John Augenstein

Class Fifth-Year Senior
Hometown Owensboro, Ky.
High School Owensboro Catholic
Major Sociology
Bio

As a Fifth-Year Senior (2020-21)

  • Fred Haskins Award preseason watch list
  • No. 9 on PGA Tour University’s inaugural ranking
  • 2020 U.S. Open participant as an amateur

As a Senior (2019-20)

  • 2020 GCAA All-America Scholar
  • 2020 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2020 SEC Player of the Year
  • 2020 All-SEC first team
  • 2020 Haskins Award finalist
  • 2020 GCAA All-America first team
  • 17th at 2020 Southern Amateur
  • Seventh in stroke play at 2020 U.S. Amateur
  • 2019 GCAA All-America Scholar
  • 2019 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019 GCAA All-America third team
  • 2019 All-SEC first team
  • 2019 U.S. Amateur runner-up
  • 19 rounds in seven events
  • 69.95 stroke average (seven rounds in the 60’s)
  • Second-lowest career scoring average in program history (70.97)
  • SEC Golfer of the Week (March 11)
  • Individual tournament victory at Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (tied program-low with first-round 63, including seven straight birdies)
  • Two top-five finishes at the Nike Golf Collegiate (second) and Crooked Stick Collegiate (third)
  • Tied for seventh at Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

As a Junior (2018-19)

  • 70.79 stroke average (12th in program history)
  • GCAA All-America Scholar
  • GCAA All-America third team
  • All-SEC first team
  • Two top-five finishes, five top-10 finishes
  • Eight rounds in the 60’s (season-best 66 in second round of Tavistock Collegiate Invitational)
  • Tied for third at Mason Rudolph Championship
  • Fourth at the Tavistock Collegiate
  • Tied for ninth at SEC Championships
  • Ninth at NCAA Athens Regional Championships
  • PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage participant (earned exemption after winning Players Amateur)
  • Led United States to 2019 Walker Cup win in Hoylake, England (clinched match for United States at Royal Liverpool with 4&3 win over Thomas Plumb; one of only four American players to play in all four of the matches; 2-1-1 record)

As a Sophomore (2017-18)

  • 2018 GCAA All-America honorable mention
  • 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 All-SEC second team
  • 2018 Western Amateur quarterfinalist
  • 2018 Players Amateur winner
  • 2017 GCAA Freshman All-America
  • 2017 GCAA All-America honorable mention
  • 2017 SEC Freshman of the Year
  • 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 12 events
  • 71.14 strokes average
  • Nine rounds in 60’s (program-tying and season-best 63 in second round of Carmel Cup)
  • 3-0 in match play (2-0 at East Lake Cup, 1-0 at SEC Championships)
  • GCAA All-America honorable mention
  • All-SEC second team
  • Won Mason Rudolph Championship (7-under 206)
  • SEC Player of the Week (April 19)
  • Top-five finishes at East Lake Cup (tied for second) and Gator Invitational (tied for fourth)
  • Tied for sixth at Carmel Cup
  • Tied for eighth at Rod Myers Invitational
  • Tied for 10th at SEC Championships
  • Tied for ninth at NCAA Championships

As a Freshman (2016-17)

  • 71.56 stroke average
  • 11 events
  • Seven rounds in the 60’s
  • Low round came in first round of Nike Golf Collegiate (66)
  • All-American honorable mention
  • GCAA Freshman All-America
  • SEC Freshman of the Year
  • SEC All-Freshman
  • Clinched SEC title after winning deciding matches in semifinals (vs. Florida) and finals (vs. Texas A&M)
  • Four top-10 finishes (including fifth-place at Nike Golf Collegiate)
  • Tied for 13th at NCAA College Grove Regional Championships

The Augenstein File

  • Steve and Nicholas Zeppos Scholar
  • Kentucky’s top-ranked player in class of 2016
  • Kentucky’s 2015 Mr. Golf
  • 2014 Kentucky state high school individual champion
  • 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur semifinalist
  • 2013 AJGA Rolex All-America honorable mention