Sanders and Holden Collect GCAA PING® All-America Awards
It was announced on Thursday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) that two University of Redlands men's golfers garnered PING® All-America honors for their athletic achievements during the 2012 season. Sophomore Jeremy Sanders (Chatsworth, CA) secured First-Team recognition, while freshman Bobby Holden (Simi Valley, CA) landed on the Third Team.
Sanders capped off a solid sophomore season by tying for third place at the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships last week. During the four-day tournament, Sanders knocked in 14 birdies and tallied the third-best average score on par-fours, notching a 4.08 mark on such holes. He shot a four-round total of 290 (74, 72, 70, 74), putting him at two-over for the season-ending tournament.
Overall this season, Sanders put together an average score of 70.64, which included two rounds of 67.
This is Sanders' second First-Team All-America nod in as many years at Redlands.
Holden stormed onto the collegiate men's golfing scene by earning the West Region's spot on the NCAA All-Freshman Team.
During the championship tournament, he impressed with a four-day total of 301 to tie for 31st out of 81 competitors. He ranked second among the field for par-five scoring by recording an average score of 4.63. He also sank 15 birdies to lead the Bulldogs, which included two in the final round.
Throughout his rookie campaign, Holden registered an average round of 73.68, which was highlighted by a score of 67 during the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championships en route to the Bulldogs' second-place finish.
Redlands men's golf placed fifth at the NCAA Championships for its eighth top-10 performance since 2003.