Tide's Robby Shelton Golf Freshman Of Year

There was little suspense in this year's Phil Mickelson National Freshman of the Year award, which goes to the nation's best college golfer. Not only was Alabama's Robby Shelton the best freshman in Division I college golf, he is considered the number one player in the college ranks regardless of class.

On Wednesday morning, before Robby Shelton and his Alabama teammates teed off in the final match of the NCAA Championship, it was announced that the Golf Coaches Association of America had selected Shelton for the award, which is presented by PGA star Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy.

Shelton was also joined by senior Bobby Wyatt on the PING Division I first team All-America squad. It is the second first team All-America honor for Wyatt (2013) and the fourth overall. Shelton marks the sixth Alabama player to earn first team All-America honors since 2008 and the 10th first-team honor.

Shelton, a native of Wilmer in Mobile County, is the second Alabama golfer to win the Phil Mickelson Award in the last three years, joining Justin Thomas (2012).

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