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

CAREER

Three-time All-Ivy League selection (First Team in 2016, Second Team in 2017 and 2015) ... Two-time Academic All-Ivy League selection (2015 and 2016). 

2016-17

Earned Second Team All-Ivy League honors after placing fourth at the Ivy League Championships ... Selected as a Golf Coaches Association of American All-American Scholar ... Finished in 10th place at the Ivy League Championship (April 21-23) after carding a 78-70-75-223 (+7) ... Concluded senior year with a 78.83 stroke average (1,796 strokes in 24 rounds), which ranked fourth on the squad ... Carded a season-low round of 69 at Cornell Invitational round 3 and finished with three under par/par round scores on year ... Registered four top-25 finishes and two top-10 finishes ... Finished in 22nd place at the Rutherford Invitational (April 15-16) with a 73-75-74-222 (+9) ... Placed 12th at the Cornell Invitational (Sept. 17-18) with a 76-76-79-221 (+8) ... Competed in nine invitationals. 

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).

2013-14

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.

HIGH SCHOOL

Four-year letterwinner on the Dublin Jerome 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.

YEAR-BY-YEAR STATISTICS

 Season

No.
Tour

No. 
Rds.
Avg. 
Score

Vs.
Par

Natl.
Rating

Low
Round
In
60s
Par or
Better
Fin.
Pct.
Wins Best
Finish
 2013-14  4  10.0   75.90   5.10  -- 71 0 2  32.5%  0 30th
 2014-15 7  20.0  75.35 3.90 1009 71 0 2 57.4% 0 7th
 2015-16 9  26.0  73.65 2.42 555 69 3 7 56.9% 0 4th
 2016-17 9  24.0  74.83 3.54 1017 69 1 3 60.3% 0 10th
 Career 29  80.0  74.71 3.46 -- 69 4 14 55.0% 0 4th

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