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Rob Bennett Lowery Thomas

T.J. Mitchell Hudson Swafford

Will Kropp Brian Carter

Harris English

2009 -2010 Georgia Men’s Golf Schedule Carpet Capital Collegiate

Puerto Rico Shootout

SEC Championship

Olympia Fields Invitational

Southern Highlands Collegiate

NCAA Regional

Brickyard Collegiate Championship

Linger Longer Invitational

NCAA Championship

Isleworth Collegiate Invitational

Morris Williams Intercollegiate

Sept. 11-13, 2009 Sept. 18-20, 2009 Oct. 10-12, 2009 Oct. 25-27, 2009

Rocky Face, Ga.

Olympia Fields, Ill. Macon, Ga.

Orlando, Fla.

Feb. 21-23, 2010 Rio Grande, Puerto Rico March 12-14, 2010 March 26-28, 2010 April 5-7, 2010

Las Vegas, Nev.

Greensboro, Ga. Austin, Texas

April 16-18, 2010

St. Simons Island, Ga.

May 20-22, 2010 June 1-5, 2010

TBA Ooltewah, Tenn. Russell Henley


Rob Bennett Lowery Thomas

T.J. Mitchell Hudson Swafford

Will Kropp Brian Carter

Harris English

2009 -2010 Georgia Men’s Golf Schedule Carpet Capital Collegiate

Puerto Rico Shootout

SEC Championship

Olympia Fields Invitational

Southern Highlands Collegiate

NCAA Regional

Brickyard Collegiate Championship

Linger Longer Invitational

NCAA Championship

Isleworth Collegiate Invitational

Morris Williams Intercollegiate

Sept. 11-13, 2009 Sept. 18-20, 2009 Oct. 10-12, 2009 Oct. 25-27, 2009

Rocky Face, Ga.

Olympia Fields, Ill. Macon, Ga.

Orlando, Fla.

Feb. 21-23, 2010 Rio Grande, Puerto Rico March 12-14, 2010 March 26-28, 2010 April 5-7, 2010

Las Vegas, Nev.

Greensboro, Ga. Austin, Texas

April 16-18, 2010

St. Simons Island, Ga.

May 20-22, 2010 June 1-5, 2010

TBA Ooltewah, Tenn. Russell Henley


2009-2010 geOrgia Media gUide Team Photo, Roster ....................................................................IFC

Golf Courses .............................................................................44-45

Table Of Contents........................................................................... 1

Georgia’s Athletic Venues.......................................................46-47

Media Information, Quick Facts .................................................... 2

Uga Mascot Legacy ........................................................................48

2009-2010 Schedule ........................................................................ 3

Georgia Traditions ..........................................................................49

2000-2010 Outlook ..................................................................... 4-5

University Of Georgia.............................................................50-51

Hudson Swafford.............................................................................. 6

Athens, The Home Of The Bulldogs ....................................52-53

Rob Bennett ...................................................................................... 7

Tee-Off Club .............................................................................54-55

Harris English .................................................................................... 8

Bulldogs In The Pros ......................................................................56

Russell Henley................................................................................... 9

Television Spotters Chart ..........................................................IBC

Will Kropp, Lowery Thomas........................................................10

On The Cover: Georgia’s quest for regular-season, con-

T.J. Mitchell, Brian Carter..............................................................11

ference and national titles will be led by returning All-Ameri-

Head Coach Chris Haack ......................................................12-13

cans Hudson Swafford, Harris English and Russell Henley.

Assistant Coach Jason Payne .......................................................14

Cover Designs: Walton Media of Monroe, Ga.

Graduate Assistant Bryant Odom ..............................................15

Photography: Eric Cheek, Steven Colquitt, Ashley Con-

Administration, Support Staff ................................................16-17

nell, Todd Drexler, Dan Evans, Phillip Faulkner, Katie Green,

Academic Excellence ...............................................................18-19

Rebecca Hay, Amanda C. Melton, Parker Moore, Radi

2008-2009 Review ...................................................................20-21

Nabulsi, Lesley Onstott, Brian Tirpak, Turner Broadcasting,

Georgia’s Golf History ...........................................................22-23

University of Minnesota, Julianne Upchurch and Kelly Wegel.

1999 National Champions ...........................................................24

Design And Content: Steven Colquitt, Katie Green,

2005 National Champions ...........................................................25

Graham Shurley, Meredith Milligan, Marian Mozingo, Jennifer

Year-By-Year Results................................................................26-28

Pham, Emily Chell and Meredith Cook.

Georgia’s All-Americans ...............................................................29

Printing: EBSCO Media, Birmingham, Ala.

Southeastern Conference ......................................................30-33

About This Guide: The 2005 edition was chosen No. 1

Georgia’s Lettermen ...............................................................34-36

in the nation among men’s golf media guides by the College

Georgia’s School Records ............................................................37

Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The

Amateur Champions ...............................................................38-39

1994 and 1995 editions were chosen third-best in the nation

Bulldogs In International Play ................................................40-41

by CoSIDA, and the 1993 cover was recognized as No. 1 in

Boyd Golf Center ....................................................................42-43

the nation by CoSIDA.

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Media infOrMatiOn COVERING THE BULLDOGS: Coach Chris Haack, Assistant Coach Jason Payne and the Georgia student-athletes appreciate your interest in the men’s golf team and look forward to assisting you in any way possible. Media covering Georgia in need of assistance beyond this brochure (interviews, credentials, photographs, etc.) should contact Steven Colquitt of the Sports Communications Department by mail at 1 Selig Circle, Athens, Ga., 30602, by phone at (706) 542-1621, or by e-mail at scolquitt@sports.uga.edu. INTERVIEWS: To ensure interview requests are addressed expeditiously, please contact the Sports Communications Department at least 24 hours in advance. Generally, the best time to interview Coach Chris Haack or any of the players is immediately before practice early in the afternoon. Media desiring to conduct interviews by phone should make arrangements through the Sports Communications Department. Players’ phone numbers cannot be given out. ON THE INTERNET: Information on Georgia men’s golf, as well as every other UGA athletic team, can be obtained through the Athletic Association’s official web site, georgiadogs.com. News releases and current statistics are updated weekly. Also available are rosters, biographies of each player and coach, the season outlook, team/individual school records, results and other facts about one of the nation’s premier programs. The site also features links to other web sites of interest, including the University of Georgia home page, the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA. SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE: SEC statistics, schedules and other information are available at secsports.com Coach Chris Haack and secsportsmedia.com. At is interviewed at the NCAA the end of the season, the SEC Championship. will announce First and Second Teams as well as Player, Coach, Freshman and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. For further information, contact the SEC by mail at 2201 Richard Arrington Blvd. North, Birmingham, Ala., 35203-1103 or by phone at (205) 458-3000. MEDIA DAY: For the past few years, the Bulldogs have hosted an outing with members of the media, giving players, coaches and reporters a chance to get to know each other better while enjoying a round of golf. The last few events have taken place at The Georgia Club and have been perhaps the best yet. The 2010 media day is tentatively scheduled to take place in April. If you are interested in participating, please contact Steven Colquitt at (706) 542-1621. DIRECTIONS TO THE UGA GOLF COURSE: From the Athens Bypass (Georgia Highway 10), take the exit for Milledge Avenue. If traveling from the east side of Athens (i.e. Hartwell, Elberton, Commerce) take a left at the bottom of the ramp and proceed underneath the bypass. If traveling from the west side (i.e. Atlanta, Winder, Monroe) take a right at the bottom of the ramp. Travel approximately one-half mile on Milledge Avenue (if you reach the Georgia soccer/softball complex on your right, you’ve gone too far) and make the first available left onto Riverbend Parkway. Proceed one-half mile and make a right into the entrance to the UGA course. Follow the road into the large parking lot. The Boyd Golf Center is located closest to the front left corner of the parking lot, while the clubhouse for the University of Georgia Course is located closest to the front right corner of the lot.

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Georgia Quick Facts School ........................................University of Georgia Location .......................................................Athens, Ga. Nickname......................................................... Bulldogs Mascot ..................................................................Uga VII Colors ......................................................Red and Black Conference ............................................. Southeastern Founded ...................................................................1785 Enrollment ......................................................... 34,180 President ..........................................Michael F. Adams Director Of Athletics........................ Damon Evans Faculty Athletics Rep.......................Jere Morehead Head Coach .............................................Chris Haack Assistant Coach ......................................Jason Payne Golf Phone/Fax .......................(706) 369-6066/5669 Golf SID ...............................................Steven Colquitt SID Phone/Fax ........................(706) 542-1621/9339 SID E-Mail Address ...... scolquitt@sports.uga.edu Website ..............................................georgiadogs.com Mailing Address .....................................1 Selig Circle Athens, Ga. 30602 Facility ....................Boyd Center/UGA Golf Course 2009 SEC Finish ........................................... 1st of 12 2009 Regional Finish .................................2nd of 14 2009 NCAA Finish ......................................3rd of 30 Lettermen Returning ....................6 (Rob Bennett, Harris English, Russell Henley, Will Kropp, Hudson Swafford, Lowery Thomas) Lettermen Lost ............................3 (Michael Green, Brian Harman, Adam Mitchell) 2009 All-Americans .................Brian Harman (2T), Russell Henley (2T), Hudson Swafford (2T), Harris English (3T), Adam Mitchell (HM) 2009 All-SEC ............................... Harris English (1T), Brian Harman (1T), Russell Henley (1T), Hudson Swafford (1T), Adam Mitchell (2T)

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2009-2010 schedUle Morris Williams Intercollegiate Dates ...................................................................April 5-7, 2010 Site ..........................................................................Austin, Texas Host ......................................................................................Texas Course .....................................University of Texas Golf Club Field .......................Georgia, Arkansas, Baylor, Fresno State, Kansas St., LSU, New Mexico, Oklahoma St., Pepperdine, SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA 2009 Team Winner .................................... Oklahoma State 2009 Medalist .................................... Tom Glissmeyer, USC 2009 UGA Finish .......................................Did not compete 2009 UGA Individual ...............................Did not compete

Carpet Capital Collegiate Dates ...............................................................Sept. 11-13, 2009 Site ..................................................................... Rocky Face, Ga. Host ........................................................................Georgia Tech Course ..........................................................................The Farm Field...................Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, Chattanooga, Clemson, East Tenn. State, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Wake Forest 2008 Team Winner .......................................... Chattanooga 2008 Medalist ................................... Kyle Stanley, Clemson 2008 UGA Finish ......................................................7th of 18 2008 UGA Individual .....................Russell Henley, T-20th Olympia Fields Invitational Dates ...............................................................Sept. 18-20, 2009 Site ................................................................. Olympia Fields, Ill. Host ............................................................ University of Illinois Course ......................................Olympia Fields Country Club Field..........................Georgia, Arizona State, Augusta State, Florida, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Northwestern, San Diego State, Southern Cal, Stanford, Texas, Wake Forest 2008 Team Winner ...................................................... Illinois 2008 Medalist .........................................Alex Martin, Indiana 2008 UGA Finish .......................................Did not compete 2008 UGA Individual ...............................Did not compete

Puerto Rico Shootout Dates ................................................................Feb. 21-23, 2010 Site .....................................................Rio Grande, Puerto Rico Host ....................................................................................Purdue Course ..................................................Rio Mar Country Club Field ............................................ Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, East Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Kent State, Michigan, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Purdue, Texas, UNC-Greensboro, Va. Tech 2009 Team Winner ................................................... Georgia 2009 Medalist ......................................... Dylan Fritelli, Texas 2009 UGA Finish .......................................................1st of 15 2009 UGA Individual ................................H. Swafford, 2nd

SEC Championship Dates ...............................................................April 16-18, 2010 Site ........................................................................ Sea Island, Ga. Host ................................................. Southeastern Conference Course ....................................................... Frederica Golf Club Field ............................................ Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt 2009 Team Winner ................................................... Georgia 2009 Medalist ..................................... Billy Horschel, Florida 2009 UGA Finish .......................................................1st of 12 2009 UGA Individual ...................................B. Harman, 4th

Brickyard Collegiate Championship Dates ............................................................... Oct. 10-12, 2009 Site ..............................................................................Macon, Ga. Host ................................................................................... Mercer Course ...........................................The Brickyard at Riverside Field................................ Georgia, Augusta State, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, LSU, Mercer, Michigan, Ole Miss, North Florida, Penn State, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Tech 2008 Team Winner ................................................... Georgia 2008 Medalist .................Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech 2008 UGA Finish .......................................................1st of 15 2008 UGA Individual ........H. English, H. Swafford, T-3rd

Southern Highlands Collegiate Dates ............................................................March 12-14, 2010 Site ......................................................................Las Vegas, Nev. Host ..................................................................................... UNLV Course .................................... Southern Highlands Golf Club Field ......................Georgia, Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, GeorgiaTech, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Southern Cal, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UNLV 2009 Team Winner ...................................................... UNLV 2009 Medalist .................Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech 2009 UGA Finish ......................................................3rd of 15 2009 UGA Individual .............................Brian Harman, 8th

NCAA Regional Dates ................................................................ May 20-22, 2010 Sites .................................Alpharetta, Ga.; Notre Dame, Ind.; San Diego, Calif.; College Station, Texas; Bremerton, Wash.; New Haven, Conn. Hosts .......................................... Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, San Diego State, Texas A&M, Washington, Yale Courses .........................Capital City Club, Warren Course, Carlton Oaks Course, Traditions Club, Gold Mountain Club, Yale University Course Field ...... 15 teams and 2 individuals not on selected teams 2009 UGA Finish ..................................... T-2nd of 14 (East) 2009 UGA Individual .................. Hudson Swafford, T-6th

Isleworth Collegiate Invitational Dates ............................................................... Oct. 25-27, 2009 Site ...........................................................................Orlando, Fla. Host ............................................................................Texas Tech Course ..................................Isleworth Golf & Country Club Field ...................... Georgia, Alabama, Arizona State, Central Florida, Clemson, East Tenn. State, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas Tech, South Carolina, Stanford, Washington 2008 Team Winner ................................................... Georgia 2008 Medalist ..................................Russell Henley, Georgia 2008 UGA Finish .......................................................1st of 18 2008 UGA Individual ............................Russell Henley, 1st

Linger Longer Invitational Dates ............................................................March 26-28, 2010 Site ....................................................................Greensboro, Ga. Hosts ..............................Kennesaw State, Mercer University Course ............................................................Reynolds Landing Field ..........Georgia, Alabama, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Florida State, Furman, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Louisville, Mercer, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, San Jose State, South Alabama, Texas A&M, USC-Aiken 2009 Team Winner ................................................... Georgia 2009 Medalist ..................Trent Whitekiller, Oklahoma St. 2009 UGA Finish .......................................................1st of 13 2009 UGA Individual .............................Harris English, 4th

NCAA Championship Dates .................................................................... June 1-5, 2010 Site ....................................................................Ooltewah, Tenn. Host ......................................................................... Chattanooga Course ...................................................... The Honors Course Field ...........Thirty teams advancing from the regionals will compete in stroke play for 36 holes to determine the individual champion, followed by match play for the top eight teams to determine the team champion. 2009 Team Winner ............................................ Texas A&M 2009 Medalist ........................................ Matt Hill, N.C. State 2009 UGA Finish ......................................................3rd of 30 2009 UGA Individual .......... B. Harman, R. Henley, T-9th

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2009-2010 seasOn OUtlOOk The Georgia Bulldogs are hoping in 2009-10 that eight is enough. The Bulldogs entered the season with eight on their roster, one of the lowest numbers during Coach Chris Haack’s 14-year-tenure. Moreover, only three of those players have logged significant playing time at the collegiate level, combining for 77 events. Two more have played in seven tournaments, while the rest don’t have any college experience. Harris English To add to Haack’s woes, the Bulldogs had to deal with injuries during their fall workouts. Senior All-American Hudson Swafford was sidelined following labrum surgery and is not expected back in the lineup until the spring portion of the schedule. Sophomores Will Kropp (pinched nerve) and Lowery Thomas (wrist) also were not 100 percent during workouts. “This is an unusual situation for our team,” Haack said. “We don’t normally have to deal with injuries or depth problems, but that’s where we are right now. We’ll go through the fall with an inexperienced lineup, but that’s a good opportunity for these young guys to show us what they’ve got. We’ll find out what we’re made of this fall, and that will help us out once we get to the spring.” Even with the departures of All-Americans Brian Harman and Adam Mitchell as well as the venerable Michael Green and the transfer of another player, don’t count these Bulldogs out. With a lineup in place of Harman, Mitchell, Swafford, Harris English and Russell Henley last season, Haack had the foresight to redshirt Rob Bennett and T.J. Mitchell to protect a year of eligibility for them. And while Bennett, a junior, and Kropp, a sophomore, are the only Bulldogs behind Swafford, English and Henley with experience, they lead a group that is both talented and hungry. “We have made it clear to our guys that we need them to step up and do the work they need to do to get themselves in the lineup and to be ready to play,” Haack said. “We don’t have a lot of margin for error. We lost some great players, but nobody in our conference

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and nobody in the country is going to feel sorry for us. It’s up to our young guys to carry on the proud tradition of Georgia Golf. I have always felt that success comes at the 3, 4 and 5 spots in the lineup. We know these guys have the ability; they just need the experience.” Last season, the Bulldogs claimed their fifth straight top-10 finish at the NCAAs, claiming the third spot. Under Haack, the Bulldogs have advanced to the NCAAs for 12 straight seasons, winning twice (1999 and 2005) and finishing in the top 10 seven times and in the top 20 11 times. Last year’s Bulldogs won five events, including the program’s 27th Southeastern Conference title. Swafford, the Bulldogs’ lone senior, has been a steady competitor throughout his career. In 2009, he posted a scoring average of 72.5, with seven top-20 finishes in 10 tournaments on his way to AllAmerica and All-Southeastern Conference honors. He captured medalist honors for the first time in his career at the Puerto Rico Shootout and had three additional top-10 efforts. “Hudson has been a great ambassador for our program, and I am glad he’s with us as a senior this year,” Haack said. “The shoulder surgery was disappointing to him, but he has handled it well and continued to be a leader for our program. He can still push our guys to get better. He can make our program stronger in a different way than he’s used to. And when he’s back playing for us, he will be a difference-maker.” Bennett took a rare redshirt year in his third season in the program in 2009. That gave him an opportunity to continue to hone his skills and prepare for a greater role in 2010. He still made a splash, however, as he was named to the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team. Entering the season, Bennett had played in four tournaments for the Bulldogs, including a 21stplace finish in the 2007 Brickyard Championship. English and Henley have been stalwarts in the lineup since their arrival in Athens. A year ago, English had a scoring average of 72.53 and five top-20 finishes. He took third at the Brickyard

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2009-2010 seasOn OUtlOOk and off the course,” Haack said. “These guys have been in the program for awhile, and they know exactly how things have to be done. We are counting on Rob, Harris and Russell to lead us in a variety of ways.” Kropp and Thomas make up the Bulldogs’ sophomore class. Kropp saw action in three tournaments last season, all as an individual. He finished with a scoring average of 75.0. Thomas, who is in his third year in the program, has yet to compete for the Bulldogs in a tournament. T.J. Mitchell redshirted a year ago and will join Carter in the freshman class. Both Mitchell and Carter had exemplary junior careers, and they should be in the mix for playing time this season. “Our young guys will have to hit the ground running for us,” Haack said. “We need to be able to pencil some of these guys in, so they will need to practice to be playing at the best of their ability when their time comes.”

Hudson Swafford

Russell Henley

Championship, fourth at the Linger Longer Invitational and fifth at the Southeastern Conference Championship – all of which the Bulldogs won. Henley is Georgia’s scoring average leader among the returners. He posted a 72.08 last season (following only Harman’s 71.94). Henley also led Georgia with nine top20 showings and extended his streak of playing in every tournament of his college career. “We are relying on our juniors to show the way on

GeorGia BulldoGs roster Name

Class

Height

Weight

Exp.

Hometown

High School

Rob Bennett

Junior

5-9

155

2L

Augusta, Ga.

Richmond Academy

Brian Carter

Freshman

6-3

180

HS

Augusta, Ga.

Lakeside-Evans

Harris English

Junior

6-3

170

2L

Thomasville, Ga.

The Baylor School

Russell Henley

Junior

6-0

170

2L

Macon, Ga.

Stratford Academy

Will Kropp

Sophomore

6-2

160

1L

Edmond, Okla.

Edmond North

T.J. Mitchell

R. Freshman

6-0

155

SQ

Albany, Ga.

Deerfield-Windsor

Hudson Swafford

Senior

6-2

185

3L

Tallahassee, Fla.

Maclay School

Lowery Thomas

Sophomore

5-10

150

1L

Auburn, Ala.

Auburn High

Head Coach: Chris Haack (14th Season) • Assistant Coach: Jason Payne (3rd Season)

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Hudson Swafford Senior • Tallahassee, Fla. 2009-10 (Senior Season): • Chosen as the recipient of the Jack and Mary Dinos Endowed Scholarship. 2008-09 (Junior Season): • Named Second-Team All-America by PING and the GCAA. • Selected for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA. • Named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference by the league’s coaches. • Selected to the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll. • Claimed medalist honors at the Puerto Rico Classic, leading Georgia to the team title. • Finished at 12-under 204 in Puerto Rico for the seventh-best figure in school history. • Paced the Bulldogs at the NCAA Southeast Regional, finishing sixth. • Was red hot in the fall, finishing third, fifth and first in three straight events.

