Player: Gregory Odom Jr.
University: Howard University
Graduation Year: 2023
Area of Study: Sports Management
(2021 - 2022) - Junior Season: Odom Jr. came out the gate strong for the Bison, tied for 19th place overall on the player leaderboard with his consistent play carding 73 all three rounds for a total of 219 on the par 70-6,799-yard Golden Horseshoe Gold Course.
He followed that performance by defeating the Navy gold and blue team in Play by the Bay, then defeated George Washington in a DMV match play.
Gregory Odom tied for fifth in the MEAC Championship Tournament.
Prior to Howard:
Participated in the Men's South Region Preview Oct. 27-29. . . . Opened by firing a 2-under 70. . . . Finished the 54-hole event at 4-over 220 and posted a Top-20 result, the first of his career. . . . Did not participate in the spring season.
Odom made his lone appearance during his freshman season at the Memphis Intercollegiate at Colonial Country Club in September. . . . He shot 19-over 235 at the Memphis Intercollegiate, including a 4-over 76 in the final round. . . . Improved his scores each round of the event. . . . Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.
Odom finished his senior year at Middle College High with a second place finish at the state tournament at the WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester, Tenn. . . . Odom was a state qualifier in three of his four high school seasons. . . . His other top finishes include winning the Memphis Publinks and Fellowship of Christian Athletes tournaments. . . . His best round outside of competition came when he set the course record for Irene Country Club in Memphis with a 61. . . . One of the highlights of his junior career was shooting a 67 in the USJGT Windyke to finish with medalist honors.
News and Notes:
Odom Jr. Finished in First Place at the 2021 PGA Works Collegiate Championship.
2014-2017 TSSAA DI A-AA Districts Winner
TSSAA DI A-AA Regional - 2014(4th) 2015(2nd) 2017(1st)
2014 - 2017 Middle College High School Most Valuable Player
Selected as a member of the following teams:
2014-2015 & 2015-2016 The Commercial Appeal’s Pepsi Best of the Preps Division 1 Boys Team
All-State Honors on the 2016 Tennessee State Golf Team
2017 First Tee of Memphis Player of The Year
2017 Boys High School USJGT Player of the Year
The Course Record Holder at Irene Country Club w/ -11 (61)
2017 Tennessee Junior Cup Team [Team West]
2017 TSSAA Small Division State Runner-Up
Junior Scoreboard Ranking: 198 of Sunday, July 8, 2018
Major at Howard - Year of Graduation: Finance major
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Parents: Gregory Odom Sr. and Shirley Odom
High School: Middle College HS (Memphis, TN)
Previous College(s) attended and Years: University of Memphis Fall 2018-Spring 2020