Dothan, Ala.
High School
Dothan HS

(updated 9/9/03)

2004-05 Team Co-Captain
2004 Second-Team All-SEC
2004 First-Team All-Louisiana
2003 Second-Team All-Louisiana
2002 Second-Team All-SEC
2002 First-Team All-Louisiana
2002 Louisiana Newcomer of the Year


Returned to his freshman form by earning All-SEC honors for the second time in his career … Participated in all 12 tournaments, leading the team with a 72.8 stroke average … Was named First-Team All-Louisiana for the second time in his career, the third time he received All-Louisiana honors … Led the team with four top-ten and seven top-twenty finishes … All top-ten finishes came in four of the first five tournaments of the season … Recorded 14 rounds that were par or better … Low round of his career was a 5-under 67 in the first round of the Baylor Invitational Sept. 29-30 in Waco, Texas, to finish in a tie for ninth … Led Tigers to the team title with his best finish of the season and of his career at the Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate Oct. 27-28 when he tied for second place with a 5-under par 211 … Was the low Tiger at the LSU Spring Invitational April 2-4 when he finished 12th with a 4-under par 212 … Named SEC Golfer of the Week April 8 after leading the Tigers to the team title at the LSU Spring Invitational … Finished in a tie for 15th at the SEC Championships in Sea Island, Ga. with a 5-over 215 … Participated in his first NCAA East Regional, finishing in a tie for 66th with a 14-over 224 … Earned his third varsity letter.

Followed up a sensational freshman season with a solid sophomore campaign … Participated in 11 of 12 tournaments and had the team’s second-lowest stroke average (73.3) … A Second-Team All-Louisiana selection, making the squad for the second-straight season … Had five top-20 finishes, which was second-best on the team … His two top-10 finishes were also second on the squad … Played 33 rounds of which 32 counted toward the team’s final score … Posted 15 rounds of par or better which was the second-best total on the team … Had consecutive Top-10 finishes in March as he tied for eighth at the LSU Spring Invitational, helping the Tigers to the team title … Then tied for fifth at the Louisiana Classics Intercollegiate in Lafayette, La. … Placed in the Top 20 in three of his first tournaments of the season … Fired a season-best score of 4-under par 68 in the first round of the Coca-Cola Tennessee Tournament of Champions on Oct. 21-22 in Knoxville, Tenn., to finish 11th overall … Tied for 17th place in both the SunTrust Gator Invitational and the ASU Indian Classic … Shot five-consecutive rounds under par, firing back-to-back 71s to finish the LSU Spring Invitational and then 72-70-71 at the Louisiana Classics Intercollegiate … Traveled to the Southeastern Conference Championship for the second year in a row, finishing in a tie for 36th place … Won the Labor Day Invitational on Sept. 1, at the Mobile Country Club in Mobile, Ala. … Earned his second varsity letter.

West had one of the best freshman seasons in school history, as he became the first Tiger golfer since Rob McNamara in 1984 to make the All-SEC Team as a freshman … Was a member of the All-SEC second team … Posted the team’s lowest stroke average during the season (72.4) and had the most top-20 finishes on the team (six) … Also placed in the Top 10 three times, which was tied for second-best on the team … Participated in 12 of LSU’s 13 tournaments during the season … Played 34 rounds and shot under par 14 times … Tied for first place individually at the rain-shortened LSU Spring Invitational … Fired a 1-under par 209 to place eighth and help LSU win the Gator Invitational title in the first tournament of the spring … Tied for fifth place at the 2002 SEC Championships, shooting a 4-over 214 … Shot even-par 213 at the Conrad Rehling Alabama Spring Invitational to place 11th … Named the SEC Golfer of the Week on March 20 following the 11th-place showing at the Alabama Spring Invitational … Earned his first varsity letter.

A member of the 6-A All-State Team all four years at Dothan High School … Named to the All-District Team four years in a row … Team Captain his senior season at Dothan … Team finished second in the Alabama state high school tournament his final two seasons.

Full name is Austin Heath West … Parents are Stan and Cheryl West … Has one brother, Josh … Born July 26,1982 … Favorite foods are steak, boiled peanuts and homemade ice cream … Favorite movie is Top Gun … Favorite class is golf … Majoring in general studies … Plays right handed … Favorite sports are hunting, fishing and water-skiing.

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