Player: Spencer Cross

2021-Spencer Cross
Hometown: Sevierville
University: University of Tennessee
Area of Study: Marketing/Leadership
Expected Graduation: 2021
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HONORS



SENIOR - 2021-22



  • Was Tennessee's second-highest finisher at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate, shooting 4-under and finishing in 19th place. Cross shot a team-lead-tying 12 birdies for the weekend.

  • In the opening tournament of the season at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, recorded his fifth career top-five finish—shooting all three rounds under par and carding a three-round total of 7-under 209. Cross' 7-under final total was his best three-round score in relation to par since the 2019 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.


JUNIOR - 2020-21



  • Earned his degree in marketing in May.

  • Turned in his sixth top-25 finish of the season at the NCAA Noblesville Regional, shooting 2-over and finishing tied for 18th, helping Tennessee earn a second-place team finish and a spot in the NCAA Championships.

  • Registered his fourth-career top-five finish and tied his second-best finish as Vol with a fourth-place standing at the SEC Championships, shooting 1-under. Shot a career-best round of 65 during round one and was one of only four players to shoot under par for the tournament.

  • Tied for 43rd during Tennessee's second-place team finish at the Country Club of Birmingham Invitational, shooting 10-over.

  • Recorded his sixth-career top-10 finish at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship, shooting 3-under and tying for 10th place overall.

  • With a tied for 13th-place result, was Tennessee's highest finisher at the Tiger Invitational, shooting 4-under 212.

  • Tied for 65th place at the LSU Invitational, shooting 15-over 231.

  • Registered his highest finish of the season and recorded his best career round at the Gators Invitational to open the spring—shooting 6-under 204 for the tournament and tying for 11th place.

  • Carded three counting rounds in the fall finale at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, finishing tied for 44th and shooting 6-over 216.

  • Recorded his 12th career top-25 finish, shooting all three rounds under par and tying for 24th at the Vanderbilt Legends Collegiate.

  • Tied for 55th place at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, carding a 15-over 231.


JUNIOR (COVID) - 2019-20



  • Shot 2-over 218 and tied for 28th place while shooting two rounds of par or better during Tennessee's team win at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic.

  • Turned in a 219 (+3) to finish tied for 24th at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate.

  • Carded a 204 (-12) to finish 4th at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.

  • Finished tied for 4th at the Intercollegiate at the Grove where he carded a 2-under 142.

  • Turned in a 216 (+3) at the Inverness Intercollegiate where he finished tied for 11th .

  • Carded a 222 (+6) at the Carpet Capital Collegiate Invitational where he finished tied for 25th.


SOPHOMORE - 2018-19



  • Finished tied for ninth at the Georgia Southern Collegiate where he carded a 1-under 215 .

  • Carded a 219 at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and finished tied for 49th.

  • Competed as an individual at the Inverness Intercollegiate, carding a 2-over 215 for third place.


FRESHMAN - 2017-18



  • Named a member of the VOLeaders Academy Class of 2018-19.

  • Competed as an individual at the Yale Spring Invitational, carding a 18-over 158 to tie for 66th place.

  • Helped by a third round in which he played the course 1-under, Cross tied for 66th place at 22-over at the Southwestern Invitational. Was just one of 16 golfers in the 78-man field to card a score under par during round three.

  • Notched his third top-20 performance, finishing tied for 16th overall at the East Bay Deli Classic, shooting 8-over with a total of 224.

  • Tied for 25th overall in the second match of his career at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, where he carded a 1-under with a total of 215.

  • Made Tennessee debut with a 10th-place finish at the Jackrabbit, turning in three rounds under par (69-68-71) to finish 8-under at 208.


PRIOR TO TENNESSEE



  • Was the 54th-ranked player in the 2017 class according to Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings.

  • Won the 2015 TSSAA State Golf Championship after shooting 66 and 68 to finish 10-under for the tournament.

  • Won the 47th Tennessee Four-Ball Championship with fellow Vol Chase Roswall.

  • Tied for 14th at 1-over (289) at the 2017 Tennessee State Amateur Championship.

  • Winner of the 2017 Smoky Mountain Amateur by five strokes with a 5-under 138.

  • Tied for third at the 2017 Tennessee Junior Amateur at 1-over (213).

  • Played four years at Sevier County High School, captaining his team to the state final during three seasons.


PERSONAL



  • Native of Sevierville, Tennessee

  • Born on Sept. 15, 1998

  • Son of Martin and Kelly Cross

  • Brother to Emily Cross

  • Recipient of the Jerry W. Ogle Athletic Scholarship Fund


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