Three Cowboy Golfers Earn All-America Honors

NORMAN, Okla. (OSU Athletics <>) — Three Oklahoma State golfers were named to the Ping All-America team it was announced today by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Freshman Casey Wittenberg was named a second-team selection while freshman Tyler Leon and junior Alex Norén were tabbed as honorable mention picks.

Wittenberg, a native of Memphis, Tenn., competed in 10 events for OSU this season, posting a team-best 71.6 stroke average and five top-10 finishes. His top finish came at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate in October where he placed fourth while helping the Cowboys to the first of their two team titles during the 2003-04 season.

In April, Wittenberg was named both the Southern Golf Association's Amateur of the Month and the Big 12 Golfer of the Month after finishing as the low amateur at The Masters. A first-team all-conference selection and the lone freshman named as a Ben Hogan Award semifinalist, he will compete at the 104th U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club later this month.

Leon was the lone player on the OSU squad to play in each of the squad's 14 events and came in as its top finisher three times, including last week's NCAA Championship where he tied for 17th. The Dallas, Texas native ended the season with the squad's second-lowest scoring average at 72.5, eight top 20s and one runner-up finish.

Norén led the team with nine rounds in the 60s and was the Cowboys' top finisher on five consecutive occasions, each of which resulted in a top 10 overall. A first-team All-Big 12 selection, his best finish of the season was a second-place showing at the Hall of Fame Invitational. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, Norén tallied a 72.8 stroke average in 12 tournaments.

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