Player: Jon Erik Alford

Jon Erik Alford
Hometown: Roswell
University: Ohio State
Graduation Year: 2023
Area of Study: Sports Management

Career Honors
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2021)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
2021-22 Season (Redshirt-Senior)
• Played in a career-high 12 events, including the Big Ten Championship, NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship for the first time in his career
• Averaged 74.11 over 35 rounds
• Had three Top 20 finishes and posted five rounds in the 60s
• Opened the year by finishing his first career tournament under-par, shooting rounds of 72-70-73 to finish 1-under at the Marquette Intercollegiate
• Finished 16th at the NEXUS Collegiate which was his highest finish of the year
• Enjoyed the best tournament of his career at the Valspar Collegiate, carding rounds of 69, 75 and a career-low 67 to finish 22nd at 2-under par
• Had a second-round 68 and finished 19th at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate
• Posted three solid rounds of 73-71-71 (+2) at the NCAA Columbus Regional to finish in 20th place and help the Buckeye qualify for the NCAA Championship
2020-21 Season (Redshirt-Junior)
• Played in one event, carding rounds of 76-79-72 at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate to finish 63rd at +14
2019-20 Season (Redshirt-Sophomore)
• Competed in two events and held a scoring average of 74.33
• Played as a member of the scoring team for the first time in his career at the Crooked Stick Invitational and shot a solid final round 73 to finish tied for 48th
• Shot a 1-under 70, his first collegiate round under-par, in the opening round of the Musketeers Classic and would go on to finish tied for 19th
2018-19 Season (Redshirt-Freshman)
• Competed in two events as an individual
• Placed third at the Bill Blazer Memorial after shooting 74-72 to finish two-over
2017-18 Season (Freshman)
• Redshirted
Prior to Ohio State
• Three-time individual regional champion
• Fired a four-under 68 on the final day to overcome a six-stroke deficit and win the 2015 IJGA Junior Open
• Added several more Top-10 AJGA event finishes
• Also competed on the hardwood and gridiron for Mount Pisgah Christian
• Son of Trisha Young and Erik Alford
• Has two younger siblings, Kaden and Ana Grace