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Oklahoma State?s Robinson Wins Nelson Award



Posted Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Oklahoma State?s Robinson Wins Nelson Award

Award honors senior who excels on the course, in the classroom and in the community


NORMAN, Okla. ? The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced Zack Robinson of Oklahoma State the recipient of the 2006 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Candidates for the Nelson must be a graduating senior and the selection committee will consider equally a nominee?s entire collegiate academic career, entire collegiate golf career and his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee?s good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.


Robinson - who redshirted during his first season at Oklahoma State - has already earned his undergraduate degree in political science and is currently pursuing a master?s in business administration. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, he has competed in eight events this season, garnering runner-up finishes in both The Maxwell and the Central Regional. He was named a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection and the OSU

Male Student-Athlete of the Year. As a junior, he was named a third-team PING All-America selection. Robinson was also named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large first-team selection. He also garnered first-team all-conference, all-region and was chosen as a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection. Robinson ran together a string of six consecutive tournaments with a top-10 finishes that season. He earned honorable mention All-America honors during his first season of action for the Cowboys and was named a first-team Academic All-Big 12 pick.


"It is a great honor to win an award with Mr. Nelson?s name on it because he has done so much for the game of golf," said Robinson. "With me being from Fort Worth, it makes it even more special. I want to thank my teammates, coaches and family because they helped make this possible for me."

2006 GCAA Announces Division I All-Region Coaches, Teams



Posted Wednesday, May 31, 2006


GCAA Announces Division I All-Region Coaches, Teams


NORMAN, Okla. ?

Eaton Golf Pride Regional Coaches of the Year and PING All-Region Teams have been announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.


The Eaton Golf Pride Regional Coaches of the Year include Binghamton?s Nick Lasky (New England), Columbia?s Rich Mueller (Mid-Atlantic), Georgia Tech?s Bruce Heppler (South), Tom Shaw of Tulane (Southeast), Indiana?s Mike Mayer (Midwest), Mike McGraw of Oklahoma State (Central), Lamar?s Brad McMakin (South Central), Bruce Brockbank of Brigham Young (Southwest) and UCLA?s O.D. Vincent (Pacific). The nine regional coaches are also candidates for the Dave Williams Eaton Golf Pride National Coach of the Year.


Each of the nine PING All-Region teams are comprised of 15 golfers and any player ranked in the top 75 nationally in either Golfstat or the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Members of the PING All-Region teams are eligible for PING All-America honors.


New England - Nick Lasky, Binghamton
Mid-Atlantic - Rich Mueller, Columbia
South - Bruce Heppler, Georgia Tech
Southeast - Tom Shaw, Tulane
Midwest - Mike Mayer, Indiana
Central - Mike McGraw, Oklahoma State
South Central - Brad McMakin, Lamar
Southwest - Bruce Brockbank, Brigham Young
Pacific - O.D. Vincent, UCLA

PING All-Region Teams

New England Region

Kevin Crawford, Binghamton
Craig Cyr, Quinnipiac
Larry Haertel, Brown
D.J. Hynes, Harvard
Jesse Larson, Rhode Island
Austin Luher, Army
Mark Matza, Yale
Jason Pannone, Rhode Island
Jason Parajeckas, Connecticut
Bob Reed, Boston College
Alex Snickenberger, Boston College
Ben Spitz, Rhode Island
Mark Stevens, Rhode Island
Dustin Wetherup, Hartford
Jeff Wolniewicz, Binghamton

Mid-Atlantic Region

Steve Arnold, Villanova
Bryan Bigley, Siena
Keegan Bradley, St. John?s
Brian Carroll, George Washington
Jeffrey Castle, Towson
Chris Condello, Columbia
John Eades, Maryland
Jason Gerken, Princeton
Blaine Peffley, Maryland
Scott Marino, James Madison
Michael Mulieri, Loyola

Robert Rohanna, Penn State
Matt Schall, Maryland
Jordan Utley, Richmond
Tyler Witman, Maryland

