After two seasons in the program, his 75.51 strokes average over 41 rounds ranks fifth all-time at Emory.
Averaged 76.45 strokes over eight tournaments and 20 rounds of play ... Second Team All-UAA honoree ... Chosen as UAA Player of the Week (Apr. 10) after earning Discover DeKalb Emory Spring Invitational All-Tournament honors after leading the team and placing fifth out of 87 players with a two-round score of even-par 140 (73-67), which tied the school's fourth-best mark for a 36-hole tournament ... His 67 on the final day of the Discover DeKalb Emory Spring Invitational was a career best, the top score by an Emory player during the season and tied for fourth on the program's all-time list ... Posted four rounds of par or better ... UAA All-Tournament Team after winning both of his match-play outings at the conference championships, topping Eric Tarakjian of NYU, 3&2, and Patrick Tan of Carnegie Mellon in a playoff that allowed the Eagles to claim a 3-2 decision in the title match ... Third on the squad and 16th out of 102 players at the Callaway Gardens Invitational (Mar. 6-7) with a 36-hole score of 150 that saw him register a team-best effort of two-under par 70 on the first two.
Emerged as a key contributor for the Eagles his initial year of action ... Averaged a team-leading 74.62 strokes over 21 rounds of play, good for fifth place on the program's seasonal ladder ... Named the UAA's Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year ... First Team All-UAA ... Division III PING All-Southeast Region ... One of 30 semifinalists for the 2016 Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award ... Shot par or better on five occasions ... Tabbed by the UAA as Golfer of the Week four times ... Fired a three-under par 68 during the first round at the Navy Spring Invitational (Apr. 23), the best 18-hole score by an Eagle during the year and tying for the No. 6 spot on the school's all-time list ... Was named the UAA Golfer of the Week following his performance at the Navy Spring Invitational after his two-round score of 141 (68-73) placed runner-up out of 60 entries ... UAA Golfer of the Week after ranking as the Eagles' top performer at the Emory Spring Invitational (Apr. 10-11), registering a one-under par 141 (70-71) that slotted him third out of 80 players and that tied for 10th on the school's all-time chart for a 36-hole event ... Earned UAA Golfer of the Week acclaim following his first outing as a collegian that saw him finish first on the team and second out of 93 contestants with a one-over par 145 (74-71) at the Rhodes College Fall Classic (Sept. 20-21) ... UAA Golfer of the Week after holding down the No. 5 position on the leader board out of 96 players at the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial (Oct. 19-20) with a two-round score of 152 (74-78).
Four-year member of the golf program at St. Charles Preparatory School ... Was coached by Brian Unk and Todd Hecht ... Served as team captain his senior campaign ... Helped his squad to a 2014 Central Ohio team district championship after capturing medalist honors at the event ... St. Charles Preparatory finished runner-up in the state championship ... Averaged 75.7 strokes per round his final year ... All-District Honorable Mention as a junior ... 2014 Golfweek Event 3 Champion ... Also played on the tennis team.
Son of Steven and Tracey Yakubov ... Born Nov. 4.
"Being from Ohio, I knew that I wanted to escape the cold winters and go to school in the South. I also knew I wanted to play golf, but I did not want to compromise the level of education I would receive. Emory fulfilled all of my requirements, and its reputation for not only academic success, but also its past golf success and the quality of coaching drove me to choose it."