2011 Alabama Amateur Champion
2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Established a new career-low 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 ... 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.