Jackson Van Paris - Men's Golf - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Jackson Van Paris

Class Junior
Hometown Pinehurst, N.C.
High School Pinecrest
Major Undeclared

NIL on Opendorse

As a Junior (2023-24)

  • Played in all four tournaments during the 2023 fall season
  • Comes into the 2024 spring season ranked 30th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings
  • Won the St Andrews Link Collegiate individual title by carding 9-under 131 in two rounds of stroke play
  • Helped Vanderbilt win the Valero Texas Collegiate, the Ben Hogan Collegiate Invitational and the St Andrews Links Collegiate
  • Held a scoring average of 70.27 during the 2023 fall season
  • Shot under par in six rounds
  • Shot a career-best 4-under 66 in Round 2 at the St Andrews Links
  • Opened the season by finishing in a tie for eighth at the Valero Texas Collegiate with a three-round score of 3-under 213

As a Sophomore (2022-23)

  • Division I PING All-Region (Southeast)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Won the Sunnehanna Amateur with a 13-under-par 267 72-hole total
  • Tied for sixth at the John Hayt Invitational at 4-under-par
  • At the Mason Rudolph Championship, tied for 11th at 3-under-par
  • Tied for 13th at the Sunnehanna Amateur with a four-day total of 281

As a Freshman (2021-22)

  • Tied for 16th at the Jones Cup
  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll 

The Van Paris File

  • Four-time Rolex Junior All American
  • In 2018 at the age of 14 became the youngest player to win a match at the U.S. Amateur since Bobby Jones in 1916
  • Ranked seventh nationally by Golfweek and fourth by Rolex
  • Won 10th annual Junior Invitational at Sage Valley by shooting 9-under par with rounds of 71-69-67 – including 4-under on his final nine holes of the tournament
  • Captured 2020 Sea Pines Junior Heritage
  • Won back-to-back AJGA Simplify Boys Invitational titles
  • Member of the 2017 ACDS Junior All Star Team
  • 2020 AJGA Player Representative
  • AJGA Foundation Board Member
  • Four-time NCISAA all-state selection
  • Competed in 2017 Evian Junior Cup in France where he won the individual competition and led United States team to victory
  • Part of team titles with United States in 2019 Junior President’s Cup, with East Team at 2019 Wyndham Cup and with The O’Neal School in NCISAA state golf tournament
  • Organized and hosted Carolina Cup through AJGA’s Leadership Links program raising more than $250,000 for charity