Columbia Men's Golf BIO
Mert Selamet
Player Profile:
Mert Selamet 1419538
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
High School: Dublin Jerome

2015-16: Named first team All-Ivy after finishing tied for fourth with a 76-77-71—224 (+8) at the Ivy League Championships on April 22-24 … finished with the second lowest stroke average on the team with a 73.65 after competing in all 26 rounds for the Lions … carded first career hole-in-one in the first round at the Princeton Invitational on April 9 … landed among the top 20 in five events … matched a career-best with a 69 in the opening rounds of three different events: The Doc Gimmler (Sept. 12-13), Nick Watney Invitational (Oct. 5-6) and The Princeton Invitational (April 9-10).

2014-15: Earned All-Ivy League second team honors in his second season at Columbia ... Tied for seventh at the Ivy League Championship (4/24-4/26) coming in at +9 (77-71-77—225) ... Took home another top-10 performance when he finished ninth at the Tuxedo Autumn Invitational (9/26-9/27) when rounds of 74-76-76 helped him to come in at +13 ... Shot 71 in his second round at The Doc Gimmler (9/12-9/13) and last round of the Miramont Invitational (10/13-10-14).

2013-2014: Competed in four tournaments, playing 10 competitive rounds … Posted an average score of 75.9 … Top finished was a tie for 30th at the Stars and Stripes Invitational (77-76-73—226) … Shot low round of 71 at the 2014 Desert Shootout.

Dublin Jerome: Four-year letterwinner on the varsity golf team ... Named to the All-Ohio team as a junior and senior after finishing in the top-five of each state championship ... Dublin Jerome won the Ohio state championship final two years of high school ... Selected as the district player year as a senior ... Recognized as the Ohio Capital Conference - Cardinal Division player of the year his senior year ... First-team All-OCC three years ... Two top-five finishes in the American Junior Golf Association ... 2011 Future Collegians World Tour Midwest Player of the Year ... Best round was a 67, twice.

Personal: Plans to major in engineering (SEAS) ... Has been playing the piano for 12 years ... Dublin Jerome valedictorian ... One of five members of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships 2012 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team ... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Parents are Emel and Ahmet Selamet ... Born in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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