Scott Kelly of Sam Houston State has been named as a first team
All-Southland Conference selection and was voted as SLC men's golf "Freshman of the Year" by the league's head golf coaches and sports information directors.
Kelly, a freshman from Kingwood, became the sixth Sam Houston State men's golfer to win the Southland Conference individual medalist championship last week.
Kelly fired a one-under par 215 at Lake Charles to tie for the top
individual spot, then birdied the second hole of the playoff to earn the
trophy. Kelly compiled the golf team's top stroke average this year with a 74.1 mark, leading the Bearkat to two team titles and a runner-up finish at conference, Sam Houston's highest Southland finish since 1994.
Senior Brandon Frankhouser was named All-Southland Conference honorable mention. Frankhouser ranked second on the Bearkat men's golf team in stroke average with a mark of 74.3. His top finish was 10th at the Cypress Bend Classic. Frankhouser placed 24th at the 2008 Southland Conference tournament
2008 ALL-SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE MEN'S GOLF TEAMS
Sigmundur Masson - McNeese State Sr. Reykjavik, Iceland
Casey Clendenon - Lamar Sr. Katy, Texas
Scott Kelly - Sam Houston State Fr. Kingwood, Texas
Bobby Massa - UT Arlington So. Irving, Texas
Scotty Campbel - Central Arkansas Sr. Conway, Arkansas
Justin Harding - Lamar Jr. Cape Town, South Africa
Matthew Carvell - Southeastern Louisiana Jr. Johannesburg, South Africa
Hugues Joannes - Lamar So. Brussels, Belgium
Zack Reeves - UT Arlington Sr. Arlington, Texas
Gideon Pienaar - Central Arkansas Fr. Pongola, South Africa
Russell Helson - Lamar Sr. Georgetown, Texas
Graham Benson - Southeastern Louisiana Jr. Leighton, England
Corey Roberson - Texas State Jr. Tyler, Texas
Michael Van de Venter - UT Arlington So. Centurion, South Africa
Kyle Robbins - Stephen F. Austin Fr. Southlake, Texas
Honorable Mention: Thomas Kearney, UTSA; Kevin Carrigan, UTA;
Brandon Frankhouser, SHSU; Simon Merry, UTSA; Cedric Scotto, SLU.
Player of the Year: Sigmundur Masson, McNeese State
Freshman of the Year: Scott Kelly, Sam Houston State
Newcomer of the Year: Scotty Campbell, Central Arkansas
Coach of the Year: Brian White, Lamar