2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
Made four tournament appearances for the Tigers during the 2016-17 season ... Earned his first career top-10 finish in LSU's win at The Prestige at PGA West to open the 2017 spring season ... Fired a career-low tournament score of 2-under par 211 at the Greg Norman Course to crack the Top 10 of the final leaderboard at The Prestige at PGA West ... Posted career-low rounds of 2-under 70 in the final round at the David Toms Intercollegiate in the fall and first round at the Louisiana Classics in the spring ... Tied for 18th place at LSU's Tiger Classic held at the University Club in Baton Rouge ... Also tied for 21st place at the Louisiana Classics with a final score of 7-over 223 and tied for 34th place at the David Toms Intercollegiate with a score of 14-over 230 ... Ended the season with a career-low scoring average of 74.36 strokes per round in 11 rounds played on the year ... Slashed his scoring average by 1.55 strokes per round from his sophomore season ... Carded six rounds at par or better for the season ... Earned his third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
Cracked LSU's lineup in its season opener at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic where he tied for 19th place with a three-round score of 7-over par 223 … Fired a career-low round of 1-under par 71 in the second round followed by a 1-over par 73 in the final round to break into the Top 20 of the final leaderboard in the event held at The Farm Golf Club … Followed with a 19th-place finish while playing as an individual at LSU's David Toms intercollegiate where he posted a final score of 9-over 225 in three rounds at the University Club … Again featured in the lineup in LSU's 2015 fall finale at the United States Collegiate Championship held at the Country Club of Georgia where he tied for 85th place at 17-over 233 for the tournament … Placed 15th overall at the Tiger Classic in his only appearance of the 2016 spring season … Finished his sophomore season with a 75.91 scoring average in 11 rounds played for the year … Enjoyed a record-setting performance at the Hardee's Collegiate Tour Championship at Perdido Bay Golf Club in Florida during the summer … Winning tournament score of 18-under par 198 smashed the previous tournament record on the Southeastern Collegiate Golf Tour by seven strokes … His second-round 62 at Perdido Bay Golf Club is also the lowest single round ever recorded by a player on the SECGT … Finished nine shots ahead of West Florida's Christian Bosso on the final leaderboard at the event … Tied for second place with a final 36-hole score of 6-under 136 in the U.S. Amateur sectional qualifier held at the Links on the Bayou in Alexandria, Louisiana ... Honored for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Played in four tournaments in his debut season with the Tigers in 2014-15 … Helped the Tigers take home the team title at the Golfweek Conference Challenge by tying for 29th place with a final score of 9-over par 225 in the event held at Spirit Hollow Golf Club in Burlington, Iowa … Fired season-low and career-low rounds of 1-over par 73 in the first and third rounds at the Golfweek Conference Challenge … Followed by tying for 38th place with a score of 17-over 233 while playing as an individual at the David Toms Intercollegiate held at The University Club in Baton Rouge during the 2014 fall season … Opened the 2015 spring season by tying for 71st place at 13-over 229 at The Prestige at PGA West held at the Greg Norman Course in La Quinta, California … Matched his season-low round of 1-over 73 in the final round at The Prestige at PGA West … Withdrew from the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic with illness after posting rounds of 5-over 77 and 2-over 74 in his first two collegiate rounds at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face, Georgia … Ended his freshman season with a 76.18 scoring average in 11 rounds played on the season … Followed the collegiate season by claiming a second-place finish on the final leaderboard at the 96th Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship held at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monroe … Fired a tournament score of 8-under par 280 in four rounds to finish one shot off the lead at the 2015 LGA Amateur Championship … Appearance at the LGA Amateur included scores of 3-under 69 in the first round and 5-under 67 in the second round at Bayou DeSiard Country Club … Earned his first varsity letter in his debut season with the Tigers in 2014-15.
PRIOR TO LSU
The No. 1-ranked prep recruit in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2014 … Was the top-ranked junior golfer in the state during his senior season at Ponchatoula High School by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard … Helped lead Ponchatoula High School to the Louisiana Class 5A state championship for the first time in school history in 2011 … Runner-up in the regional and state championships in Class 5A during his sophomore season in 2012 … Followed with a junior season in 2013 in which he won a district title before repeating his runner-up finish at the regional championship and earning sixth place at the Class 5A state championship … Wrapped up his prep career at Ponchatoula High School as a senior in 2014 by tying for third place at regionals and tying for fourth place at the state championship … Active in junior golf nationally as a member of the American Junior Golf Association and Arrowhead Junior Tour … Honored as an AJGA HP Junior All-American Honor Roll member following his junior season in 2013 … Fired a 54-hole score of 1-over par to tie for second place on the final leaderboard at the 2013 AJGA at The Bluffs held in St. Francisville, Louisiana … A winner of three Arrowhead Junior Tour events during the 2013 season with a combined score of 11-under par in his three victories … Honored as the 2013 Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year for his performance … Was a two-time member of the Louisiana Junior Cup Team in 2011 and 2012 … Won the clinching match to secure the Louisiana Junior Cup for the East team in 2012 … Awarded the inaugural Frank Mackel Scholarship by the Kelly Gibson Foundation for his outstanding academic and community service achievement throughout his career for Ponchatoula High School.
Full name is Joseph Blake Caldwell … Born on Oct. 12, 1995 … Parents are Bill, Jr., and Andre Caldwell … Has three brothers, Bill III, David and Justin … Mother and father both played golf at LSU during their collegiate careers … Was an honor student during his prep career as he graduated Magna Cum Laude at Ponchatoula High School … Plans to major in business at LSU.