Stephen Shephard
Stephen Shephard
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Niceville, Fla.
High School: Niceville HS

Career: Closed his career with four wins, a 73.41 career scoring average and set the Hawks’ NCAA-era records with 38 career rounds of par or better, 15 career rounds in the 60s and 295 birdies … his career wins are tied for the second most by a Hawk during the NCAA era … his career scoring average ranks third among Huntingdon golfers during the NCAA era … his six career eagles are tied for the second most by a Hawk during the NCAA era

2018-19: Named first-team All-American, first-team All-Region and first-team All-Conference … finalist for the Division III Jack Nicklaus Award … Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar … appeared in 11 tournaments … averaged 71.58 per round in 31 rounds … the 71.58 scoring average was the second best by a Hawk during the NCAA era … ranked as high as third in the Division III Golfstat rankings … helped Huntingdon place second in the national tournament, matching the Hawks best finish in the NCAA Division III national tournament … helped the Hawks win their first USA South Athletic Conference championship by 26 strokes … recorded 19 rounds of par or better, the second highest total by a Hawk during the NCAA era … set Huntingdon’s NCAA-era record with 114 birdies … made four eagles, tied for the second most by a Huntingdon golfer during the NCAA era … finished in the top-six in eight of 11 tournaments … won two tournaments, placed second twice, tied for fourth once and tied for sixth three times … his two wins are tied for the second most by a Huntingdon golfer during the NCAA era … won the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational with a 12-under-par 204 … the 204 set the Hawks’ NCAA-era record for 54 holes … won the Emory Invitational with a 2-under 211 … placed second in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament with a 5-under 211 … the 54-hole total of 211, which he also recorded in the Rhodes College Fall Classic, is tied for the ninth best 54-hole totals by a Hawk during the NCAA era … tied for second in the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational with a 6-under 207 … the 207 was the fifth best 54 total by a Hawk during the NCAA era … tied for fourth in the Savannah Harbor Classic with a 1-over 145 … tied for sixth in the Rhodes College Fall Classic with a 5-under 211 … tied for sixth in the Wynlakes Intercollegiate with a 1-over 145 … tied for sixth in the NCAA Division III national tournament with a 5-over 293 … the 293 is tied for the fourth best 72-hole total by a Huntingdon golfer during the NCAA era ... set the Hawks’ NCAA-era record with 10 rounds in the 60s … shot a career-best 6-under 66 in the final round of the Rhodes Fall Classic … after shooting 3-under 69 in each of the first two rounds of the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational, fired a 6-under 66 in the final round … 66 is tied for the third best single-round performance by a Hawk during the NCAA era and two strokes off the program’s NCAA-era record … shot a 4-under 67 in the second round of the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational before closing the tournament with a 2-under 69 … shot 3-under 69 in the final round of the Savannah Harbor Classic … shot 2-under 69 in the second round of the Emory Invitational … shot 3-under 69 in each of the first two rounds of the conference tournament … competed in the Patriot All-America Invitational, a 54-hole amateur stroke-play championship in Litchfield Park, Ariz. … the Patriot All-America Invitational partners with the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving the United States … each golfer honors a fallen or severely injured service member by carrying a golf bag bearing their name … Shephard represented United State Air Force Maj. David B. Faulkner

2017-18: Earned second-team All-American honors, first-team All-Region honors and first-team All-Conference honors … semifinalist for the Division III Jack Nicklaus Award … Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar … named to the USA South Academic All-Conference team, earning All-Academic with Distinction honors … appeared in 11 tournaments … averaged 72.89 per round in 28 rounds … his 72.89 per round was the third best scoring average by a Hawk during the NCAA era … won the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational with an 8-under-par 205 … the three-round 205 set the Hawks’ NCAA-era record for 54 holes … finished fourth with a 3-over 219 in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament … tied for fourth with a 3-over 145 in the O’Briant-Jensen Memorial … tied for 10th with a 4-over 217 in the Gordin Classic … tied for 10th with a 4-over 148 in the Wynlakes Intercollegiate … tied for 10th with a 4-over 144 in the Emory Invitational … shot a 7-over 295 to tie for 29th in the NCAA Division III national tournament … the 295 tied for the sixth best 72-hole total by a Hawk during the NCAA era … turned in 10 rounds of par-or-better, including three rounds in the 60s … his 10 rounds of par-or-better were tied for the fourth most by a Hawk during the NCAA era … matched his best collegiate round in back-to-back rounds with a 3-under 68 in the second round and a 3-under 68 in the final round of the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational … shot a 2-under 69 in the opening round of the Golfweek DIII Fall Invitational … competed in the Patriot All-America Invitational, a 54-hole amateur stroke-play championship in Litchfield Park, Ariz. … the Patriot All-America Invitational partners with the Folds of Honor Foundation, which provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving the United States … each golfer honors a fallen or severely injured service member by carrying a golf bag bearing their name … Shephard represented United State Marine Corps Sgt. Shawn P. Martin

2016-17: Earned second-team All-American honors and first-team All-Region honors ... appeared in nine tournaments … averaged 73.57 in 23 rounds … the scoring average was the fifth best by a Hawk during the NCAA era … placed second in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament with a 4-under-par 212 … the 212 was two strokes off the Hawks’ NCAA-era record for 54 holes … tied for ninth in the NCAA Division III national tournament with a 5-over 293 … the 293 tied for the third best 72-hole total by a Hawk during the NCAA era … turned in his best collegiate round with a 4-under-par 68 in the final round of the conference tournament … shot par-or-better in six of his final 13 rounds … honorable mention All-Conference … named to the USA South Academic All-Conference team

2015-16: First Huntingdon golfer to earn USA South Rookie of the Year … appeared in nine tournaments … averaged 76.50 in 22 rounds … recorded his best collegiate round with a 3-under-par 69 in the final round of the Wynlakes Intercollegiate … shot a 3-under 141 in the tournament and won on a playoff hole … victory was his first collegiate win … named to the USA South Academic All-Conference team              

Prep: Lettered in golf and soccer at Niceville High School … set Niceville’s lowest regional score with a 2-under-par … district champion as a junior

Personal:  Full name is Stephen James Shephard … son of Carl and Kelly Shephard … has one sister, Sarah … cousin Will Davis played baseball at Huntingdon and cousin A.J. Gomez played baseball at Birmingham-Southern  … majoring in mathematics with a minor is business