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Kai Carlson ‘24 Recruiting Profile

  • Avonworth High School
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Men's Golf
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Kai Carlson's Men's Golf Recruiting Profile
Club:
2022 Hurricane/AJGA
Height:
5'9"
Weight:
145
Age:
17
Prim. Position:
Golfer
18 Hole Average
74.66
Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking
4262
Tournament Scoring Average
74.66
Scoring Diff
3.07
Handicap
1.8

Personal Statement

I would be a strong edition to a college golf team because I bring my best, in every area of my life, from who I am as a person, to how I play golf and what I contribute to the team.

My aspirations are to attend one of the top colleges in the country for Computer Science. I have always loved math and the challenge of solving difficult problems. I have a strong work ethic and work hard to excel at everything I do, and I want to do my best academically to start a career in that field.

Ever since I was a child, I worked consistently at two sports: taekwondo and golf. After seven years of taekwondo, practicing three times a week, year-round, I achieved my goal of becoming a third-degree black belt. In middle school I chose to put that training aside to focus more time and attention to my golf game. Not surprisingly, the discipline and focus from years of martial arts training allowed me to fine tune my swing to be smooth and efficient and a strength of my game.

I am a golfer who diligently works at continually improving my game. I have been playing for years and each year my average score decreases. In 9th grade, I was the number one golfer on my high school team and I earned 10th place at the PA state championship. In 10th grade, I tied for 2nd place in the PA state championship. Individual performance in my game is important, yet I am also a team player who enjoys helping my teammates improve their game. My coach often partners me with specific teammates in our matches to mentor them on the course.

Finally I take pride in the strength of my personal character. I am well-liked by my peers due to my kindhearted, easy-going personality. I am honest, and trust-worthy and a person others depend on. I volunteer hours of my time every month, which includes being a mentor and leader with middle school kids at my local church youth group. I am dedicated when I put my mind to achieve a goal and I don’t give up, even when things get difficult. It would be my honor to bring all I have to offer to a college golf team.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • 2022 Varsity Team
  • Team Awards:
    Finished 76, 78 at PIAA State Championship, with a -2 on the final nine holes, 74,79 in WPIAL championship, and 75 to win section qualifier
  • Season Schedule
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Team Awards:
    Finished 2nd at PIAA State Championship with a 74
  • Season Schedule
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Team Awards:
    Finished 10th at PIAA State Championship with a 77

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 3 seasons
  • 2022 2022 Hurricane/AJGA
  • Notes: Finished 2nd with 77, 72 at Windmill Lakes College Prep tournament. The even par round was the best in the HJGT tournament
  • Season Schedule
  • 2022 2022 TriState.PGA Jr Tour
  • Notes: Won TriState PGA Player of the Year for 15-16 yr olds. 1st place in 4 consecutive Tri-State PGA tournies. 6 of last 7 rounds at +1 to +4 over par. 4 wins in a row has only been done twice in last 9 years by boys 15-18 in Tri-State. Avg Handicap differential in the 6 Tri-state rounds was 3.07
  • Season Schedule
  • 2021 TriState PGA Junior Golf Tournament Series (Boys 15-16 )
  • Notes: Finished 3rd in Points in 2021 (327.83 pts) with a win at Latrobe Elks GC Jul 13, 2021 (74, 2 over par) and a win at Green Oaks GC Jul 26, 2021 (74, 3 over par)
  • Season Schedule

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Todd Goble

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
Avonworth High School
State:
PENNSYLVANIA
Phone:
(412) 366-6360

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors/Stem Physics 11 Honors English 10 Honors Trig/Pre-Calculus Honors World Geography 10 Honors Stem Chemistry Honors Band Honors English 9 Honors Algebra Honors Geometry Honors World Cultures 9
AP Classes:
Yes. AP US History AP English 11 AP Calculus AB AP Chemistry Computer Integrated Manufacturing (College in High School) Computer Programming in Python (College in High School )
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • Avonworth Jazz Band Ensemble Avonworth Honors Band Avonworth French Club Avonworth Math and Computer Programming Tutor for MS kids Student Leader/Mentor of MS Youth Group kids Sound engineer/technician at New Community Church Job - Golf Attendant at RMU Golf Dome Job - Team Member at Chick-Fil-A

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Statistics

Statistic 2022 Varsity Te 2022 2022 Hurri 2022 2022 TriSt 2021 Varsity Te 2021 TriState P 2020 Varsity Te
Handicap Leader of undefeated 12-0 Avonworth team 1.8 Handicap Index for last 8 rounds
18 Hole Low +3 from 6668 yds, won WPIAL AAA section 5 qualifier at Fox Run, 5 strokes ahead of 2nd place +0 Windmill Lakes (College Prep Series at Kent State) October 22, 2022 +1 Slippery Rock GC June 24 +3 at Heritage Hills GC Pennsylvania State High School Golf Championship +2 at Latrobe Elks GC July 13, 2021 +6 at PA State Golf Championship boys AA as freshman, finished 10th, highest of the class of 2024
9 Hole Low -2 at Ft Cherry Golf Course, -2 at Penn State White in PIAA State Championship -1 Slippery Rock GC June 24 +0 at Indian Run GC at WPIAL Team Semi-Final championship -1 at TriState PGA Player of Year Championship, Pittsburgh Field Club, July 29, 2021 +0 (Even) at Ft Cherry GC
9 Hole Avg. Got birdie in playoff to keep team undefeated at Blackhawk +2.888 (computed from 12, 9 hole matches, and 3, 18 hole tournaments) 2.45 avg over 11, 9 hole section matches, leading team as freshman
Longest Drive 300 yds on flat hole 14 at Fox Run with no wind
Avg. Drive (yds) +3 for 36 holes at Penn State July 30-31
18 Hole Avg. 2.66 average across 6 of last 7 Tri-State PGA Rounds
Putts per 18 28 (Youghiogheny CC) 28 (Slippery Rock GC) 29 (Lone Pine CC) no 3 putts in any of those
 

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