States Fort
States  Fort

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Evans, Ga.

High School:
Greenbrier HS

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 130


2016-17: Played in six events as a freshman and posted a 75.25 scoring average ... For the season, recorded three rounds of par or better ... Shot a season-best 68 in the final round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate ... In his collegiate debut, shot a 2-over par 146 (74-72) and tied for 30th at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate ... Posted a 4-over 148 (75-73) at CCU's General Hackler Championship ... Earned President's List honors (4.0 GPA for a semester) in both the fall of 2016 and spring of 2017 ... Received Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List recognition for posting at least a 3.5 GPA for the 2016-17 academic year.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Ranked as high as 18th in the state of Georgia on the National Junior Golf Scoreboard (NJGS) ranking and 98th nationally in the Golfweek Boy's Junior ranking ... Shot a 70 to finish runner-up in the individual portion of the Region 2-AAAAA championship and helped Greenbrier clinch the team title ... Led Greenbrier to four top five finishes in the Georgia AAAAA state championship, including a fourth-place finish in 2013 (shooting a team-best 74), sinking a two-foot putt to seal a state title in 2014 (shooting 72), a fifth-place finish in 2015 (shooting 74) and a fifth-place finish in 2016 ... In 20 events (through Nov. 8, 016), had 12 finishes among the top 10 and was averaging 72.45 strokes per round ... Among the top 10 finishes, he claimed medalist honors by shooting a 74 at the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour event at Augusta, carding a 71 at his high school's sectional championship and posting a 67 at the Georgia State Golf Association Amateur Qualifier ... Went on to place 10th at the GSGA with rounds of 72-70-75. Fort backed up that performance with a second place finish at the Future Masters event in Dothan, Ala., by shooting 66-69-67. This fall, he has played in two Golfweek Southeast Invitational events, placing 5th at Pawleys Island with a 72 and 12th in Orlando, Fla., with rounds of 73-69 ... In 2014, Fort played in 20 events, posting top 10 finishes 10 times, and averaged 74 strokes per round ... In addition to leading his squad to the state championship, he shot 70 to win the individual title at the regional title, while his squad won the team title as well.

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