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Jovan Rebula
Jovan  Rebula

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
George, South Africa

09/03/2016

No. 11 Auburn men's golf 2016-17 season preview

No. 11 Auburn men's golf 2016-17 season preview

Career Highlights:
PING All-Southeast Region (2018)
SEC Freshman Golfer of the Week (3/8/2017, 4/11/2017)
Second Team All-SEC (2018)
Career Low 18: 65 (2x) - All-American Intercollegiate second round (2/16/2018)
Career Low 36: 134 - All-American Intercollegiate first and second rounds (2/16-2/17/2018)
Career Low 54: 205 - All-American Intercollegiate (2/16-2/18/2018)

2017-18 (Sophomore):
 Averaged 71.30 strokes per round, the eighth-lowest average in single-season program history ... named PING All-Southeast Region ... earned Second Team All-SEC honors ... produced a team-best 23 rounds at or below par, including a team-high 19 rounds below par ... turned in 10 cards in the 60s ... tallied seven top-20 finishes, including four inside the top 10 ... went 1-4 in match play in the top spot ... counted 35-of-40 rounds played ... tied for 12th at the Carpet Capital Collegiate at 3-under (72-73-68--213) ... tied for 17th at the Trinity Forest Invitational at even par (71-73-69--213) ... tied for 12th at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at 2-under (71-70-67--208) ... tied for 11th at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational at 2-under (73-70-71--214) ... tied for 32nd at the Amer Ari Invitational at 3-under (71-71-71--213) ... tied for fourth at the All-American Intercollegiate at 11-under (69-65-71--205) ... tied for eighth at the Tiger Invitational at 4-under (68-71-73--212) ... tied for eighth at the John Hayt Collegiate at 3-under (74-70-69--213) ... tied for 42nd at the Hootie at Bulls Bay at 4-over (75-76-69--220) ... tied for sixth at the Gary Koch Invitational at 6-under (70-68-72--210) ... tied for 46th at the SEC Championship at 9-over (76-72-71--219) ... defeated LSU opponent in match play semfinals 1-up ... tied for 44th at the NCAA Norman Regional at 6-over (75-71-76--222) ... tied for 21st following four rounds of stroke play at the NCAA Championship at 2-over (73-69-72-76--290) ... earned a spot on the Arnold Palmer Cup International Team, the first golfer to represent South Africa in the event.

2016-17 (Freshman): Averaged 72.24 strokes per round ... 15 sub-par rounds ... nine rounds in the 60s ... counted 29-of-34 rounds played ... named SEC Men’s Freshman Golfer of the Week following his tie for 8th at the Tiger Invitational at 5-under (69-72-70--211) ... named SEC Men's Freshman Golfer of the Week for the second time following a tie for fifth at the Gary Koch Invitational with a 4-under (69-72-71--212) ... finished eighth at the Jerry Pate National with a 1-under (68-68-73--209) ... tied for 21st at the NCAA West Lafayette Regional with a 7-over (72-70-81--223) ... team-best t-23rd at the NCAA Championship with a 1-over (74-69-71-75--289) ... tied for 25th in his first collegiate tournament in the Carpet Capital Collegiate with an even par (74-70-72--216) ... tied for 25th at the All American Intercollegiate at even-par (75-69-72--216) ... tied for 36th at the Bandon Dunes Championship with a (72-75-74--221) ... tied for 41st at the SEC Championship at 2-over (65-78-74--214) ... tied for 43rd at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate at 5-over (75-74-72--221) ... tied for 50th at the Amer Ari Invitational at even par (69-75-72--216) ... tied for 57th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay with a 6-over (71-82-69--222).

Amateur: Ranked in the top 100 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings and was the No. 1 amateur in South Africa prior to arriving at Auburn ... represented Team South Africa at the prestigous 2016 World Amateur Team Championship in Maya Rivera, Mexico, and was tied for 21st after the first two rounds of play ... won the Western Province Amateur at Clovelly Country Club in Cape Town in April 2016 ... won the Eastern Province Stroke Play Championship in April 2016 ... runner-up at the Southern Cape Open in 2016 and the South African Amateur in 2015.

Personal:
 Son of Carina and Dragan Rebula ... one sister, Mia ... studying in Harbert School of Business ... nephew of Hall of Famer Ernie Els ... never has had an actual swing coach but he calls his grandfather his coach as well as his father ... home course is George Golf Club in South Africa.

Get to Know Jovan:

Q: What is your favorite thing about Auburn?
A: The eagle flying at football games

Q: If you could play a round on any course, which would you choose and why?
A: Cypress Point. I've just heard so many good things about that place.

Q: What is your dream vacation?
A: Snorkeling in Bali

Q: If you could play a round of golf with anyone living or dead, who would you choose?
A: Moe Norman, Bill Murray, My Grandfather

Q: Who is your personal role model?
A: Roger Federer

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Mexican

Q: What is the most memorable moment you've ever had playing golf?
A: Playing in a European Tour even, the SA Open

Q: Aside from golf, what would be your ideal profession?
A: Professional Fisherman

Q: What is your favorite animal?
A: Turtle

Q: Why did you choose Auburn?
A: Great traditions and the awesome people in Auburn

Q: Who is your favorite professional golfer?
A: Henrik Stenson

Q: What is a movie you think everyone should watch?
A: "Saving Private Ryan"

Q: If you could go to any concert, who would you go see?
A: Kevin Hart

Q: What does the Auburn Family mean to you?
A: It definitely helps you grow in life and on the golf course

Q: What is the toughest course you've ever played?
A: Royal Porth Crawl

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