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• Moved onto Georgia’s list for career top-10 finishes with his 12th (which is tied for 15th all-time). • Named to Golfweek’s Preseason AllAmerica Second Team. • Named to the watch list for the 2009 Ben Hogan Award. 2007-08 (Sophomore Season): • Named Second-Team All-America by PING/GCAA and Golfweek. • Selected First-Team All-SEC. • Named to the watch list for the 2008 Jack Nicklaus Award. • Chosen for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA. • Chosen to Golfweek.com’s “Best of the Rest” in its Top 50 Players To Watch List. • Named the recipient of the Jack and Mary Dinos Endowed Scholarship. 2006-07 (Freshman Season): • Named the SEC Freshman of the Year. • Twice earned SEC Player of the Week honors. Amateur/Junior Highlights: • Won the SJGT’s UGA-AutoTrader.com Junior Invitational in 2003, 2004 and 2005, becoming the first player to win three times. • Won the 2004 AJGA’s Mooney Rome Classic. • Won the 2004 Future Masters title. • Recorded eight top-10 AJGA finishes. • Named First-Team EASports All-American in 2005. • Named Second-Team Rolex All-American in 2004. • Won the 2006 Dogwood Invitational. • Represented the United States in the World Junior Cup in Japan in 2006. • Qualified for the 2006 U.S. Amateur. High School: • Graduated from Maclay High School. • Named Maclay’s MVP in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. • Finished as the individual runner-up at the 2003 and 2005 state championships. • Named the Big Bend Player of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2005, and was First-Team AllBig Bend in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Personal: • Born Sept. 9, 1987. • Son of David and Jean Swafford. • Majoring in Consumer Economics.

Swafford’S Scorecard Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 totaLs

rounds 37 33 30 100

top-10 Finishes: top-20 Finishes: par or Better: Best Finish: Low round:

strokes 2728 2392 2175 7295

average 73.73 72.48 72.50 72.95

Low 69 65 67 65

Low tournament:

12 17 42 1st 66 (-6) 65 (-6) 204 (-12)

(3/5/4) (5/5/7) (11/18/13) 2009 Puerto rico 2008 so. HigHlands 2008 east regional 2009 Puerto rico

2006-2007 inverness invitational carPet caPital ncaa Preview islewortH invitational Puerto rico classic soutHern HigHlands scHenkel invitational u.s. collegiate sec cHamPionsHiP linger longer inv. ncaa east regional ncaa cHamPionsHiP 2007-2008 carPet caPital coll. Brickyard collegiate islewortH invitational Puerto rico classic soutHern HigHlands linger longer inv. u.s. collegiate augusta state inv. sec cHamPionsHiP ncaa east regional ncaa cHamPionsHiP 2008-2009 Ping/golfweek Preview Brickyard collegiate islewortH invitational Puerto rico classic las vegas intercollegiate linger longer inv. u.s. collegiate sec cHamPionsHiP ncaa se regional ncaa cHamPionsHiP

rounds 77-73-76 76-76-74 70-73-72 70-76-74 70-70-71 76-79-77 75-75-76 74-72-72 81-72-71 70-74-69 75-79-70 69-75-75-74 rounds 78-76-75 71-68-71 71-69-70 71-71-70 70-66-77 71-81-71 74-74-74 74-71 74-76-71 65-68-77 73-69-79-76 rounds 73-72-71 75-72-68 73-68-75 70-67-67 76-82-70 75-75-76 73-74-75 71-69-76 71-67-68 73-78-75

totaL 226 (+13) 226 (+10) 215 (+5) 220 (+4) 211 (-5) 232 (+16) 226 (+10) 218 (+2) 224 (+14) 213 (-3) 224 (+8) 293 (+13) totaL 229 (+13) 210 (-6) 210 (-6) 212 (-4) 213 (-3) 223 (+7) 222 (+6) 145 (+1) 221 (+5) 210 (-3) 297 (+9) totaL 216 (+3) 215 (+5) 216 (e) 204 (-12) 228 (+12) 226 (+10) 222 (+6) 216 (e) 206 (-7) 226 (+13)

pLace 14tH of 75 71st of 90 31st of 75 8tH of 89 5tH of 90 56tH of 79 47tH of 89 2nd of 78 33rd of 60 11tH of 80 50tH of 141 68tH of 155 pLace 60tH of 90 8tH of 74 3rd of 90 6tH of 79 2nd of 79 30tH of 75 28tH of 78 27tH of 90 25tH of 60 23rd of 141 9tH of 155 pLace 16tH of 75 3rd of 80 5tH of 90 1st of 75 54tH of 80 27tH of 75 19tH of 78 12tH of 60 6tH of 75 96tH of 156

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Rob Bennett Junior • Augusta, Ga. 2009-10 (Junior Season): • Named a recipient of one of the Ramsey Scholarships for Academic and Athletic Excellence. 2008-09 (Redshirt Season): • Redshirted and did not see any action for the Bulldogs. • Selected to the Southeastern Conference Community Se rvice Team. • Named to the Fall Semester Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. • Selected to the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll. • Chosen as the recipient of the Robert E. Dicks III Athletic Scholarship Endowment. 2007-08 (Sophomore Season): ��� Played as an individual in the Brickyard Collegiate, posting a score of 217 for an average of 72.33. • Selected to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll. • Named to the Fall and Spring Semesters Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. 2006-07 (Freshman Season): • Appeared in three events for the Bulldogs, posting a scoring average of 78.00. • Made his collegiate debut in the NCAA Preview. • Played in the Isleworth Invitational and the Linger Longer Invitational (the latter as an individual). • Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll as the Bulldogs had a team GPA of 3.23, which was the highest among Georgia’s men’s teams. Amateur/Junior Highlights: • Recorded three top-10 finishes in American Junior Golf Association tournaments in 2005. • Named the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour’s Sportsman of the Year in 2004. • Finished fifth at the 2003 Future Masters. • Won the SJGT’s Grand Cypress Junior in 2004. • Was ranked as the No. 1 junior golfer in Georgia in 2005 by the AJGA. • Named to Georgia-Carolina Challenge Cup Team in 2004, winning all his matches to lead the team to victory.

• Placed third at the 2005 Georgia State Golf Association Junior. • Placed third at the 2005 Golfweek Invitational. • Tied for fifth at the 2005 North-South Junior. High School: • Graduated from Richmond Academy. • Helped lead Richmond Academy to state and region championships in 2006. • Named MVP at Richmond Academy for 2005 and 2006. • Led Augusta Preparatory Day School to region and state championships as a freshman. • Was an Honor Graduate and UGA Certificate of Merit recipient. • Named an AJGA HP Scholastic AllAmerican. Personal: • Born Aug. 5, 1987.

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Bennett’S Scorecard Year 2006-07 2007-08 totaLs

rounds 9 3 12

strokes 702 217 919

average 78.00 72.33 76.58

top-10 Finishes: top-20 Finishes: par or Better: Best Finish: Low round: Low tournament:

0 0 1 21st 67 (-5) 217 (+1)

(0/0) (0/0) (0/1) 2007 Brickyard 2007 Brickyard 2007 Brickyard

2006-2007 ncaa Preview islewortH invitational linger longer inv. 2007-2008 Brickyard collegiate

rounds 85-73-74 77-76-78 82-73-84 rounds 73-67-77

totaL 232 (+22) 231 (+15) 239 (+23) totaL 217 (+1)

Low 73 67 67

pLace 72nd of 75 61st of 89 78tH of 80 pLace 21st of 74

• Son of Jim and Frann Bennett. • Majoring in Business.

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Harris English Junior • Thomasville, Ga. 2009-10 (Junior Season): • Chosen as the recipient of the George P. Swift Jr. Endowed Scholarship. 2008-09 (Sophomore Season): • Named Third-Team All-America by PING and the Golf Coaches Association of America. • Selected for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA. • Named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference by the league’s coaches. • Selected to the Southeastern Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll. • Named to Golfweek’s Preseason AllAmerica Second Team. 2007-08 (Freshman Season): • Named Third-Team All-America by PING and the GCAA. • Chosen for the National All-Freshmen Team by the GCAA. • Selected Third-Team All-American by Golfweek. • Named the SEC Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-SEC and to the AllFreshmen Team in voting conducted by the league’s coaches. • Chosen for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA. • Had a scintillating debut as a Bulldog, claiming medalist honors in the Brickyard Collegiate and the Isleworth Invitational in his second and third collegiate events. • Set Isleworth records with a 6-under 66 in the third round and a total of 11-under 205. • Became the third Bulldog in four years to

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win the Isleworth, joining Chris Kirk and Brian Harman. • Set the Brickyard scoring record at 12-under 204 (including a first-round 7-under 65) as it was the inaugural event. • Chosen as the Golf World National Player of the Week following his victories. • Named to the watch list for the 2008 Ben Hogan Award. • Named to the Golf World Mid-Season All-American Team and the Mid-Season AllFreshmen Team. • Named the recipient of the George P. Swift Jr. Endowed Scholarship. • Named to the Fall Semester Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. • Selected for the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll. Amateur/Junior Highlights: • Won the 2007 Georgia Amateur Championship. • According to the GSGA, he was the thirdyoungest player to win the event, following only Bobby Jones in 1916 and Charlie Yates in 1931. • Finished 14th at the 2007 U.S. Amateur. • Placed eighth at the 2007 Southeastern Amateur. • Won the 2004 Southern Junior. • Made it to the round of 32 in the 2006 U.S. Junior. • Placed fifth at the 2007 Georgia Junior. • Recorded 16 victories on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour, including two Tour Championships and two Tournaments of Champions. • Had three top-5 finishes in American Junior Golf Association events. • Was chosen as the 2001 Southeastern Junior Player of the Year. • Won the Future Masters events in 2002 and 2004. High School: • Graduated from The Baylor School, the institution that produced former Georgia AllAmerican Michael Morrison.

engliSh’S Scorecard Year 2007-08 2008-09 totaLs

rounds 33 30 63

top-10 Finishes: top-20 Finishes: par or Better: Best Finish:

strokes 2411 2176 4587 7 10 26 1st

average 73.06 72.53 72.81

Low round: 65 (-7) Low tournament: 204 (-12)

(4/3) (5/5) (12/14) 2007 Brickyard 2007 islewortH 2007 Brickyard 2007 Brickyard

2007-2008 carPet caPital coll. Brickyard collegiate islewortH invitational Puerto rico classic soutHern HigHlands linger longer inv. u.s. collegiate augusta state inv. sec cHamPionsHiP ncaa east regional ncaa cHamPionsHiP 2008-2009 carPet caPital coll. Brickyard collegiate islewortH invitational Puerto rico classic las vegas intercollegiate linger longer inv. u.s. collegiate sec cHamPionsHiP ncaa se regional ncaa cHamPionsHiP

totaL 228 (+12) 204 (-12) 205 (-11) 219 (+3) 222 (+6) 217 (+1) 228 (+12) 142 (-2) 223 (+7) 206 (-7) 317 (+29) totaL 222 (+6) 215 (+5) 222 (+6) 211 (-5) 225 (+9) 210 (-6) 224 (+8) 212 (-4) 212 (-1) 223 (+10)

rounds 74-77-77 65-71-68 72-67-66 73-71-75 74-75-73 73-71-73 76-79-73 72-70 77-73-73 74-65-67 86-77-79-75 rounds 76-72-74 73-72-70 73-77-72 72-66-73 83-71-71 69-70-71 73-76-75 70-74-68 74-69-69 73-74-76

Low 65 66 65

pLace 56tH of 90 1st of 74 1st of 90 25tH of 79 21st of 79 11tH of 75 48tH of 78 10tH of 90 34tH of 60 6tH of 141 73rd of 155 pLace 40tH of 90 3rd of 80 18tH of 90 12tH of 75 39tH of 80 4tH of 75 28tH of 78 5tH of 60 33rd of 75 70tH of 156

• Led Baylor to four state titles. • Was the 2005 state medalist. • Was the McDonald’s Tournament of Champions and the Palmetto National prep champion in 2005. Personal: • Born July 23, 1989. • Son of Ben and Martha English. • His father played basketball for Georgia in the 1980s. • Majoring in Pre-Business.

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Russell Henley Junior • Macon, Ga. 2009-10 (Junior Season): • Named the recipient of the Dick CopasLloyd Liebler Endowed Scholarship. 2008-09 (Sophomore Season): • Named Second-Team All-America by PING and the Golf Coaches Association of America. • Selected for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA. • Named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference by the league’s coaches. • Named to the watch list for the 2009 Ben Hogan Award. • Claimed medalist honors at the Isleworth Invitational, becoming the fourth Bulldog in five years to win the event. • Chosen as the National Player of the

Week by Golfweek and the SEC Golfer of the Week after winning the Isleworth and coming in ninth at the Brickyard Collegiate. • Named to Golfweek’s Preseason AllAmerica Second Team. 2007-08 (Freshman Season): • Named Second-Team All-America by PING and the GCAA. • Chosen for the National All-Freshmen Team by the GCAA.

• Named Second-Team All-SEC and to the SEC All-Freshmen Team in voting conducted by the league’s coaches. • Chosen for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA. • Claimed co-medalist honors at the NCAA East Regional for the first victory of his collegiate career. • Fired a 13-under 200 at the East Regional, the second-best figure and the fourth-best under-par tally in school history. • Earned the Team Effort Regional Champion Award as presented by the GCAA. • Named to the watch list for the 2008 Jack Nicklaus Award. Amateur/Junior Highlights: • Won the 2008 and 2009 Georgia Amateur titles, lowering the scoring record to 10-under in 2008 and 16-under in 2009. • Named the GSGA’s Junior Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006. • In 2005, became the youngest Georgian ever to qualify for the U.S. Open Sectional. • In 2005, was the youngest male in the 48-year history of the Macon-Middle Georgia Championship to win that event. • Reached as high as No. 6 nationally in the Junior Golf Scoreboard poll. • Placed ninth in the 2005 U.S. Junior. • Was the low medalist in the Georgia-South Carolina Cup in 2006. • Won the 2006 GSGA Junior Golf Championship after placing third in 2004 and fourth in 2005. • Played in the Georgia-South Carolina Challenge Match in 2004, 2005 and 2006, compiling a match-play record of 5-0-1. • Finished second in the Big I National Tournament in 2006. • Was a member of the 2007 Junior World Cup Championship Team that played in Japan. • Finished in the top 10 in the 2007 Dogwood Invitational. • Placed second in the 2005 Idlehour Peach Blossom 2-Ball Championship in 2005. High School: • Graduated from Stratford Academy. • Led the Eagles to Georgia Independent Schools Association state championships in

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henley’S Scorecard Year 2007-08 2008-09 totaLs

rounds 33 36 69

strokes 2382 2595 4977

top-10 Finishes: top-20 Finishes: par or Better: Best Finish:

11 15 36 1st

Low round: Low tournament:

66 (-6) 200 (-13)

average 72.18 72.08 72.13

Low 66 67 66

(6/5) (6/9) (17/19) 2008 east regional 2008 islewortH 2007 Brickyard 2008 east regional

2007-2008 rounds totaL carPet caPital coll. 73-71-71 215 (-1) Brickyard collegiate 69-71-66 206 (-10) islewortH invitational 77-68-73 218 (+2) Puerto rico classic 73-72-67 212 (-4) soutHern HigHlands 74-80-75 229 (+13) linger longer inv. 67-77-70 214 (-2) u.s. collegiate 82-71-72 225 (+9) augusta state inv. 74-73 147 (+3) sec cHamPionsHiP 73-70-71 214 (-2) ncaa east regional 66-68-66 200 (-13) ncaa cHamPionsHiP 74-78-75-75 302 (+14) 2008-2009 rounds totaL carPet caPital coll. 73-71-74 218 (+2) Ping/golfweek Preview 73-72-74 219 (+6) Brickyard collegiate 74-68-74 216 (+6) islewortH invitational 71-67-74 212 (-4) collegiate all-american 75-70-71 216 (+3) 72-67-67 206 (-10) Puerto rico classic las vegas intercollegiate 78-69-75 222 (+6) linger longer inv. 72-72-73 217 (+1) 77-77-76 230 (+14) u.s. collegiate sec cHamPionsHiP 71-71-75 217 (+1) 71-71-67 209 (-4) ncaa se regional ncaa cHamPionsHiP 71-67-75 213 (e)

pLace 6tH of 90 3rd of 74 23rd of 90 6tH of 79 53rd of 79 5tH of 75 38tH of 78 47tH of 90 4tH of 60 1st of 141 22nd of 155 pLace 20tH of 90 24tH of 75 9tH of 80 1st of 90 16tH of 27 3rd of 75 24tH of 80 7tH of 75 55tH of 78 15tH of 60 19tH of 75 9tH of 156

2004 and 2005. • Was the state individual medalist in 2004, 2005 and 2006. • Was named to the GISA All-State Team in 2004, 2005 and 2006. • Twice earned All-State honors in basketball. Personal: • Born April 12, 1989. • Son of Chapin and Sally Henley. • Majoring in Housing.

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Will Kropp Sophomore • Edmond, Okla. 2009-10 (Sophomore Season): • Named the recipient of the DeVoreWhitehead Endowed Scholarship. 2008-09 (Freshman Season): • Saw action in three events for the Bulldogs, playing as an individual in the Brickyard Collegiate, the Las Vegas Intercollegiate and the Linger Longer Invitational. • Named to Golfweek’s Preseason Notable

Newcomers List. Amateur/Junior Highlights: • Finished first in the 2007 McDonald’s AllAmerican Tournament. • Came in first in the 2005 and 2007 AJGA’s OSSO Juniors. • Won the AJGA’s Wildcat Golf/Wichita Junior Championship in 2006. • Placed second in the 2008 Thunderbird International Junior. • Advanced to the semifinals of the 2007 Polo Junior Golf Classic to place third. • Came in fourth at the AJGA’s Rolex Tournament of Champions in 2007. • Placed fourth at the 2006 PING Invitational. • Went 4-0 as a member of the West Canon Cup Team in 2007. • Named a Rolex All-American three times. High School: • Graduated from Edmond North. • Led Edmond North to four state titles.

Kropp’S Scorecard Year 2008-09 totaLs

rounds 9 9

top-10 Finishes: top-20 Finishes: par or Better: Best Finish: Low round: Low tournament:

strokes 675 675 0 0 1 27tH 71 (+1) 226 (+10)

2008-2009 Brickyard collegiate 75-76-71 las vegas intercollegiate 79-72-76 linger longer inv. 75-77-74

average 75.0 75.0

Low 71 71

(0) (0) (1) 2008 linger longer 2008 Brickyard 2008 linger longer 222 (+12) 36tH of 80 227 (+11) 48tH of 80 226 (+10) 27tH of 75

Personal: • Born March 12, 1990. • Son of Brad and Susan Kropp. • Majoring in Pre-Business.

Lowery Thomas Sophomore • Auburn, Ala. 2009-10 (Sophomore Season) • Named the recipient of the James R. Gabrielsen Endowed Scholarship. 2008-09 (Freshman Season): • Did not see any action for the Bulldogs, but was a valuable reserve. 2007-08 (Redshirt Season): • Practiced with the Bulldogs each day but did not see any action. Amateur/Junior Highlights: • Won the 2005 Future Masters Tournament, shooting a tournament- and courserecord 62 in the final round. • Placed eighth in the 2005 Bubba Conlee. • Won the 2005 Dixie Section Junior PGA by a tournament-record 10 shots.

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• Finished second in the SJGT’s UGA-AutoTrader.com Junior Invitational in 2004. • Took fourth at the 2005 Brad Willis Memorial. • Had 18 top-10 finishes on the SJGT. • Finished tied for third at the 2006 SJGTFour Ball Championship, partnering with 2005 U.S. Junior runner-up Bradley Johnson. High School: • Graduated from Auburn High. • Named Auburn’s MVP in 2005 and 2006. • Led Auburn to the Alabama 6A state championship in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. • Named First Team All-State in 2004, 2005 and 2006. • Was the 2005 6A state medalist and was the 2006 and 2007 6A Section II medalist.

Personal: • Born March 30, 1988. • Son of Paul and Myra Thomas. • Majoring in Pre-Business.

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T.J. Mitchell R-Freshman • Albany, Ga. 2009-10 Season (Freshman Season): • Named the recipient of the Jack Carlyle Fraser Menorial Endowed Scholarship. 2008-09 Season (Redshirt Season): • Practiced but did not see any action. • Selected to the Southeastern Conference Freshmen Academic Honor Roll. Amateur/Junior Highlights: • Recorded a top-10 finish in the 2006 American Junior Golf Association event in Rome and was 12th at the AJGA tournament in Ringgold. • Played in the 2005 Georgia-South Carolina Challenge Match. • Reached the top 100 in the national junior rankings. • Won several Southern Junior Golf Tour and Georgia Junior PGA tournaments, including the 2006 SJGT First Four-Ball in Alabama. • Qualified for the Georgia State Amateur in 2006.

• Won the Stonebridge Club Championship. High School: • Graduated from Deerfield-Windsor Academy. • Led Deerfield-Windsor to two GISA state championships, including an undefeated

season in 2008. • Named GISA All-State and All-Region four straight years. Personal: • Born Sept. 28, 1989. • Son of Tom and Doris Mitchell. • Majoring in Pre-Business.

Brian Carter Freshman • Augusta, Ga. 2009-10 Season (Freshman Season): • Named the recipient of the Georgia’s Men’s Golf Endowed Scholarship. Amateur/Junior Highlights: • Came in second in the 2009 Southern Junior. • Finished 11th at the 2009 Georgia Amateur. • Placed 20th in the 2009 Dogwood Invitational. • Recorded five victories on the Southeastern Junior Golf Tour, including a win in the Tournament of Champions in 2007. • Competed in the United States Junior Amateur in 2007 and 2008. • Participated in the Georgia Amateur. • Invited to the Canadian Junior Amateur International.

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• Was a 2006 qualifying medalist for the Georgia State Amateur. High School: • Graduated from Lakeside-Evans. • Led Lakeside-Evans to state championships in 2006 and 2007. • Earned state medalist honors in 2007. • Named to the All-Region Team four times and the All-State Team three times. • Selected as Lakeside-Evans’ Most Valuable Player for four straight seasons. Personal: • Born Jan. 18, 1991. • Son of David and Linda Carter. • Majoring in Finance.

