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 were 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.
|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.