Player: August Meekhof
University: Michigan State University
Graduation Year: 2024
Area of Study: Finance
Soldier Honored: Ralph J. Harting, III
SUMMER 2022: Winner of the 101st Golf Association of Michigan Championship in August, firing a 7-under par 203 and winning the title on the third playoff hole … Made the cut at the 111th Michigan Amateur and advanced in match play to the semifinals before falls 1up to the eventual champion.
SOPHOMORE (2021-22): An All-Big Ten Second Team selection ... Named to the Big Ten Championships All-Tournament Team ... A Golf Coaches Association of America All-American Scholar ...An Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Second on the team with a 71.84 scoring average ... His 71.84 scoring average was the fifth-best in program history in a single season ... Played in 37 rounds over three tournaments ... One of four players to play all 37 rounds ... The team's top finisher in four events, all in the spring and at the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Bryan Regional ... Had four top-10 finishes and seven among the top-20 ... Top finish was a tie for third place at the Big Ten Championships where he shot a 1-over par 217 (68-74-75) ... Lowest 54-hole score was a 13-under par 203 (70-65-68) at the Puerto Rico Classic ... HIs score of 203 is tied for the third-lowest 54-hole score in program history ... HIs second round 65 is tied for the third-lowest 18-hole score at MSU ... Tied for 17th place at the NCAA Bryan Regional, carding an even par 216 (70-74-72).
FRESHMAN (Spring 2021): Appeared in all eight tournaments as a freshman, compiling a 75.1 scoring average … Tied for 21st at the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational at 14-over-par 227 … His lowest 54-hole total of the year – 222 – came at the Spartan Collegiate at Sea Island (T-51st place) and the Git-R-Done Husker Invitational (T-28th place) … Tied for 29th at the Big Ten Championships with a 14-over-par 230.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ranked the No. 1 junior player in Michigan in 2019 and the No. 1 player in Michigan in the class of 2020, both by National Junior Golf Scoreboard … Was the 2019 Golf Association Michigan Junior Boys Player of the Year … Finished fourth in the Michigan Amateur stroke play in 2019 … Qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur and took 16th place in the stroke play portion … Was the 2019 West Michigan amateur men's all-region point champion … Earned All-State honors at Allendale High School as a freshman and sophomore (did not play for his high school team as a junior or senior) … Won the Grand Valley Amateur in the summer of 2019.
PERSONAL: Son of Doug and Connie … Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan … Great uncle is former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Kaat, who won 283 games over 25 seasons … Lists his favorite athlete as Tiger Woods.