Auburn men's golf leads after NCAA Championship 1st round morning wave
Auburn Golf’s Michael Johnson, Jacob Solomon named All-Southeast Region
Auburn men’s golf builds 9-shot cushion after NCAA Regional 2nd round
First-team All-SEC Michael Johnson leads 3 Auburn golfers honored
2016 PING All-Southeast Region
2016 Freshman All-SEC
4th lowest stroke average by an Auburn freshman at 71.91 in 2015-16
Career Low: 66, Hootie at Bulls Bay final round (3-28-2017); Jerry Pate National final round (10-10-2017)
2017-18 (Junior): Averaging 71.83 strokes per round ... 2 sub-par rounds ... 1 round in the 60s ... counted 11-of-12 rounds ... Carded a career low-tying 66 to t-16th at the Jerry Pate National at even-par 74-70-66--210 ... Tied for 20th at the Trinity Forest Invitational ... Tied for 26th in the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 2-over 76-72-70--218 ... Qualified for the 2017 U.S. Amateur at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles ... Missed the cut for the 64-player match play portion of the U.S. Amateur in a playoff afther finishing at 4-over with a pair of 72s.
2016-17 (Sophomore): Averaged 72.47 strokes per round ... 11 sub-par rounds ... 5 rounds in the 60s ... Counted 28-of-31 rounds played plus three more rounds played as an individual ... Finished in the top-20 in six events this season ... Tied for seventh at the Hootie at Bulls Bay at 5-under 75-70-66--211 ... Tied for ninth at Gary Koch Invitational at 2-under 70-69-75--214 ... Tied for 13th at the Tiger Invitational at 2-under 71-71-72--214 ... Tied for 17th at the Bandon Dunes Championship with a 69-73-75--217 ... Tied for 19th in the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 1-under 69-75-71--215 ... Tied for 16th in the Inverness Intercollegiate with a 2-over 72-70-73--215 ... Tied for 31st in the NCAA West Lafayette Regional with a 74-72-79--225 ... was tied for second after the NCAA Championship first round with a 5-under 67 ... Tied for 32nd at the NCAA Championship with a 3-over 67-74-73-77--291 ... Tied for 37th at the All American Intercollegiate with a 72-72-75--219 ... Tied for 43rd in the SEC Championship with an 8-over 72-74-72--218 ... Tied for 75th at the Amer Ari Invitational at 74-75-72--221.
2015-16 (Freshman): PING All-Southeast Region ... Freshman All-SEC selection ... Averaged 71.91 strokes per round, the fourth lowest stroke average by an Auburn freshman in school history behind Ben Schlottman's 70.96 in 2014-15, Niclas Carlsson's 71.87 in 2010-11 and Matt Gilchrest's 71.89 in 2013-14 ... 3 rounds in the 60s ... 11 sub-par rounds ... Counted 23-of-23 rounds played ... 10th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 73-73-72--218 ... Tied for 11th at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate with a 71-68-70--209 ... Tied for 12th at the Primland Collegiate Invitational at 70-74--144 ... Tied for 13th at the Seminole Intercollegiate as an individual at 2-under 71-71-72--214 ... Tied for 14th at the NCAA Regional with an even par 76-70-70--216 ... Tied for 18th at the SEC Championship with a 74-70-74--218 ... Tied for 18th at the U.S. Collegiate Championship with an even-par 73-73-70--216 ... Tied for 22nd at the Tiger Invitational as part of Auburn's B-team at 75-77-69--221 ... Tied for 42nd at the Amer Ari Invitational at even par 70-74-72--216 ... Tied for 62nd at the NCAA Championship with a 7-over 73-71-73--217 ... Academic Top Tiger.
Amateur: Qualified for the 2015 U.S. Amateur.
Junior: Won the Heather Farr AJGA event, marking the fourth AJGA win of his junior career.
High School: Was named to the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Boys Golf first-team ... Was named to the prestigous Wyndham Cup team in 2015 for the third-straight year.
Personal: Parents are Lance and Debbie Solomon ... home golf course is Castlewood CC ... swing coach is Bill Johnson ... Studying in Harbert College of Business.
Get to Know Jacob:
Q: What is your favorite thing about Auburn?
A: The sense of family
Q: If you could play a round on any course, which would you choose and why?
A: Olympic Club in San Francisco, because it tests every aspect of your game
Q: What is your dream vacation?
A: Kau'ai in Hawaii
Q: If you could play a round of golf with anyone living or dead, who would you choose?
A: Tiger Woods
Q: Who is your personal role model?
A: My parents
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Chicken Quesadilla with queso
Q: What is the most memorable moment you've ever had playing golf?
A: Winning the California high school state championship with an eagle putt
Q: Aside from golf, what would be your ideal profession?
Q: What is your favorite holiday, and why?
A: Christmas, just because
Q: What is your favorite animal?
Q: Why did you choose Auburn?
A: I went to the Kick Six, so I pretty much had to come here after that
Q: Who is your favorite professional golfer?
A: Jordan Spieth
Q: What is a movie you think everyone should watch?
Q: If you could go to any concert, who would you go see?
Q: What does the Auburn Family mean to you?
A: Everything. I really love being a part of the Family and wouldn't change a thing
Q: What is the toughest course you've ever played?
A: Purdue golf course, West Lafayette for the 2017 NCAA Regionals