OVERVIEW The lone senior on the 2015-16 team who will be looked on as this year’s leader ... was named the team captain as a junior and poised to accept the same role as a senior ... has the potential to leave his mark as one of the most decorated golfers in program history as he has been a part of two national championships (2013 and 2014) an NCAA runner-up finish (2012) ... a fifth-year player who arrived in the fall of 2011 as an elite national recruit and in-state product ... earned a spot in the Tide lineup in 2013-14, making 10 starts in 12 events ... played in three events in the fall of 2011 before an injury ended his season ... granted a medical hardship for that 2011-12 season, giving him another season of eligibility beyond 2014-15 … made four starts and played in six events as a redshirt freshman in 2012-13 ... enters his senior season with a 72.76 career stroke average, which ranks ninth-best in program history ... has played in 30 career tournaments totaling 89 rounds.
2014-15 (JUNIOR) Team captain ... named to the 2015 PING Southeastern All-Region team ... also named to the SEC Community Service team ... appeared in the Crimson Tide lineup in all 11 event events (33 rounds) ... ranked second on the team in stroke average at 72.27 (2,385 strokes in 33 rounds played) ... had a 0.91 average vs. par which ranked second on the team ... had three top-10 finishes, which ranked second on the team ... finished with a national-ranked of No. 71 in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ... had a career-best finish of second place in the 2014 Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, closing the event with a career-low 54-hole tournament total of 10-under par 206 (70-66-70) ... finished tied for fourth at the John Hayt Invitational with a 3-over par 219 (70-75-74) ... also had a fourth-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a 3-under par 210 (71-72-67) ... placed seventh at the Linger Longer Invitational with a 6-under par 210 (69-70-71) ... carded a career-low round of 64, which was the lowest 18-hole score shot by an Crimson Tide golfer on the year, in the final round of the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... the 64 tied for the third-lowest 18-hole score in program history, while the 6-under mark also ranked among the lowest rounds vs. par in the record books (tied for 17th) ... went on to finish in eighth overall at the Jerry Pate with a 54-hole 210 (76-70-64) ... finished tied for 19th overall at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 1-over par 217 (70-79-68) ... placed in a tie for 25th overall at the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational with a 223 (73-75-75) ... recorded six rounds in the 60s and had 17 rounds of par or lower on the season.
2013-14 (SOPHOMORE) Made 10 starts in 12 events for the Tide, helping Alabama win its second straight NCAA championship ... fifth on the team in stroke average at 72.27 (2,168 strokes/30 rounds) ... finished with three top-10 finishes, highlighted by a tie for third at the NCAA Auburn Regional ... had 13 rounds of par or better and five in the 60s ... counted to team score in 22 of 30 rounds (.733) ... ranked 68th in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and 66th in the last Golfstat.com Head-to-Head Player Rankings ... recorded the first hole-in-one of his collegiate career with an ace on the 11th hole at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in the second round of the Mason Rudolph Championship ... opened the season at the home JPNI event, where he shot 1-over 211 with an first-round 68 for a seventh-place finish ... tied for 28th at the Isleworth Collegiate (Windemere,Fla.), shooting 79-68-73 for a 4-over 220 ... began the spring with a 3-under 213 at the Puerto Rico Classic, with rounds of 70-76-67 to tie for 22nd ... registered his second top 10 of the season by finishing eighth at Vanderbilt’s Mason Rudolph Championship, firing rounds of 75-70-68 for and even-par 213 ... turned in one of his best performances of the season with a 3-under 213 at the NCAA Auburn Regional Championship, tying for third and a career-best finish (72-72-70) ... tied for 35th at 1-over 211 in the stroke play portion of the NCAA Championships with rounds of 67-73-71, at Prairie Dunes in Hutchinson, Kan. ... counted in all three NCAA rounds, helping the Tide tie for second in the stroke play ... went 1-2 in match play, earning a win over LSU’s Smylie Kaufman, 1 up, in the semifinals ... fell 2 up to SMU’s Harry Higgs in the quarterfinals and battled Big 12 Player of the Year Wyndam Clark of Oklahoma State in the finals, making an impressive comeback before eventually falling 3 and 1.
2012-13 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN) Played is six events and started four times for the Tide … posted a 74.12 stroke 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 (Rocky Face, Ga.), finishing 26th at 5-over 221 (73-72-76) … posted a final-round 69 at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in Orlando … shot 6-over 222 in starting role at the Schenkel Invitational (Statesboro, Ga.), with rounds of 75, 74 and 73 … competed as an individual at the Linger Longer Invitational (Greensboro, Ga.), finishing 46th at 7-over 151 … runner-up 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.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN) 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 (Rocky Face, Ga.), 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 39th at the home event ... named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... granted a medical hardship for the 2011-12 season.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS 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.
PERSONAL INFORMATION Son of Tim and Kitty Lovelady ... has one sister, Annie ... was involved with FBLA, Spanish Club, Young Republicans and Future Business Leaders of America at Mountain Brook ... a pre-business major at Alabama.