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Ryan Knop
Ryan  Knop


Pleasanton, Calif.

High School:

Last College:
UC Davis


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

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

Career Bests
Round - 67, F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate 2nd round (10-16-2017)
Finish - runner-up, F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate (2017)

2017-18 (Junior):
Averaging 72.00 strokes per round ... One top five and two top-10 finishes this season ... 1 round in the 60s ... Finished runner-up in his first tournament as a Tiger, carding a 5-under 72-67-72--211 at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate ... Tied for 10th at the Samford Intercollegiate

2016-17 (Sophomore):
Transferred to Auburn from UC Davis prior to the fall semester ... did not play in any tournaments.

2015-16 (Freshman):
Averaged 72.85 strokes per round at UC Davis ... played in 11 tournaments ... tied for 12th in the Big West Conference Champioship with a 2-over 71-73-74--218 ... tied for 13th at the Amer Ari Invitational with a 5-under 75-70-66-211 ... 6-under final round 66 was the lowest round of the season for UC Davis ... tied for 14th at the National Invitational Tournament with a 3-under 71-72-70--213 ... tied for 14th in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational with a 1-under 72-72-68--212 ... tied for 18th at the El Macero Classic with a 7-over 82-72-69--223 ... tied for 23rd in the Saint Mary's Invitational with a 6-over 72-72-75--219 ... tied for 34th at the Husky Invitational with an 11-over 75-80-69--224 ... tied for 35th at the Windon Memorial with a 5-over 73-72-73--218 ... tied for 35th at The Goodwin with a 5-over 74-71-70--215 ... tied for 57th at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational with a 4-over 72-72-73--217 ... 72nd at the Prestige at  PGA WEST with a 21-over 78-85-71--234. 

Junior and Amateur:
Won the 2017 AGC Tour Championship at Poppy Hills ... Finished third in points for the 2015 Junior Boys Player of the Year Award ... Won the JTNC Tour Championship ... Was a semifinalist at the 2014 San Francisco Match Play Championships ... 2013 NJCA Match Play quarterfinalist ... 2014 California State Amateur quarterfinalist

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Foothill High ... All-East Bay Athletic League First-Team as a junior ... Finished in the top-10 at the NCS Championships as a sophomore ... Led his team to two East Bay Athletic League titles.

Get to Know Ryan:

Q: What is your favorite thing about Auburn?
A: Playing golf and meeting new people

Q: If you could play a round on any course, which would you choose and why?
A: Augusta National. It is the most iconic golf course in the country.

Q: What is your dream vacation?
A: Hawaii

Q: If you could play a round of golf with anyone living or dead, who would you choose?
A: My Dad, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus at Cypress Point

Q: Who is your personal role model?
A: Connor McGregor

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Ribeye steak

Q: What is the most memorable moment you've ever had playing golf?
A: Making a hole in one with my dad on Father's Day

Q: Aside from golf, what would be your ideal profession?
A: NFL Quarterback

Q: What is your favorite holiday and why?
A: Fourth of July, because everyone is in a celebritory mood and patriotic

Q: What is your favorite animal?
A: Dog

Q: Why did you choose Auburn?
A: Facilities and athletics traditions

Q: Who is your favorite professional golfer?
A: Myself in a few years

Q: What is a movie you think everyone should watch?
A: "Shawshank Redemption"

Q: If you could go to any concert, who would you go see?
A: 21 Savage

Q: What does the Auburn Family mean to you?
A: Everyone cares about everybody

Q: What is the toughest course you have ever played?
A: Spyglass Hill GC

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