May 26, 2012

Article largely contributed to by Jake Knabel, NAIA Communications & Sports Information Intern

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2012 Men's Golf All-Americans. Golfers werethane.jpg selected by the All-America committee. Fifteen student-athletes were named to each the First, Second and Honorable Mention Teams.

2012 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships individual medalist Carson Kallis highlights the list of All-Americans. Kallis took home the O.D. Bounds Medalist Trophy by moving from a tie for sixth after three rounds to the top of the leader board (70-74-69-71–284) with a final round six-under 66 to win the tournament by one stroke over Texas Wesleyan’s Nathan Anderson, who also is a First Team All-American.

National Championships team titlist Oklahoma City placed James Marchesani and Clark Collier on the first team and Michael Palmer and Taylor Artman on the second team. The Stars four All-Americans were the second most by national runner-up Oklahoma Christian’s five honorees.

Repeat First Team All-Americans include the Cumberlands’ (Ky.) Aaron Watkins, Oklahoma Christian’s Logan Herbst and Marchesani. Collier and Oklahoma Christian’s Preston Wilkins were second team choices last season.

Twelve of the 30 First/Second Team All-Americans are seniors, nine are juniors, eight are sophomores and one is a freshman.

First Team School Class Hometown
Justin Burns Central Baptist (Ark.) Jr.
Aaron Watkins Cumberlands (Ky.) Sr. Harlan, Ky.
Josh Manske Grand View (Iowa) Sr. Algona, Iowa
Thane Ringler The Master's (Calif.) So. Hutchinson, Kan.
Brett McCurdy Northwood (Fla.) Jr. Framingham, Mass.
Alasdair Dalgliesh Oklahoma Christian So. West Sussex, England
Vilhelm Bogstrand Oklahoma Christian Jr. Oslo, Norway
Logan Herbst Oklahoma Christian Jr. Fairview, Okla.
James Marchesani Oklahoma City So. Victoria, Australia
Clark Collier Oklahoma City Sr. Edmund, Okla.
Omar Tejeira St. Thomas (Fla.) Jr. Panama City, Panama
Nathan Anderson Texas Wesleyan Jr. Burleson, Texas
Darren Hupfer Victoria (B.C.) So. Alberta, Canada
Carson Kallis Victoria (B.C.) So. Alberta, Canada
Julian Taylor William Woods (Mo.) Fr. York, England

To view the entire list of all 30 First/Second Team All-Americans, please click here.