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cOaching staff

Chris Haack Head Coach • 14th Season Chris Haack was named the Georgia men’s golf coach on July 18,1996 – and he not only has sustained the Bulldogs’ lofty standards but he has pushed them to a new level. Haack has guided the Bulldogs to two national championships (the first ones in school history), six Southeastern Conference crowns, 41 total team victories, and several team and individual records. The Bulldogs have seven top-10 showings at the NCAA Championship

cessor, Hall-of-Famer Dick Copas. In 2008-09, the Bulldogs won five tournaments, including the 27th Southeastern Conference title in school history – and the sixth under Haack’s watch. His Bulldogs finished No. 1 in the final Golfstat poll and came in third at the NCAA Championship (their fifth straight top-10 finish). The five Bulldogs in the NCAAs lineup – Brian Harman, Russell Henley, Hudson Swafford, Harris English and Adam Mitchell

in the last 11 years, including the 1999 and 2005 national titles. Many of his players have been honored nationally and by the SEC for their efforts on the course, in the classroom and in the community. In fact, Haack has developed 45 All-Americans during his tenure, 10 more than the next-closest school in that span. Since Haack took over in Athens, he has led Georgia to at least one win in 11 of the previous 13 seasons. With 41 victories, Haack will enter the 2009-10 season just three shy of the school record of 44 set by Haack’s prede-

– earned All-America honors. Harman was chosen as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for his efforts in the classroom for the second straight year. The 2007-08 Bulldogs finished the year with the No. 1 ranking as determined by the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. Haack’s team won three times, including the NCAA East Regional, and came in eighth at the NCAAs. In 2006-07, the Bulldogs were the nation’s hottest team in the spring. Under Haack’s

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guidance, Georgia won five out of seven tournaments. Though they finished second at the NCAA Championship (thanks to a spirited rally from 16th after the second round), the Bulldogs held the final No. 1 ranking in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. In 2005-06, Haack led the Bulldogs to a school-record-tying six tournament wins. Haack was chosen as the SEC Coach of the Year, his third such designation, and his program also produced the SEC’s Player of the Year (Chris Kirk) and the Freshman of the Year (Harman). Haack was selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America as the 2006 head coach for the United Palmer Cup Team. He also coached the 2002 squad and is the only man to guide the Americans twice. The Bulldogs won three tournaments in 2004-05 – including the most memorable one in the spring as Georgia capped the season with a wire-to-wire win at the NCAAs. Haack was chosen as the Eaton/Golf Pride National Coach of the Year as well as the Southeast Regional Coach of the Year. Haack’s 2003-04 Bulldogs won the SEC title, with four golfers placing in the top 20 at the SECs, including medalist and SEC Freshman of the Year Brendon Todd. Haack’s 2002-03 Bulldogs finished 16th at the NCAA Championship and third at the SECs, but cracked the win column at the Tennessee Tournament of Champions. Though his 2001-02 Bulldogs did not win a tournament, Haack still was recognized as one of the nation’s top coaches. He was chosen as coach for Team USA for the Palmer Cup. Haack’s 2000-01 Bulldogs won six events, including a school-record four straight, and finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation. At the Golf World Invitational, Georgia set school records for the lowest round (20-under 268) and the lowest tournament total (42-under 822) as well as the two lowest individual

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cOaching staff scores in school history (Ryan Hybl at 15-under 201 and Erik Compton at 14-under 202). Haack’s 1999-2000 Bulldogs won three tournaments and he earned SEC Coach of the Year honors. Haack’s breakthrough season with the Bulldogs came in 1998-99. No Georgia team had ever ascended to the No. 1 spot in the polls, but Haack’s team did so early in the spring campaign. The Bulldogs later validated their No. 1 ranking by winning the program’s first national championship. Haack was named National Coach of the Year by Golfweek/Sagarin. In 1997-98, Haack’s second season, Georgia burst back onto the national scene, winning four tournaments, including its first SEC crown since 1988. Haack guided the Bulldogs to 11 straight top-5 finishes and their first NCAAs berth and top-5 ranking since 1991. Haack’s first Georgia squad in 1996-97 showed glimpses of what lay ahead as the youthful Bulldogs finished fourth or better in seven of 11 events and advanced to the NCAA Regional. Before being named Georgia’s coach, Haack was a driving force for the American Junior Golf Association. He joined the AJGA in 1981 as a tournament director before becoming director of operations in 1984 and director of development in 1985. He also served a sevenyear stint as captain of the West Canon Cup Team, squads that included Tiger Woods and Chris Riley. In an initiative begun as foundation director from 1988-90, he also organized and established fund-raising programs to build surplus moneys for the AJGA’s perpetuity,

Haack’s Highlights • 1999, 2005 National Coach of the Year • 1998, 2000, 2006 SEC Coach of the Year • 2 National Championships (1999, 2005) • 45 All-Americans: 7 1st Team, 14 2nd Team, 6 3rd Team, 18 Honorable Mention • 48 All-SEC Selections: 29 1st Team, 19 2nd Team • 1 Ben Hogan Award Winner • 3 SEC Players of the Year • 6 SEC Freshmen of the Year • 6 SEC Team Championships • 41 Team Championships • 25 Individual Medalists • 10 Scholar All-Americans • 1 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient • 6 Faculty Athletic Representative Awards (highest team GPA at Georgia) • 6 Team and Individual School Records • 2001, 2006 U.S. Palmer Cup Coach

bringing in more than $750,000 for the foundation and other junior programs. Haack served as assistant executive director from 1990-96, helping manage a staff of 22 and an annual budget of $2.5 million. Additionally, he helped oversee the running of 38 events and 19 qualifiers nationwide.

The recipient of the AJGA Sportsmanship Award, Haack graduated from Newnan High School in 1978. He attended West Georgia College, where he played on the golf team, and he received his degree from Mellen. Haack and his wife, Tori, have a son, Charlie, and a daughter, Katie.

Georgia Coaches’ Pledge These student-athletes are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, highly trained athletes thoroughly indoctrinated in love for the Georgia Bulldogs who represent the University of Georgia and the athletic program in the highest possible manner. I will encourage our athletes and insist that they perform to the best of their ability in the classroom as well as in the arena of competitive athletics. I will require of them, and demonstrate by my own example, the highest standards of integrity, personal conduct, morality, sportsmanship and professional skill.

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Jason Payne Assistant Coach • 3rd Season Jason Payne, the former head coach at Mercer University, is entering his third season as the assistant coach for the Georgia men’s golf team. “We knew Jason would be able to step right in and do a great job, and that’s exactly what he has done,” Georgia head coach Chris Haack said. “He’s a Georgia guy who is very familiar with our program. He’s done a great job as a coach and as a recruiter. Jason has been a great addition to our program.” In 2008-09, Payne helped the Bulldogs win five tournaments, including the 27th Southeastern Conference title in school history – and the first since Payne joined the staff. The Bulldogs finished No. 1 in the final Golfstat poll and came in third at the NCAA Championship (their fifth straight top-10 finish). The five Bulldogs in the NCAAs lineup – Brian Harman, Russell Henley, Hudson Swafford, Harris English and Adam Mitchell – earned All-America honors. Harman was chosen as a Cleveland Golf/ Srixon All-America Scholar for his efforts in the classroom for the second straight year. Payne helped the 2007-08 Bulldogs finish the year ranked No. 1 in the final Golfweek/ Sagarin Performance Index and win three tournaments. Payne was a driving force as Henley, Mitchell, Swafford and English garnered All-America and All-SEC recognition. Before arriving in Athens, Payne spent four seasons as Mercer’s head coach, helping the program reach new heights and improve its

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visibility on the national landscape. During his tenure at Mercer, Payne helped the Bears to a program-best, fourth-place finish at the 2005 Atlantic Sun Championship. He also coached five Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, 25 Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team honorees and one Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team selection. Under Payne’s guidance, Mercer won the 2005 Wofford Invitational while three Bears claimed individual titles. Away from competition, Payne put Mercer on the map nationally by hosting the Linger Longer Invitational, which now is recognized as one of the country’s top events. Mercer also hosted the Atlantic Sun Championship in April 2007 at The Golf Club of Sanctuary Cove in Waverly, the

first time the university hosted the event since 1995. Mercer also hosted the inaugural Brickyard Collegiate Golf Championship in October 2007 at The Brickyard at Riverside in Macon. Payne spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Georgia Southern before arriving at Mercer. While in Statesboro, Payne helped guide the Eagles to two Southern Conference titles and back-to-back trips to the NCAA Regionals in 2002 and 2003. He also coached one All-American, one Scholar All-American, one Southern Conference Player of the Year, two consecutive Southern Conference Freshman of the Year picks, five All-Southern Conference selections and one Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Year. Payne earned a bachelor’s degree in Consumer Economics from Georgia in 2001 and a master’s degree in Sport Management from Georgia Southern in 2003. “It’s so good to be in Athens,” Payne said. “I am excited to be involved with a program that has such a history of success. Working with Coach Haack and the rest of the Athletic Association has been a great privilege.” Payne is married to the former Angela Fortenberry.

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Bryant Odom Graduate Assistant • 1st Season Former Georgia All-American Bryant Odom, who won the Southeastern Conference individual title as a junior, will serve as the Bulldogs’ graduate assistant for the 2009-10 season. “We are very excited to have Bryant back in the fold,” Georgia head coach Chris Haack said. “He is a guy who knows the ins and outs of our program and he will be a great addition to our staff. His experience as a studentathlete, a professional player, a instructor and an administrator will be beneficial to the program.” Odom, a native of Cartersville, lettered for the Bulldogs from 1999-2002. In 2001, he became the 13th golfer in Georgia history to claim conference medalist honors. Odom garnered All-America honors in 2001 and 2002, and he was an All-SEC selection in 2000, 2001 and 2002. During Odom’s playing career in Athens, the Bulldogs won 13 tournaments, including the 1999 national championship and the 2000 and 2001 SEC titles. Odom also excelled in the classroom. He was named to SEC Academic Honor Roll four straight seasons. Odom graduated in 2002 with a degree in Sports Studies. In addition to his Director of Golf Operations duties, Odom will be working toward a master’s in Sports Management this year. Odom played professionally from 2002 through 2005 and again in 2008 on the NGA Hooters, Tarheel and Nationwide tours. He

competed in more than 30 Nationwide events in five countries and more than 40 tournaments on the NGA Hooters and Tarheel tours. In 2003, Odom won the Alabama Classic on the NGA Hooters Tour. From 2006 to 2007, Odom was the PGA Apprentice Professional at Ocean Forest Golf Club on Sea Island. Odom assisted the Head Professional with the day-to-day operations, including staff scheduling, budget and projections, and overseeing club tournaments.

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Odom also has been a regular at the Chris Haack Bulldog Camps, serving as a camp counselor and instructor from 1998 to 2005 and again in 2009. In 2008, Odom claimed medalist honors at the Georgia State Open Championship. He also has victories in the 2001 Southeastern Amateur, the 2006 Georgia PGA East Chapter Championship and the 2007 Georgia PGA Assistants’ Championship. He reached the match play portion of the 1999 U.S. Public Links and the 2001 U.S. Amateur. “I am thrilled to be back in Athens and part of the golf program once again,” Odom said. “It’s a great opportunity to work with Coach Haack as well as study for my master’s degree. I couldn’t have asked for a better situation.” Odom is married to the former Abbi Francis, who was a two-year letterwinner for the Georgia women’s golf team.

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President and directOr Of athletics

Michael F. Adams UGA President Dr. Michael F. Adams was named the 21st president of the University of Georgia on June 11, 1997. He immediately focused on securing UGA’s future as one of America’s premier public research universities. Widely recognized as a leader in higher education administration, he also has held a number of significant leadership positions in intercollegiate athletics. He is currently the chairman of the NCAA Executive Committee, the highest governance body in the NCAA. He has been chair of the Southeastern Conference and is a member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. A college athlete himself – he lettered in track at Lipscomb University – he values athletics as an important part of the college experience for athletes and non-athletes alike. Under Adams’ leadership, student quality

has risen steadily and the University of Georgia has been ranked as one of America’s top 20 public universities for eight of the past 10 years by U.S. News & World Report. External funding for research, public service and instruction totals more than $200 million annually. Private giving to the university is at its highest level ever; UGA completed the Archway to Excellence campaign on June 30, 2008 with more than $630 million. The total value of construction initiated during his tenure approaches $1 billion, financed through the innovative use of state, federal, internal and private funds, and includes the Student Learning Center; new residence halls and a dining commons on East Campus; the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center; and an expansion of Sanford Stadium and the Women’s Athletic Complex.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech and history from Lipscomb. He earned a master’s in political communications and a doctorate in political communications, with a cognate emphasis in educational administration, from The Ohio State University. At OSU, he was named a University Fellow, the highest academic recognition given by the graduate school. He holds an academic appointment as a professor of speech communication at UGA. Adams was born in Montgomery, Ala., and attended public schools in Georgia from first grade through ninth, graduating from high school in Chattanooga in 1966. He began his professional career on the communication faculty at Ohio State, later serving as vice president for university affairs at Pepperdine. He was president of Centre College in Danville, Ky., for nine years before his arrival in Athens.

Damon Evans Director Of Athletics University of Georgia letter winner and double degree holder Damon Evans was selected as Director of Athletics in December 2003, and assumed the duties officially on July 1, 2004. At the time he was just 34 years of age, and was one of the youngest athletic directors in the country. However, he had already established himself as an up-and-coming athletic administrator. Evans has received several honors, including the Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal “40 Under 40 Award” for 2004, 2005, and 2007, the UGA Terry College of Business Award a s the “Outstanding Young Alumnus”, and Sports Illustrated’s “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports.” Today, Evans oversees a nationally recog-

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nized program with 21 intercollegiate sports teams involving more than 600 student-athletes, an $84 million budget and a 260-person staff. He is a member of several Southeastern Conference and NCAA Committees, Chairman of the NCAA Division I Leadership Council, and is involved in volunteer and community service roles across the state of Georgia. Under Evans’ watch, Georgia has won 11 national championships, including one in men’s golf in 2005. Evans was born in Nebraska, but spent much of his youth in Georgia where he graduated from Gainesville High School after a stellar career both athletically and academically. During his football career at Georgia (1988-92), Evans earned a starting assignment four consecutive seasons, played in three bowl

games and was a member of the 1991 and 1992 teams that won 19 games. He earned two degrees from UGA, receiving a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1992 and a master’s of education in sports management in 1994. Evans joined the staff at Missouri, serving as Director of Compliance and Operations in 1994-95. After holding the positions as a Director and Assistant Commissioner for Eligibility and Compliance Services at the Southeastern Conference from 1995-98, he returned to his alma mater. Before his appointment as UGA Director of Athletics, he held titles of Associate and Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs. He is married to the former Kerri Budd of Atlanta and they have two children, Cameron and Kennedy.

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adMinistratiOn, sUPPOrt staff

Jere Morehead

Faculty Athletics Representative

Craig White

Associate AD/Sports & Operations * Sport Administrator

Frank Crumley

Executive Associate AD/Finance & Admin.

Claude Felton

Associate AD/Sports Communications

Charlie Whittemore

Carla Williams

Associate AD/Student Services & SWA

Matt Brachowski

Assistant AD/Event Management

Dave Muia

Arthur Johnson

Associate AD/External Operations

Glada Horvat

Eric Baumgartner

Assistant AD/Academics & Eligibility

Denise Saliba

Assistant AD/Facilities

Special Assistant To Director Of Athletics

Boyd Center Administrative Assistant

Steven Colquitt

Allison Jackson

Steve Bryant

Sports Communications

Promotions

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Alan Thomas

Associate AD/Internal Operations

Athletic Training

Assistant AD/Compliance

Rhonda Kilpatrick Academic Counseling

Joshua Rucci

Strength & Conditioning

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excellence in acadeMics Opened in the fall of 2002, the Rankin M. Smith StudentAthlete Academic Center (pictured at right) provides the space and cutting-edge resources Georgia’s golfers and other student-athletes need to achieve their academic goals. Adjacent to several athletic venues, the Smith Center is convenient for studentathlete access. Each of the computer workstations is equipped with multimedia capabilities and high-resolution monitors with graphics and network cards. The computer lab also has access to the highestquality network printers and scanners. The 31,000-square-foot center serves the needs of all studentathletes at Georgia with tutorial rooms, conference rooms, counselors’ offices, computer labs and teaching space. There also is a lecture hall, student lounge and a large banquet area. The University of Georgia enjoys a long and rich tradition of academic achievement among its athletic programs. According to figures released by the NCAA, Georgia has produced more combined scholar-athletes than any Southern college or university.

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Built at a cost of $7 million, the center bears the name of the late Rankin M. Smith, a UGA alumnus and the longtime owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. The Smith family gave a generous gift of $3.5 million toward the center’s construction.

Scholarship Endowments Ensure Future Of Georgia Athletics The Athletic Scholarship Endowment Program was instituted to allow supporters to invest in the educational opportunities of UGA student-athletes. A gift to establish a scholarship provides income toward funding a scholarship each year and permanently memorializes the donor or any individual in whose honor the scholarship is named. A full scholarship is endowed through a gift of $150,000. These and other commitments represent the foundation of the Georgia athletic program’s future. For more information on the Scholarship Endowment Program or other giving opportunities, call (706) 542-9220. Dick Copas-Lloyd Liebler Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Danny and Lois Yates in honor of former coach Dick Copas and Danny’s late teammate, Lloyd Liebler. The 2009-10 recipient is Russell Henley. Jack and Mary Dinos Scholarship: Jack and Mary Dinos of Sea Island, Ga., endowed a scholarship to demonstrate their love and mutual devotion to Georgia Athletics. The 2009-10 recipient is Hudson Swafford. Jack Carlyle Fraser Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Norma Fraser in honor of her late husband, Jack, who was a member of the Georgia golf team in 1942. The 2009-10 recipient is T.J. Mitchell. James R. Gabrielsen Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the family of James R. (Jimmy) Gabrielsen, a three-year letterman and an All-American in 1963 for the Bulldogs. The 2009-10 recipient is Lowery Thomas. George P. Swift Jr. Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Swift family of Columbus in memory of George P. Swift Jr., a two-year letterman and the 1939 SEC medalist. The 2009-10 recipient is Harris English. DeVore-Whitehead Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Robert C. and Kathy D. Whitehead in honor of their parents Virginia and Comer Whitehead and Carroll and Helen DeVore. The 2009-10 recipient is Hudson Swafford. Georgia Men’s Golf Scholarship: This scholarship was endowed by the UGA Athletic Association in honor of the 1999 and 2005 national champions and the Bulldogs’ 26 SEC titles. The 2009-10 recipient is Brian Carter. Ramsey Scholarship For Academic/Athletic Excellence: The late Bernard Ramsey established the endowment of 10 scholarships which are awarded annually to Georgia’s top student-athletes. Among the 2009-10 recipients is Rob Bennett.

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excellence in acadeMics Last season, Michael Green won the Joel Eaves Award and the Dick Bestwick ScholarAthlete Award as the Georgia senior student-athlete with the highest grade point average. He is pictured with Director of Athletics Damon Evans. For eight straight years and nine years overall, the Bulldogs have earned the Faculty Athletics Representative Award for the Georgia men’s team with the highest team grade point average. In 2008 and 2009, Brian Har-

SEC Academic Honor Roll Pete Abernathy ......................... 1998, 1999, 2000 Zan Banks ........................................................ 1995 Rob Bennett .............................. 2007, 2008, 2009 Shaw Blackmon ......................... 1994, 1995, 1996 Louis Brown .................................................... 1985 Nick Cassini.......................................... 1999, 2001 Andrew Crowley ............................................ 2003 David Denham ................................................ 2005 Mitch Donald .................................................. 2005 Tom Duffy ........................................................ 1995 Harris English .................................................. 2009 Russ Dunaway ...................................... 1996, 1997 Brad Garner ................... 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Will Garner ..................................................... 1997 Michael Green........................... 2007, 2008, 2009 Brian Harman ............................ 2007, 2008, 2009 Neal Hendee .................. 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Jason Hodges................................................... 2005 Ryan Hybl.............................................. 2003, 2004 Greg Kennedy ................................................. 1991 Chris Kirk ............................................. 2004, 2007 Kevin Kisner ......................................... 2005, 2006 Jefferson Knox ................................................ 2007 Ryan Landowski ................................... 1995, 1996 Butler Melnyk .................................................. 2004 Adam Mitchell ...................................... 2008, 2009 T.J. Mitchell ....................................................... 2009 Mark Northey ...................................... 1998, 1999 Bryant Odom ................. 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Jeremy Parrott ................................................ 1999 Peter Persons .................................................. 1986 Matt Peterson ........................... 1987, 1988, 1989 David Potts ...................................................... 1996 William Rambo ............................................... 1995 Trip Reynolds ....................................... 1997, 1998 Richard Scott............................. 2004, 2005, 2006 Hudson Swafford............................................ 2009 Brendon Todd ............................ 2005, 2006, 2007 Wright Waddell .............................................. 1984 Bob Wolcott .................................................... 1984 Donny Wysoczynski ...................................... 2003

Cleveland Golf Scholar All-Americans Ten Bulldogs have produced 17 Cleveland Golf Scholar All-American citations, including three-time selection Neal Hendee, 2006 and 2007 pick Brendon Todd, and 2008 and 2009 selection Brian Harman. In addition, 2003 honoree Ryan Hybl received one of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships in 2004.

man was named a Cleveland Golf Scholar AllAmerican and was chosen for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III At-Large Second Team. Harman was joined on the SEC Academic Honor Roll by Rob Bennett, Harris English, Michael Green, Adam Mitchell, and Hudson Swafford. T.J. Mitchell made the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll. Recent graduation rates released by the NCAA show that Georgia’s student-athletes generally meet or exceed that of the university population at UGA. Throughout the years, the Athletic Association’s academic staff has developed programs to address all aspects of a studentathlete’s college experience, including academic achievement, personal development and career planning/placement. Rhonda Kilpatrick (pictured opposite page with Rob Bennett) serves as the team’s academic counselor. The primary emphasis of the Student Services staff is to assist UGA student-athletes in achieving their personal goals by ensuring that they earn a degree, by providing opportunities for personal growth and by offering guidance in making career and employment decisions. The response to the career planning service has been especially positive. Southeastern employers seek student-athletes as employees because of good work habits acquired through athletics and their ability to manage time wisely. Georgia’s golfers also have access to the Student Learning Center located at the heart of the UGA campus. It is a facility like no other, housing both classroom space and library space in such close proximity. Within its walls lie two dozen classrooms capable of seating 2,400 students and equipped with the very best technology of teaching.

