Player: Lee Hodges

2017-Lee Hodges
Hometown: Ardmore, AL
University: University of Alabama
Area of Study: Consumer Science
Expected Graduation: 2018
Soldier Honored: Jeffrey Ausborn


  • Transferred from UAB and enrolled in Alabama in August, 2016
  • Immediately eligible to play for the Tide and will have two years of eligibility remaining
  • Was a two-time all-conference performer at UAB, including being named the 2015 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
  • Helped lead Blazers to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Provides leadership, experience and consistency to the Crimson Tide

2017-18 (SENIOR)

  • Played a key role in the season opening match finishing 2nd for Alabama and tied for 9th overall while shooting 211 (74-67-70) as the Crimson Tide finished tied for 1st with Georgia Tech in the Carpet Capital Collegiate.

2016-17 (JUNIOR)

  • Named PING All-Region
  • Only golfer to have played in all 12 events on the year
  • Had 30 of his 33 rounds count towards the team score
  • Closed the season ranked No. 79 nationally by the Golfweek/Sagarin Index Player Performance Ranking
  • Won the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate with a 10-under 206 (69-68-69)
  • As a result, he was named the SEC Men’s Golfer of the Week (March 8)
  • Boasted a team-best 13 rounds in the 60s
  • Second on the team with a 71.91 average and second in average against par (0.33)
  • Had four top-10 finishes over the final seven tournaments and scored par or better in 21 of 33 rounds
  • Placed third at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate where he finished with a 4-under par 206 (70-69-67)
  • Season-best 18-hole score of 3-under par 67 in the final round of the JPNI
  • Tied for third at the Mason Rudolph Championship with a season-low 205 (69-68-68)
  • Was tied for 8th place at the NCAA Washington Regional where he shot a 1-under 212
  • Finished in a tie for 10th place at the Linger Longer Invitational with a 5-under 211 (71-68-72)
  • Placed in a tie for 20th at the Clemson Invitational with a 222 (81-69-72)
  • Tied for 30th in his Alabama debut at the Carpet Capital Collegiate with a 2-over par 218 (68-73-77)
  • Finished stroke play at the SEC Championships tied for 36th with a 216 (73-69-74)
  • Won both of his rounds in match play at the SEC Championships to improve to 2-1 in match play for the year
  • Tied for 40th at the Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational after shooting a 12-over 222
  • Placed in a tie for 52nd at the Puerto Rico Classic with a 226 (71-84-71)
  • Shot a 229 (70-75-84) at the NCAA Championships

2013-16 (AT UAB)
2015-16 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Named First Team All-Conference USA
  • Competed at the NCAA National Championships finishing 152, shooting 220 (+10)
  • Helped lead team to a third-place finish at the Marana Regional to advance to the NCAA Championships
  • Named Conference USA Golfer of the Week for the week of Sept. 30 after a first place finish at the Shoal Creek Invitational (Sept. 28-29), shooting a 211 (-5)
  • Competed in 13 tournaments for the Blazers, finishing in the top-20 in nine events
  • Shot 16 rounds at or under par, including a streak of four straight
  • Finished the year with a 72.61 stroke average
  • Member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2014-15 (FRESHMAN)

  • Named 2015 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
  • Earned a spot on the All-Conference USA First Team as well as All-Freshman Team
  • Had a team-best four top-five finishes, including tying for third at the 2015 C-USA Championship
  • Earned a spot on the C-USA All-Tournament team for third place finish after scoring a 215 (-1) in the stroke play portion
  • Led UAB with five tournaments at or under par and was second with 15 rounds at or under par
  • Shot a career-low round of 67 and career-best 54-hole score of 203 at The Goodwin
  • Competed at the 2015 NCAA Championships, finishing tied for 135th with a 235 (+19)
  • Finished T-20th at the NCAA Bremerton Regional with a 214 (-2)
  • Had career-best finish of second at the Inverness Intercollegiate in just second collegiate tournament.

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