Keenan Hickton
Keenan Hickton
Height: 6-1
Weight: 155
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Sewickley Academy

Career:
After three seasons in the program, he is averaging 76.49 strokes over 63 rounds, good for 11th place all-time at Emory. 

Junior (2016-17):
Logged 23 rounds of play over nine tournaments ... Averaged 75.56 strokes per round ... First Team All-UAA ... Srixon/Cleveland Golf Scholar ... Recorded two rounds of par or better ... Ranked as the Eagles' top peformer on three occasions ... Shot a team-best one-over par 145 (73-72) and tied for ninth out of 96 players at the season-opening Rhodes College Fall Classic (Sept. 11-12) ... Concluded the Wynlakes Intercollegiate (Mar. 27-28) as the squad's No. 1 scorer and 13th out of 80 entries after shooting a four-over par 148 (75-73) ... Carded a career-best round of three-under par 69 on the opening day of the NCAA D-III Fall Preview (Sept. 18-20), and ended that 54-hole competition with a team-best 225, placing him 22nd out of 92 players ... Fired a team-leading opening-round mark of one-over par 71 at the Discover DeKalb Emory Spring Invitational and wound up that event 16th on the leader board out of 87 hopefuls with a five-over par 145. 

Sophomore (2015-16):
Finished fourth on the team with an average of 76.62 strokes over 21 rounds of play ... Second Team All-UAA honors ... Shot par or better on two occasions ... Top 18-hole effort was a one-under par 71 on the first day of action at the Jekyll Island Collegiate (Mar. 18-20) ... Concluded the Jekyll Island Collegiate second on the squad and 20th among 150 players with a 54-hole score of even-par 216 (71-72-73), with that total tying the program's eighth-lowest mark for a three-round tourney ... Team's No. 2 performer during Emory's two rounds at the NCAA D-III Championships ... Best 36-hole performance of the season came at the Oglethorpe Fall Invitational (Oct. 5-6) where his six-over par 150 (74-76) tied for second on the club and 34th overall out of 93 entries. 

Freshman (2014-15):
Made an immediate impact on the Emory program as a rookie ... Took to the course in nine of the team's 10 competitions during the season and registered 19 rounds of play ... Finished second on the squad with an average of 77.5 strokes per round ... Totaled two round of par or better ... Team's top scorer in three tournaments ... Paced the Emory contingent and placed 19th overall on the leader board out of 150 players at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational with a score of five-over par 221 (70-73-78), tying the program's 19th-best performance for a 54-hole tournament ... His two-under 70 on the opening day at Jekyll Island tied the team's best round of the season ... Stood in fifth place among the Jekyll Island leaders after two rounds ... Followed Jekyll Island with a team-leading showing of five-over par 149 that ranked 14th out of 59 players at the Wynlakes Collegiate in Montgomery, Alabama -- fired a two-under 70 on the final day at Wynlakes ... Garnered First Team All-UAA acclaim after tying for fifth place on the leader board with a squad-best 36-hole performance of 153 (75-78) at the conference championships. 

High School:

Enjoyed a fine four-year career as a member of the golf program at Sewickley Academy ... Was coached by Win Palmer ...Served as a his team's captain as a junior and senior ... Posted a fifth-place finish at the 2014 PIAA Class AA Individual Championships ... Three-time selection to section and district teams ... Three-time team MVP ... All-State honoree as a junior and senior ... Sewickley Academy won the 2013 WPIAL Class AA title and finished third at states ... Graduated with school records for nine-hole average, 18-hole average, nine-hole low score and 18-hole low score ... Played on the basketball team all four years at Sewickley. 

Personal:
Son of David and Dawne Hickton ... Plans to major in business. 

 

Career Stats

Year Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2016-17 23 1738 75.56 69
2015-16 21 1609 76.62 71
2014-15 19 1472 77.47 70
Totals 63 4819 76.49 69