South Region

Ryan Blaum, Duke
Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech
Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State
Brian Duncan, Clemson
Jake Grodzinsky, Duke
Vince Hatfield, Clemson
Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina
Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech
Stephen Lewton, NC State
Stephen Poole, Clemson
Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest
Gareth Shaw, East Tennessee State
Ray Sheedy, Charlotte
Webb Simpson, Wake Forest
Scott Stallings, Tennessee Tech
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Martin Ureta, North Carolina

Southeast Region

Matt Every, Florida
Mark Haastrup, Georgia State
Brian Harman, Georgia
Mark Harrell, Alabama
Billy Horschel, Florida
Erik Johansen, South Carolina
Chris Kirk, Georgia
Kevin Kisner, Georgia
Russell Knox, Jacksonville
Luke List, Vanderbilt
Garrett Osborn, UAB
Jonathan Mount, Tennessee
Richard Scott, Georgia
Brett Stegmaier, Florida
Brendon Todd, Georgia
James Vargas, Florida
Daniel Willett, Jacksonville State

Midwest Region

Colin Biles, Ohio State
Ryan Brehm, Michigan State
Jorge Campillo, Indiana
Brad Doster, Kentucky
Derek Fathauer, Louisville
Cole Isban, Notre Dame
Pariya Junhasavasdikul, Purdue
Jason Kokrak, Xavier
Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota
Korey Mahoney, Eastern Michigan
David Merkow, Northwestern
Patrick Nagle, Illinois
John Streibich, Xavier
Chris Wilson, Northwestern
Ryan Yip, Kent State

Central Region

Chris Clarke, Oklahoma State
Brodie Flanders, Oklahoma
Kane Hanson, Drake
Ryan Henry, Tulsa
Anthony Kim, Oklahoma
Ben Kern, Kansas State
Sam Korbe, Tulsa
Trent Leon, Oklahoma State
Tyler Leon, Oklahoma State
Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State
Edward McGlasson, Colorado
Matt Miller, Illinois State
Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State
Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State
Gary Woodland, Kansas

South Central Region

Ryan Baca, Baylor
Oliver Bekker, Lamar
Matt Bortis, Arkansas
Jeff Bell, Texas
Bronson Burgoon, Texas A&M
Casey Clendenon, Lamar
Andrew Dresser, Texas Tech
Oscar Floren, Texas Tech
Bobby Gates, Texas A&M
Jerad Harklau, Texas A&M
Colt Knost, SMU
Matthew Mills, Texas
Andrew Parr, Texas A&M
Martin Piller, Texas A&M
Dawie Van Der Walt

Southwest Region

Oscar Alvarez, Brigham Young
Jason Anthony, Fresno State
Charlie Beljan, New Mexico
Danny Bowen, New Mexico State
Jay Choi, New Mexico
Graham DeLaet, Boise State
Aaron Goldberg, San Diego State
Adam Hagen, Nevada
Jake Ellison, Brigham Young
James Love, Denver
Clay Ogden, Brigham Young
Dustin Pimm, Utah
Andrew Scott, San Diego State
Charlie Soule, Denver
Daniel Summerhays, Brigham Young
Casey Watabu, Nevada

Pacific Region

Benjamin Alvarado, Arizona State
Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly
Alejandro Ca?izares, Arizona State
Kevin Chappell, UCLA
Alex Coe, Pepperdine
Erik Flores, UCLA
Andres Gonzales, UNLV
Rob Grube, Stanford
Chris Heintz, UCLA
Daniel Im, UCLA
Niklas Lemke, Arizona State
James Lepp, Washington
Henry Liaw, Arizona
Brian Locke, Loyola-Marymount
Alex Prugh, Washington
Jarred Texter, UNLV
Taylor Wood, Southern California

Eaton Golf Pride Regional Coaches of the Year


Oklahoma State Coach Recipient of Dave Williams Award


Tuesday, June 6, 2006


Oklahoma State Coach Recipient of Dave Williams Award

McGraw named national coach of the year


NORMAN, Okla. ? Mike McGraw of Oklahoma State was named the Eaton Golf Pride Dave Williams Award winner as national coach of the year announced the Golf Coaches Association of America.


