Tide Soph Golfers Earn All-America

Alabama sophomores Bud Cauley and Hunter Hamrick have been named to the Division I PING All-America team as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of American this week.

Cauley was named to the second team after collecting wins at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational in October and the Linger Longer Invitational in March. Cauley also tied for fourth place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and picked up top-10 finishes at the PING/Golfweek Invitational, the John Hyat Collegiate Invitational and the Augusta State Invitational. The Jacksonville, Fla., native finished the season with a 71.32 scoring average and ranked 5th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings Index.

Hamrick garnered honorable mention accolades with wins at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and the Western Refining All-American Classic. The Montgomery, Ala., native also tied for first at the Schenkel E-Z-Go Invitational but fell in a playoff on the first hole to miss out on medalist honors. Hamrick turned in the Crimson Tide's top performance in the SEC Championship with a tie for fourth place and finished the year with a 72.21 stroke average.

Since taking over as the Alabama coach in 2002, Jay Seawell has guided four golfers to six All-American honors (Michael Thompson, 2007, Matthew Swan, 2008, Bud Cauley, 2009 and 2010 and Hunter Hamrick, 2009 and 2010).

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