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Kyle Scott

Kyle Scott - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year Graduated 2011
Experience 2 VL
Height 6-2
Weight 180
Hometown Johannesburg, South Africa
Last School Edenglen/West Florida
Kyle Scott - Men's Golf - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

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Transfer from Division II West Florida in Pensacola, where he earned All-America honors twice, who became an All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer and one of the nation[apos]s top 10 Division I golfers by the time he graduated in May, 2011 … Played two years for the Argonauts following a red-shirt year in 2006-07 … Earned a regular spot in Tech[apos]s lineup in 2009-10 and played in every event but one for two years.

2010-11: Solid No. 3 player for the Yellow Jackets all year long who earned All-ACC honors and became Tech[apos]s highest ranked player entering the NCAA Championship … Ranked 8th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and No. 10 in the Golfstat Cup rankings … 2nd on the the team and 4th in the ACC in stroke average at 71.63 in 32 rounds, more than a stroke and a half better than his 2009-10 norm … Six top-10 finishes in 10 events and one other in the top 20 … Finished 2nd in three straight events (the Yellow Jacket Classic, ACC Championship, NCAA East Regional) before the NCAA Championship … Also 3rd at Puerto Rico, T4 at the USCC and T5 at the Brickyard … 22 rounds of par or better out of 32 total … Had a 743-129 head-to-head record overall, 105-77-13 against players in the nation[apos]s top 100.

2009-10: Played in every event for the Yellow Jackets until back spasms sidelined him for the Wolfpack Intercollegiate … Withdrew during the final round of the Linger Longer with that injury, but returned to play in the ACC Championship (T12, 2-under 214) … Also played well at the NCAA Southeast Regional (T30) … T72 at the NCAA Championship included a second-round 68 … Won his quarterfinal match against Taylor Floyd of Augusta State … Posted three top 10 finishes – Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate (T10), UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate (9th) and Mauna Lani Invitational (T6) … Finished the spring ranked No. 166 in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings (out of 1582) … Had a 73.37 stroke average through 30 rounds of play, fourth on the team … Spring average was 74.05 … Ranked 18th nationally in greens in regulation … Shot a 68 to advance in a U.S. Open Local Qualifier May 10 in Peachtree City, Ga.

2008-09: Named to the Division II Ping All-America second team and the PING All-South Region Team … Was his second All-America selection, becoming the ninth UWF golfer to earn two or more All-America honors … Led the team with a 71.56 stroke average over 40 rounds, including nine total rounds in the 60s … Best finish of the season was a second-place mark at the Bobcat Invitational, including a season low 66 in the tournament[apos]s second round.

2007-08: Named to the Division II Ping All-America first team and the PING All-South Region Team … NCAA Division II All-Freshman team and All-South Region team honoree … Ranked No. 28 in the Golfstat Cup and averaged 71.53 strokes over 32 rounds (seven in the 60s) … Tied for third at the Division II National Championship and helped the Argos to the team title … Won the NCAA division II South Regional and two regular season events, the Emerald Coast Collegiate (10-under-par) and the McLaughlin (also 10-under).

ACC Championship experience: T12 on his first try in 2010 (2-under 214), 2nd in 2011 (7-under 209) … 70.50 average in six rounds.

NCAA Championship experience: T29 at a senior, T72 as a junior at the NCAA Championship, helping Tech advance to match play both years … Went 1-1 in NCAA match play … T30 and T2 in his NCAA regional appearances … 72.58 stroke average in 12 NCAA DI rounds … T3 at the Division II National Championship and helped West Florida to the team title in 2008.

Amateur: 2011: Advanced through U.S. Open local qualifying and tied for 22nd in a sectional at Hawks Ridge Golf Club … 2010: T12 at Southeastern Amateur, T26 at Dogwood Invitational, T36 at Players Amateur … 2009: Advanced to match play at the U.S. Amateur Public Links, lost in first round … Ranked No. 40 in the 2007 South African Golf Association player rankings, No. 39 in the 2006 South Africa Golf Digest amateur rankings … Became the first player in the history of the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club to win both its Clulb and Winter Club championships … Represented Central Gauteng at the 2006 South African U23 Interprovincial … Named South Africa Golf Digest[apos]s [quote]Best New Amateur[quote] in 2005.

High School: Attended Edenglen High School, which did not field a golf team.

Junior Golf: Won four South African Junior Golf Foundation tournaments during 2003-04 and finished sixth on the 2004 Junior Order or Merit.

Personal: Full name is Kyle Ross Scott … Born July 10, 1986 in Germiston, South Africa … Son of Graham and Fiona Scott, who now live in Edenglen, Johannesburg … Has an older brother, Justin … Began playing golf at age 17 … Baseball was his sport of choice before that, and competed for South Africa in junior baseball … Enjoys music, swimming, exercise and movies … Majored in Accounting at West Florida, and received his bachelor[apos]s degree in Management at Tech.

Collegiate Tournament Results

T24Carpet Capital Collegiate (+4)72-77-71 – 220
T10Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate (-3)67-72 – 139
T52Brickyard Collegiate (+7)78-73 – 151
9UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate (-6)71-68-71 – 210
T6Mauna Lani Invitational (-1)73-72-70 – 215
T43Puerto Rico Classic (+3)76-70-73 – 219
T72Southern Highlands Collegiate (+29)76-88-81 – 245
T93Linger Longer Invitational (+6)76-74-WD – 150
T12ACC Championship (-2)71-68-75 – 214
T30NCAA Southeast Regional (+7)77-72-68 – 217
T72NCAA Championship (+5)78-69-74 – 221
WNCAA Match Play (Taylor Floyd, Augusta State)1-up
T19Carpet Capital Collegiate (+3)74-71-74 – 219
T21PING/Golfweek Preview Invitational (+8)74-74-76 – 224
T5Brickyard Collegiate (-4)68-71-73 – 212
T4United States Collegiate Championship (-4)70-71-71 – 212
T28Amer Ari Invitational (-3)70-72-71 – 213
3Puerto Rico Classic (-8)70-69-69 – 208
T25Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters (+8)72-72-80 – 224
Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship0-2-2
2Yellow Jacket Classic (-4)70-70 – 140
2Atlantic Coast Conference Championship (-9)68-71-68 – 207
T2NCAA East Regional (-4)68-73-71 – 212
T29NCAA Championship (+5)72-74-75 – 221
LNCAA Match Play Championship (Mitch Krywulycz, Augusta State)1-up

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Career Statistics at Tech

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Career low round: 67 (-5), Mason Rudolph Collegiate, 1st round, 2009
Career low tournament score: 208 (-8), Puerto Rico Classic, 2011
Career best finish: 2, Yellow Jacket Classic, 2011; ACC Championship, 2011; NCAA East Regional, 2011

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