Connor Yakubov
Connor Yakubov
Height: 5-10
Weight: 135
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Columbus, OH
High School: St. Charles Preparatory

Closed his career in the No. 5 spot on the program’s all-time scoring chart with an average of 74.70 strokes over 90 rounds of competition ... Carded 25 rounds of par or better.

Senior (2018-19)
Continued to be a mainstay in the lineup ... Honorable Mention All-American ... PING All-South Region ... Named D-III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar ... First Team All-UAA ... One of 30 semifinalists for the DIII Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year presented by Barbasol ... Fourth on the team in scoring average with an effort of 74.1 strokes over 24 rounds of action, tying for 10th place on the program’s seasonal list ... Third on the squad with nine rounds of par or better ... One top-five and two top-10 overall finishes to his credit ... Fired a pair of career-best tying rounds of 67 (2nd round at NCAA Preview & 2nd round of Jekyll Island Collegiate) ... Second on the team and recorded a sixth-place effort in the 150-field player at Jekyll Island where his four-under 212 (74-67-71) ranks eighth on the program's all-time chart for a 54-hole tournament. – 2nd round 67 was the Eagles’ top score during the tourney ...Tied for second among the Eagles’ contingent and third overall out of 90 players at the NCAA Preview with an even-par 216 (76-67-73) with his 67 marking the team’s top score at that event ...  Even par 213 (69-73-71) at the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational tied for 12th in a 90-player field ... Second-round performance of one-under par during the second round of the Emory Discover DeKalb Invitational was the top score for the Eagles’ ‘A’ Team.

Junior (2017-18):
Chalked up 25 rounds of play over 10 tournaments and averaged 74.0 strokes per outing ... Second Team All-UAA ... Honorable Menition All-American ... Srixon/Cleveland Golf Division III All-Scholar Team ... Tabbed as UAA Golfer of the Week after leading the team and tying for seventh overall out of 216 players at the NCAA D-III Championships, shooting a 289 (73-71-77-68), which represented a school record for NCAAs ... His final-round 68 at the Championships established a program mark for best individual score at NCAAs, and was the top score that day among the final 95 competitors ... Tied for second on the team with seven rounds of par or better ... Paced the Emory contingent and ranked 15th out of 90 players at the Tournament Town Preview with a 54-hole effort of five-over par 221 (75-71-75) ... Finished with a one-under par 71 and tied for fifth out of 102 entries at the weather-shortened Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate. 

Sophomore (2016-17):
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. 

Freshman (2015-16):
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). 

High School:

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 ... Majors in business administration ... 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." 

Career Stats

Year Rounds Strokes Average Low Round
2018-19 24 1778 74.08 67
2017-18 25 1849 73.96 68
2016-17 20 1529 76.45 67
2015-16 21 1567 74.62 68
Totals 90 6723 74.7 67