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.
SEC honors UT golfers with awards
Published: Thu Apr 29, 2010