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Vols Land Three on 2010 SEC Golf Awards List
Robin Wingardh

Robin Wingardh

April 27, 2010

Tennessee's David Holmes, Robin Wingardh and Jay Vandeventer are among those chosen Tuesday for the 2010 SEC Men's Golf Awards, as announced by the league office.

Holmes and Wingardh are two of eight golfers named to the All-SEC second team -- Wingardh for the second consecutive year -- while Vandeventer earns one of nine positions on the Freshman All-SEC squad.

"We are all very proud of Robin and David," UT head coach Jim Kelson said. "They both put forth tremendous efforts this year to help our team, and it's great to see those efforts rewarded.

"We also are delighted to see Jay named to the freshman team. Jay is having a very solid year and doing a terrific job for our program."

Holmes, a senior from Knoxville, is second on the team with a 72.90 stroke average. The team captain owns UT's low round of the season, a 65 at February's Battle at the Beach in California. His best finish was sixth as he helped the Vols win the season-opening Carpet Capital Collegiate for the first time in school history.

Wingardh leads Tennessee with a 72.87 stroke average, three top-10 finishes and 16 rounds of par or better. The junior from Morarp, Sweden, had his best score of 66 this year at the Administaff Augusta State Invitational earlier this month en route to a sixth-place showing.

Vandeventer turned in his best collegiate finish at the recent SEC Championships. The Bristol native placed 22nd at the Sea Island Golf Club thanks in part to a middle round of 69 that tied his season low. Vandeventer played in eight of the team's 10 events and sports a 74.67 stroke average.

The SEC's 12 head coaches vote for honors in conjunction with the league's recent championship weekend.

Georgia's Russell Henley was voted SEC Golfer of the Year, teammate Bryden MacPherson earned SEC Freshman of the Year and Bulldogs head coach Chris Haack was tabbed SEC Coach of the Year. Florida's Bank Vongvanij earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

 

 

NCAA regional selections are May 10, with regional competition set for May 20-22. This year's NCAA Men's Golf Championships take place June 2-5 at The Honors Course in Ooltewah.

ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM
Russell Henley, Georgia
Jonathan Randolph, Ole Miss
Harris English, Georgia
Tyson Alexander, Florida
David Lingmerth, Arkansas
George Bryan IV, South Carolina
Andrew Loupe, LSU
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Hunter Hamrick, Alabama

ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM
Wesley Bryan, South Carolina
Paul Woodbury, South Carolina
David Holmes, Tennessee
Kyle Kopsick, Auburn
Tim McKenney, Florida
Hudson Johnson, Vanderbilt
Robin Wingardh, Tennessee
Bryden MacPherson, Georgia

FRESHMAN ALL-SEC TEAM
Chase Parker, Kentucky
Bryden MacPherson, Georgia
Austin Cook, Arkansas
Phillip Choi, Florida
Pete Kellerman, Ole Miss
Jay Vandeventer, Tennessee
David Zickler, Auburn
Lee Knox, Alabama
Tom Brown, Ole Miss

COACH OF THE YEAR
Chris Haack, Georgia

GOLFER OF THE YEAR
Russell Henley, Georgia

SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Bank Vongvanij, Florida

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Bryden MacPherson, Georgia

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