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Bob Wolcott 1984

Louis Brown 1985

Matt Peterson 1988, 1989

Neal Hendee 1990, 1991, 1992

Mark Northey 1999

Ryan Hybl 2003

David Denham 2004, 2005

Kevin Kisner 2005, 2006

Brendon Todd 2006, 2007

Brian Harman 2008, 2009

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2009 year in review Unable to recapture its magic from earlier in the day, Georgia was eliminated from the NCAA Championship in the match play semifinals at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. The eighth-seeded Bulldogs dropped a 3-1-1 decision to fourthseeded Arkansas, which fell to seventh-seeded Texas A&M on the final day for the national championship. In the quarterfinals, the Bulldogs defeated the No. 1 seed, Oklahoma State, as the match came down to the last hole. Senior Brian Harman’s 4-foot putt lifted the Bulldogs to a dramatic 3-2 win over the Cowboys in a match that pitted the teams that finished the year ranked Nos. 1 and 2. “It was such an emotional day for us,” Georgia coach Chris Haack said. “That first match really took a lot out of us, but that’s the way it goes. Arkansas played great and deserved to win. We might not have the trophy, but we won the national championship in our minds in the morning. That match will be etched in our memory forever. I’m not taking anything away from Arkansas or Texas A&M, but that was ‘the match’ right there.” Harman and the Cowboys’ Rickie Fowler put on an exhibition that will join the lore of the historic Inverness Club. Harman birdied the last three holes, including No. 17 to square the match and No. 18 to win it. That was his only lead of the day. Afterward, Inverness officials asked if they could have the golf ball so that they could add it to a display that includes items from the likes of Bob Tway and Paul Azinger. “That was unbelievable theater,” Haack said. “That was two of the best players in college golf; that was a clash of the titans. On the 18th tee box, Brian turned to me and said, ‘I’m not ready to go home yet.’ That was one of the gutsiest performances I’ve ever seen.” The Bulldogs also got victories from Adam Mitchell (5 & 3) and Russell Henley (2 up) to top Oklahoma State. In the semifinals, however, the Bulldogs were unable to knock off their SEC counterparts. Henley won his match 2 & 1, and Harman squared his in the 3-1-1 loss. The Bulldogs wound up No. 1 in the final Golfstat Head-To-Head Standings as well as No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and No. 3 in the Golf World/NIKE Golf Coaches Poll. FIVE BULLDOGS NAMED ALL-AMERICANS Five Georgia players were selected for All-America honors by PING and the Golf Coaches Association of America. Senior Brian Harman, junior Hudson Swafford and sophomore Russell Henley were named Second Team, sophomore Harris English was chosen for the Third Team, and senior Adam Mitchell was selected as Honorable Mention. This is just the fourth time in school history that five Bulldogs earned All-America honors. Georgia did so in 2001 with Nick Cassini, Bryant Odom, Erik Compton, Ryan Hybl and David Miller; in 2005 (a national championship year) with Chris Kirk, Brendon Todd, David Denham, Kevin Kisner and Richard Scott; and in 2006 with Kirk, Harman, Todd, Kisner and Scott. Harman and Mitchell ended their Georgia careers as three-time All-Americans. English, Harman, Henley, Mitchell and Swafford also were named to the PING All-Southeast Region Team. CONFERENCE CALLS FOR BULLDOGS Brian Harman, Hudson Swafford, Harris English and Russell Henley were named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference by the league’s coaches. Adam Mitchell earned Second-Team All-SEC honors, meaning the five members of the lineup picked up conference recognition. In addition, Rob Bennett was selected for the SEC Community Service Team.

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Brian Harman celebrates his winning putt against Oklahoma State at the NCAA Championship.

HAACk CLOSING IN ON RECORD The SEC Championship was the 41st team title for Georgia under Coach Chris Haack’s watch. Haack’s predecessor, Hall-of-Famer Dick Copas, guided the Bulldogs to a school-record 44 victories from 1971-96. Since Haack took over for the 1996-97 campaign, he has led Georgia to at least one win in 11 of the 13 seasons. His 2001 and 2006 teams set the school record for single-season wins with six, while he also guided the 2007 and 2009 Bulldogs to five victories. Haack has piloted the Bulldogs to six conference titles among his 41 wins. HENLEY EARNS NATIONAL, SEC HONORS Russell Henley was selected as the National Player of the Week by Golfweek and the Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Week on Nov. 13, 2009. Henley led the Bulldogs to the team title at the Isleworth Invitational in Windermere, Fla., as he claimed medalist honors for the second time in his career. The sophomore posted a score of 4-under-par 212 – including a second-round 5-under 67 – to notch a two-shot victory. He paced the Bulldogs as they wound up 17 shots ahead of Alabama. Henley recorded a ninth-place finish at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship in his hometown of Macon to lead the Bulldogs to that team title as well. HARMAN NAMED ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR Brian Harman was among the 108 players named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Harman was honored for the second straight year. Georgia now has produced 10 student-athletes with 17 All-America Scholar certificates. Georgia has had at least one honoree for each of the past six years and has produced six student-athletes with 10 citations under Coach Chris Haack. Harman was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict III At-Large Second Team and was selected for the SEC Academic Honor Roll with a 3.6 GPA in Finance.

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2009 year in review Name

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Brian Harman

33

2374

71.94

66

20

5

7

russell Henley

36

2595

72.08

67

19

5

9

Hudson swafford

30

2175

72.50

67

13

4

7

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30

2176

72.53

66

14

3

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30

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68

13

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434

72.33

70

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671

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carPet caPital coll. sePt. 12-14, 2008 rocky face, ga.

76-75-68 = 219 (+3) 26rd

73-71-74 = 218 (+2) 20tH

Ping/g’week Preview sePt. 28-30, 2008 toledo. oHio

77-71-70 = 218 (+5) 21st

73-72-74 = 219 (+6) 24tH

73-72-71 = 216 (+3) 16tH

Brickyard cHamP. oct. 11-13, 2008 macon, ga.

70-75-75 = 220 (+10) 28tH

74-68-74 = 216 (+6) 9tH

75-72-68 = 215 (+5) 3rd

73-72-70 = 215 (+5) 3rd

islewortH invitational oct. 26-28, 2008 orlando, fla.

77-68-75 = 220 (+4) 14tH

71-67-74 = 212 (-4) 1st

73-68-75 = 216 (e) 5tH

73-77-72 = 222 (+6) 18tH

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76-72-74 = 222 (+6) 40tH

74-71-76 = 221 (+5) 33rd

77-72-75 = 224 (+8) 49tH

299-286-291 = 876 (+12) 7tH of 18

72-70-71 = 213 (e) 10tH

72-77-79 = 228 (+15) 52nd

290-285-286 = 861 (+21) 3rd of 15

76-73-70 = 219 (+9) 21st

75-76-71 292-285-282 = 222 (+12) = 859 (+19) 1st of 15 36tH

81-74-78 = 233 (+17) 64tH

Reed

team

294-277-296 = 867 (+3) 1st of 18

71-77-72 = 220 (+7) 25tH

coll. all-american nov. 23-24, 2008 el Paso, tex.

75-70-71 = 216 (+3) 16tH

Puerto rico sHootout 69-71-66 feB. 27- mar. 1, 2009 = 206 (-10) san Juan, Puerto rico 3rd las vegas intercollegiate 72-74-69 mar. 13-15, 2009 = 215 (-1) las vegas, nev. 8tH

72-67-67 = 206 (-10) 3rd

70-67-67 = 204 (-12) 1st

72-66-73 = 211 (-5) 12tH

78-69-75 = 222 (+6) 24tH

76-82-70 = 228 (+12) 54tH

83-71-71 = 225 (+9) 39tH

77-70-73 = 220 (+4) 17tH

linger longer inv. mar. 14-16, 2009 greensBoro, ga.

78-75-74 = 227 (+11) 30tH

72-72-73 = 217 (+1) 7tH

75-75-76 = 226 (+10) 27tH

69-70-71 = 210 (-6) 4tH

75-71-70 = 216 (e) 5tH

u.s. collegiate aPr. 5-7, 2009 alPHaretta, ga.

75-71-71 = 217 (+1) 6tH

77-77-76 = 230 (+14) 55tH

73-74-75 = 222 (+6) 19tH

73-76-75 = 224 (+8) 28tH

74-71-75 = 220 (+4) 11tH

sec cHamPionsHiP aPr. 17-19, 2009 sea island, ga. ncaa regional may 14-16, 2009 sorrento, fla. ncaa cHamPionsHiP may 27-30, 2009 toledo, oHio

70-72-69 = 211 (-5) 4tH 72-68-68 = 208 (-5) 14tH 71-71-71 = 213 (e) 9tH 1-0-1

71-71-75 = 217 (+1) 15tH 71-71-67 = 209 (-4) 19tH 71-67-75 = 213 (e) 9tH 2-0-0

70-74-68 71-69-76 = 212 (-4) = 216 (e) 5tH 12tH 74-69-69 71-67-68 = 212 (-1) = 206 (-7) 33rd 6tH 73-74-76 73-78-75 = 226 (+13) = 223 (+10) 70tH 96tH 0-2-0 0-2-0

72-69-74 = 215 (-1) 10tH 68-71-69 = 208 (-5) 14tH 79-73-75 = 227 (+14) 104tH 1-1-0

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73-70-74 = 217 (+1) 27tH

283-270-273 = 826 (-38) 1st of 15 79-72-76 303-284-283 = 227 (+11) = 870 (+6) 48tH 3rd of 15

71-71-75 = 217 (+1) 7tH

75-77-74 291-288-288 = 867 (+3) = 226 (+10) 1st of 13 27tH 295-292-296 = 883 (+19) 4tH of 15 282-281-286 = 849 (-15) 1st of 12 282-275-272 = 829 (-23) 2nd of 14 288-285-296 = 869 (+17) 1-1-0 3rd of 30

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geOrgia gOlf histOry NCAA Results

George Hamer, who was nicknamed “The Georgia Pine” because of his height, is still the only Bulldog to win the NCAA title (then known as the National Intercollegiates). He also won the Southeastern Amateur three times and the Georgia State Open and the Southern Amateur titles once apiece.

position. He was succeeded by J.M. McFadden (1933-35), who passed the torch to R.L. Keener (1935-42). Keener led the Bulldogs to their first-ever SEC championship in 1941. Because of World War II, the Bulldogs disbanded for the next few years. Howell Hollis was named coach in 1946 and began to lay the foundation for the program. Serving from 1946 through 1970, Hollis took 13 of his 25 teams to the NCAA Hollis Award Championships, Current including eight Georgia coach top-10 finishes. Chris Haack Hollis’ Bulldogs created the claimed 13 Howell Hollis Southeastern Award in 1997 to honor the HallConference titles of-Fame coach. The Hollis Award and he had 10 is given to the Bulldog with the individual conferhighest GPA. ence champions. Year Winner GPA One of those, 1997 Mark Northey 3.08 George Hamer 1998 Mark Northey 3.52 in 1946, went 1999 Jeremy Parrott 3.33 on to win the 2000 Bryant Odom 3.31 2001 Ryan Hybl 3.79 national champi2002 Ryan Hybl 3.48 onship. During 2003 Ryan Hybl 3.78 Hollis’ tenure, 2004 Brendon Todd 3.33 the Bulldogs also 2005 David Denham 3.68 played primarily 2006 Brian Harman 3.78 2007 Brendon Todd 3.64 dual matches, 2008 Brian Harman 3.68 posting a mark 2009 Brian Harman 3.48 of 268-57-8.

In the spring of 1924, a handful of Georgia students formed what was the university’s first-ever golf team. In those days, the team did not have coaches; rather, one of the players served as captain and made the decisions that guided the squad. Some of the first captains for the Bulldogs were Harris Jones, John Grant, Billy Oliver and Hugh Nunnally. The Bulldogs’ first coach came on board in 1930 as Murray Soule took the

Copas Award Current Georgia coach Chris Haack created the Dick Copas Award in 1997 to honor the Hall-of-Fame coach. The Copas Award is given to the team’s leader in scoring average. Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Winner Average Mark Northey 72.20 Jeremy Parrott 71.20 Ryuji Imada 72.10 Nick Cassini 71.82 Nick Cassini 71.05 Ryan Hybl 71.57 Kevin Kisner 71.89 Kevin Kisner 72.21 Chris Kirk 72.13 Chris Kirk 70.90 Chris Kirk 71.14 Russell Henley 72.18 Brian Harman 71.94

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Year Team Finish Top Individual 1946 ............T-12th.....................George Hamer, 1st 1951 ............14th ...................................................N/A 1955 ............13th ...................................................N/A 1956 ............13th ...................................................N/A 1958 ............9th .................Hugh Royer, 2nd Round 1959 ............N/A....................Bob Moser, Semifinals 1961 ............10th ...................................................N/A 1962 ............5th ............ Charles Layton, 1st Round Jimmy Gabrielsen, 1st Round 1963 ............5th ................. Jimmy Allen, 2nd Round David Boyd, 2nd Round 1964 ............21st.............Vinny Giles, Quarterfinals 1965 ............T-7th ......................Tommy Barnes, 300 1966 ............N/A.............................. Vinny Giles, 2nd 1969 ............T-5th ......................... Terry Diehl, T-2nd 1970 ............8th .................Tommy Valentine, T-16th Gary Holloman, T-16th 1971 ............T-9th ........................Terry Diehl, T-11th 1972 ............T-6th .....................David Canipe, T-21st 1973 ............8th ......................... Bill Kratzert, T-11th 1974 ............N/A............................. Bill Kratzert, 4th 1975 ............N/A....................... Tim Simpson, T-21st 1976 ............14th ......................Tim Simpson, T-14th 1977 ............T-3rd.................... Gus Holbrook, T-5th 1978 ............2nd..............................Griff Moody, 2nd 1979 ............19th ...................................................N/A 1981 ............6th ................. Madden Hatcher, T-18th 1982 ............18th .................Wright Waddell, T-58th 1983 ............6th ........................... Peter Persons, 5th 1984 ............T-12th................... Bob Wolcott, T-14th 1985 ............7th ........................ Peter Persons, T-4th 1986 ............N/A....................... Peter Persons, T-3th 1987 ............24th .................... Tommy Tolles, T-22nd 1988 ............T-8th ...................Greg Kennedy, T-39th Todd Satterfield, T-39th 1989 ............10th .........................Matt Peterson, 7th 1990 ............15th ..............Franklin Langham, T-28th 1991 ............22nd ..................Franklin Langham, 3rd 1993 ............N/A................................Rob Butler, 150 1998 ............17th ...................Jeremy Parrott, T-11th 1999 ............1st ............................. Ryuji Imada, T-2nd 2000 ............16th ........................Bubba Watson, 146 2001 ............5th ..................... Erik Compton, T-16th 2002 ............T-21st .....................David Miller, T-27th 2003 ............16th .................. David Denham, T-12th 2004 ............T-11th....................Kevin Kisner, T-24th 2005 ............1st ......................... Brendon Todd, T-7th 2006 ............6th ..............................Chris Kirk, T-2nd 2007 ............2nd...............................Chris Kirk, T-9th Adam Mitchell, T-9th 2008 ............8th ..................... Hudson Swafford, 9th 2009 ............3rd ....................... Brian Harman, T-9th Russell Henley, T-9th

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geOrgia gOlf histOry Hamer, who was nicknamed “The Georgia Pine” because of his height, is still the only Bulldog to win the NCAA title (then known as the National Intercollegiates). He also won the Southeastern Amateur three times and the Georgia State Open and the Southern Amateur titles once apiece. Hollis was able to attract some of the game’s best players to Athens during his tenure, including David Boyd, Jimmy Gabrielsen, Vinny Giles and Danny Yates. Hollis stepped down following the 1970 season and he was succeeded by Dick Copas, a member of the UGA staff as an academic counselor and dorm director. Copas maintained the level of success that Hollis had begun as he guided the Bulldogs from 1971-96 to 17 NCAAs, including 10 top-10s, and seven SEC titles. Sixty-one of his protégés won All-SEC honors, while 31 were tabbed as All-Americans. Copas himself was named National Coach of the Year in 1978 and the SEC Coach of the Year seven times. Copas coached some of the most decorated players in Georgia history, including Peter Persons, Chip Beck, Griff Moody, Matt Peterson, Paul Claxton and Franklin Langham. Chris Haack stepped from the ranks of the American Junior Golf Association to assume the reins of the Georgia program after Copas. In just his third year on the job, Haack guided the 1999 Bulldogs to the program’s first national championship and he was named the National Coach of the Year. He then guided the 2005 Bulldogs to the national championship and again was chosen as the National Coach of the Year. To date, Haack also has guided the Bulldogs to six more SEC titles – giving Georgia a league-high 27 crowns. Under Haack, Georgia has set school marks for lowest team total in a tournament and a round as well as lowest mark by an individual. Forty-five of his players have been tabbed as All-Americans, including twotime First-Team selection Chris Kirk and four-time picks Kevin Kisner and Brendon Todd. Forty-eight of Haack’s players have been chosen All-SEC, including 1998 Player of the Year Jeremy Parrott, 2001 Player of the Year Nick Cassini and 2006 Player of the Year Kirk.

Georgia’s All-Time Medalists NCAA Championship

Bill Kratzert ............................ 1974 Dothan

George Hamer ......................................1946 SEC Championship Sonny Swift .............................................1939 Arnold Blum ...........................................1942 George Hamer ......................................1946 Harold Spears ........................................1949

Chris Kirk won a schoolrecord seven tournaments during his career as a Bulldog.

Griffin Moody ........................................1951 Lester Kelly .............................................1955 Bob Moser ..............................................1959 Cobby Ware ...........................................1960 David Boyd .............................................1962 Jack Oliver ..............................................1963 Tommy Valentine....................................1970 Peter Persons .........................................1985 Bryant Odom .........................................2001 Brendon Todd .........................................2004 Additional Tournaments Chip Beck..............................1976 Southern 1976 All-American 1977 Southern 1978 Southern 1978 Dixie Jim Becker ...............1976 Spirit of America 1977 Chris Schenkel Louis Brown ...................... 1984 Miss. State Nick Cassini............... 2001 Chris Schenkel Paul Claxton ............. 1990 Tennessee TOC 1990 Southern 1990 Hitchcock 1991 Hitchcock 1991 Gator

Franklin Langham ................1991 Southern Rosser Little .........................1937 Southern Lyn Lott ................. 1971 Tennessee Classic 1971 Junior-Senior Griff Moody ............................... 1978 Gator 1978 Palmetto 1979 Pan American Michael Morrison ..............1998 Hitchcock 2000 East Regional Bob Moser ............................1959 Southern

Erik Compton ..................1999 Golf World

John Oliver ...........................1928 Southern

Harris English ......................2007 Brickyard 2007 Isleworth

Jeremy Parrott .............................1997 CCL 1998 Alabama Spring

John Gibbs ...............1976 Governor’s Cup

Peter Persons ............. 1984 Rafael Alarcon 1986 ImperiaLakes 1986 Jackson Collegiate

Vinny Giles ............................1966 Southern Brian Harman ...........2005 NCAA Preview 2006 Isleworth Russell Henley.............. 2008 East Regional 2008 Isleworth Gus Holbrook ...............1978 Junior-Senior Ryuji Imada .............. 1999 Morris Williams Lester Kelly ...........................1955 Southern Chris Kirk ............................ 2004 Isleworth 2005 Augusta State 2006 Puerto Rico 2006 Carpet Capital 2006 All-American 2007 Schenkel 2007 Linger Longer

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Matt Peterson .............. 1988 Southeastern 1988 Furman Tim Simpson.........................1975 Palmetto Brian Slevin ................... 1993 Southeastern 1993 Music City Hudson Swafford........... 2009 Puerto Rico Todd Thompson ................... 1986 Clemson 1987 Gator Brendon Todd ........................ 2005 Maxwell 2007 East Regional Wright Waddell ..........................1981 Dixie Bubba Watson ........... 2000 Chris Schenkel

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1999 natiOnal chaMPiOns Following the 1999 NCAA Championship in Chaska, not a difficult proposition — and they were right. Georgia Minn.: actually pulled ahead after just two holes and extended its • The announcer called out the wrong school as the win- lead throughout the rest of the front nine before holding on ner of the national title. down the stretch to win by three. • A torrential rain“We knew that storm hit the suburb of we had to patient on Minneapolis. this course because • And a courtesy so much can change van provided to the so quickly,” Michael actual champion was Morrison said. “You vandalized, presumably can’t take anything for by a not-so-gracious granted. You have to loser. play every shot as hard But guess what? The as the last one. You’ve players and coaches got to play every hole from the Georto the best of your gia men’s golf team ability. I think we all couldn’t have cared did that.” less. All of that was a Particularly Ryuji small price to pay for Imada. He paced the the program’s first nacomeback effort with tional championship. a 5-under par 67, one “It’s an indescribable off the course record feeling,” said Coach for Hazeltine. Imada Chris Haack, whose finished the tournaGeorgia (not Washingment at one-under ton, as the announcer 287, good enough for said) squad secured the second place behind trophy. “All the hard Northwestern’s Luke work, all the sacrifice, Donald, the National all the time spent hitPlayer of the Year who ting balls, it’s worth it. I fired a 284. always wondered what “It was one of the Front row: Nick Cassini, Coach Chris Haack and Ryuji Imada. Back row Mark Northey, Michael Morrison, Jeremy Parrott and Assistant Coach Jim Douglas. it felt like when teams best 18 holes of golf I’ve like UNLV and Oklaever seen,” said Haack, homa State won the national title. Now I know — and it’s a who sported a newly shaved bald head after the NCAAs great feeling. I am so proud of our guys. A four-day touras he made good on a pre-tournament promise. “Ryuji was nament is a real grind, but they stayed focused and played spectacular. He certainly picked the right time to turn it good, steady golf on. That could go down in history as one of the best final all week. They rounds at the NCAAs. The little man just put us on his back really played like and took us to the title.” champions.” Imada, who garnered First-Team All-America honors Especially on two days after the NCAAs, had a chance at winning the the last day of medalist title down the stretch, but he said he focused the tournament. more on the team crown. The Bulldogs en“The last thing I wanted to do was mess up and cost us tered the fourth the national championship,” Imada said. “I had a couple of and final round chances to go at the flag, but I didn’t because it meant more trailing perennial for us as a team to win the national championship. I wanted power Oklahoma to be aggressive, but I didn’t want to let the team down.” State by five Imada finished the year as the nation’s third-ranked golfshots at Haer, trailing only Donald and Georgia Tech’s Bryce Molder. zeltine National “It’s the best feeling I’ve ever had. It’s unbelievable,” Golf Club. Going Ryuji Imada celebrates with Nick Cassini said. “No matter what in, the players his Georgia teammates any of us do the rest of our lives after clinching the national in golf, we’ll be the 1999 national and coaches to a championship in 1999. man said making Imada finished second in the champions. It’s like a dream come up five shots was true.” individual standings.

