2017 Tournament Participant Profile

Lee Hodges Ardmore, Tenn.



Transferred from UAB and enrolled in Alabama in August, 2016 … immediately eligible to play for the Tide and will have two years of eligibility remaining … was a two-time all-conference performer at UAB, including being named the 2015 Conference USA Freshman of the Year … helped lead Blazers to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances … provides leadership, experience and consistency to the 2016-17 team.

2016-17 (JUNIOR)
Named PING All-Region … only golfer to have played in all 12 events on the year … had 30 of his 33 rounds count towards the team score … closed the season ranked No. 79 nationally by the Golfweek/Sagarin Index Player Performance Rankings … won the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate with a 10-under 206 (69-68-69) … as a result, he was named the SEC Men’s Golfer of the Week (March 8) … boasted a team-best 13 rounds in the 60s … second on the team with a 71.91 average and second in average against par (0.33) … had four top-10 finishes over the final seven tournaments and scored par or better in 21 of 33 rounds … placed third at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate where he finished with a 4-under par 206 (70-69-67) … season-best 18-hole score of 3-under par 67 in the final round of the JPNI … tied for third at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a season-low 205 (69-68-68) … was tied for 8th place at the NCAA Washington Regional where he shot a 1-under 212 … finished in a tie for 10th place at the Linger Longer Invitational with a 5-under 211 (71-68-72) … placed in a tie for 20th at the Clemson Invitational with a 222 (81-69-72) … tied for 30th in his Alabama debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 2-over par 218 (68-73-77) … finished stroke play at the SEC Championships tied for 36th with a 216 (73-69-74) … won both of his rounds in match play at the SEC Championships to improve to 2-1 in match play for the year … tied for 40th at the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational after shooting a 12-over 222 … placed in a tie for 52nd at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 226 (71-84-71) … shot a 229 (70-75-84) at the NCAA Championships.

2013-16 (AT UAB)

2015-16 (SOPHOMORE)
Named First Team All-Conference USA … competed at the NCAA National Championships finishing 152, shooting 220 (+10) … helped lead team to a third-place finish at the Marana Regional to advance to the NCAA Championships … named Conference USA Golfer of the Week for the week of Sept. 30 after a first place finish at the Shoal Creek Invitational (Sept. 28-29), shooting a 211 (-5) … competed in 13 tournaments for the Blazers, finishing in the top-20 in nine events … shot 16 rounds at or under par, including a streak of four straight … finished the year with a 72.61 stroke average … member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2014-15 (FRESHMAN)
Named 2015 Conference USA Freshman of the Year … earned a spot on the All-Conference USA First Team as well as All-Freshman Team … had a team-best four top-five finishes, including tying for third at the 2015 C-USA Championship … earned a spot on the C-USA All-Tournament team for third place finish after scoring a 215 (-1) in the stroke play portion … led UAB with five tournaments at or under par and was second with 15 rounds at or under par … shot a career-low round of 67 and career-best 54-hole score of 203 at The Goodwin … competed at the 2015 NCAA Championships, finishing tied for 135th with a 235 (+19) … finished T-20th at the NCAA Bremerton Regional with a 214 (-2) … had career-best finish of second at the Inverness Intercollegiate in just second collegiate tournament.

Played at Ardmore High School for four years … was named the Daily Preps Boys Golfer of the Year in both 2012 and 2013 … earned individual medalist honors at the 2014 Alabama 4A State Championships … recorded a top-10 finish at the 2014 Alabama State Amateur and led after the first round after carding a 66 (-6) at the Lakewood Golf Club’s Dogwood Course … finished fourth at the 2013 Alabama 4A State Championships.