2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Philip Knowles N. Florida

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  • PING All-American, honorable mention (2018)
  • PING All-Southeast Region (2018 | 2017)
  • All-ASUN 1st team (2018 | 2017)
  • ASUN All-Freshman team (2016)
  • ASUN All-Academic (2018)
  • ASUN Academic Honor Roll (2017-18 | 2016-17 | 2015-16)
  • UNF Male Athlete of the Year (2018)

2017-18
- Played in all 13 tournaments and led the team with a 71.36 average
- Finished T10 at NCAA Championship and became first UNF player to participate in the 4th round at national championship
- Topped the squad with 17 rounds under par highlighted by shooting career low 66, three times
- Carded eight rounds in the 60s
- Netted under-par tournament totals at 6 events, matching career best with a 203 at Gator Invitational
- Posted Top 10 finishes in 9 events (10 in the Top 25)
- Earned second career medalist title, winning the Furman Intercollegiate
- Best team finisher at eight tournaments
- Collected four ASUN Golfer of the Week honors
- Team counted 37 of his 38 competitive rounds played (97.4%)
- Amateur participant in the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage

2016-17
- Played in all 13 events for Ospreys with a team-leading stroke average of 71.32
- Led squad with 19 rounds under par, the single best season total in program history
- Moved into career Top 10 at UNF with 30 rounds under par
- Shared team high total of 5 tournaments under par highlighted by a personal best 203 at Quail Valley Collegiate
- Recorded 10 Top 25 finishes including 5 in the Top 10 featuring a co-medalist showing at Quail Valley
- Matched career best round score 67, four times during the season
- Established UNF program record for lowest score in relation to par (-13) at Quail Valley
- Team counted 31 of 37 competitive rounds played (83.8%)
- Named ASUN Golfer of the Week three times during year

2015-16
- Played in all 12 events for UNF with a 73.69 stroke average
- Tied for 2nd on squad with 11 rounds under par including career best 69 at NCAA Tucson Regional and Schenkel Invitational
- Posted pair of under-par tournament totals highlighted by career best 211 (-5) at Schenkel and The Hayt
- Finished runner-up at The Hayt, marking his first career Top 10 showing
- Boasted 5 Top 25 finishes for the season
- Named ASUN Golfer of the Week (3/3/16)

Amateur || Juniors
- Medalist at prestigious Players Am (2017)
- Qualified for the US Amateur (2014, 2015, 2016)
- Claimed the 2014 Florida State Amateur Match Play championship and the FJT at Palm Aire CC event
- Two-time FJT Champion and twice qualified for Florida Open
- Three-time state amateur qualifier and state amateur match play qualifier, reaching the finals twice in match play
- Five-time qualifier for the Florida State Juniors

High School
- Letterwinner at Bradenton Christian School
- Three-time district medalist // Captured Regional Medalist honors as a prep senior
- Claimed Manatee County Championship as a junior
- Posted Top 10 finishes at State Championship as a sophomore (7th) and senior (3rd)
- Help Panthers capture a pair of District titles along with two Bay Conference crowns
- Served as student body president

Personal
- Born October 16, 1996
- Son of Dick and Melanie Knowles
- One of six children, has two brothers (Rich and Jack) and three sisters (Sarah, Caroline and Katie)
- Father played collegiate golf at Huntingdon College