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[Steve Scott]Steve Scott

  • Three-time All-American (1996-97-99)
  • 5-10, 165
  • Senior
  • Coral Springs, Fla. (Coral Springs HS)


1998-99 – Finished his collegiate career with a 72.72 stroke average...was named to the GCAA  All-America Second Team...led the team in scoring at the NCAA Championship tournament, carding 12-over par 300...helped UF to a third-palce finish at the NCAA East Regionals with a three-over par 216 total...tied for fifth at the Perry Maxwell, shooting  four-over par 214...named the 1999 SEC Player of the year...helped the Gators to their first SEC Championship since the 1994-95 season...carded a 21-over par 236 at the championship tournament...led the Gators in scoring at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, carding an even-par 216…Beat Georgia’s Michael Morrison in a playoff round to win his third collegiate tournament at the Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational…Made birdie in the playoffs to finish at five-under par 211…Birdied the second hole of the first-ever sudden death playoff of tournament history at the Louisiana Classics to help Florida to its third consecutive tournament win…tied for 20th in that tournament, shooting a two-over par 218…Carded a three-under par 213 and finished in first place at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship, earned his second-consecutive medalist honor of the season and helped lead the team to another first place finish…The win is the second college tournament victory of his career…Took 1st place at the Gator Invitational shooting a seven-under par 203, and led the team to a first place finish…Shot a tournament best first round of seven-under par 63 at the Gator to give him the individual lead…That score was just two shots off of the course record nine-under par 61…Tied for 13th at the Windon Memorial Classic, his first tournament of the season…Sat out the first two tournaments of the season.

1997-98 - Was named to the first-team All-SEC squad for the second straight year…Posted a 73.39 stroke average for the season…Recorded his best finish with a win at the 1997 Dogwood Invitational, shooting a (67-70-68-68) 15-under 273…Second-team selection in the Golfweek preseason All-America list...Ranked No. 15 in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Preseason Rankings...Recorded a 2-1 record in the 1997 Walker Cup match, as the United States defeated the team from Britain/Ireland…Finished in sixth place with a four-under par 212 at the GolfWorld-Palmetto Collegiate.

1996-97 - Led UF with four top-five finishes...Finished the season with UF’s top stroke average (73.07)…Placed 20th at the NCAA Championship and was UF's top finisher...Named honorable mention All-American for the second straight year...Picked up his first All-SEC first team selection...Tied with teammate Robert Floyd for a career-best second place finish at the Puerto Rico Classic, leading the team to a first place finish...Began spring season by placing fifth at the Gator Invitational, shooting a two-under par 208...Opened up sophomore campaign with a bang, posting career-best five-under par 208 to finish third at the Keswick Club Cavalier Classic...All three rounds were below par at the Keswick...Represented the United States in the Philippines at the World Amateur Team Championships...Was rated No. 4 in the Rolex preseason individual rankings...Finished season ranked No. 45 on that list...Named preseason first-team All-America by Golfweek...Also selected as one of the top 50 collegiate players in the nation by Golf World.

1995-96 - One of the top freshmen in the nation...An honorable mention All-America and a second-team All-SEC selection...One of two UF golfers to play in all 14 tournaments...Finished the season ranked 29th in the Rolex/Jack Nicklaus Individual Rankings and fourth in District 3 South...Finished third on the team in stroke average with a 73.95...Second on the team with nine top-20 finishes and tied for second with five top-10 finishes...Second on the team with a 73.19 stroke average in the fall and a 73.89 in the spring...Posted the lowest scores of his career in consecutive tournaments when he finished at even-par at both the Gator Invitational and Puerto Rico Classic...Earned All-America honors with a tie for ninth place at eight-over par 295 at the NCAA Championships, the best for a UF golfer since Guy Hill took third in 1993...Final round score of two-under par 70 was the lowest of the day.

PREP - A 1995 graduate of Coral Springs High School...Played for coach Wally Dunne...Captured the 1993 and 1995 state high school individual championship and was the runner-up to former teammate Robert Floyd in '94...Broward County Player-of-the-Year in 1993, '94 and '95...Won state team championship in '93 and '95.

Scott's 1997 PGA Tour Events:
  • 3/13-16/97 Honda Classic 76-74=150 (+6)
  • 4/10-13/97 Masters 78-79=157 (+13)
  • 6/2/97 U.S. Open (qualifying) 70-75=145 (missed cut)
  • 11/20-23/97 Mexican Open (8th Place) 71-74-68-69 (-6)

AMATEUR COMPETITION – Won the Lakewood New Year’s Invitational, shooting a 17-under par 271 (68-66-69-68) in January 1999…Qualified for the quarter-finals of the Dixie Amateur…Finished 10th in the Sunnehanna Amateur in 1998…Shot a 72-75 in the 1998 U.S. Public Links Tournament…Competed in the 1998 Western Amateur, shooting a (71-75) 146…Golfed in the first two rounds of stroke play at the 1998 U.S. Amateur, where he finished five shots off the cut for match play…Took fifth in the World Putting Championships on December 7, 1997 in Orlando, after leading going into the final round...Was ranked the No. 1 Amateur in the world according to the Golfweek poll, prior to the 1997 U.S. Amateur...Missed the final cut at the 1997 U.S. Amateur, shooting a six-over par 150...Recorded a 2-1 record in the 1997 Walker Cup Match as the United States defeated the team from Britain/Ireland...Won the 1997 Dogwood Invitational, shooting a (67-70-68-68) 15-under 273... Shot rounds of 78 and 79 at the 1997 Masters to miss the final cut...Advanced to the finals of the 1996 U.S. Amateur Championship before falling on the second extra hole to reigning NCAA champion Tiger Woods, who won his third straight U.S. Amateur title...Carded a 79 in the opening round of medal play at the 1996 Amateur, but bounced back with a 66 to make the cut by one stroke before beginning his run in match play...Advanced from a qualifying tournament in Orlando to play in the 1996 U.S. Open...Fired a one-over par 71 in the first round of the Open, the low for an amateur, and posted a two-round score of four-over par 144 to make the cut...Also posted second-place finishes at the Sunnehanna Amateur and Northeast Amateur during the summer of 1996...Advanced to the semifinals of the 1995 U.S. Amateur before losing on the 19th hole to Buddy Marucci...Claimed the championship in the 1995 Florida Junior Invitational with a 36-hole total of two-under par 142...Member of the winning Canon Cup East team in Chattanooga, Tenn. in 1995....A 1994 American Junior Golf Association second-team All-American...Won the 1992, '93 and '94 South Florida Junior Championship.


Steve Scott's Career Stats

          Best Rounds Rds. Under Top-10
Year Tourneys Rds Strokes Avg. 18 54 Par Finishes
1998-99 13 39 2836 72.72 63 203 11 4
1997-98 13 39 2862 73.39 68 210 10 4
1996-97 11 30 2192 73.07 66 208 9 4
1995-96 14 42 3106 73.95 68 210 8 5
Totals 51 150 10,996 293.29 265 831 38 17
  • Best Finish: 1st, 1999 NationasBank Gator Invitational/1999 Mercedes-Benz Collegiate/Schenkel E-Z-GO Invitational
  • Low Round: 63 (-7), 1999 NationsBank Gator Invitational
  • Low Tourney Score: 203 (-7) NationsBank Gator Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)

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