William Buhl

Sr. | 6-3 | Fairhope, Ala. | Bayside Academy

Won the 2019 Canadian Amateur by eight strokes and carded rounds of 69-68-67-69 for a 9-under-par, 72-hole-total of 273 … With the win, earned a berth to the 2019 U.S. Amateur and the 2020 PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open.
– 2017-18 scoring average of 72.10 ranks 18th on school’s single-season list
– 2018-19 scoring average of 72.24 ranks 23rd on school’s single-season list

As a Junior (2017-18)
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Played in 13 tournaments and posted a 72.24 stroke average over 38 rounds … Ended season 184th on the Golf State rankings … Ranked as high as #82 in the Golf Stat rankings with six of his eight rounds in the 60’s coming in the fall … Was the team low-man in three times tournaments and 32 of his 38 rounds counted toward the team score … Won first collegiate event at the Gopher Invitational by shooting a career-best 206 (also a career-best -7 for 54 holes) … Posted rounds of 69-67-70 with 15 birdies … Opened the season with a 2-under 214 at the Carmel Cup … Although he finished 33rd at the Valspar, had a career-best 16 birdies … Was 50th through stroke play but went 2-1 in match play to help Arkansas win the SEC Championship, getting wins of 6&5 in the semifinals and 3&2 in the championship … Tied for 25th with a 5-over 218 at the NCAA Austin Regional … Summer 2019: Won the Canadian Amateur by eight strokes by firing 69-68-67-69 for a 9-under-par, 72-hole-total of 273 … With the win, qualified for the U.S. Amateur, where he made the cut (69-76=145), but lost in a 27-man playoff for three spots to advance to match play … Also played in The Amateur Championship, shooting 71-70 to tie for 33rd … Earned first-round bye and fell in the second round of match play.

As a Sophomore (2017-18)
Appeared in 14 tournaments in the 2017-18 season, posting a 72.10 stroke average over 42 rounds … Was the team low-man in four tournaments and 13 rounds while 35 of his 41 rounds counted toward the team score … Finished 12 out of 14 events with one or more rounds under par … Tied for third at the SEC Championship with a 3-under score of 207 (70-68-69) … Thanks to an opening-round 69 and closing round 67, carded a 1-under, 215 to tie for 18th at the NCAA Norman Regional … Was team’s top finisher as he tied for 41st at the NCAA Championship (72-79-71-74) … Finished the Bearcat Invitational at Coldstream CC 5-under par (208), coming in T-11th for his second strongest finish of the season.

As a Freshman (2016-17)
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Finished his freshman campaign with a 74.4 stroke average in 11 events … Recorded five rounds under par and added one top 20 finish, coming in T-15th at the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass … Was the team low-man in two tournaments and three rounds … Finished even-par at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, leading the team with a T-25th showing … Made his collegiate postseason debut at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, finishing T-58th overall … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

High School
Named the AL.com Coastal Alabama Golfer of the Year in 2015 … Won the 70th Alabama State Junior Championship by four shots with a score of eight-under (69-67-72 – 208) in his first-ever appearance … Helped Bayside Academy win back-to-back (2013, 14) Alabama Class 3A state championships … Won back-to-back (2014, 15) Alabama Class 3A individual state titles … Finished runner-up at the Puerto Rico Junior Open … Has four career AJGA top 5 finishes.

Personal
Born on June 11, 1997 … Son of Flemming and Tine Buhl … Has two siblings, Pernille and Emily … Majoring in recreation and sport management.

Buhl’s Career by the Numbers (through junior season)
Counting Score: 84 of 110 Rounds
Wins: 1
Top 5s: 2
Top 10s: 3
Top 15s: 11
Top 20s: 14
Rounds in the 60’s: 22
Rounds of Par or Better: 50
Eagles: 4
Birdies: 329
Pars: 1,216
Low 18: 66 (3x)
Low 18 vs. Par: -6 (66) at the Querencia Collegiate (Feb. 26-28, 2017)
Low 54: 206 (-7) winning Gopher Invitational (Sept. 9-10, 2018)
Low 54 vs. Par: -7 (206 ) winning Gopher Invitational (Sept. 9-10, 2018)

Buhl’s Career Numbers

YearEventsRdsStrokesAvg.WinsTop 10/20Rds in 60'sRds Par/Better
2016-1711302,23274.4000/1410
2017-1814423,02872.1001/81021
2018-1913382,74572.2412/5819
Totals381107,97572.0513/142250