OUTLOOK Former Alabama state champion who is entering his third year in the Crimson Tide program, after redshirting in 2012-13 ... played in two tournaments in 2013-14 and should provide depth and talent for this year's team.
2014-15 (SOPHOMORE) Started in three tournaments for Alabama during the fall season ... was fifth on the team with a scoring average of 74.78 ... compiled one round of par or lower ... four of nine rounds counted toward team scoring ... opened the season at the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational and carded a 228 (18-over) ... placed 40th at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate (12-over 228) ... shot opening round 69 and had best finish of the fall at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate by placing 26th with a three-round total of 7-over 217, finishing 26th.
2013-14 (FRESHMAN) Competed in two tournaments during his first year of competition at Alabama ... had a 74.17 strokes per round average in six rounds played ... fired a toal of three rounds of 71, two coming at the Mason Rudolph Championship ... tied for 40th in his first collegiate event, the Linger Longer Invitational, firing an 8-over par 224 ... finished in 33rd overall with an 8-over par 221 at the Mason Rudolph Championship.
2012-13 (REDSHIRT SEASON) Redshirted during his first year at the Capstone.
PREP HIGHLIGHTS Was a standout on the Spain Park High School golf team, leading the Jaguars to the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012 Alabama 6A State Championship titles ... named the Birmingham News Boys Metro Golfer of the Year ... averaged 73.9 strokes as a senior ... won the Alabama 6A state individual championship in 2009 ... shot a 64 in the first round of the Alabama State Junior Championship. PERSONAL INFORMATION Son of Jerry and Robin Prater ... has two brothers, Jay and Sam, and a sister, Cambre ... also played varsity basketball at Spain Park High School, earning all-area honors as a junior ... his cousin Ben Olsen was an All-America soccer player at the University of Virginia who went on to play with the U.S. National Team and currently serves as head coach of Major League Soccer's D.C. United (where he starred as a professional player) ... began playing golf at the age of nine ... majoring in pre-buisness at Alabama.