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Joseph Sykora
Joseph Sykora


Daphne, Ala.

High School:
UMS Wright

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150




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  • 2005 U.S. Amateur participant
  • Advanced to match play at 2005 U.S. Amateur but drew his teammate, Matt Swan (Swan won 2-up)
  • Set the UA 54-hole school record at 199 when he won the fall 2006 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at Birmingham's Old Overton Club (67-67-65/199, -14)
  • Going into senior season, has one collegiate tournament victory (fall 2006 Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate) and 10 top 25 individual finishes and has finished five tournaments under par
  • 2005 and 2007 Alabama Match Play Champion
  • 2006 and 2007 ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American, At Large (category includes several sports)
  • 2006 and 2007 SEC Scholar-Athlete Award winner for golf (has a perfect 4.0 GPA in business)
  • Competed in eight tournaments in 2005-06, missing four as he recovered from elbow surgery following the completion of the fall season
  • Had a 75.00 stroke average in 12 tournaments as a freshman in 2005, a 74.92 average in 8 tournaments in 2006 and a 73.60 stroke average in 10 tournaments in 2007
  • Finished T-25th at 2005 NCAA East Regional (69-73-70-/212) at one under
  • 2005, 2006 and 2007 Academic All-Southeastern Conference and a 2004 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll member
  • A redshirt his true freshman year at Alabama in 2004


  • 2002 Future Masters Champion
  • International play included U.S. Junior World Cup in Scotland in 1999 and 2000
  • Ranked among top 25 nationally in juniors golf
  • 2004 Alabama Open Low Amateur
  • 3rd Team National Junior All-American
  • 2001 Abacoa AJGA Champion
  • Helped lead UMS-Wright to 2000-2003 4A State Championships
  • State All-Tournament from 1999-2002
  • Individual winner at 2002 Blue Gray Invitational
  • Coached by Eddie Holmes and Todd Moris at UMS-Wright
  • Set his home course record at Timbercreek with a 63


  • Graduated from UA with an accounting degree on May 12, 2007 and is now in graduate school
  • Went on a 5-week mission trip to El Savador in the summer of 2007
  • Participated in the Honors College at Alabama and was a Capstone Scholar
  • National Honor Society member in High School as well as chorus, Key Club & FCA
  • Has been playing the piano since age five
  • Has a younger brother, Landon
  • Parents are Glenn and Tampa Sykora
  • Born November 14, 1984
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