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2005 natiOnal chaMPiOns With Coach Chris Haack rubbing the lucky coin in his The Bulldogs entered the final round with a 9-shot lead pocket, the Georgia men’s golf team cashed in at the NCAA over the Yellow Jackets, and they knew it would hard to Championship. give that kind of lead away. Still, when Brendon Todd’s putt The Bulldogs went wire-to-wire as the tournament leader rolled in on No. 18, the players and coaches were all at once at Caves Valley Golf relieved and ecstatic. Club in Owings Mills, “This is the ultiMd., finishing with an mate feeling,” Chris 11-shot advantage Kirk said. “It’s aweover instate rival some. It’s a great Georgia Tech. Georgroup of guys, and gia fired an even-par I have loved playing 280 in the final round with them the last two to wind up at 15-over years.” 1,135. “It feels great,” Afterward, Haack Todd said. “It’s was chosen as the probably the biggest recipient of the Golf accomplishment any of Coaches Association us have in golf. It’s just of America’s Dave incredible to win the Williams Award as the national championship. National Coach of the And I’m excited about Year. the next couple of “I could not be years. I think we might prouder of this group have some more in of guys,” said Haack, us.” who carried a coin Todd wound up as given to him by his the Bulldogs’ top indidaughter, Katie, that vidual at 3-over 283, had the inscription, followed by Kirk and “Dad, I Love You.” Kisner at 5-over 285, “I knew that we Scott at 6-over 286 had the talent, the and Denham at 8-over Front row: Kevin Kisner and David Denham. Back row Assistant Coach Jim Douglas, Brendon Todd, confidence and the 288. Todd finished Richard Scott, Chris Kirk and Coach Chris Haack. demeanor to challenge tied for seventh, and for the championship Kirk and Kisner were in this year,” Haack continued. “It’s been a good year, but we the group that tied for 13th. Scott had a top-20 finish as he only had two wins coming in. I knew if they all put it togethwound up tied for 16th. er, it would be special. They just happened to do it this week Following the NCAAs, all five golfers earned All-America when it meant the most.” honors. In addition, assistant coach Jim Douglas announced The national championship is the second in Georgia histo- he was stepping down to pursue other business opportuniry. The 1999 Bulldogs claimed the national title in Minnesota. ties and he was succeeded on the staff by former Bulldog It was also the Bulldogs’ third tournament title of the year. All-American Ryan Hybl. “It’s awesome to go out like this,” said David Denham, the only senior in the Bulldogs’ lineup. “You live for moments like this. Every team strives to win the national championship, but not too many of them do it.” “This is what you play for,” Richard Scott said. “This is what this team was put together for. It’s great to go out and win other tournaments, but this is the one we all play for.” “This is the biggest one,” team captain Kevin Kisner said. “This is what you set your goals for. This is why we all came to Brendon Todd, right, is Georgia. We’ve got too solid congratulated by Chris Kirk, left, and David of a team not to win tournaDenham after closing ments. When we all play well, out the 2005 NCAA it’s hard for us to lose.” Championship.

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year-By-year resUlts 1970-1971 Dixie Intercollegiate ..................... 5th of 15 (1152) LSU Invitational...........................T-3rd of 25 (1461) Palmetto Intercollegiate............... 5th of 24 (1158) Tennessee Classic............................ 3rd of 7 (1158) Southern Junior-Senior ..........1st of 6 (756) Schenkel Invitational ...........1st of 15 (867) SEC Championship ............1st of 10 (1099) NCAA Championship ..............T-9th of 36 (1176) 1971-1972 Dixie Intercollegiate ........................4th of 24 (907) Seminole Invitational ...........1st of 22 (874) Furman Invitational ...................... 2nd of 21 (1131) Southern Junior-Senior ..........1st of 9 (745) Schenkel Invitational ......................2nd of 22 (858) SEC Championship ............1st of 10 (1117) NCAA Championship ...............T-6th of 36 (1185) 1972-1973 Dixie Intercollegiate ........................7th of 24 (934) Seminole Invitational .................10th of 22 (1113) Palmetto Invitational .................. 2nd of 15 (1144) Furman Intercollegiate ....................4th of 21 (754) All-American Tour..........................3rd of 25 (1180) Schenkel Invitational .......................2nd of 22 (867) SEC Championship .......................3rd of 10 (1121) NCAA Championship ................. 8th of 36 (1177) 1973-1974 Dixie Intercollegiate .......................2nd of 20 (873) Seminole Invitational .......................6th of 22 (882) Southern Junior-Senior ................3rd of 13 (1144) Furman Invitational ..........................9th of 22 (762) All-American Tour.......................T-8th of 25 (1185) Schenkel Invitational ..................... 4th of 20 (1089) SEC Championship ....................T-4th of 10 (1133) 1974-1975 Buckeye Classic ............................. 9th of 17 (1182) Dixie Intercollegiate .......................2nd of 24 (878) Seminole Invitational ...................... 3rd of 24 (893) Palmetto Intercollegiate.............. 2nd of 19 (1126) Furman Invitational ..........................4th of 24 (900) All-American Tour.......................... 4th of 25 (1186) Schenkel Invitational ..................... 7th of 20 (1084) Southern Intercollegiate ................2nd of 20 (873) SEC Championship ....................... 5th of 10 (1146)

Furman Invitational ..........................5th of 27 (888) All-American Tour.......................... 6th of 25 (1191) Schenkel Invitational ............1st of 18 (847) Governor’s Cup.................................2nd of 4 (295) SEC Championship ............1st of 10 (1073) Southern Intercollegiate .....1st of 24 (864) NCAA Championship ...............T-3rd of 29 (1211) 1977-1978 River City Invitational......................8th of 24 (889) Dixie Intercollegiate ............1st of 19 (869) Gator Invitational .................1st of 15 (862) Palmetto Intercollegiate.............. 2nd of 18 (1119) Furman Invitational .........................2nd of 24 (594) Southern Junior-Senior ........1st of 14 (835) All-American Tour......................... 2nd of 25 (1145) Schenkel Invitational .......................2nd of 21 (874) Southern Intercollegiate .....1st of 24 (862) SEC Championship ............1st of 10 (1142) NCAA Championship ................. 2nd of 28 (1157) 1978-1979 Dixie Intercollegiate .......................2nd of 33 (870) Pan Am Invitational ......................... 3rd of 26 (883) Gator Invitational .............................6th of 21 (867) Seminole Invitational .......................5th of 24 (889) Palmetto Intercollegiate............... 6th of 20 (1121) Furman Invitational ......................... 3rd of 24 (588) Southern Junior-Senior ..................2nd of 13 (858) All-American Tour..........................3rd of 18 (1170) Southern Intercollegiate .....1st of 24 (874) SEC Championship ..........................6th of 10 (902) NCAA Championship .................. 19th of 28 (926) 1979-1980 Grandfather Invitational............... 10th of 14 (638) Dixie Intercollegiate .......................2nd of 15 (883) Pan American Invitational ...............9th of 20 (901) Gator Invitational .............................5th of 22 (854) Palmetto Intercollegiate .....1st of 20 (720) Furman Invitational ..........................6th of 21 (894) Southern Junior-Senior .................. 3rd of 16 (568) Southeastern Invitational ................7th of 21 (907) Schenkel Invitational ..................... 14th of 22 (890) Southern Intercollegiate .................8th of 14 (881) SEC Championship ..........................4th of 10 (895)

1975-1976 Dixie Intercollegiate .......................2nd of 24 (894) River City Intercollegiate .............. 3rd of 21 (738) Seminole Invitational ...................... 3rd of 26 (887) Palmetto Intercollegiate............T-7th of 18 (1113) Furman Invitational ......................... 3rd of 32 (889) All-American Tour..........................3rd of 25 (1163) Schenkel Invitational ..................... 4th of 18 (1073) Governor’s Cup.................................. 1st of 4 (289) SEC Championship ....................... 4th of 10 (1105) Southern Intercollegiate .....1st of 15 (848) NCAA Championship ................14th of 29 (1198)

1980-1981 Grandfather Invitational ......1st of 16 (908) Augusta Invitational ........................2nd of 15 (893) Dixie Intercollegiate ........................5th of 28 (870) Gator Invitational .......................... 16th of 23 (884) Palmetto Intercollegiate................1st of 18 (1080) Guadalajara Intercollegiate............ 3rd of 15 (884) Furman Invitational ..........................5th of 27 (872) Southern Junior-Senior ...................4th of 15 (883) Southeastern Inv, ..............................6th of 25 (889) Schenkel Invitational ........................6th of 22 (883) Southern Intercollegiate ................ 3rd of 24 (880) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 10 (887) NCAA Championship .................. 6th of 30 (1176)

1976-1977 River City Invitational..................... 3rd of 24 (875) Crosby Collegiate ........................ 2nd of 36 (1185)

1981-1982 ETSU Invitational ......................... T-2nd of 18 (880) Augusta Invitational .............1st of 18 (879)

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Madden Hatcher (left) and Coach Dick Copas

LSU Invitational.................................5th of 15 (851) Dixie Intercollegiate ............1st of 18 (886) Gator Invitational .................1st of 18 (834) ImperiaLakes Classic........................5th of 21 (288) Alarcon Intercollegiate................. 11th of 18 (876) Furman Invitational ..........................9th of 25 (887) Southern Junior-Senior ..................2nd of 18 (894) Southeastern Invitational ...............2nd of 25 (902) Schenkel Invitational ........................5th of 18 (880) Southern Intercollegiate .....1st of 18 (870) SEC Championship ..............1st of 10 (873) NCAA Championship .................. 18th of 31 (886) 1982-1983 ETSU Invitational .................1st of 18 (866) Augusta Invitational .........................4th of 18 (875) Gator Invitational ............................ 3rd of 19 (846) ImperiaLakes Classic....................... 3rd of 21 (867) Southern Junior-Senior ...................4th of 14 (584) Southeastern Invitational ............... 3rd of 24 (878) Miss. State Invitational .........1st of 15 (860) Schenkel Invitational ........................4th of 18 (869) SEC Championship ..............1st of 10 (875) Southern Intercollegiate .................4th of 15 (871) NCAA Championship .................. 6th of 32 (1179) 1983-1984 Augusta Invitational .........................8th of 18 (897)

Gator Invitational .............................6th of 21 (857) ImperiaLakes Classic........................6th of 18 (860) Alarcon Intercollegiate....................4th of 15 (857) S. Florida Invitational.......................2nd of 14 (865) Southeastern Invitational ....1st of 18 (874) MSU Invitational .............................. 3rd of 15 (869) Schenkel Invitational ....................... 3rd of 18 (862) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 10 (886) Southern Intercollegiate .....1st of 15 (829) NCAA Championship .............T-12th of 15 (1170) 1984-1985 Augusta Invitational ........................2nd of 14 (886) MacGregor Intercollegiate ..1st of 18 (875) Gator Invitational ...........................2nd of 19 (851) ImperiaLakes Classic........................7th of 21 (858) S. Florida Invitational.......................2nd of 14 (883) Southeastern Invitational ............. 11th of 18 (894) Furman Invitational ..........................6th of 23 (895) MSU Invitational ...............................8th of 15 (888) Schenkel Invitational ....................... 3rd of 18 (848) Southern Intercollegiate ................2nd of 15 (860) SEC Championship .........................2nd of 10 (878) NCAA Championship .................. 7th of 30 (1502) 1985-1986 Honda Fall Classic ......................... 14th of 18 (901) Grandfather Invitational............... 8th of 16 (1170)

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year-By-year resUlts MacGregor Intercollegiate .......... 15th of 20 (612) Gator Invitational .............................8th of 20 (869) ImperiaLakes Classic........................8th of 21 (884) Guadalajara Invitational................ 14th of 14 (876) Southeastern Invitational ....1st of 18 (868) Furman Invitational ..........................8th of 23 (881) MSU Invitational ..............................2nd of 14 (867) Schenkel Invitational ....................... 3rd of 18 (847) SEC Championship ..........................7th of 10 (907) 1986-1987 Elk River Collegiate ........................2nd of 10 (909) MacGregor Intercollegiate ..1st of 18 (578) Buckeye Invitational ...................... 12th of 23 (938) Doral Invitational .........................T-7th of 18 (912) Gator Invitational ............................ 3rd of 19 (844) ImperiaLakes Classic..................T-18th of 22 (614) Southeastern Invitational ................5th of 18 (889) Furman Invitational ..........................6th of 21 (607) MSU Invitational ...............................4th of 15 (878) Schenkel Invitational ....................T-6th of 18 (868) SEC Championship .........................2nd of 10 (873) NCAA Championship .................. 24th of 33 (918) 1987-1988 Dixie Intercollegiate ............1st of 18 (850) Southern Intercollegiate .....1st of 10 (862) Doral Invitational .......................... 10th of 18 (917) Gator Invitational ............................2nd of 19 (858) ImperiaLakes Classic....................... 3rd of 21 (854) Southeastern Invitational ...............2nd of 15 (594) Furman Invitational .............1st of 19 (869) Pate Intercollegiate ......................T-7th of 19 (906) Schenkel Invitational ....................T-6th of 18 (867) Hitchcock Invitational ....................2nd of 12 (863) SEC Championship ..............1st of 10 (854) NCAA Championship ...............T-8th of 32 (1186)

NCAA Championship ................15th of 30 (1183) 1990-1991 Carpet Capital Collegiate...........T-8th of 18 (895) Preview Invitational..........................6th of 15 (877) Tennessee TOC.................................5th of 15 (865) Southern Intercollegiate ................2nd of 15 (881) Gator Invitational ............................ 3rd of 18 (859) Doral Invitational .......................... 14th of 18 (899) ImperiaLakes Classic........................6th of 21 (574) Furman Invitational ..........................4th of 24 (581) Eagle Invitational ..................1st of 13 (850) Hitchcock Invitational..........1st of 12 (851) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 10 (869) NCAA East Regional ......................2nd of 23 (865) NCAA Championship ............... 22nd of 30 (1210) 1991-1992 Carpet Capital Collegiate............ 10th of 18 (868) Tennessee TOC................................2nd of 15 (880) Dixie Intercollegiate ........................6th of 18 (868) Gator Invitational ............................ 3rd of 15 (863) Doral Invitational ............................2nd of 18 (869) ImperiaLakes Classic....................T-4th of 21 (859) Southeastern Invitational ................9th of 18 (896) Augusta Invitational .....................T-8th of 18 (911) Eagle Invitational ...........................T-5th of 12 (865) Hitchcock Invitational .....................6th of 12 (870) SEC Championship ..........................6th of 12 (883) NCAA East Regional .................T-14th of 22 (902) 1992-1993 Tennessee TOC.............................. 11th of 15 (300) Dixie Intercollegiate ........................4th of 18 (882) Jerry Pate National ....................... 12th of 12 (918) Gator Invitational ............................2nd of 14 (855)

S. Florida Invitational ...........1st of 18 (886) ImperiaLakes Classic........................5th of 21 (871) Southeastern Invitational ................7th of 18 (879) Carpet Capital Collegiate .......T-15th of 16 (615) Music City Invitational .........1st of 18 (870) Hitchcock Invitational .................... 3rd of 12 (874) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 12 (879) NCAA East Regional .................... 15th of 22 (893) 1993-1994 Tennessee TOC.............................. 11th of 15 (899) Dixie Intercollegiate ..................... 10th of 18 (592) Gator Invitational .......................... 14th of 15 (899) S. Florida Invitational........................5th of 18 (897) ImperiaLakes Classic..................T-16th of 21 (887) Southeastern Invitational ............T-7th of 18 (888) Carpet Capital Collegiate...............9th of 16 (901) Music City Invitational .........1st of 18 (572) Hitchcock Invitational .................... 3rd of 12 (874) SEC Championship ....................... 10th of 12 (906) NCAA East Regional .................... 13th of 23 (912) 1994-1995 Tennessee TOC.............................. 12th of 15 (883) CCL Intercollegiate .....................T-8th of 12 (900) Ping/Ariz. Intercollegiate ...........T-10th of 16 (880) Gator Invitational .......................... 11th of 15 (873) Mercedes-Benz Collegiate .........T-9th of 15 (905) ImperiaLakes Classic........................6th of 21 (859) Southeastern Invitational ................9th of 18 (879) Carpet Capital Collegiate...........T-8th of 15 (912) Hitchcock Invitational .....................7th of 12 (880) SEC Championship ..........................6th of 12 (873) 1995-1996 Tennessee TOC.................................7th of 15 (875)

Ping/Tulsa Invitational ......................4th of 12 (913) CCL Intercollegiate..............1st of 11 (881) Gator Invitational ............................ 3rd of 15 (848) Mercedes-Benz Collegiate .........T-6th of 18 (890) Matlock Classic .............................T-4th of 21 (574) Blue-Gray Intercollegiate................7th of 18 (884) Carpet Capital Collegiate...........T-7th of 15 (893) Hitchcock Invitational .....................5th of 12 (868) SEC Championship ..........................5th of 12 (875) NCAA East Regional .................T-13th of 23 (913) 1996-1997 Tennessee TOC.............................T-8th of 15 (867) Kroger Intercollegiate .................... 3rd of 18 (875) CCL Intercollegiate ........................ 3rd of 12 (867) Gator Invitational .............................4th of 15 (851) Mercedes-Benz .............................T-7th of 19 (903) Matlock Classic .............................T-4th of 18 (860) Alabama Spring Invitational ........... 3rd of 18 (853) Carpet Capital Collegiate.........T-11th of 18 (904) Hitchcock Invitational .....................4th of 12 (877) SEC Championship ......................T-4th of 12 (900) NCAA East Regional .................... 16th of 23 (910) 1997-1998 Tucker Intercollegiate................. T-16th of 23 (597 Tennessee TOC................................2nd of 15 (855) Red River Classic ........................ T-2nd of 14 (879) CCL Intercollegiate..............1st of 13 (857) Gator Invitational ............................ 3rd of 15 (860) Taylor Made Big Island ....................5th of 25 (871) Alabama Spring Invite .........1st of 18 (870) Carpet Capital Collegiate...............5th of 18 (881) Hitchcock Invitational..........1st of 12 (844) SEC Championship ..............1st of 12 (567) The Maxwell .................................T-3rd of 14 (864)

1988-1989 Tennessee TOC.................................6th of 12 (892) Southern Intercollegiate ................2nd of 10 (881) Gator Invitational .............................9th of 18 (874) Doral Invitational .............................9th of 18 (888) ImperiaLakes Classic..................... 10th of 24 (867) Southeastern Invitational ............T-3rd of 18 (873) Furman Invitational .............1st of 22 (874) Schenkel Invitational ........................4th of 18 (864) Hitchcock Invitational .....................4th of 12 (863) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 10 (891) NCAA East Regional ...................T-5th of 23 (894) NCAA Championship ................10th of 30 (1174) 1989-1990 Tennessee TOC .....................1st of 12 (887) Carpet Capital Collegiate .......... 6th of 15 (1147) Southern Intercollegiate .................5th of 18 (876) Gator Invitational ............................ 3rd of 18 (848) Doral Invitational .............................4th of 18 (906) ImperiaLakes Classic........................9th of 24 (868) Southeastern Invitational ............... 3rd of 15 (855) Furman Invitational ..........................4th of 22 (865) Eagle Invitational ...............................5th of 15 (864) Hitchcock Invitational..........1st of 12 (849) SEC Championship ..........................4th of 10 (874) NCAA East Regional .......................6th of 23 (864)

Clockwise from top left:Todd Satterfield, Matt Peterson, Paul Claxton and Greg Kennedy.

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year-By-year resUlts NCAA East Regional .......................4th of 23 (853) NCAA Championship .................. 17th of 30 (575) 1998-1999 NCAA Preview................................2nd of 15 (888) Red River Classic ...............................4th of 5 (844) Jerry Pate Invitational ......................7th of 12 (857) Rolex Match Play ....................1st of 8 (3-0) Palmetto Dunes ................................2nd of 8 (862) San Juan Shootout ........................... 3rd of 18 (888) Golf Digest Invitational ..................2nd of 18 (859) Williams Intercollegiate ......1st of 12 (876) Schenkel Invitational .......................2nd of 15 (869) Carpet Capital Collegiate ...1st of 18 (858) SEC Championship .........................2nd of 12 (908) The Maxwell ......................................4th of 15 (879) NCAA East Regional .......................4th of 23 (863) NCAA Championship ........1st of 30 (1180) 1999-2000 NCAA Preview.............................T-5th of 18 (868) Carpet Capital Collegiate...............9th of 15 (884) Jerry Pate Invitational ..................... 3rd of 12 (838) Golf World Invitational ........1st of 18 (837) Puerto Rico Shootout .....................5th of 15 (866) Las Vegas Intercollegiate .................7th of 14 (860) Schenkel Invitational ............1st of 15 (829) U.S. Intercollegiate ...........................5th of 12 (862) SEC Championship ..............1st of 12 (852) The Maxwell ..................................T-4th of 15 (874) NCAA East Regional ...................T-5th of 27 (889) NCAA Championship .................. 16th of 30 (582) 2000-2001 NCAA Preview .....................1st of 16 (583) Carpet Capital Collegiate.............. 3rd of 15 (874) Jerry Pate Invitational .....................2nd of 12 (827) Golf World Invitational ........1st of 18 (822) CGF Match-Play...............................3rd of 8 (2-1-0) Puerto Rico Classic .........................4th of 15 (869) Las Vegas Intercollegiate ................2nd of 15 (868) Schenkel Invitational ............1st of 15 (854) U.S. Intercollegiate...............1st of 12 (835) SEC Championship ..............1st of 12 (841) Atlanta Intercollegiate...........1st of 9 (833) NCAA East Regional ...................T-5th of 27 (843) NCAA Championship .................. 5th of 30 (1152) 2001-2002 NCAA Preview.............................T-6th of 15 (872) Carpet Capital Collegiate...............6th of 14 (891) Jerry Pate Invitational ..................T-7th of 12 (876) Long Cove Invitational ................. 10th of 15 (886) Puerto Rico Classic ...................... 11th of 15 (893) Las Vegas Intercollegiate .................5th of 16 (872) Schenkel Invitational ........................5th of 15 (874) ASU Invitational ............................ 12th of 18 (870) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 12 (866) Atlanta Intercollegiate .................... 3rd of 13 (864) NCAA East Regional .......................8th of 27 (896) NCAA Championship .............T-21st of 30 (1162) 2002-2003 Inverness Invitational .......................6th of 15 (893) Carpet Capital Collegiate...........T-8th of 18 (870)

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The 2007 Bulldogs came in second at the NCAA Championship.

