Hello, My Name is ... Jacob Joiner
Meet Georgia Tech's freshman golfer from Leesburg, Ga.
THE FLATS - A consensus top 50 player in his class and top 100 in all classes, Jacob Joiner ranked No. 39 nationally in the class of 2014 and No. 73 among all classes in the Junior Golf Scoreboard when he enrolled at Georgia Tech.
Joiner made an immediate impact in the fall, with a T53 finish 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). He scored progressively better each round, finishing with a 65 at the Makai Invitational for a 209 total, and finished the fall with a 72.22 stroke average over nine rounds.
One of four Tech players to make the field for the U.S. Amateur at the Atlanta Athletic Club last summer, Joiner was a second-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2012, and his younger brother, Tyler, has signed to play for the Yellow Jackets beginning next fall.
Shoe Size: 11.5 W
Roommate: Chris Petefish and Anders Albertson
Three Words That Describe Me: hard working, cool
Favorite Food: pizza
Favorite Late Night Snack: cookies
Meal I Prepare Most Often: chicken and ramen noodles
Favorite Spot on Campus: football stadium
Favorite Childhood Activity: golf
Favorite TV Channel: ESPN
Moment in History I'd Like to Have Witnessed: 1975 Masters
Celebrity Crush: Scarlett Johansson
Biggest Fear: being lost in the ocean
Job I'd Like Outside of Golf: college coach
Favorite Sports Movie: Greatest Game Ever Played
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Gladiator
Favorite Pro Team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: golf
Most Memorable Sports Moment: winning Future Masters junior tournament
Pregame Ritual: don't have one
My Focus This Summer: golf and preparation for college
Favorite Coach Heppler Phrase: "at the end of the day"
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: the campus