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Ryan Knop
Ryan  Knop

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pleasanton, Calif.

High School:
Foothill

Last College:
UC Davis

09/03/2016

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:
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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