William Buhl - Men's Golf - Arkansas Razorbacks

William Buhl

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

Owns dual citizenship in the United States and Norway.

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 PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open.

– Graduated Spring 2021 with a degree in Recreation & Sport Management … Was granted an extra year of eligibility by the NCAA due to the COVID-19 pandemic that cut the 2019-20 season short.

In the Arkansas Record Book (as of June 2021):
– His 76 career rounds of par or better rank 2nd … His 21 rounds of par or better for the 2017-18 season rank T-5th
– His 481 career birdies rank 3rd … His 135 birdies for the 2017-18 season rank 5th
– His career scoring average of 72.168 ranks 9th … His season scoring average of 70.65 in 2019-20 ranks 2nd; his 2017-18 scoring average of 72.08 ranks 23rd; his 2018-19 scoring average of 72.24 ranks 29th and his 2021-21 scoring average of 72.84 ranks 42nd.
– 1 of 14 Razorbacks to win multiple events and the only one to win the same event twice.
– 1 of 3 Razorbacks to post four rounds in the 60’s for his career at the SEC Championship.

As a Graduate Senior (2020-21)
Missed the fall season due to back surgery … Played in all 8 spring events, helping the program finish runner-up at the SEC Championship, runner-up at the NCAA Kingston Springs Regional and 11th at the NCAA Championship … Posted a season scoring average of 72.84 with two top 20 finishes … Scored counted 21 of his 25 rounds and he was low man for a round seven times – third-best on the team despite playing just the spring … Showed steady improvement over the spring after missing the fall … OPened the SEC Championship with a 69 and tied for 20th with a 4-over-par 214 … Went 2-1 in match play … Was in contention all three rounds at the NCAA Regional with rounds of 69-69-71 … Tied for 8th with a 4-under-par 209 … Fired three rounds of 72 before closing with a 74 at the NCAA Championship to tie for 44th.

As a Senior (2019-20)
» GCAA PING All-America Honorable Mention 
» GCAA PING All-Central Region
» Second Team All-SEC

» SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
The 11th Razorback to earn All-America honors (honorable mention) … Added All-Region and second team All-SEC honors … Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time … Played in eight tournaments and posted a 70.65 stroke average over 23 rounds before the season was canceled on Mar. 12 due to COVID-19 … His season scoring average is second-best in school history … Ranked 36th on the Golfweek Power Ranking and 111st by Golf Stat … Won the Gopher Invitational for the second-straight year, firing s 6-under-par 207 (68-67-72) … Finished among the top 20 in six of eight events and shot par or better a team-best 17 times … Finished under par for an event in six of seven tournaments completed with the lone exception being a +1 (211) at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate  … Was low man in three of eight events … His score counted in 21 of 23 rounds and he posted a third-round scoring average of 69.0 … Also shot a 6-under-par (210) with rounds of 71-72-67 to finish T11th at the Carmel Cup … After winning the Gopher, came back to finish T6th at the Bearcat Invitational (70-70-68=209/-4) … INDIVIDUAL: Earned exemption to the 2020 U.S. Amateur Championship based on his WAGR of 125.

As a Junior (2018-19)
» SEC Academic Honor Roll
Played in 13 tournaments and posted a 72.24 stroke average (26th on the school’s single-season list) 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 … INDIVIDUAL: 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 72.08 stroke average (21st on the school’s single-season list) 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)
» SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

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.

Buhl’s Career by the Numbers
Counting Score: 126 of 158 Rounds
Wins: 2
Top 5s: 3
Top 10s: 6
Top 15s: 15
Top 20s: 22
Rounds in the 60’s: 34
Rounds of Par or Better: 76
Eagles: 4
Birdies: 481
Pars: 1,761
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
2019-208231,62570.6512/6817
2020-21 *8251,82172.8401/249
Totals5415811,45072.4926/223476
*: was granted 5th year by NCAA due to COVID-19