2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Austin Squires Cincinnati


- 2017 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year
- 2017 & 2018 AAC First Team Honoree
- 2017 NCAA Tournament Regional Individual Participant
- 2017 & 2018 U.S. Amateur Qualifier, advancing to the quarterfinals in 2018
- 2018 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar

Summer 2018: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur in Pebble Beach, California, advancing to the quarterfinals of match play, the deepest run by a Bearcat in the nation’s top amateur tournament in school history.

2017-18 Season (Junior): Played in 11 tournaments, recording a school-record-low 71.91 stroke average in 32 rounds … named to The American’s all-conference team … registered seven Top 20 finishes in 2017-18 with a trio of Top 10 results, carding par or better scores during 17 rounds … claimed medalist honors at the Firestone Invitational for the second consecutive year with an 8-under 71-65-72=208 … finished second at the Colleton River Collegiate with an even par 70-76-70=216 … tied for eighth at 3-under 72-72-69=213 … and tied for 13th place at the American Championship with a 4-over 72-74-71=217 … named to the Dean’s List and Bearcats Academic Honor Roll during both the fall and spring semesters … selected to The American’s All-Academic Team.

Summer 2017: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur in Los Angeles, California. Did not qualify for match play.

2016-17 Season (Sophomore): Played in 13 tournaments, recording a school-record 71.92 stroke average in 38 rounds … named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a unanimous first team all-conference selection … registered an AAC-best six top-5 finishes … earned 11 top-25 finishes in 13 tournaments … recorded 21 of 38 rounds with par or better scores … became only the fifth player in school history to participate in the NCAA Tournament, tying for 21st place at 7-over 72-76-75=223 at the West Lafayette Regional – the highest finish by a Bearcat in school history … carded an eagle on the 18th hole to win medalist honors at the Firestone Invitational, finishing with a career-low 11-under par 69-68-68=205 … tied for fifth at the American Championship at 1-over 72-68-74=214 … earned other top-5 finishes at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate (tied for third at 3-under 71-71-71=213); the Invitational at the Ocean Course (tied for fourth at 6-under 73-68-69=210); the Colleton River Collegiate (tied for fourth at 4-over 74-69-77=220); and the Old Waverly Collegiate (tied for fourth at 5-under 71-68=139) … named to the Dean’s List and Bearcats Academic Honor Roll during the fall and spring semesters.

2015-16 Season (Freshman): Played in 10 tournaments, posting a 76.00 stroke average in 28 rounds … registered four top 30 finishes, including a season-best eighth-place result at the Fossum Memorial at 2-over 74-73-69=216 …. carded a single-round season-best 3-under 69 in third-round play at the Fossum Memorial … tied for 15th at the Colleton River Collegiate 9-over 74-76-75=225 … tied for 29th at the American Championship at 13-over 77-73-77=227 … named to the Dean’s List and the Bearcats Academic Honor Roll during the fall and spring semesters.

Prior to Cincinnati: Claimed stroke play medalist honors at the 2015 Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Amateur … tied for third at the 2014 American Junior Golf Association sponsored Under Armour/Scott Stallings Championship in Oak Ridge, Tennessee … became the youngest player to win the Northern Kentucky Men’s Amateur at the age of 16 in 2013 … helped lead Ryle High School to three top-10 team finishes at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Championship (tied for fourth in 2012 and 2013 and seventh in 2014) … tied for 35th place as a junior at the 2013 KHSAA State Championship … received the 2014 Forcht Bank All-Around Excellence award from the KHSAA … coached by Jonathan Ehlen at Ryle High School … finished third in the Kentucky Cup as a junior …. won the Kentucky Cup and Collegiate Invitational and was named the Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference champion and Region 7 champion as a senior in 2014 … won medalist honors three times at the Grant County Invitational.

Personal: Born May 1, 1997 in Erlanger, Kentucky … son of Rhonda and Drew Squires … has one sister, Andrea … right-handed.