Another elite national recruit out of the state of Alabama who gives the Crimson Tide six in-state players on the team's nine-man roster ... will compete for a spot in the starting lineup ... played in three events in the fall of 2011 before an injury ended his season ... was granted a medical hardship that gave him another season of eligibility ... made four starts and played in six events as a redshirt freshman in 2012-13 ... has a 73.96 scoring average over 26 career rounds ... has the raw talent and all-around skills to be very successful at Alabama and beyond.
2012-13 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN):
Played is six events and started four times for the Crimson Tide ... posted a 74.12 scoring average over 17 competitive rounds ... fired three rounds of 69 and four rounds at par or better ... tied for 16th at the Puerto Rico Classic, carding rounds of 69, 76, 69 for a career-low 2-under 214 ... top finish was a tie for ninth at the Savannah Quarters Invitational, after shooting 7-over 223 ... started Alabama's first event of the 2012-13 season at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, finishing 26th at 5-over 221 (73-72-76) ... posted a final-round 69 at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational ... shot 6-over 222 in starting role at the Schenkel Invitational, with rounds of 75, 74 and 73 ... competed as an individual at the Linger Longer Invitational, finishing 46th at 7-over 151 ... finished second at the Dixie Amateur, shooting a personal best 63 in the third round ... finished third at the 2013 Alabama State Amateur ... tied for fourth at The Players Amateur in Bluffton, S.C.
Started the first three tournaments before an injury derailed his freshman season ... posted two top-25 finishes and averaged 73.67 shots per round, which ranked fifth on the team ... counted toward the team score in 8-of-9 rounds... carded a 2-over-par 218 in his collegiate debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, finishing tied for 21st ... placed 25th at the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational, shooting 10-over 220 ... carded a 225 (+15) at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate to finish i39th ... named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... granted a medical hardship for the 2011-12 season.
Two-time Rolex Junior All-American, garnering honors in 2009 and 2010 ... listed No. 13 nationally in the Golfweek Junior Boys Rankings ... 2008 and 2011 Birmingham News Metro Player of the Year ... Alabama High School Athletics Association Class 6A medalist in 2008 and 2011 ... led his team to the 2011 Alabama 6A State Championship title ... 2011 Birmingham Kiwanis Club Golfer of the Year ... led his Mountain Brook High School team to a runner-up showing in 2008 state tournament ... low competitive round as a junior golfer was a 64 at the PGA Junior at Shoal Creek in Birmingham ... also shot 64 at the 2011 Dogwood Invitational to tie his low competitive round as a junior ... placed third at the 2012 Palmetto Amateur ... finished second to classmate Justin Thomas at the 2009 Footjoy Invitational, where he carded rounds of 69, 67, 69 and 69 ... shot 69 and 65 at the 2010 USGA Junior Amateur Qualifier ... won the 2010 Willow Point Invitational and finished fifth at the 2011 Dixie Amateur ... advanced to the round of 16 at the 2008 USGA Junior Amateur ... set the course record at Vestavia Hill Country Club with a 61 in August of 2012 ... medalist at the 2008 West Alabama Classic.
Son of Tim and Kitty Lovelady ... has one sister, Annie ... was involved with FBLA, Spanish Club, Young Republicans and Futrue Business Leaders of America at Mountain Brook ... a pre-business major at Alabama.