ON THE COURSE
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, I grew up in the game of golf, practicing out of Avila Golf and country club and playing in local junior tournaments hosted by the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association and the Florida Junior tour. I played well in junior golf and excelled at amateur golf, playing 4 years at the University of Virginia. While at UVa, I captured multiple collegiate titles, including the individual 2017 ACC Championship and was named UVa's first, 1st team All-American. I competed on the successful 2017 Arnold Palmer Cup team and was named to the 2017 Walker Cup Practice squad.
Since graduating, I played 6 years on the Korn Ferry tour, improving each year and nearly earning my PGA Tour card in 2019, 2021, and 2022. Due to the COVID Pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 years were combined into one long season. In these 6 years, I have managed to finish in the top 10 seventeen times with multiple runner-up's and 3rd place finished. At last in June of 2023, I won my first Korn Ferry Tour Event at the Complaince Solutions Championship in Norman, Oklahoma!
After multiple years of just missing my PGA Tour card, in 2023 I finally earned it by finishing 15th in the season-long points list. I am so excited for the 2024 season as my first year as a member of the PGA Tour; yet, I hope more than anything to be a good role model for young men women and glorify God through whatever success or failure is to come my way.
OFF THE COURSE
Using Golf for a Higher Purpose
Realizing that my success comes because of so many others who have worked hard to help get me to this point, I try to be actively involved in giving back wherever I go. I have been involved with numerous charities on the road with individual Korn Ferry Tour events, in my home-town of Tampa, and in Jacksonville, where I currently reside. If you run a charity in Tampa or Jacksonville that is trying to help those less fortunate, please reach out to me via email or social media. I would love to help.
I have a passion for helping those in need, especially children, those without a family, and the homeless. I have volunteered in the past with Shriners Hospitals for children, the First-Tee Tampa Bay, and the Chi-Chi Rodriguez Foundation, among others. I am also closely involved in my local church, Grace Community Church, in Jacksonville, FL whenever I am in town.
In 2020 I started BirdiesforHope with the hope that the game of golf could be used to bring hope around the world. My Christian faith is an important part of this hope as it teaches we must feed the hungry, and clothe the nacket but spiritually and physically. Through BirdiesforHope, I donate $10 for each birdie I make in a PGA Tour sanctioned event to building church buildings and Hope Centers around the world. It has been an incredible success with over $200,000 raised since 2020! If you would like to read more about BirdiesforHope, please head to the BirdiesforHope page or my homepage on this website.