Adams Cup ....................................T-3rd of 17 (879) Tennessee TOC .....................1st of 14 (840) Mercedes-Benz ..........................T-12th of 15 (887) Puerto Rico Classic ...................T-11th of 18 (897) Toyota Championship .....................8th of 15 (870) Schenkel Invitational ....................... 3rd of 15 (854) ASU Invitational ...............................5th of 17 (841) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 12 (866) Atlanta Intercollegiate .....................6th of 12 (864) NCAA West Regional .................T-3rd of 27 (871) NCAA Championship ................16th of 30 (1226) 2003-2004 Bank of Tennessee .............................6th of 18(874) NCAA Preview..................................5th of 15(577) Carpet Capital Collegiate...............4th of 18 (863) Puerto Rico Classic .........................4th of 18 (865) Southern Highlands .........................4th of 15(863) Schenkel Invitational .......................2nd of 15 (869) Jerry Pate Invitational .....................2nd of 12 (822) Mercedes-Benz .............................. 10th of 18 (902) Atlanta Intercollegiate .................T-5th of 12 (862) ASU Invitational ...............................5th of 18 (874) SEC Championship ..............1st of 12 (843) NCAA East Regional ...................T-3rd of 27 (864) NCAA Championship .............T-11th of 30 (1161) 2004-2005 NCAA Preview................................ 3rd of 15 (861) Jerry Pate Intercollegiate ................4th of 12 (833) Isleworth Invtiational ...........1st of 16 (863) Carpet Capital Collegiate ...1st of 15 (879) Puerto Rico Classic .........................5th of 18 (865)

Southern Highlands ........................2nd of 15 (870) Schenkel Invitational ....................T-3rd of 15 (883) Hootie At Bulls Bay..........................4th of 15 (873) ASU Invitational ...............................2nd of 18 (897) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 12 (883) The Maxwell ..................................... 3rd of 11 (823) NCAA East Regional ...................... 3rd of 27 (843) NCAA Championship ........1st of 30 (1135) 2005-2006 Ping/Golfweek Preview ........1st of 15 (845) Pate Invitational ...............................2nd of 12 (834) Isleworth Invitational ...........1st of 18 (872) Carpet Capital Collegiate.............. 3rd of 18 (863) Hooters Match Play ............. 1st of 16 (4-0) Puerto Rico Classic ..............1st of 18 (843) Southern Highlands ........................2nd of 18 (889) Hall Of Fame .................................T-8th of 17 (908) U.S. Collegiate ...............................T-4th of 13 (876) SEC Championship ..............1st of 12 (827) Linger Longer Invitational ...1st of 12 (855) NCAA East Regional ......................2nd of 20 (865) NCAA Championship .................. 6th of 30 (1156) 2006-2007 Inverness Invitational .......................5th of 15 (904) Carpet Capital Collegiate.............. 3rd of 18 (854) Ping/Golfweek Preview ...................5th of 15 (848) Isleworth Invitational .......................5th of 18 (893) Callaway Golf Match Play ............... 6th of 16 (2-2) Puerto Rico Classic ..............1st of 18 (850) Southern Highlands ........................2nd of 15 (877) Schenkel Invitational ............1st of 18 (854)

U.S. Collegiate ......................1st of 15 (884) SEC Championship ..........................6th of 12 (883) Linger Longer Invitational ...1st of 15 (835) NCAA East Regional............1st of 27 (835) NCAA Championship ................. 2nd of 30 (1121) 2007-2008 Carpet Capital Collegiate...............6th of 18 (882) Brickyard Collegiate ............1st of 13 (831) Isleworth Invitational ...........1st of 18 (841) Callaway Golf Match Play ............... 6th of 16 (2-2) Puerto Rico Classic ........................ 3rd of 15 (861) Southern Highlands ........................ 3rd of 15 (872) Linger Longer Invitational .............2nd of 14 (862) U.S. Collegiate ...................................9th of 15 (886) ASU Invitational ...............................2nd of 18 (568) SEC Championship ......................... 3rd of 12 (862) NCAA East Regional............1st of 27 (811) NCAA Championship .................. 8th of 30 (1210) 2008-2009 Carpet Capital Collegiate...............7th of 18 (876) PING/Golfweek Preview ............... 3rd of 15 (861) Brickyard Collegiate ............1st of 15 (859) Isleworth Invitational ...........1st of 18 (867) Puerto Rico Classic ..............1st of 15 (826) Las Vegas Intercollegiate ................ 3rd of 15 (870) Linger Longer Invitational ...1st of 13 (867) U.S. Collegiate ...................................4th of 15 (883) SEC Championship ..............1st of 12 (849) NCAA SE Regional .........................2nd of 14 (829) NCAA Championship .........3rd of 30 (869, 1-1-0)

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geOrgia’s all-aMericans FIRST TEAM George Hamer ................ 1946 John Carson ..................... 1951 David Boyd ....................... 1962 Jimmy Gabrielsen ............ 1963 Vinny Giles........................ 1966 Tommy Valentine ............ 1970 Bill Kratzert ...................... 1974 Chip Beck...............1977, 1978 Griff Moody ...................... 1979 Bob Wolcott .................... 1984 Peter Persons................... 1986 Matt Peterson .................. 1989 Franklin Langham ............ 1991 Jeremy Parrott ................. 1998 Ryuji Imada ....................... 1999 Nick Cassini .................... 2001 Ryan Hybl.......................... 2002 Chris Kirk ..............2006, 2007 Brendon Todd ................. 2007 SECOND TEAM Cobby Ware .................... 1960 David Boyd ....................... 1961 Vinny Giles........................ 1965 Allen Miller ............1968, 1969

Bill Kratzert ...................... 1973 Chip Beck.......................... 1976 Griff Moody ...................... 1978 Peter Persons................... 1985 Matt Peterson .................. 1988 Paul Claxton ..................... 1990 Nick Cassini...................... 2000 Erik Compton .................. 2001 Bryant Odom ................... 2001 David Denham ................. 2005 Chris Kirk ......................... 2005 Brendon Todd ................. 2005 Brian Harman ..2006, 2007, 2009 Russell Henley.......2008, 2009 Adam Mitchell .................. 2008 Hudson Swafford..2008, 2009 THIRD TEAM Bob Moser ........................ 1959 Vinny Giles........................ 1964 Tommy Barnes ................ 1967 Tim Simpson..................... 1976 Jim Becker......................... 1977 Lyn Lott ............................. 1972 Robert Donald................. 1978 Mike Cook ........................ 1982

Coach Howell Hollis presents an All-America plaque to Allen Miller in the late 1960s. Duplicate copies of the plaques, like the ones featured in this photograph, are on display in the Bulldogs’ locker room at the Boyd Center, illustrating the success of the Georgia program throughout the years.

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Wright Waddell .............. 1983 Paul Claxton ..................... 1991 Michael Morrison ............ 1999 Erik Compton .................. 2000 Ryan Hybl.......................... 2001 David Miller ...................... 2001 Harris English ........2008, 2009 HONORABLE MENTION Terry Diehl ....................... 1969 Lloyd Liebler .................... 1971 Lyn Lott ............................. 1971 Danny Yates ..................... 1971 Tim Simpson..................... 1975 Gus Holbrook.................. 1977 Joe Walter ........................ 1977 Wayne Smith.........1982, 1983 Louis Brown ..................... 1984 Matt Peterson .................. 1987 Franklin Langham ............ 1990 Mark Northey .................. 1997 Michael Morrison ..1998, 2000 Jeremy Parrott ................. 1999 Bubba Watson ................. 2000 David Miller ...................... 2002

Four-time All-American Kevin Kisner

Bryant Odom ................... 2002 David Denham ................. 2003 Kevin Kisner ...2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Brendon Todd ......2004, 2006 Richard Scott ........2005, 2006 Adam Mitchell .......2007, 2009

Everybody’s All-Americans

In 2001, the Bulldogs made school and NCAA history as Nick Cassini (First Team), Erik Compton (Second Team), Bryant Odom (Second Team), David Miller (Third Team) and Ryan Hybl (Third Team) earned All-America honors. No other team has ever had five All-Americans without at least one being named Honorable Mention.

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sOUtheastern cOnference hOnOrs FIRST-TEAM ALL-SEC Allen Miller ................................................... 1970 Tommy Valentine............................... 1970, 1971 Lyn Lott .............................................. 1971, 1972 Bill Kratzert ....................................... 1972, 1973 Tim Simpson...................................... 1975, 1976 Jim Becker ..................................................... 1977 Joe Walter ..................................................... 1977 Chip Beck...................................................... 1978 Robert Donald............................................. 1978 Griff Moody ............................ 1978, 1979, 1980 Bob Wolcott ...................................... 1981, 1984 Mike Cook .................................................... 1982 Wayne Smith ................................................ 1982 Wright Waddell ........................................... 1983 Peter Persons .................................... 1985, 1986 Matt Peterson ................................... 1988, 1989 Paul Claxton ...................................... 1990, 1991 Franklin Langham ........................................ 1991 Bill Brown ..................................................... 1992 Brian Slevin ................................................... 1993 Marc Spencer ............................................... 1993 Mark Northey .............................................. 1997 Ryuji Imada ........................................ 1998, 1999 Jeremy Parrott ............................................. 1998 Michael Morrison ........................................ 1999 Nick Cassini....................................... 2000, 2001 Erik Compton ................................... 2000, 2001 Bryant Odom .................................... 2000, 2001 Ryan Hybl...................................................... 2002 Kevin Kisner ...................................... 2003, 2004 Brendon Todd ......................... 2004, 2006, 2007 David Denham ............................................. 2005 Chris Kirk ............................... 2005, 2006, 2007 Brian Harman ......................... 2006, 2007, 2009 Adam Mitchell .............................................. 2008 Hudson Swafford.............................. 2008, 2009 Harris English ............................................... 2009 Russell Henley.............................................. 2009 SECOND-TEAM ALL-SEC Gary Holloman ............................................ 1970 Terry Diehl ................................................... 1971 Mike Fambrough ............................... 1972, 1973 David Canipe ................................................ 1973 Bill Kratzert ................................................. 1974 Bob Young ..................................................... 1974 Chip Beck........................................... 1976, 1977 Jim Becker ..................................................... 1976 Beaver Hall.................................................... 1978 Gus Holbrook .............................................. 1978 Madden Hatcher.......................................... 1982 Wright Waddell ................................ 1982, 1984 Louis Brown ...................................... 1983, 1985 Wayne Smith ................................................ 1983 Bob Wolcott ................................................. 1983 Todd Thompson ................................ 1987, 1988

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Brendon Todd was a four-time All-SEC choice and was the 2004 SEC Freshman of the Year.

Tommy Tolles ................................................ 1987 Paul Claxton ................................................. 1988 Todd Satterfield ........................................... 1989 Franklin Langham ........................................ 1990 Bill Brown ..................................................... 1991 Rob Butler .................................................... 1993 Marc Spencer ............................................... 1994 Mark Northey .............................................. 1996 David Potts ................................................... 1996 David Miller ............................ 1998, 2001, 2002 Michael Morrison ........................................ 1998 Nick Cassini.................................................. 1999 Jeremy Parrott ............................................. 1999 Bubba Watson .............................................. 2000 Ryan Hybl...................................................... 2001 Bryant Odom ............................................... 2002 David Denham .................................. 2003, 2004 Richard Scott................................................ 2004 Brendon Todd ............................................... 2005 Kevin Kisner ................................................. 2006 Harris English ............................................... 2008 Russell Henley.............................................. 2008 Adam Mitchell .............................................. 2009 COACH OF THE YEAR Dick Copas ............................1970, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1987, 1988 Chris Haack ............................ 1998, 2000, 2006

Jeremy Parrott ............................................. 1998 Nick Cassini.................................................. 2001 Chris Kirk ..................................................... 2006 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Mark Northey .............................................. 1996 Kevin Kisner ................................................. 2003 Brendon Todd ............................................... 2004 Brian Harman ............................................... 2006 Hudson Swafford......................................... 2007 Harris English ............................................... 2008 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE Peter Persons ............................................... 1986 Matt Peterson .............................................. 1988

David Denham was a three-time All-SEC performer.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Peter Persons ............................................... 1986

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sOUtheastern cOnference schOOls University of Alabama Location............................................................Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nickname ............................................................Crimson Tide Colors......................................................Crimson and White President ....................................................Dr. Robert E. Witt Athletic Director .................................................Mal Moore Head Coach .............................................................Jay Seawell Office Phone................................................(205) 348-6084 Top Returnees ................ Bud Cauley, Hunter Hamrick Top Newcomers ................................... Scott Strohmeyer Home Course....................... Ol’ Colony Golf Complex Golf SID ................................................................. Josh Maxson SID Phone/Fax ............................... (205) 348-7496/8841 Web site ..................................................................rolltide.com

University of Kentucky Location................................................................ Lexington, Ky. Nickname ......................................................................Wildcats Colors............................................................... Blue and White President .......................................................Dr. Lee T. Todd Jr. Athletic Director ........................................Mitch Barnhart Head Coach ............................................................Brian Craig Office Phone................................................(859) 257-8437 Top Returnees .......................... Jordan Blann, Ben Fuqua Top Newcomers ..............Cody Martin, Michael Kania Home Course....................................The University Club Golf SID ....................................................................Evan Crane SID Phone/Fax ............................... (859) 257-3838/4310 Web site ...........................................................ukathletics.com

University of South Carolina Location..............................................................Columbia, S.C. Nickname ................................................................Gamecocks Colors........................................................... Garnet and Black President ...................................................Dr. Harris Pastides Athletic Director ................................................Eric Hyman Head Coach ......................................................Bill McDonald Office Phone................................................(803) 777-5204 Top Returnees ......... Wesley Bryan, George Bryan IV Top Newcomers ..............Dean Hester, Dykes Harbin Home Course............................... Cobblestone Park GC Golf SID ....................................................................... Wes Todd SID Phone/Fax ............................... (803) 777-7872/2967 Web site ............................................gamecocksonline.com

University of Arkansas Location.......................................................... Fayetteville, Ark. Nickname .................................................................Razorbacks Colors...................................................... Cardinal and White Chancellor .......................................Dr. G. David Gearhart Athletic Director ...................................................... Jeff Long Head Coach .....................................................Brad McMakin Office Phone................................................(479) 575-3803 Top Returnees................David Lingmerth, Ethan Tracy Top Newcomers ........................Austin Cook, Josh Eure Home Course.....................................................Pinnacle GC Golf SID .....................................................................Jeri Thorpe SID Phone/Fax ............................... (479) 575-2751/7481 Web site ........................................arkansasrazorbacks.com

Louisiana State University Location.........................................................Baton Rouge, La. Nickname .......................................................... Fighting Tigers Colors.............................................................Purple and Gold President ...............................................Dr. John V. Lombardi Athletic Director ....................................................Joe Alleva Head Coach ................................................Chuck Winstead Office Phone................................................(225) 578-0494 Top Returnees ...............Andrew Loupe, Clayton Rotz Top Newcomers ..............................................................None Home Course....................................The University Club Golf SID ..................................................................Will Stafford SID Phone/Fax ............................... (225) 578-8226/1861 Web site ................................................................ lsusports.net

University of Tennessee Location.............................................................Knoxville, Tenn. Nickname ..................................................................Volunteers Colors........................................................Orange and White Interim President .............................................Dr. Jan Simek Athletic Director .........................................Mike Hamilton Head Coach ..............................................................Jim Kelson Office Phone................................................(865) 974-3834 Top Returnees..........David Holmes, Robin Wingardh Top Newcomers ..............Adam Myers, Jay Vandeventer Home Course................... Holston Hills Country Club Golf SID ...................................................................John Painter SID Phone/Fax ............................... (865) 974-1212/1269 Web site ............................................................... utsports.com

Auburn University Location...................................................................Auburn, Ala. Nickname ............................................................................Tigers Colors.................................Burnt Orange and Navy Blue President .....................................................................Jay Gogue Athletic Director ....................................................Jay Jacobs Head Coach .........................................................Nick Clinard Office Phone................................................(334) 844-9759 Top Returnees ...................Cole Moreland, Kyle Kopsick Top Newcomers ........................................Dominic Bozzelli Home Course............................Auburn University Club Golf SID ...............................................................Chuck Gallina SID Phone/Fax .....................(334) 844-9800/826-9151 Web site ......................................................auburntigers.com

Mississippi State University Location..............................................................Starkville, Miss. Nickname ....................................................................... Bulldogs Colors.......................................................Maroon and White Interim President ...................................Dr. Mark Keenum Athletic Director ................................................Greg Byrne Head Coach .........................................................Clay Homan Office Phone................................................(662) 325-2722 Top Returnees............Artem Ilyushin, Daniel Sanchez Top Newcomer ........................................Hrehan Hakeem Home Course...........................................Old Waverly GC Golf SID ........................................................................ Jan Blaine SID Phone/Fax ............................... (662) 325-0968/2563 Web site .................................................mstateathletics.com

Vanderbilt University Location.............................................................Nashville, Tenn. Nickname .......................................................... Commodores Colors................................................................Black and Gold Chancellor ..................................................Nicholas Zeppos Vice Chancellor ............................................David Williams Head Coach ............................................................. Tom Shaw Office Phone................................................(615) 343-5342 Top Returnees ........Hudson Johnson, Ryan Haselden Top Newcomers ............ Will Snipes, Ryan Thornton Home Course.......................... Vanderbilt Legends Club Golf SID ........................................................... Chris Weinman SID Phone/Fax ............................... (615) 343-0019/7064 Web site ...............................................vucommodores.com

University of Florida Location............................................................. Gainesville, Fla. Nickname ..........................................................................Gators Colors............................................................Orange and Blue President .................................................. Dr. Bernie Machen Athletic Director .............................................Jeremy Foley Head Coach .............................................. Buddy Alexander Office Phone..........................(352) 375-4683 ext. 4710 Top Returnees ........ Tyson Alexander, Tim McKenney Top Newcomers .................Tyler McCumber, Phillip Choi Home Course............................ Mark Bostick GC @ UF Golf SID .....................................................................Kate Manly SID Phone/Fax .........(352) 375-4683 ext. 6131/4809 Web site ........................................................... gatorzone.com

Ole Miss University Location.................................................................Oxford, Miss. Nickname ...........................................................................Rebels Colors....................................................................Red and Blue Chancellor ......................................... Dr. Robert C. Khayat Athletic Director ................................................Pete Boone Head Coach ...........................................................Ernest Ross Office Phone................................................(662) 234-8368 Top Returnees............Jonathan Randolph, Joe David Top Newcomer.........Pete Kellermann, Chad Bounds Home Course............................. University Golf Course Golf SID ...........................................................................Kim Ling SID Phone/Fax ............................... (662) 915-7522/7006 Web site ................................................... olemisssports.com

Southeastern Conference Address .........................2201 Richard Arrington Blvd. N Birmingham, AL 35203 Telephone/Fax................................ (205) 458-3000/3031 Commissioner ................................................... Michael Slive SEC Staff .....................Charles Bloom, Assoc. Comm. Tammy Wilson, Associate Director; Chuck Dunlap, Assistant Director; Ayanna Wakefield, Assistant Director; Craig Pinkerton, Media Relations Director Members ............................... Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt Web site .............................................................secsports.com

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sOUtheastern cOnference titles The Georgia men’s golf program has produced 27 Southeastern Conference championships. That is more than any other league school and the most of any athletic team at Georgia. As the accompanying chart shows, the Bulldogs

have had success in several decades, including the 1950s and the 1960s when they won six in each. Under Chris Haack, Georgia’s current coach, the Bulldogs have won six titles, including five in the 2000s.

SEC-ond To None

Clockwise from top left: Georgia’s Southeastern Conference championship teams from 1958, 1963, 1983, 2006 and 2009.

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Year

Location

Score

1941

Athens, Ga.

616

1950

Athens, Ga.

1200

1951

Athens, Ga.

579

1952

Athens, Ga.

591

1957

Athens, Ga.

590

1958

Athens, Ga.

593

1959

Athens, Ga.

583

1961

Athens, Ga.

570

1962

Athens, Ga.

1170

1963

Athens, Ga.

589

1964

Athens, Ga.

581

1965

Athens, Ga.

575

1969

Athens, Ga.

1099

1970 Callaway Gardens, Ga. 1105 1971 Callaway Gardens, Ga. 1099 1972 Callaway Gardens, Ga. 1117 1977

Decatur, Ala.

1073

1978

Birmingham, Ala.

1142

1982

Augusta, Ga.

873

1983

Augusta, Ga.

881

1988

Florence, Ala.

854

1998

Athens, Ga.

