Austin James
Austin James
Height: 6-3
Weight: 176
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bath, Ontario, Canada
High School: Napanee District Secondary School

2015-16

  • 2015-2016 Big South Player of the Year
  • 2016 Big South Champion/Medalist, capturing title with 11-under total at The Patriot in April (68-68-69, 205)
  • 11-under total at Big South Championships was one stroke shy of Dustin Johnson’s conference record 
  • Reached as high as No. 16 in Golfstat player rankings in ’15-’16 following Big South win, highest ranking in CSU history
  • Led conference with a 71.31 stroke average
  • Four-time Big South Golfer of the Week honoree
  • Led CSU and Big South with nine Top 10 finishes and three consecutive top three finishes to close the season, culminating with his Big South win
  • Finished third in three different events, Golfweek Conference Challenge (-7), The Hootie at Bulls Bay (-3), and General Hackler (-7), all three fields included a number of teams from Power 5 Conferences
  • Finished second at the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational at -10 (68-68-69)
  • Played a stretch of 19-of-21 rounds at par or better downs the closing stretch of the season
  • Reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 U.S. Amateur, qualifying in stroke play and winning three times in match play

2014-15

  • Reach quarterfinals at 115th U.S. Amatuer this summer (2015), qualifying in stroke play and winning three times in match play at Olympia Fields Country Club (Ill.)
  • Part of CSU’s 2015 Big South Championship and NCAA Regional  lineup as a sophomore
  • Shot a 1-under 71 in the final round at the Big South Championships, where CSU set a Big South record posting a team 10-under to rally to a six-shot win.
  • Was second on the team with a scoring average of 74.2
  • Fired his lowest round of the season at the Camden Intercollegiate for his only Top 10 of the year (10th)
  • Earned Big South Player of the Week honors by taking 21st at The Invitational at the Ocean Course in Sept. (76-71-75, +6).

2013-14: Top finish tied for ninth at Big South Men’s Championship, played at The Patriot Golf Club, helping the Bucs to a second-place finish...Low round 65 in final round at Big South Men’s Championship, the third lowest round in Big South Championship history...Captured three top-30 finishes (Badger Invitational, Furman Intercollegiate, Old Waverly Collegiate Championship)...Shot 218 (76-70-72) at Old Waverly Collegiate Championship...Named Big South Freshman of the Week after finishing 29th at the 2013 Badger Invitational shooting 225 (75-75-75)...Named Big South Freshman of the Week after shooting 218 (76-70-72) at Old Waverly Collegiate Championship...Competed in five events with an average score 75.2...Recorded three eagles and 43 birdies.

High School: Finished third in Ontario High School Championships...Had low stroke average on his team.

Personal: Played basketball and badminton in high school as well...Sister, Augusta James, plays golf at North Carolina State.

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