Alabama State Captures First SWAC Men's Golf Title
For the first time in school history, Alabama State is hoisting a SWAC Championship trophy in men's golf. ASU held off Jackson State by 7 shots to win the 3-day event at Oak Wing GC in Alexandria, La.
After trailing the Tigers by a single shot after 18 holes, Alabama State took charge of the 2012 championship with a 289 team total on Tuesday and followed that with a solid team score of 300 during Wednesday's final round to keep the Tigers at arm's length all day.
Despite JSU posting the top two individuals in the tournament in Clay Myers (72-71-74--217) and Kyle Bordenstein (75-72-76--221), the Hornets had four steady scorers throughout the tournament and placed four golfers among the first-team all-conference finishers. Bordenstein was named Freshman of the Year as the low rookie medalist.
Jose Rodriguez and Scott Benson each tied for third place overall at 223, and John Montgomery and Robert Grant each tied for fifth place at 224 to lead the Hornets to the team title.
Texas Southern finished a distant third in the team standings.
2012 SWAC Men's Golf Awards
Medalist / Player of the Year: Clay Myers, Jackson State
Low Freshman Medalist / Freshman of the Year: Kyle Bordenstein, Jackson State
Coach of the Year: Gary Grandison, Alabama State
First Team All-SWAC: Clay Myers, Jackson State; Kyle Bordenstein, Jackson State; Jose Rodriguez, Alabama State; Scott Benson, Alabama State; John Montgomery, Alabama State; Robert Grant, Alabama State
Second Team All-SWAC: Michael Bradham, Prairie View A&M; Dominique Worthen, Texas Southern; Josh McCormick, Jackson State; Maurice Jeffries, Jackson State
- Alabama State 305-289-300--894
- Jackson State 304-296-301--901
- Texas Southern 337-316-313--966
- Arkansas-Pine Bluff 345-307-325--977
- Prairie View A&M 337-354-327--1018
- Alabama A&M 371-360-360--1091
- Alcorn State 385-377-351--1113
- Mississippi Valley State 527-510-455--1492