2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
JUNIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Made his first appearance in LSU’s lineup at the Golfweek Conference Challenge during the 2015 fall season … Tied for 51st place with a tournament score of 9-over par 225 in the event held at Spirit Hollow Golf Club in Burlington, Iowa … Carded a career-low round as an LSU Tiger of even-par 72 in the final round at the Golfweek Conference Challenge … Followed by tying for 39th place at LSU’s David Toms Intercollegiate while playing as an individual … Posted a 54-hole score of 15-over 231 in three rounds played at the University Club, including a 1-over 73 in the second round … Tied for seventh place in the final standings at the Tiger Classic during the 2016 spring season with a two-round total of 3-over 147 at the University Club … Ended the season with a 75.38 scoring average in eight rounds played on the year … Honored for his academic performance with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his first varsity letter with the Tigers.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014-15)
Made one tournament appearance in his first season with the Tigers as a sophomore in 2014-15 … Teed off as an individual at the David Toms Intercollegiate held at The University Club in Baton Rouge … Tied for 30th place on the final leaderboard with a 54-hole score of 15-over par 231, including his season-low round of 3-over par 75 in the second round … Ended the season with a 77.00 scoring average in three rounds played on the year.
PRIOR TO LSU
The top performer for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack during his true freshman season at the collegiate level in 2013-14 … Ended his rookie campaign as the team’s leading scorer with a 73.37 scoring average in 12 tournament starts on the season … Earned a pair of top-five individual finishes to highlight his freshman season … Was named the Mountain West Conference Golfer of the Week after firing a 36-hole score of 4-under par 140 and tying for fourth place on the leaderboard at the John Burns Intercollegiate held at Wailua Golf Club in Lihue, Hawaii … Also tied for third place at the Fresno State Classic with a score of 2-over par 218 in three rounds played at San Joaquin Country Club in Fresno, California … Fired his lowest 54-hole tournament score at the SCVB Pacific Invitational, where he tied for 19th place at even-par 213, including a season-low 4-under 67 in the second round … Tied for 27th place at the 2014 Mountain West Conference Championships … Attended Christ School in Arden, North Carolina, during his prep career … Led his high school team to a pair of North Carolina state championships in 2010 and 2012 … Individually, finished in third place in 2010 and fourth place in 2012 at the state tournament while earning all-state honors in both seasons … Was a three-time all-conference performer during his high school career from 2010-12 … A standout performer in junior golf nationally during his prep career as a member of the American Junior Golf Association … Winner of the 2011 AJGA Preseason at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia … Winner of the 2011 International Junior Masters held in East Aurora, New York … Earned a 13th-place finish at the 2012 Junior PGA Championship held in Ft. Wayne, Indiana … Was twice an alternate for the United States Junior Amateur Championship in 2010 and 2012.
Parents are Jonathan and Debbie Jones … Has an older sister, Darcy … Most memorable sports moment was holing out for eagle at the 2012 Junior PGA Championship in front of the Golf Channel cameras and making ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 Plays of the Day … Plays right-handed … Plans to pursue a degree in mass communication at LSU.