|High School:||Pinewood Prep School|
2018-19 (Sophomore): Participated in five tournaments and 13 rounds…averaged 77.5 strokes per round…carded a career-best three-round total of 232 (74-76-82) at the Fuzzy Zoeller Intercollegiate…notched a career-best two-round score of 148 (73-75) at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational…first-round 73 marked a career low…posted a three-round 237 (77-81-79) at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational…finished 38th at the Titans Motown Collegiate with a three-round 238 (78-80-80)…recorded a two-round 152 (77-75) at the Towson Spring Invitational to tie for 32nd…earned his second letter.
2017-18 (R-Freshman): Participated in two tournaments and five rounds…averaged 81.6 strokes per round...finished 31st at the Titans Motown Collegiate with a three-round 239 (79-78-82)...second-round 78 was his low round of the season...carded a two-round total of 169 at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational...earned his first letter.
2016-17 (Freshman): Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was the South Carolina Independent School Association Region 3A Golfer of the Year in 2015..as a junior in 2015, was an SCISA all-state selection...averaged 37.5 strokes per nine holes and 77 per 18...won the region tournament and had a top-five finish at the Charleston Esposito invitational shooting rounds of 76 and 73...coach at Pinewood was Greg Baechtle...for the football team, played outside linebacker and tight end...was selected to the North-South All-Star Game as a linebacker...the Panthers finished the 2015 season with an 11-2 record while advancing to the SCISA AAA playoffs.
PERSONAL: Major is business administration...is the 2018-19 recipient of the Dr. Anthony J. Candella Sr. Scholarship.
More about Justin:
Why I chose YSU: I choose YSU because I really like the campus and the atmosphere around the athletic community.
The best thing about Coach Joy is: He is very personable with me and makes me feel at home even though home is far away.
The best thing about being a Penguin golfer: All of us really love to compete out there, but at the end of the day we always respect one another and give credit where it's due.
The best thing about going to school at YSU is: The people at YSU are awesome. Meeting people is extremely easy because everyone is so personable and down to earth.
At 150 yards, I pull out my: 9 iron
My favorite club in my bag is my: Driver
My favorite golf course: The Ocean Course (Kiawah Island, S.C.)
My favorite golfer: Dustin Johnson
My golf superstitions/rituals are: None
Person I would love to play a round of golf with: Tiger Woods
My greatest sports moment: Going to the state championship my senior year for football.
Best career competitive round: 68
Hobbies: Hanging with friends
Post-college plans/ambitions: Get my master's degree and become a nurse anesthetist.