As A Redshirt Freshman (2014-15)
Competed in five tournaments, playing a total of 14 rounds ... Recorded five rounds of par or better, including four rounds with scores in the 60s ... Registered a 73.43 strokes per round average ... Member of the Pirates' five-man roster at The American Golf Championship and NCAA Noblesville Regional ... Finished tied for third at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate at 6-under-par 134 during the 36-hole tournament ... Tied Wes Conover for the team's low score at The American Golf Championship, tying for 14th at par-216 ... Posted a top-15 at the Irish Creek Collegiate, tying for 12th at 1-over-par 214.
As A Freshman (2013-14)
Didn't participate in any events as a freshman.
Four-year letterman for coach Doug Foster at Terry Sanford High School ... Led the Bulldogs to a seventh-place finish at the 2013 NCHSAA 4-A state championships ... Finished tied for third at the 2012 and `13 NCHSAA 4-A Eastern Regionals ... Tied for second at the 2013 CCNC Junior Masters Invitational ... Finished first at the 2013 Callaway World Junior Golf Qualifier at Chapel Ridge ... Captured individual medalist honors at the 2011 NCHSAA 4-A Eastern Regionals ... 2011 Mid-South 4-A Conference Player-of-the-Year ... Tied for eighth at the 2011 NCHSAA 4-A state championships ... Finished 10th in his age group at the 2011 Carolinas Junior Championships ... Earned third-place at the 2011 Dogwood State Junior Championships ... Four-time all-conference selection by NCPreps.net ... Helped the Bulldogs win four consecutive conference championships ... Served as team captain during his final three seasons.
Born Jackson Payne Spires on Nov. 16, 1994 ... Parents are Ken and Martha Spires ... Father played football at Newberry College ... Has two siblings: Drew (21) and Georgia (16) ... Intended academic major is business.