Graduates receive student-athlete stoles at Friday’s GTAA graduation brunch
That might be the unsung magic behind the Yellow jackets' ACC Tournament success, but there was no waffling at crunch time
No. 5/6 Yellow Jackets are the top seed, hold highest national ranking among conference teams
Tech golfers take comfort in playing Old North State Club for ACC Championship
Joiner, Petefish tie for 12th place individually for No. 3/4 Yellow Jackets
Images from Georgia Tech's 2018 run to the ACC Championship at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C.
Six Georgia Tech golfers qualified for the 2017 U.S. Amateurs, four of them were medalists at their qualifiers.
Less than a month before the Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club hosts Georgia Tech team qualifying.
Georgia Tech golfers compete at U.S. Open sectional qualifying at various sites on June 6, 2016.
Scenes from Georgia Tech's 2nd round, NCAA Tucson Regional, May 17, 2016, Marana, Ariz. (photos by MIchael Holmes)
Career Notes: Consensus top 50 player in his class and top 100 in all classes ... No. 39 nationally in the class of 2014 and No. 73 among all classes in the Junior Golf Scoreboard ... Also No. 39 in the class of 2014 in the Golfweek junior rankings and No. 81 overall ... Played in 23 career events, winning the 2015 Carpet Capital Collegiate.
2017-18: Tournament Results
Perhaps Tech's most consistent performer in the last three fall events, which include a pair of top-10 finishes in the Franklin American Mortgage Collegiate (T-3) and the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate (T-7) ... Has been in the lineup three times this spring, most recently with a T-12 finish at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate ... Ranked No. 82 in the nation according to Golfstat, No. 184 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Index, and has a 72.89 stroke average, lowest among the Jackets top six players.
Hello, my name is ... Jacob Joiner, senior from Leesburg, Ga. https://t.co/RVWuKg7BE5— Georgia Tech Golf (@GT_GOLF) March 22, 2018
2017 Summer Highlights: Qualified for the U.S. Amateur by winning medalist honors in Decatur, Ala. (72-69--139), second time he won a qualifier (2014) ... Tied for 14th at Cardinal Amateur, tied for 27th at Palmetto Amateur.
2016-17: Tournament Results
Cracked the rotation for only two events (both as an individual), tying for 67th at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate and 34th at the Seminoles Collegiate ... Posted a 73.67 stroke average.
2016 Summer Highlights: Played well in local (T-1) and sectional (T-11) qualifiers for the U.S. Open ... Best finish otherwise was a T-28 at the Dogwood Invitational.
2015-16 Tournament Results
Captured medalist honors at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, his sixth collegiate tournament, by one stroke over a pair of Clemson players ... Opened with a 6-under-par 66, closing with rounds of 74-72 ... Had five other top-20 finishes - T-15 at the United States Collegiate Championship, T-12 at the Kiawah Classic, T-11 at the Puerto Rico Classic, T-12 at the Princeton Invitational and T-17 at the NCAA Tucson Regional ... Started in 10 of Tech's 11 events ... Ranked No. 3 on Tech's team in stroke average (73.68 over 28 rounds) and No. 2 in winning percentage (65.6).
2014-15 Tournament Results
Started five times overall, twice in the spring with a best finish of T27 at the Puerto Rico Classic ... Three fall starts produced a T53 at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, a T25 at the U.S. Collegiate Championship and a T17 at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational (first career top-20 finish) ... Scored progressively better each round, finishing with a 65 at the Makai Invitational for a 209 total ... 72.93 stroke average over 15 rounds.
2014 Summer Highlights: Co-medalist at the U.S. Amateur qualifier in Orlando, Fla. (-5) ... Shot 77-78 in stroke play at the U.S. Amateur and did not advance ... T11 at the Southeastern Amateur in Columbus, Ga. (-4) and T10 at the Georgia State Amateur in Macon, Ga.
Junior Golf: Second-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2012 ... Earned three top-10 finishes in junior events in 2013, including a victory at the Press Thornton Junior Masters, an event current Yellow Jackets Ollie Schniederjans and Michael Hines also won ... Posted five top-10 finishes in 2012 events, including a fourth-place finish at the PING Invitational and a tie for fifth at the Harvey Penick Junior.
Personal: Full name is Jacob Micheal Joiner ... Son of Michael and Christie Joiner ... Born Dec. 28, 1995 in Jacksonville, N.C. ... Two younger brothers, Tyler and David ... Began playing golf seriously about age 10, and has one hole-in-one ... Completed high school studies with nearly a 4.0 GPA ... Graduated in May, 2018, with a bachelor's degree in business administration.