2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Patrick Martin Birmingham, Ala.


Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Spain Park

• 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2017 Nicklaus Award Finalist
• 2017 GCAA First Team All-American
• 2017 All-SEC First Team
• 2016 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
• 2016 All-SEC Second Team
• 2016 SEC All-Freshman Team

As a Sophomore (2016-17):
Led team with 70.34 stroke average, the second-lowest in program history… Named to First-Team GCAA All-American…Nicklaus Award Finalist…Named to All-SEC First Team…Played in all 11 events this season…Tied for third at the NCAA College Grove Regional, his third top five finish in his last four starts…Finished runner-up at the SEC Championship after posting a 10-under par, 200, a Vanderbilt record at the event…Won the Schenkel Invitational for his first collegiate individual title…Had six top 10 finishes…Finished in a tie for 2nd (with teammate Matthias Schwab) at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational, his best finish as a collegiate…Posted 16 rounds in the 60’s, with a season low of 66 coming in the final round of stroke play at the SEC Championship and the first round of the NCAA College Grove Regional…Selected for the second annual Tom Cousins Award at this year’s East Lake Cup by a selected panel of industry leaders for their accolades both on and off of the golf course.

As a Freshman (2015-16):
Played in 34 stroke-play rounds and averaged 71.18 strokes per round… Named to the All-SEC 2nd Team and the All-Freshman Team…Carded five top 10 finishes – the Carmel Cup (T-4th), the SunTrust Gator Invitational (T-3rd), the Schenkel Invitational (T-7th), the Mason Rudolph Championship (T-10th), and the NCAA Franklin Regional (T-9th)…Posted 10 rounds in the 60’s this season, including all three rounds at the SunTrust Gator Invitational…Posted a season-low 66 in the final round of the SunTrust Gator…Was 3-0 in match play in regular season, defeating Danny Walker of Virginia (4 & 3) at the DICK’s Collegiate Challenge Cup, and Travis Joiner of Georgia Tech (5 & 4) and Michael Johnson of Auburn, the eighth-ranked player in the nation, (6 & 5) at the FarmLinks Collegiate Match Play.

Prior to Vanderbilt:
Was ranked as the 19th player in the class of 2015 at the time of his signing…Won the Alabama State Match Play Championship in the summer of 2015…Was the 7A Individual State Champion for the state of Alabama in 2015…Was a 2013 Rolex All American Honorable Mention selection and captured two AJGA events, the 2013 NRP Bluegrass AJGA Junior Classic Championship and the 2014 Huntsville AJGA Junior Championship…Represented the USA in the 2013 USA – China youth golf match and went 3-0 in his matches…Was a finalist for the AJGA/ USGA Presidential Leadership award in 2013 and 2014…Finished seventh at the Rolex Tournament of Champions, and helped lead his team to three state championships at Spain Park High School…Member of the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa, Latin Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and the Student Government.

Patrick Kennedy Martin…Born January 30, 1997…Son of Greg and Christine Martin…Has one sister, Lilly…Major is Human and Organizational Development…Recipient of the Bronson Ingram Men’s Golf Scholarship.

Martin’s Statistics:
Year | Rounds | Strokes | Average
2016-17 | 32 | 2,251 | 70.3
2015-16 | 34 | 2,420 | 71.2
Career | 66 | 4,671 | 70.77