Haefner and Williams Named All-American

Auburn, Ala.--Auburn golfers Kevin Haefner and Lee Williams were both named to the PING All-America teams, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Haefner, who graduated in May, earned his second All-America selection as he was a second-team pick this year after being an honorable mention choice in 2000. The Pittsford, N.Y., native had a stroke average of 71.58, the third best in school history behind Buddy Gardner's 70.90 in 1976 and 71.40 in 1977. He broke Iain Steel's Auburn record with 19 sub-par rounds in 2001-02 and finished sixth with a 73.24 career stroke average.

Haefner was named to the All-SEC first-team, won the Billy Hitchcock Intercollegiate for his first collegiate title and had nine top-10 finishes in 13 tournaments this year. He is starting his professional career this summer on the Golden Bear Tour in Florida.

Williams capped off an outstanding sophomore season with an honorable mention All-America selection. The Alexander City, Ala., native also earned first-team All-SEC honors with a 72.51 stroke average, ranking 15th on the school's single-season list. He fired the team's lowest round of the season with a 65 during the first round of the Country Club of Louisiana Intercollegiate en route to a career-best runner-up finish.

"I am extremely proud of both Kevin and Lee," SEC Coach of the Year Mike Griffin said. "They both had outstanding seasons for us and were our leaders all year. Kevin had the most sub-par rounds in a single-season in Auburn history and that is very impressive."

Auburn golfers have now earned 16 All-America honors all-time. The Tigers finished the season ranked 11th nationally after making the school's 12th NCAA Championship appearance and sixth in the past nine years.


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