567

2000

Killen, Ala.

852

2001

St. Simons Island, Ga.

841

2004

St. Simons Island, Ga.

843

2006

St. Simons Island, Ga.

827

2009

St. Simons Island, Ga.

849

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sOUtheastern cOnference Medalists

Sonny Swift 1939

Arnold Blum 1942

George Hamer 1946

Harold Spears 1949

Griffin Moody 1951

Lester Kelly 1955

Bob Moser 1959

Cobby Ware 1960

David Boyd 1962

Jack Oliver 1963

Tommy Valentine 1970

Peter Persons 1985

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geOrgia’s letterMen A Abernathy, Pete ................1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Adams, James..........................................1958, 1959 Adams, Rob........................................................1990 Adams, William .................................................1960 Adham, Richard................1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 Allen, Jimmy .................................1962, 1963, 1964 Atkinson, Billy ............................1934, 1935, 1936 Atkinson, Tide ...................................................1937 B Banks, Zan ....................................1993, 1994, 1995 Barcellos, Antonio ...........1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 Barnes, Tommy ............................1965, 1966, 1967 Beasley, Maury ..................1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Beck, Chip .........................1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 Becker, Jim .........................1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 Bell, Al ......................................................1960, 1962 Bennett, Rob...........................................2007, 2008 Benson, Edsel.....................................................1946 Black, Dave ..............................................1928, 1929 Blackmon, Shaw ...............1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Blair, Billy ......................................1952, 1953, 1955 Blanchard, Jimmy....................................1961, 1962 Blanchard, Mercer ............................................1938 Blanton, Bucky...................................................1979 Blum, Arnold ...........................................1941, 1942 Bolli, Justin ....................................1997, 1998, 1999 Bowden, Earl................................1955, 1956, 1957 Bowen, Calhoun ...............................................1938 Bower, Byron ...............................1937, 1938, 1939 Boyd, David ..................................1961, 1962, 1963 Brantley, George ...............................................1929 Brim, John ................................................1959, 1960 Brown, Bill .........................1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 Brown, Clem .....................................................1942 Brown, Louis.....................1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 Brumby, Frank ...................................................1956 Butler, Rob ........................1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 C Calhoun, Murray ....................................1963, 1964 Campbell, Morton .................................1935, 1936 Canipe, David ..............................1972, 1973, 1974 Carson, John ...........................................1951, 1953 Cartledge, Sam ..................................................1925 Casey, Kevin .......................................................1976 Cassini, Nick ................................1999, 2000, 2001 Clarke, Walton ..................................................1963 Claxton, Paul ....................1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 Cofer, Richard ...................................................1951 Cole, Donald .....................................................1958 Cole, Greg .........................................................1986 Cole, Robby ......................1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 Compton, Erik........................................2000, 2001 Cook, Harvey .........................................1965, 1966 Cook, Mike .......................1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 Covington, Dean..............1935, 1936, 1937, 1938 Crosby, Taylor .........................................2003, 2004 Crowley, Andrew ..............................................2002 Crowe, Harold .......................................1946, 1947 D Davison, Pete ...............................1967, 1968, 1969 Denham, David............................2003, 2004, 2005 Diehl, Terry .......................1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 Doetsch, Richard ..............................................1956 Donald, Robert ................1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 Donald, Mitch ..............................2003, 2004, 2005 Drury, Chip .......................1982, 1983, 1984, 1985

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Derek Jackson lettered for four seasons for the Bulldogs, including in 1997 in Coach Chris Haack’s first year.

Drury, Mark ......................1982, 1983, 1984, 1986 Dudley, Frank.....................................................1930 Dudley, Jimmy ....................................................1940 Dunaway, Russ .............................1994, 1996, 1997 E Eldridge, Franklin ...................................1958, 1959 English, Harris.........................................2008, 2009 Eskedor, Dick.....................................................1963 Evelyn, Jay ................................................1977, 1978 Ewing, Jimmy ................................1964, 1965, 1966 F Fahy, Albert ..................................1935, 1936, 1937 Fambrough, Mike .............1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 Fowler, Hall .......................1979, 1980, 1982, 1983 Fraser, Jack .........................................................1942 G Gabrielsen, Jimmy .......................1961, 1962, 1963 Garner, Brad ................................2000, 2001, 2002 Garbers, Grant.......................................1984, 1985 Gibbs, John ........................1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 Gibson, Billy .................................1960, 1961, 1962 Giles,Vinny ...................................1964, 1965, 1966 Goalby, Kevin ....................1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Grant, John..............................................1922, 1924 Gray, Jack ............................................................1950 Green, Michael .................2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Greyling, Christo .............2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Griffin, Archie ..............................1953, 1954, 1955 Gunter, Arthur ..................................................1951 H Hall, Beaver .......................1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 Hamer, George .................................................1946 Hamilton, Newell..............................................1925

Hammond, Johnny ...........................................1980 Hampton, Allen .................................................1982 Harman, Brian ..................2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Harris, Ralph ................................1973, 1974, 1975 Hatcher, Madden..............1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 Hawver, Brian ....................................................2002 Hay, Gene ...........................................................1952 Heeney, Stephen ...............................................1993 Hendee, Neal ...................1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Henley, Russell .......................................2008, 2009 Hester, Marvin...................................................1951 Hester, Minton .......................................1981, 1982 Hill, Charles .................................1962, 1963, 1964 Hill, Harvey .............................................1928, 1929 Hill, Rhode ..............................................1966, 1967 Hodges, Jason ..............................2003, 2004, 2005 Hodgson, Morton .............................................1931 Hodgson, Paul ...................................................1934 Holbrook, Gus .................1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 Holbrook, Joe ...................1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 Holloman, Gary ...............1966, 1967, 1968, 1970 Horn, Bill ............................................................1978 Howard, Jake ....................1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 Hoyt, Wade ..................................1934, 1935, 1936 Huddleston, Robert .........................................1942 Huggins, Bill..................................1966, 1967, 1969 Hybl, Ryan .........................2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 I Imada, Ryuji .............................................1998, 1999 J Jackson, Derek .................1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Jenkins, Campbell..............................................1959 Jerrell, Jeff ................................................1971, 1972

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geOrgia’s letterMen Johnson, Billup ...................................................1932 Jones, Foute .......................................................1934 Jones, Harris ......................................................1923 k Keeton, Ronnie ......................................1968, 1969 Kelly, Lester.......................1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 Kennedy, Greg ..................1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 Kennedy, Tom.....................................................1938 Kirby, Wilkins...............................1949, 1950, 1951 Kirk, Chris.........................2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Kisner, Kevin .....................2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Knight, Seth..................................1980, 1981, 1982 Knox, Jefferson ..................................................2007 Kratzert, Bill .....................1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 Kropp, Will .........................................................2009 Kunes, Joe .....................................1967, 1968, 1969 Kyle, George ...........................................1940, 1941 L Langham, Franklin .......................1989, 1990, 1991 Larkin, Jack ........................1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 Latimer, Carroll ......................................1931, 1932 Layton, Charles ...........................1961, 1962, 1963 Lee, Buz ..............................................................1950 Legwen, Bill ........................................................1929 Liebler, Lloyd .....................................................1969 Lilliston, Howard ..............................................1930 Little, Bill.............................................................1938 Little, Rosser ..............................1935, 1936, 1937 Logan, Brother ..................................................1948 Lott, Lyn.............................1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 Lumpkin, Jack....................1954, 1955, 1956, 1957 Lumpkin, Jay ......................1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 Lyemance, Meredith ...................1973, 1974, 1975 M Malone, Tom.................................1963, 1964, 1965 Marble, Tom ............................................1977, 1978 Martue, George ................................................1981 Mason, Jimmy..........................................1940, 1941

Matt Street earned four letters for the Bulldogs.

Bill Kratzert (left) lettered at Georgia from 1971-74. Kratzert and fellow Georgia alum Ernie Johnson anchor TNT’s professional golf coverage.

Mays, Sam ................................................1958, 1959 McClearen, Robert ..........................................1971 McDonald, James ...................................1972, 1973 McIntire, Pope ...................................................1948 McKenzie, Earl ........................................1930, 1931 McKey, John........................................................1965 McQuillan, Matt ................................................2003 McWilliams, Billy....................................1932, 1933 Mell, Bill ...................................................1929, 1930 Melnyk, Butler .............................2004, 2005, 2006 Miller, Allen........................1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 Miller, David ......................1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 Minnich, Fred .....................................................1926 Mitchell, Adam ..................2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Moody, Griff .................................1978, 1979, 1980 Moody, Griffin .............................1950, 1951, 1952 Morrison, Michael.......................1998, 1999, 2000 Moser, Bob ..............................................1958, 1959 N Napoleon, Nick ......................................1996, 1997 Northey, Mark..................1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Nunnally, Charles..............................................1928 Nunnally, Hugh ..................................................1926 O Odom, Bryant ..................1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Oliver, Billy .............................................1926, 1928 Oliver, Gary .......................................................1971 Oliver, Jack ...................................1963, 1964, 1965 Oliver, John ..................................1928, 1929, 1930 Oliver, Max ...................................1926, 1928, 1928 P Parrott, Jeremy ............................1997, 1998, 1999 Parrott, Michael ...............1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

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Patterson, Donald .................................1960, 1961 Persons, Peter ..................1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 Pervarnik, Jim..........................................1985, 1986 Peterson, Matt ..................1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Pleger, Gary ............................................1952, 1953 Potts, David.......................1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 R Reynolds, Trip .........................................1995, 1996 Richardson, Haynes ....................1962, 1963, 1964 Richardson, Nolen......................1951, 1952, 1953 Roddenbery, Eddie ................................1971, 1972 Royer, Hugh .................................1956, 1957, 1958 Rumph, Stuart ........................................1978, 1979 S Sage, Dan ................................................1935, 1936 Sams, Eddie ..................................1960, 1961, 1962 Satterfield, Todd ...............1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Schladensky, Fred........................1984, 1985, 1986 Scott, Richard ...................2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Searcy, Geoff ......................................................1970 Sezna, Davis ............................................1972, 1973 Simpson, Tim...........................................1975, 1976 Slaughter, N.G..............................1931, 1932, 1933 Slevin, Brian.............................................1992, 1993 Smith, Bill ............................................................1938 Smith, Carter ....................1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Smith, Wayne ..........................................1982, 1983 Spears, Harold .............................1948, 1949, 1950 Spencer, Marc ...................1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Stevenson, Frank .........................1952, 1953, 1954 Stimart, Richard ................................................1980 Street, Matt .......................1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Strickler, Cy ............................................1926, 1928

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geOrgia’s letterMen & caPtains Swafford, Hudson .......................2007, 2008, 2009 Swift, George..........................................1939, 1940 Sylvan, Gus ........................1973, 1974, 1975, 1976 T Tatum, Richard ..................................................1961 Taylor, Tim ...............................................1968, 1969 Thomas, Lowery ...............................................2009 Thompson, Dicky ..................................1979, 1980 Thompson, Todd ..............1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Todd, Brendon..................2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Tolles, Tommy ...................1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 Towns, Joe ..........................................................1934 Trotter, Bo....................................1968, 1969, 1970 Twitty, Bill ...........................................................1942 Twitty, Frank ......................................................1956 Tyre, Al ..........................................1966, 1967, 1968 V Valentine, Tommy .............1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 W Waddell, Elliot ........................................1939, 1941 Waddell, Wright ...............1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Walker, Warren .................................................1928 Walter, Joe ........................1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 Ware, Cobby ...............................1958, 1959, 1960 Warner, Charlie ..........................1932, 1933, 1934 Watson, Bubba .......................................2000, 2001 Weaver, Brad ....................1982, 1984, 1985, 1986 Wells, W.G..........................................................1931 Williams, Richard ...................................1964, 1965 Witcher, Gus .....................................................1928

Brad Weaver was a four-year letterman for the Bulldogs.

Woerner, Fred.............................1964, 1965, 1966 Wolcott, Bob ....................1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Womack, Billy.........................................1962, 1963 Worrell, Jon .................................1988, 1989, 1990 Wysoczynski, Donny ............................2002, 2003

Y Yates, Danny .....................1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 Yerger, John ........................................................1979 Yoder, Steve .......................................................1966 Young, Bob ........................1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

Georgia’s All-Time Captains 1946 ..................................................... George Hamer 1947 .......................................................Pope McIntire 1948 ......................................................Brother Logan 1949 ...................................................... Harold Spears 1950 ...................................................... Harold Spears 1951 ...................................................Wilkins Kirby Jr. 1952 ...................................................... Griffin Moody 1953 ...........................................Nolen Richardson Jr. 1954 ...............................................Frank Stevenson Jr. 1955 ......................................................... Lester Kelley 1956 ................................Jack Lumpkin, Jake Howard 1957 ................................Jack Lumpkin, Jake Howard 1958 ........................................................... Hugh Royer 1959 .............................................................Bob Moser 1960 .......................................................... Cobby Ware 1961 ...................................................... Don Patterson 1962 ............................................................ David Boyd 1963 ................................................. Jimmy Gabrielsen 1964 ............................................................ Jimmy Allen 1965 .............................................................Vinny Giles 1966 .............................................................Vinny Giles 1967 ...................................................... Tommy Barnes 1968 ............................................................ Allen Miller 1969 ............................................................ Allen Miller 1970 ............................................................ Allen Miller 1971 ............................ Terry Diehl, Tommy Valentine 1972 .......................................... Lyn Lott, Danny Yates 1973 ...........................................................Bill Kratzert 1974 ...........................................................Bill Kratzert 1975 .............................................................. Bob Young 1976 .............................................................. Chip Beck 1977 .............................................................. Chip Beck

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1978 .............................................................. Chip Beck 1979 ...........................................................Griff Moody 1980 ...........................................................Griff Moody 1981 .................................................. Madden Hatcher 1982 ..........................................................Bob Wolcott 1983 .......... Jack Larkin, Wayne Smith, Bob Wolcott 1984 .................................................... Wright Waddell 1985 .......................................................... Louis Brown 1986 ........................................................Peter Persons 1987 ..........................Todd Thompson, Tommy Tolles 1988 ....................................................Todd Thompson 1989 ....................................................... Matt Peterson 1990 ................................................ Antonio Barcellos 1991 ..........................................................Paul Claxton 1992 .............................................................. Bill Brown 1993 ............................................................. Rob Butler 1994 ........................................................ Marc Spencer 1995 ........................................................ Marc Spencer 1996 ......................................................... Carter Smith 1997 .......................................................Derek Jackson 1998 .......................................................Mark Northey 1999 .......................... Mark Northey, Jeremy Parrott 2000 ................... Pete Abernathy, Michael Morrison 2001 .......................................................... Nick Cassini 2002 ................................David Miller, Bryant Odom 2003 ...............................................................Ryan Hybl 2004 ...............................................................Ryan Hybl 2005 ..........................................................Kevin Kisner 2006 ........................................................ Richard Scott 2007 .................................. Chris Kirk, Brendon Todd 2008 ...........................Brian Harman, Michael Green 2009 .......................................................Adam Mitchell

Ryan Hybl was a two-time captain for the Bulldogs.

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Best Round (in relation to par) (-9) ....................Peter Persons, 1984 Alarcon (-8) ....................Matt Peterson, 1988 Furman (-8) ................Brendon Todd, 2003 Jerry Pate (-8) .................Chris Kirk, 2005 All-American (-7) ......... Gus Holbrook, 1978 Junior-Senior (-7) ..................... Tommy Tolles, 1987 Jackson (-7) ........................Greg Kennedy, 1988 Dixie (-7) ...................... Todd Thompson, 1988 SEC (-7) ......... Matt Peterson, 1989 ImperiaLakes (-7) ............................... Bill Brown, 1991 Eagle (-7) ................................Justin Bolli, 1997 CCL (-7) ..........Nick Cassini, 2000 Carpet Capital (-7) .........................Kevin Kisner, 2003 Toyota (-7) ......................Richard Scott, 2003 Atlanta (-7) ...................Kevin Kisner, 2004 Jerry Pate (-7) .................Chris Kirk, 2007 All-American (-7) ...............Chris Kirk, 2007 Linger Longer (-7) .................Harris English, 2007 Brickyard (-6) ........................ Jim Becker, 1977 Schenkel (-6) ...............................Chip Beck, 1978 Dixie (-6) ...................... Bob Wolcott, 1981 Furman (-6) .............Antonio Barcellos, 1986 Furman (-6) .............Todd Thompson, 1988 Southern (-6) ......................Bill Brown, 1992 Hitchcock (-6) ...........Michael Morrison, 1998 Palmetto (-6) .............Erik Compton, 1999 Golf World (-6) ................. Bubba Watson, 2000 Schenkel (-6) .....................Nick Cassini, 2000 Schenkel (-6) .............Erik Compton, 2000 Golf World (-6) ..................... Bryant Odom, 2001 Atlanta (-6) ........................Nick Cassini, 2001 Atlanta (-6) .................Chris Kirk, 2007 All-American (-6) ................Russell Henley, 2007 Brickyard (-6) .................Brian Harman, 2007 Brickyard (-6) .................Harris English, 2007 Isleworth (-6) ............ Hudson Swafford, 2008 So. High. (-6) ..........Harris English, 2008 East Regional (-6) ............Hudson Swafford, 2008 East Reg. (-6) ............Brian Harman, 2009 Puerto Rico Best Tournament Total (in relation to par) (-18) ...............Chris Kirk, 2007 All-American (-15) .................. Ryan Hybl, 2000 Golf World (-14) ...........Erik Compton, 2000 Golf World (-13) ...........Erik Compton, 1999 Golf World (-13) ............... Bubba Watson, 2000 Schenkel (-13) .......Russell Henley, 2008 East Regional (-12) ..................Peter Persons, 1984 Alarcon (-12) ..........Nick Cassini, 2001 United States (-12) ...............Chris Kirk, 2005 All-American (-12) ...............Harris English, 2007 Brickyard (-12) ........Hudson Swafford, 2009 Puerto Rico (-11) ..................Matt Peterson, 1988 Furman (-11) .......Michael Morrison, 1998 Hitchcock (-11) ..............Nick Cassini, 1999 Golf World (-11) ..................Brian Harman, 2005 Preview (-11) ................ Chris Kirk, 2006 Puerto Rico (-11) ...............Brian Harman, 2007 Brickyard (-11) ...............Harris English, 2007 Isleworth (-10) ............ Jim Becker, 1976 Spirit of Amer. (-10) ......................Griff Moody, 1979 Pan Am (-10) ............... Paul Claxton, 1990 Hitchcock (-10) .................. Ryuji Imada, 1998 Red River (-10) ......................Nick Cassini, 2001 Atlanta (-10) ..............Brendon Todd, 2003 Jerry Pate (-10) .............Chris Kirk, 2007 Linger Longer (-10) ..............Russell Henley, 2007 Brickyard (-10) ..........Brian Harman, 2009 Puerto Rico (-10) .........Russell Henley, 2009 Puerto Rico

Lowest Season Average 70.90.............................................Chris Kirk, 2005-06 70.97.......................................Peter Persons, 1985-86 71.05......................................... Nick Cassini, 2000-01 71.11.......................................Peter Persons, 1984-85 71.14.............................................Chris Kirk, 2006-07

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Ryan Hybl, 2000-01 71.94.......................................Brian Harman, 2008-09 71.96............................................. Chip Beck, 1976-77 72.07......................................... Kevin Kisner, 2002-03 72.08......................................Russell Henley, 2008-09 72.13.............................................Chris Kirk, 2004-05 72.18...........................................Ryuji Imada, 1998-99 72.18......................................Russell Henley, 2007-08 72.19......................................Erik Compton, 1999-00 72.20.......................................Peter Persons, 1983-84 Lowest Career Average 71.79 .................................... Peter Persons, 1983-86 71.79 ....................................Erik Compton, 1999-01 71.89 ...........................................Chris Kirk, 2006-07 72.08 ........................................Griff Moody, 1978-80 72.11 .......................................Nick Cassini, 1998-01 72.19 .........................................Ryuji Imada, 1998-99 72.31 .................................... Brendon Todd, 2006-07 72.50 .................................... Bryant Odom, 1999-02 72.50 ...................................David Denham, 2003-05 72.51 ...........................................Chip Beck, 1975-78 72.60 .................................... Brian Harman, 2006-09 72.64 .......................................Bob Wolcott, 1981-84 72.70 ........................................... Ryan Hybl, 2000-04 72.75 ........................................ David Miller, 1997-02 72.85 ..............................Franklin Langham, 1989-91 72.94 ......................................Wayne Smith, 1982-83 72.97 ....................................... Kevin Kisner, 2003-06 73.25 .....................................Richard Scott, 2003-06 73.33 ....................................Matt Peterson, 1986-89 73.38 ...................................Jeremy Parrott, 1997-99 73.40 ...................................... Paul Claxton, 1988-91 73.59 ....................................Mark Northey, 1996-99 Top-10 Finishes In A Season 10 ..................................... Franklin Langham, 1990-91 10 ..................................................Chris Kirk, 2005-06 9..............................................Matt Peterson, 1988-89 8..................................................... Chip Beck, 1975-76 8..................................................... Chip Beck, 1976-77 8..................................................... Chip Beck, 1977-78 8...............................................Peter Persons, 1985-86 8...................................................Ryuji Imada, 1998-99 8..................................................... Ryan Hybl, 2001-02 8.....................................................Chris Kirk, 2006-07 7..................................................Griff Moody, 1977-78 7..................................................Griff Moody, 1978-79 7............................................. Jeremy Parrott, 1997-98 7............................................. Jeremy Parrott, 1998-99 7.............................................. Brendon Todd, 2004-05 7.............................................. Brendon Todd, 2006-07 6.....................................................Jim Becker, 1975-76 6..................................................Griff Moody, 1979-80 6................................................Wayne Smith, 1981-82 6...............................................Peter Persons, 1984-85 6.................................................Paul Claxton, 1990-91 6..............................................Erik Compton, 2000-01 6................................................. Nick Cassini, 2000-01 6................................................. Kevin Kisner, 2002-03 6.............................................David Denham, 2004-05 6.....................................................Chris Kirk, 2006-07 6.............................................. Brendon Todd, 2006-07 6..............................................Russell Henley, 2007-08 6..............................................Adam Mitchell, 2007-08