In his first year as men?s head coach after serving as women?s coach last year and an assistant to the men?s program at Oklahoma State, McGraw led the Cowboys to five tournament victories this season - including their 10th national title - and placed no lower than tied for fourth. He led his team to back-to-back victories at the Hall of Fame Invitational and Morris Williams Intercollegiate in mid-spring before claiming The Maxwell, Central Regional and NCAA Championships to close out the season. Additionally, McGraw?s players claimed the Jack Nicklaus (collegiate player of the year), Byron Nelson (based on golf, academics and citizenship over a collegiate career), Arnold Palmer (NCAA medalist) and Phil Mickelson (outstanding freshman) Awards, as well as placing two players on the PING All-America First-Team.


"I?m humbled by this honor and want to thank the kids on team," said McGraw. "I especially want to thank Alan Bratton, my assistant, who did more than you can imagine to help this team."

Oklahoma State?s Moore Wins ARNOLD PALMER AWARD Presented by CALLAWAY GOLF


Saturday, June 3, 2006


Oklahoma State?s Moore Wins ARNOLD PALMER AWARD Presented by CALLAWAY GOLF



Jonathan Moore of Oklahoma State claimed the ARNOLD PALMER AWARD presented by CALLAWAY GOLF for Division I. The Palmer Award is presented annually to the national championship individual medalists.


Oklahoma State?s Jonathan Moore was named the Phil Mickelson Award winner, which is given to the nation?s outstanding Division I freshman golfer. Moore won his final three events of the season - the NCAA Championships, the Central Regional and The Maxwell. He also posted three other top 10s.


"Callaway Golf embodies innovation, passion and boldness as a leader within the golf industry," said Nick Raffaele, Vice President Sports Marketing at Callaway Golf Company. "Mr. Palmer has exhibited these and many other positive traits during a lifetime of achievement on and off the golf course. We are honored to be associated with him and to have our name linked with his on the award given to the individual medalists of this outstanding golf competition. Without doubt, those who emerge as medalists will have demonstrated that they possess these same attributes when they take home the Arnold Palmer Award presented by Callaway Golf."


Notable past recipients of the award include Phil Mickelson (1992), Justin Leonard (1994), Tiger Woods (1996), Charles Howell (2000) and Ryan Moore (2005).

Team USA Looks To Take Third-Straight World Junior Golf Team Championship

2006 USA WJGTC Team

Home Event Info Team USA Roster Scoring



Monday, June 12, 2006


Team USA Looks To Take Third-Straight World Junior Golf Team Championship
Cox, Stanley, Swafford, Volpenhein to represent America

NORMAN, Okla. ? Jordan Cox of Redwood City, Calif., Kyle Stanley of Gig Harbor, Wash., Hudson Swafford of Tallahassee, Fla. and Alex Volpenhein of Edgewood, Ky. will represent their country in the 2006 World Junior Golf Team Championship when it kicks off June 20 in Toyota City, Japan. The Americans are looking for a three-peat as Team USA wrapped up the 2004 and 2005 titles.


This year?s event will take place at the Chukyo Golf Club - the same club which saw the Americans come back from an early deficit to run away with the championship in the last day of the event last year.

"Anytime you get a chance to represent your country is an opportunity that you really want to take advantage of," Volpenhein said. Team USA will leave Los Angeles for Japan on June 15. Practice rounds and a sightseeing tour will take place before the tournament?s first round on June 20.

The players realize the attention - and added pressure - that comes with being two-time defending champions. However, the team does not believe this to be any sort of problem.

"We have a real good team," Stanley answered when asked if he liked the team?s chances. "A real good team." The trip represents a first opportunity for most of the team members to see Japan.

"My golf team played in England my sophomore year, but I?ve never had the chance to go to Asia," Swafford said. "I can?t wait."

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