As a Freshman (2016-17)
» SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Posted a 73.6 stroke average in 13 events as a freshman … recorded his best finish at the Mountaineer Intercollegiate, finishing T-5th overall at 1-under par … added counting scores in 30 of 36 rounds and tallied six rounds under par, good for third on the team … was the team low-man in one tournament and six rounds … made his collegiate postseason debut at the SEC Championship … recorded five top-20 finishes and posted his low round of the year with a 4-under 68 at Pebble Beach in his first collegiate event … named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Ended his junior campaign as the No. 4 ranked amateur golfer in South Africa … finished second in the 2016 TOYOTA Junior Golf World Cup in Japan after shooting 12-under … won the Big Easy Observatory event, shooting 11-under after rounds of 64 and 69 … played his way to the U-17 and U-19 South African Stroke Play Championship … represented South Africa at the Italian U-16 Championship … tied for 8th at five-under at the 2015 South African Stroke Play Championship … advanced to match play at the 2015 South African Amateur Championship … participated in the 2015 Joburg Open on the European Tour, posting back-to-back 70s … recorded a top-30 finish in the 2014 Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego … tied for 8th at the 2014 US Kids Golf Championship held at Pinehurst … low-man for South Africa at the 2015 Toyota Junior Golf World Cup at two-under par.
Born on Feb. 21, 1998 … son of Neil and Nalini Naidoo … majoring in business.