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.
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.
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.
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.