2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Austin Eckroat Okla. St.


Freshman (2017-18): Received honorable mention All-America recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America … tied for 32nd place at the Amer Ari Invitational after closing with a 68 to finish at 3-under 213 … earned his first career victory at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate … shared medalist honors after posting rounds of 68, 70 and 64 for a 14-under total of 202 … tied for 16th place at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate … closed with a 69 to finish at 2-over 215 … tied for 32nd place at the Lamkin San Diego Classic with a 219 total … tied for 43rd place at the Valspar Collegiate with a 220 total … posted a 225 total to tie for 28th at the Aggie Invitational … carded an even-par total of 213 to tie for fourth place at Arizona State’s individual tournament … finished at 218 and alone in 19th place at the NCAA Columbus Regional … posted a 1-over 289 total at the NCAA Championship to tie for 19th place … posted a 1-up victory over Brandon Smith of Texas A&M during OSU’s NCAA quarterfinal win over Texas A&M … defeated Brandon Mancheno of Auburn, 3&2, during the Cowboys’ NCAA semifinal victory … earned a 1-up victory over Alabama’s Davis Shore in the NCAA title match.

Amateur: Was runner-up at the 2018 Pacific Coast Amateur … posted an 11-under total of 273 with scores of 65, 67, 71 and 70 … was runner-up to teammate Hayden Wood at the 2018 Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur Championship … finished 14th at The Players Amateur with a 278 total … posted a 281 total to finish 15th at the 2018 Sunnehanna Amateur … Finished 22nd at the 2018 Western Amateur Championship with scores of 68, 67, 68 and 72 for a 275 total … claimed medalist honors at the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship … posted rounds of 66 and 66 to set the tournament’s 36-hole scoring record … fell in the quarterfinal round to teammate Matthew Wolff … was runner-up at the 2017 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club after carding rounds of 71, 71 and 66 …was named a second-team AJGA All-American in 2015 and 2016 … made the round of 16 at the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship … carded an opening 65 and rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the 2016 Junior Invitational … also posted rounds of 70 and 75 … was a member of the victorious United States squad at the Junior Golf World Cup in Japan … captured the 2015 Scott Robertson Memorial title after firing a 16-under 197 total that included an 8-under 63 … became the first freshman to claim the Oklahoma Class 6A individual crown, taking the title in 2014 …won his second state title as a senior … guided Edmond North to three team state titles … earned all-state honors and was named the conference player of the year three times … finished his prep career with a 71.65 scoring average and 15 wins … his win total matched former Cowboy Kevin Tway’s school record … also posted 41 top 10s and finished in the top three 28 times, both school records.

Personal: Son of Steve and Natalie Eckroat … born Jan. 12, 1999 in Edmond … has one sister, Taylor, who currently attends OSU … contemplating a degree in general business … also recruited by Oklahoma, Texas A&M and SMU.