2011 Alabama Amateur Champion
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Made six tournament appearances for the Tigers … Dropped his scoring average to a career-low 74.70 strokes per round in 17 rounds played on the season … Recorded three rounds at par or better … Ranked second on the team with a pair of top-five finishes on the campaign … Matched his career-best tournament finish by tying for second place while playing as an individual at LSU’s David Toms Intercollegiate … Posted a 54-hole tournament score of 5-over par 221, including an even-par 72 in the final round, to tie for second place in the event held at the University Club in Baton Rouge … Opened the spring season by tying for fifth place at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate held at Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Club in Mobile, Ala. … Fired rounds of 1-over 73, 1-under 71 and 7-over 73 en route to a season-low tournament score of 1-over par 217 at the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate … Made his NCAA Championships debut while cracking LSU’s starting five at the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships held at the Crabapple Course at Capital City Club in Atlanta, Ga. … Tied for 93rd place at the NCAA Championships with a score of 6-over par 216 for the event, including a season-low 2-under par 68 in the second round … Also cracked LSU’s five-man lineup at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate (t43) in the fall season and John Hayt Invitational (t83) in the spring season … Played as an individual during the Louisiana Classics while tying for 41st place in the spring tourney … A leader of LSU’s community service efforts with a selection to the SEC Community Service Team … Also honored for his effort in the classroom with a selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Finished the season with a 74.96 scoring average in 25 rounds played for the Tigers as a sophomore in 2011-12 … Played five rounds at par or better … Made nine tournament appearances on the campaign, including three starts as a member of LSU’s five-man lineup … Nearly captured his first career tournament title by tying for second place as an individual at the Argent Financial Classic held at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, La. … Opened with a career-low 7-under 65 in the first round, before firing rounds of 4-over 76 in the second round and 1-under 71 in the final round for a career-low 54-hole score of 4-under par 212 at the Argent Financial Classic … Earned a start in LSU’s season opener at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Classic, where he tied for 50th place with a score of 12-over 228 … Also cracked the starting five at the John Hayt Invitational and Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate during the spring season … Tied for fifth place at the LSU vs. Centenary stroke play match with his round of 3-over par 75 at Southern Trace Country Club in Shreveport … Played as an individual at the Squire Creek Invitational, David Toms Intercollegiate, Louisiana Classics and LSU National Invitational … Earned his first career selection to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for his outstanding performance in the classroom … Was a letterwinner for the second time in his collegiate career.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Made three tournament appearances for the Tigers during his true freshman season in 2010-11 … Wrapped up the season with a 75.67 scoring average in nine rounds played for the year … Earned a top-20 finish in his collegiate debut as he cracked LSU’s five-man starting lineup at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational held Oct. 11-12 at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio … Finished alone in 20th place at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational after posting a 54-hole score of 12-over par 222, including season-low scores of 1-over 71 in the second and third rounds at the par-70 layout … Carded a season-low tournament score of 7-over par 223 to finish in a tie for 46th place at the David Toms Intercollegiate held Oct. 18-19 at the Country Club of Louisiana … Tied for 44th place at the LSU National Invitational held April 2-3 at The University Club, where he posted his three-round score of 20-over par 236 … Played as an individual at the David Toms Intercollegiate and LSU National Invitational … Followed the collegiate season with a record-setting victory at the 95th Alabama State Amateur Championship … Fired a tournament record 16-under 272 for 72 holes at FarmLinks Golf Club in Sylacauga, Ala., to set the four-round tournament record … Shot rounds of 5-under 67, 6-under 66, even-par 72 and 5-under 67 during the tournament … Selected to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll following the year … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
A nationally-ranked prospect who signed with LSU as the No. 21-ranked recruit in the country for the Class of 2010 by Golfweek … Also ranked No. 38 nationally in his class by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and No. 43 nationally in the Polo Junior Golf Rankings … An experienced member of the American Junior Golf Association who earned six top-10 finishes for AJGA sponsored events during his junior golf career … Won his first career AJGA championship during the 2008 season when he took the title at the AJGA Junior at Steelwood presented by AT&T … Posted three top-10 finishes in AJGA competition in 2008, two top-10 finishes in 2009 and one top-10 finish in 2010 … Was an alternate at the 2009 United States Junior Amateur Championship … Was also a participant at the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in 2006 at the age of 14 as one of the youngest qualifiers in tournament history … A product of the golf program at Vestavia Hills High School under the direction of head coach Matthew Cameron … Was the Class 6A state championship runner-up during his senior season in 2010 … Was also the runner-up at the 2010 Alabama Golf Association Boys State Junior Championship at The Country Club of Mobile with a 54-hole score of 10-under par 203 … Posted a scoring average of 71.7 strokes per round during his senior season … Honored for his outstanding community service efforts throughout his high school career … Was the recipient of the 2008 AJGA Presidents’ Youth Leadership for his efforts in the fight against cancer … Is the co-founder of Kids vs. Cancer, a fundraising charity that benefits the pediatric cancer unit at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama … Has joined his brother, Luckie, in raising more than $50,000 for cancer research since forming the charity in 2006 … Was also a standout basketball player at Vestavia Hills High School … Helped lead his basketball team to the Class 6A state championship in 2009 and to the Class 6A finals again in 2010.
Full name is Carter Smylie Kaufman … Born on Nov. 30, 1991 … Parents are Jeff and Pam Kaufman … Has a younger brother named Luckie … Both parents played golf and graduated from LSU … Served as the Student Government Vice President during his high school career at Vestavia Hills High School … An honor student who joined the National Honor Society … Plans to major in business administration at LSU … Plays right handed.