2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Spencer Ralston Georgia


2017-18 (Sophomore Season):
• Chosen as an Honorable Mention All-American by PING and the Golf Coaches Association of America.
• Named Second-Team All-SEC by the league’s coaches.
• Named to the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
• Played in all 12 of the Bulldogs’ tournaments and not missed an event in his career.
• Led the Bulldogs with a scoring average of 70.86. which is the fifth best for a single season in program history.
• Came in a career-best second in the Crooked Stick Invitational and the Linger Longer Invitational.
• His 12-under 204 at the Linger Longer Invitational was a career best.
• His first-round 7-under 65 at the Linger Longer Invitational matched his career best.
• Placed third in the Wexford Intercollegiate, fourth in the Mason Rudolph Championship, sixth in the Southern Intercollegiates, ninth in the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic and 10th in the Golfweek Conference Championship.
• Finished 17th in the NCAA Bryan Regional.
• Named the recipient of the Doug and Diane Magnus Family Athletic Scholarship.
• Won the team’s Dick Copas Award as the Bulldog with the lowest scoring average.
2016-17 (Freshman Season):
• Named to the SEC’s All-Freshman Team.
• Finished with a scoring average of 71.56.
• Had five top-12 efforts, highlighted by a seventh-place finish in the FAMC Intercollegiate at the Grove.
• Fired a 7-under 64 in the second round and 9-under 204 overall at the Ka’anapali Collegiate to set his career lows.
• His 7-under is the third-lowest loop in school history and ranks ninth as there have been one 9-under and seven 8-unders.
• Joined senior Greyson Sigg as the only Bulldogs to see action in each tournament.
• Named the recipient of the Doug and Diane Magnus Family Athletic Scholarship.
High School:
• Graduated from Gainesville (Ga.) High.
• Claimed 16 individual high school tournament victories.
• Compiled a career scoring average of 69.7 and set the school and state single-season record of 69.0 in 2015.
• Posted 63s three different times.
• Shot par or better 36 times in 48 tournaments, including 21 times in the 60s.
• Won the Tommy Aaron Award as Gainesville’s Player of the Year four times.
• Won the Tommy Valentine Award (named for the UGA golf alum) for Leadership once.
• Won the Vince Dooley Award for exemplary academics, athletics, character and citizenship.
• Chosen as a team captain as a junior and a senior.
• Named All-State four times.
• Named 5A Player of the Year three times.
• Won the Hall County title three times.
• Led Gainesville to 27 tournament titles, including 2013 when the Red Elephants notched the only undefeated season in state history.
• Led Gainesville to four region and four county team titles.
Amateur/Junior Highlights:
• Qualified for the 2016 and 2017 U.S. Amateur.
• Qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur three times.
• Participated in the 2016 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.
• Won the 2015 Joe Cheves Invitational.
• Named Golfweek’s National Junior Player of The Week (June 1, 2015).
• Born Aug. 6, 1997
• Son of Mitch and Lisa Ralston. (His father played collegiate golf at Clemson.)
• Majoring in Pre-Marketing.