Played in all 31 rounds to earn his first letter … Named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year … Named All-Southern Conference, the only freshman on the team … Named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team … Ranked eighth in the SoCon and first among all freshman with a 72.94 stroke average … Finished the year ranked No. 467 in the Golf Week individual ranksing with a 467-376-37 record … Finished tied for first overall at the 2017 Southern Conference Championships in Pinehurst before falling the first round of the individual playoff … Posted a 2-over par 218 score at the SoCon Championships (71-75-72) … Named the Southern Conference Player of the Week twice in April (12 & 19) … Named the SoCon Player of the Month for April ... Tied the UNCG single-round record with a 63 in the second round of the Wolfpack Spring Open … Finished seventh in the event with a career-best 4-under par 208 on the par-71 course with rounds of 67-63-78 … Also earned the SoCon weekly honor after the Irish Creek Collegiate where he finished 19th overall with an even-par 213 score … Posted rounds of 71-70-72 on the par-71 course … Placed 15th overall at the Linger Longer Invitational with a 4-under par 212 … Carded rounds of 71-72-69 with the 69 score marking the third-lowest round of the year … Finished at even-par at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate with a 216 after notching three straight rounds of 72.
Prior To UNCG
Ranked No. 12 overall in the class of 2016 by the Carolinas Golf Association and No. 17 overall in junior golf … Four-year letterwinner at Independence High School for coach Brad Gibson … Three-time All-Southwestern 7 Conference selection and was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 2013 and 2015 … Advanced to the state regionals in his first three years of high school golf.
Son of Rick and Susan Brightwell … Majoring in business administration.
|Jonathan Brightwell - 2016-17 Stats|
|Tournament||Rounds||Total||Place/Players (Top 10/25/50)|
|VCU Shootout||77-74||151 (+7)||T 55th / 81 (-/-/-)|
|Wolfpack Fall Collegiate||71-74-75||220 (+7)||T 41st / 90 (-/-/-)|
|Tar Heel Intercollegiate||73-72||145 (+1)||T 26th / 81 (-/-/-)|
|AutoTrader Intercollegiate||76-74-71||221 (+5)||T 49th / 84 (-/-/3)|
|Bridgestone Golf Collegiate||72-72-72||216 (E)||T 35th / 84 (-/-/4)|
|Puerto Rico Classic||76-75-79||230 (+14)||67th / (1/8/15)|
|Tiger Invitational||75-74-78||227 (+11)||T 72nd / 98 (0/1/6)|
|Linger Longer||71-72-69||212 (-4)||T 15th / 84 (2/2/11)|
|Irish Creek Collegiate||71-70-72||213 (E)||T 19th / 93 (1/2/7)|
|Wolfpack Spring Open||67-63-78||208 (-4)||T 7th / 90 (-/-/5)|
|Southern Conference Championships||71-75-72||218 (+2)||T 1st / 40 (-/-/-)|