Cup … Followed the collegiate season by winning the Northeast Amateur title … Honored for his academic performance as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in his collegiate career … Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
One of the team’s top performers as a sophomore in 2012-13 … Finished the season as the No. 97-ranked player in the country in the final Golfweek Individual Player Rankings … Named a Second-Team All-Louisiana performer by the LSWA following the collegiate season … Was LSU’s third-leading scorer with a scoring average of 73.55 strokes per round in 38 rounds played on the season … One of three Tigers to play in all 13 tournaments on the year while joining All-American Curtis Thompson and All-SEC performer Andrew Presley in the lineup … Played 13 rounds at par or better … Earned two top-five, four top-10 and seven top-20 finishes in his 13 tournament starts on the year … Won his first collegiate title as the co-champion of the 2012 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate held at Shoal Creek Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama … Posted a season-low tournament score of 6-under par 210, including a seasonal-best score of 3-under 69 in the second round to share medalist honors with Thompson at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate … Tied for fifth place in LSU’s spring opener at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate with a score of 1-over 217 in 54 holes, including a 1-under 71 in the second round … Fired a tournament score of even-par 216 to tie for seventh place on the leaderboard at the Louisiana Classics held during the spring season at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette … Earned his first top-10 finish of the year at LSU’s David Toms Intercollegiate by carding a 10-over 226 in 54 holes in the event held at the University Club in Baton Rouge … Also cracked LSU’s lineup at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional held at the University Club, where he tied for 14th place at 6-over 222 for the tournament … Tied for 60th place in the final standings in his first career appearance at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships held at Capital City Club in Atlanta, Georgia … Posted a 54-hole score of 3-over par 213, including an even-par 70 in the second round, at the NCAA Championships … Opened the 2012 fall season by firing 2-under 214 to tie for 11th place at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic in Rocky Face, Georgia … Recorded back-to-back 1-under 71s in the second and third rounds at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic … Also earned a top-20 finish at the Argent Financial Classic by tying for 14th place with a score of 5-over 221 … Tied for 43rd place at the SEC Championships with a score of 13-over 223 … Also cracked the lineup at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (T22), Isleworth Collegiate Invitational (T40) and John Hayt Invitational (T50) … Followed the collegiate season by taking a top-10 finish at the prestigious Sunnehanna Amateur Championship by firing a 1-over 281 in four rounds at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, Pennsylvania … Also qualified for the United States Amateur Championship for the second-straight season … Qualified for the first round of match play at the 113th U.S. Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, after tying for ninth place in 36 holes of stroke play with a score of 1-under par 139 … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Made nine tournament appearances for the Tigers during his true freshman season in 2011-12 … Ranked fourth on the team with a 73.68 scoring average in his 25 rounds played on the campaign … Was the No. 9-ranked scoring average among freshmen in the SEC in 2011-12 … Carded six rounds at par or better … Earned three top-20 finishes in his eight appearances in 54-hole events as a true freshman … Tied for 14th place while playing as an individual at the David Toms Intercollegiate while carding a season-low tournament score of 3-over par 219 at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport, Louisiana … Tied for 19th place at the Squire Creek Invitational after posting a 54-hole score of 5-over par 221 in the event held at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, Louisiana … Wrapped up the 2011 fall season by tying for 20th place on the leaderboard at the prestigious Isleworth Collegiate Invitational … Recorded his score of 6-over par 222 at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, Florida, to help lead the Tigers to a runner-up finish in one of the strongest fields of the season … Earned a spot in LSU’s postseason lineup at both the SEC Championships and NCAA Palo Alto Regional … Tied for 39th place in his debut at the SEC Championships after carding a 9-over 219 at the Seaside Course at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Georgia … Wrapped up the season by tying for 51st place at the NCAA Palo Alto Regional while posting a 7-over 217 in three rounds at the Stanford Golf Course … Helped the Tigers take home a trio of team titles as a member of the lineup at the Louisiana Classics (March 5-6), Argent Financial Classic (March 11-13) and LSU National Invitational (March 31-April 1) during the spring season … Tied for 32nd place at the Louisiana Classics with a score of 3-over 219 at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette … Finished in 28th place at the Argent Financial Classic with a score of 6-over 222 at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant … Tied for 21st place at the LSU National Invitational with a score of 7-over par 223 for three rounds at the University Club in Baton Rouge … Followed the collegiate season by making his debut at the U.S. Amateur Championship … Tied for 100th place in stroke play qualifying at the 112th U.S. Amateur held at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
The top recruit in the state of Alabama and one of the elite recruits in the country for the Class of 2011 … A product of Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama … Named a 2010 American Junior Golf Association Rolex Junior Honorable Mention All-American … Signed with LSU as the No. 1-ranked recruit in Alabama for the 2011 recruiting season according to the Golfweek Junior Rankings … A nationally-ranked recruit who signed with LSU as one of the nation’s Top 30 prep recruits for 2011 in the Golfweek Junior Rankings (16), Polo Junior Golf Rankings (28) and National Junior Golf Scoreboard (29) … Also ranked among the Top 50 junior golfers in the country in the Golfweek Junior Rankings (29), Polo Junior Golf Rankings (44) and National Junior Golf Scoreboard (45) … An active member of the AJGA during his prep career … Earned three top-10 finishes in the AJGA … Also a star on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour … Earned three wins with six top-five and eight top-10 finishes in the SJGT … Boasted a scoring average of 71.8 in his SJGT events … Captured medalist honors at the 2010 SJGT Vestavia Junior Classic after his score of 10-under par 134 helped earn him Golfweek Junior Player of the Week honors … Crowned the 2009 Press Thornton Future Masters Champion while firing scores of 65, 71 and 72 at Dothan Country Club in Dothan, Alabama … Also finished in a tie for 13th place at the 2009 Orange Bowl International Golf Championship.

PERSONAL
Full name is Stewart Ralph Jolly … Born on April 9, 1993 … Parents are Ralph and Connie Jolly … Has one older sister named Sarah … Plays right-handed … Graduated from LSU in May 2015 with his degree in general business.

 

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