Player: Austin Eckroat

2017-Austin Eckroat
Hometown: Edmond, OK
University: Oklahoma State University
Area of Study:
Expected Graduation: 2021
Soldier Honored:


  • Claimed medalist honors at the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
  • Posted rounds of 66 and 66 to set the tournament’s 36-hole scoring record
  • Fell in the quarterfinal round to teammate Matthew Wolff
  • Was runner-up at the 2017 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club after carding rounds of 71, 71 and 66
  • Was named a second-team AJGA All-American in 2015 and 2016
  • Made the round of 16 at the 2016 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
  • Carded an opening 65 and rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the 2016 Junior Invitational
  • Also posted rounds of 70 and 75
  • Was a member of the victorious United States squad at the Junior Golf World Cup in Japan
  • Captured the 2015 Scott Robertson Memorial title after firing a 16-under 197 total that included an 8-under 63
  • Became the first freshman to claim the Oklahoma Class 6A individual crown, taking the title in 2014
  • Won his second state title as a senior
  • Guided Edmond North to three team state titles
  • Earned all-state honors and was named the conference player of the year three times
  • Finished his prep career with a 71.65 scoring average and 15 wins
  • His win total matched former Cowboy Kevin Tway’s school record
  • Also posted 41 top 10s and finished in the top three 28 times, both school records.

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