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Top-10 Finishes In A Career 27 .................................................. Chip Beck, 1975-78 24 ..................................................Chris Kirk, 2004-07 20 ...............................................Griff Moody, 1977-80 20 ............................................Peter Persons, 1983-86 19 ........................................... Brendon Todd, 2004-07 18 ............................................Brian Harman, 2006-09 17 ..............................................Paul Claxton, 1988-91 16 ...........................................Matt Peterson, 1986-89 15 ..............................................Bob Wolcott, 1981-84 14 .............................................. Nick Cassini, 1998-01 14 .............................................. Kevin Kisner, 2003-06 13 .......................................... Jeremy Parrott, 1997-99 13 .................................................. Ryan Hybl, 2000-04 12 ..................................................Jim Becker, 1974-77 12 ..................................... Franklin Langham, 1989-91 12 ................................................Ryuji Imada, 1998-99 12 ..........................................David Denham, 2003-05 12 ...........................................Adam Mitchell, 2006-09 12 ............................Hudson Swafford, 2007-present TEAM RECORDS Best Round (in relation to par) 268 (-20) ........................................ 2000 Golf World 265 (-19) .................................... 2008 East Regional 270 (-18) .............................................2000 Schenkel 270 (-18) .......................................2009 Puerto Rico 272 (-16) ................................................2001 Atlanta 272 (-16) ....................................2001 United States 268 (-16) ...........................................2004 Jerry Pate 273 (-15) ........................................... 2007 Brickyard 273 (-15) .......................................2009 Puerto Rico 274 (-14) .............................................2000 Schenkel 275 (-13) .....................................1978 Junior-Senior 275 (-13) ........................................ 1999 Golf World 275 (-13) ..................................1999 Carpet Capital 275 (-13) .................................... 2001 East Regional 271 (-13) .................................... 2008 East Regional 276 (-12) .....................................1978 Junior-Senior 276 (-12) ...................................................1987 Dixie 276 (-12) .................................................. 1991 Eagle 276 (-12) ..........................................1998 Red River 272 (-12) ...........................................2000 Jerry Pate 272 (-12) ..........................2009 Southeast Regional

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Best Tournament (in relation to par) (-42) ....................................... 2000 Golf World (-41) .................................... 2008 East Regional (-38) .......................................2009 Puerto Rico (-35) ............................................2000 Schenkel (-33) ........................................... 2007 Brickyard (-31) ...............................................2001 Atlanta (-29) ....................................1978 Junior-Senior (-29) ...................................2001 United States (-29) ................................... 2007 Linger Longer (-27) ....................................... 1999 Golf World (-25) ..........................................2000 Jerry Pate (-24) ............................... 2002 Tennessee TOC (-23) ...........................................1984 Southern (-23) ........................................... 2007 Isleworth (-23) ..........................2009 Southeast Regional (-21) ................................... 2001 East Regional (-21) ......................................2006 Puerto Rico

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aMateUr chaMPiOns U.S. AMATEUR Vinny Giles .......................................... 1972 AMATEUR AT BRICK LANDING Bill Brown ............................................ 1990

Ryan Hybl ............................................ 2002 Chris Haack (coach) ........2002, 2006 Brian Harman.......................2006, 2007 Chris Kirk ................................2006, 2007 Adam Mitchell .................................. 2008

AMERICAN AMATEUR Butler Melnyk .................................... 2003

LAKEWOOD INVITE Ryuji Imada ......................................... 1996

BRAZILIAN AMATEUR Antonio Barcellos ........................... 1984 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

MARYLAND AMATEUR Pete Hiskey ......................................... 1979

BRITISH AMATEUR Vinny Giles .......................................... 1975 CANADIAN AMATEUR Richard Scott .....................................2003, 2005, 2006 PLAYERS AMATEUR Brian Harman.................................... 2005 CAROLINAS AMATEUR David Canipe..................................... 1972 Chip Beck ...............................1976, 1977 Matt Peterson ......................1987, 1988 CONNECTICUT OPEN Jim Becker ........................................... 1975 GEORGIA AMATEUR John Oliver.......................................... 1929 Arnold Blum ............1946, 1950,1951, 1952, 1956 George Hamer................................. 1947 Jimmy Gabrielsen ............................ 1970 1974, 1976 Lyn Lott ............................................... 1972 Danny Yates .............1977 ,1989, 1996 Griff Moody ...................................... 1980 Peter Persons ................................... 1984 Louis Brown ..................................... 1985 Neal Hendee ................................... 1991 Paul Claxton ..................................... 1992 David Denham ............................... 2004 Brian Harman.................................... 2005 Bill Brown ............................................ 2006 Harris English..................................... 2007 Russell Henley .....................2008, 2009 GEORGIA OPEN Lyn Lott ............................................... 1967 Peter Persons .................................... 1985 Franklin Langham ............................ 1989 Louis Brown ....................................... 1997 Bryant Odom.................................... 2008 INDIANA AMATEUR Bill Kratzert ......................................... 1968 INDIANA OPEN Bill Kratzert ......................................... 1969 PALMER CUP Michael Morrison ............................ 1999 Nick Cassini...........................2000, 2001 Erik Compton ................................... 2001

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Ex-Bulldog Richard Scott had an exemplary amateur career.

MOBILE INVITATIONAL Nick Cassini........................................ 1998 NEW YORK AMATEUR Terry Diehl ......................................... 1969 PALATKA AZALEA Ryuji Imada ........................................ 1997 U.S. JUNIOR Madden Hatcher ............................. 1976 Jack Larkin .......................................... 1979 Brian Harman.................................... 2003

TENNESSEE OPEN Bob Wolcott ...................................... 1983

Arnold Blum ...................................... 1957 Vinny Giles .................1969,1971, 1973 1975, 1993 Allen Miller ............................1969, 1971 Jimmy Gabrielsen...... 1971,1981, 1991 Griff Moody ...................................... 1979 Danny Yates ...........................1989, 1993 1999, 2001 Franklin Langham ............................ 1991 Nick Cassini........................................ 2001 Erik Compton ................................... 2001 Brian Harman.......................2005, 2009 Chris Kirk............................................. 2007 Adam Mitchell .................................. 2009

TRANSMISSISSIPPI Allen Miller ...............1969, 1970, 1971

SUNNEHANNA AMATEUR Paul Claxton ...................................... 1971

GEORGIA JUNIOR Brian Harman.......................2004, 2005 U.S. LEFTHANDERS Hall Fowler ......................................... 1982

DIXIE AMATEUR Joe Walter ........................................... 1977 Louis Brown ....................................... 1985 Ryuji Imada ......................................... 1996 Erik Compton ................................... 2000

USA VS.JA PAN Bryant Odom.................................... 2001

AZALEA AMATEUR Wayne Smith..................................... 1983

VIRGINIA AMATEUR Vinny Giles ................1962, 1964 1966, 1968,1969, 1971, 1987

DOGWOOD INVITE Arnold Blum ...................................... 1950 Frank Stevenson .............................. 1954 Vinny Giles .............................1963, 1965 Allen Miller ......................................... 1970 Hudson Swafford ............................ 2006 Brian Harman.................................... 2009

S. CAROLINA AMATEUR Bill Womack ..........................1961, 1962 Gus Sylvan .......................................... 1971 TENNESSEE AMATEUR Brad Weaver ...................................... 1980 Bob Wolcott .........................1981, 1983

VIRGINIA OPEN Vinny Giles .................1969,1974, 1993 AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR Wayne Smith..................................... 1983 U.S. MID-AMATEUR Danny Yates ........................................ 1992 NORTHEAST AMATEUR Allen Miller ......................................... 1970 Vinny Giles .......................................... 1971 WALKER CUP George Hamer................................. 1947

PORTER CUP Vinny Giles .......................................... 1973 Ryuji Imada ......................................... 1995 Nick Cassini........................................ 2001 Brian Harman.................................... 2007 Adam Mitchell .................................. 2008 SOUTHERN AMATEUR George Hamer................................. 1946 Arnold Blum .........................1951, 1956 Vinny Giles .............................1967, 1975

Danny Yates ........................................ 1974 Tim Simpson...................................... 1976 Bill Brown ............................................ 1991 Ryan Hybl ............................................ 2000 COPAS DE LAS AMERICAS Richard Scott ..................................... 2005 WORLD AMATEUR TEAM Vinny Giles .............................1968, 1970 1972, 1992 Allen Miller ......................................... 1970 Danny Yates ........................................ 1988 Richard Scott ........................2004, 2006 Chris Kirk............................................. 2006 MONROE INVITE Michael Morrison ............................ 1999 Erik Compton ................................... 2001 CARDINAL AMATEUR Paul Claxton ...................................... 1990 RICE PLANTERS David Canipe..................................... 1973 Franklin Langham ............................ 1991 EASTERN AMATEUR Vinny Giles .......................................... 1973 SOUTHEASTERN AM Arnold Blum .............1939,1941, 1947 George Hamer........1946,1951, 1952 Sonny Swift...............1956, 1957, 1963 Frank Eldridge ................................... 1959 Earl Bowden ...................................... 1966 Allen Miller ............................1970, 1971 Bo Trotter ............................................ 1974 Wright Waddell ................... 1989, 1994 1996, 2000 Ryuji Imada ......................................... 1997 Bryant Odom.................................... 2001 WEST VIRGINIA OPEN Todd Satterfield ............................... 1989

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geOrgia aMateUr chaMPiOnshiP The Georgia men’s golf program has had unparalleled success in the Georgia Amateur Championship, which is presented annually by the Georgia State Golf Association. Sixteen men who were current, past or future Bulldogs have Arnold Blum

won the Georgia Amateur, including five-time winner Arnold Blum (the complete list appears on the opposite page). Current Bulldogs Harris English (2007) and Russell Henley (2008, 2009) have won the last three Georgia Amateurs.

George Hamer

Jimmy Gabrielsen

Griff Moody

Danny Yates

Lyn Lott

Louis Brown

David Denham

Peter Persons

Paul Claxton, Neal Hendee

Brian Harman

Bill Brown

Harris English

Russell Henley

Not Pictured: John Oliver

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internatiOnal cOMPetitiOn Walker Cup George Hamer ............1947 Arnold Blum .................1957 Vinny Giles ................... 1969, 1971, 1973,1975, 1993 (captain) Allen Miller ........1969, 1971 Jimmy Gabrielsen ....... 1971,

Brian Harman (third from right) visited President George W. Bush at the White House with the 2005 Walker Cup Team.

1981 (captain), George Hamer (right)

1991 (captain) Griff Moody ..................1979 Danny Yates ................. 1989, 1993, 1999 (captain), 2001 (captain) Franklin Langham ........1991 Nick Cassini..................2001

The 1999 Walker Cup team captained by Danny Yates (seated on the front row in the center).

Erik Compton ..............2001 Franklin Langham with President George H. W. Bush.

Brian Harman ....2005, 2009 Chris Kirk .....................2007 Adam Mitchell ..............2009

Brian Harman and Adam Mitchell with the Walker Cup in 2009.

The 1981 Walker Cup team captained by Jimmy Gabrielsen (seated in the front row in the center).

The 1993 Walker Cup team captained by Vinny Giles (in the back row in the middle) and including Danny Yates (standing to Giles’ left).

The 1971 Walker Cup team included Vinny Giles (third from the left on the second row), Allen Miller (second from the left on the second row) and Jimmy Gabrielsen (third from the left on the first row).

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The 2001 Walker Cup team captained by Danny Yates (seated in the front row in the middle) and including Erik Compton (front row at left) and Nick Cassini (back row, second from the left).

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internatiOnal cOMPetitiOn Palmer Cup Michael Morrison ...........1999 Nick Cassini...............2000-01 Erik Compton .................2001 Chris Haack ..........2002, 2006 (captain) Ryan Hybl.........................2002 Brian Harman ..................2006 Chris Kirk ........................2006 Brian Harman ..................2007 Chris Kirk ........................2007 Adam Mitchell ......2008, 2009

Chris Haack Ryan Hybl

Ryder Cup Chip Beck........................ 1989, 1991, 1993

Hudson Swafford Brian Harman

World Amateur Chris Kirk ........................2006 Junior British Open Patrick Reed ....................2006

Adam Mitchell

Erik Compton

Chris Kirk Danny Yates

Nick Cassini

Chip Beck

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Canon Cup Will Garner ..................... 1992, 1993 Derek Jackson ............................ 1993 Ryuji Imada ...................... 1994, 1995 Mark Northey ............................ 1995 Nick Cassini................................ 1996 Michael Morrison ...................... 1996 Bubba Watson ................. 1996, 1997 Ryan Hybl....................................1997, 1998, 1999 Erik Compton ............................ 1998 Christo Greyling ........................1999, 2000 Brendon Todd .............................2001, 2002, 2003 Kevin Kisner ............................... 2002 Chris Kirk ........................ 2002, 2003 Brian Harman .................. 2003, 2004 Michael Green............................ 2005 Patrick Reed ............................... 2006 Will Kropp .................................. 2007 Copas De Las Americas Richard Scott.............................. 2005 World Junior Cup Michael Green............................ 41 2005 Hudson Swafford....................... 2006 Russell Henley............................ 2007 Page 41


BOyd gOlf center

Perhaps no one is prouder of Georgia’s golfing renaissance than one of its favorite sons, David Boyd. Boyd, a native of Atlanta and a former Georgia All-American, has personified the notion of giving back to the program that invested so much in him as a collegian. In the summer of 1996, Boyd spearheaded a major fund-raising drive — launching it with a major gift of his own — and Georgia’s golfers have been reaping the rewards. In the fall of 1998, the Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs started honing their games on a

private, state-of-the-art practice facility adjacent to the University of Georgia Golf Course. A few months later, both teams moved into the $600,000 Boyd Center, which includes posh locker rooms, spacious coaches offices, a lounge with a panoramic view of the UGA Golf Course’s 18th green, club storage and repair areas, computer work stations and a kitchen. Since the opening of the Boyd Center, both the Bulldogs (1999 and 2005) and the Lady Bulldogs (2001) have won national championships while combining for several SEC championships.

At top, the impressive look at the outside of the Boyd Golf Center. Clockwise from right: Russell Henley re-grips a club in the Bulldogs’ “tinker room;” the lobby of the Boyd Center houses many of the trophies won by Georgia’s golf teams; and T.J. Mitchell loads his golf clubs in the locker room before a team practice.

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BOyd gOlf center Vince Dooley, David Boyd and Chris Haack at the Boyd Center ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Will Kropp hits out of the Jack Lumpkin Indoor Practice Facility as Jason Payne looks on.

Adjacent to the Boyd Center are the practice facility and the UGA Golf Course. The $1.2 million practice area was christened in 1997 and features multiple tee boxes overlooking a range with numerous target greens, putting and wedge play areas and three practice bunkers. In the fall of 2003, Georgia broke ground on the Jack Lumpkin Indoor Practice Facility. Located on the players’ range, the center allows the players to work on their games away from the elements. The facility also features video capabilities to help the players and coaches analyze swings, plus it provides plenty of storage space. The center was officially dedicated in September 2007.

The Bulldogs relax in their lounge in the Boyd Center.

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David Boyd enjoyed a stellar career as a collegiate golfer. He originally accepted a scholarship offer to play football at Georgia but decided instead to concentrate on golf. In his three seasons he won the SEC individual title (1962) and garnered All-America honors in both 1961 and 1962.The Bulldogs captured the SEC team crown in each of Boyd’s three years. “I realized that nearly all of my closest friends are people I grew up playing golf with,” Boyd said. “My teammates at Georgia are still some of my best friends, and we had always maintained an interest in the program. We all wanted to see the program reach the status that it once had, and a world-class practice facility was one big thing it needed. I truly believe that we have the best facility in the country right now.” Boyd earned his BBA degree and began a successful career that has covered all aspects of the insurance industry. He has served a number of special appointments, including as a Trustee for the Westminster Schools in Atlanta; chairmanship of the Committee of 100 at the Candler School of Theology at Emory; the UGA Insurance Department Advisory Board; and as director for the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Washington, Ga. In 2005, Boyd was inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame in Augusta. Boyd was the runner-up in both the Southern Amateur and the Georgia State Amateur in 1963. He served as a member of the USGA Executive Committee from 1994-97, he was a member of the USGA Nominating Committee in 1990, and he was a Director of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. He also is a Past President of the Peachtree Golf Club. In 2004, the Tee-Off Club presented Boyd with the Eddie Sams Award in honor of his contributions to the Georgia golf program. He is a frequent visitor to tournaments in which Georgia plays.

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geOrgia’s gOlf cOUrses The newly renovated University of Georgia Golf Course is as beautiful to look at as it is challenging to play.This Robert Trent Jones layout is physically demanding, not only because of the hilly terrain, but also because of its typical Jones design — strategically placed bunkers which guard the landing areas and large, undulating greens.The exciting layout requires forced carry approach shots on five holes and the challenging greens provide a variety of hole locations and a certain test on every putt.

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Founded in 1926, the Athens Country Club offers numerous benefits to its members, including a championship 27-hole golf course.The 6,814-yard layout designed by Donald Ross in 1926 is noted for its tight fairways and small undulating bent greens. It also requires strategic course management and a variety of shots. Others think so as well since the course is annually rated among the top 20 in Georgia.

The Georgia State Golf Association rated the 13th hole as the best in the state, and the course was rated 16th by the same association.This course was built on hilly terrain and features narrow fairways. Water hazards (lakes, ponds, streams and creeks) come into play on over half the holes. In 2006 and 2007, Jennings Mill hosted the Nationwide Tour’s inaugural Athens Regional Foundation Classic, which featured several ex-Bulldogs.

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The Georgia Club, with the addition of new nine holes, is now a 27-hole experience. As with the original 18 holes which opened in 2001, this new nine holes of golf was designed and built by architect Denis Griffiths.The Club has also recently opened a new practice area adjacent to the driving range with a bunker and green designed for practicing chipping and pitching.This addition makes the practice area almost nine acres and includes the driving range, new bunker play practice area, and second green for putting practice.The Georgia Club annually hosts the Bulldog Open sponsored by the Tee-Off Club and the Georgia golf teams’ media day.

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Chateau Elan

This Rees Jones-designed course at Reynolds Plantation uses the combination of stunning terrain and an excellent routing plan to create an abundance of exciting golf — from breathtaking downhill tee shots to par-threes with up to 50-foot drops from tee to green.This idyllic Georgia sanctuary provides a pure, undisturbed setting for an authentic golf experience. According to Travel & Leisure Golf, “This new layout may actually be the resort’s crown jewel.”

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The highly acclaimed, Coore/Crenshaw designed golf course is the centerpiece for the 700-acre resort/ residential community of Cuscowilla. The course winds through rolling meadows and valleys of pines, playing across several interior ponds.

Great Waters

Designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1992, Great Waters at Reynolds Plantation offers players some of the most dramatic golf scenery in the Southeast.The 7,048-yard, par72 layout has nine holes lining the shores of Lake Oconee.

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Designed by former PGA Tour pro Mark McCumber, the course features 7,128 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Established in 1961, it was completely remodeled in 2005 for a challenging golf experience.This championship quality golf course was made to test the skills of the best players in a fair and traditional setting.

Beaver Dam Farms

Beaver Dam Farms’ golf course, built by its original owner, entertainer Kenny Rogers, plays 6,700 yards from the professional tees.The par-72 course meanders among trees and lakes. What started as one golf hole to entertain friends grew into a full-length world-class course.

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Sanford Stadium On Saturdays in the fall, more than 93,000 fans watch the Bulldogs play “between the hedges.” Sanford Stadium also played host to the Olympic soccer finals in 1996.

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Equestrian Complex

s Stegeman Coliseum Georgia’s basketball and gymnastics teams compete in Stegeman Coliseum.The Training Facility adjacent to Stegeman Coliseum houses the teams’ practice facilities and coaches’ offices as well as a weight room utilized by the Georgia golfers.

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Georgia’s equestrian program was founded in 2002 and moved into its new 109-acre facility in 2009 in nearby Bishop.The Bulldogs have won three Varsity National Championships in their short existence.

Georgia Softball Stadium

A renovation before the 2004 season boosted the capacity to nearly 1,300, and included such amenities as a new press box and a plaza for the fans under the stands.

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geOrgia’s athletic venUes Ramsey Center Georgia’s volleyball and swimming and diving teams compete at the Ramsey Student Center For Physical Activities, which Sports Illustrated called the best recreational facility in the nation in 1997.

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Spec Towns Track At the 1990 SEC Championship, the facility was renamed in honor of the former Georgia athlete/ coach and 1936 Olympic gold medalist.

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The area beyond the right field wall is known as Kudzu Hill and it is a popular place to watch the Diamond Dogs on their annual quest for the College World Series.

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The building includes the headquarters for the Georgia football team as well as the administrative offices of the Athletic Association and a museum of great Georgia players, coaches and teams.

Turner Soccer Complex Since the NCAA began to track attendance statistics for women’s soccer in 1998, Georgia has been among the top 10 teams in average home attendance each season.

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the Uga MascOt legacy In the last 100 years of intercollegiate football, Georgia’s Uga has established himself as the nation’s most wellknown mascot. The line of pure white English bulldogs, which epitomizes everything Georgia, has been owned by the Frank W. “Sonny” Seiler family of Savannah since Uga I first graced the campus in 1956. Through the years, Uga has been defined by his spiked collar, a symbol of the position which he holds. Each of the Uga mascots is awarded a varsity letter in the form of a plaque, identical to those presented to all Bulldog athletes who letter in their respective sports.

The seventh in the Uga line of Georgia mascots was introduced to the Georgia fans on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, during pre-game ceremonies of the Bulldogs’ football season opener against Georgia Southern. “Loran’s Best” officially became “Uga VII” when he was escorted onto the field by members of the Seiler family. Uga VII completed the 2008 football season with a 24-12 win at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando and ended his first season with a record of 10-3. He also oversaw two national championships (gymnastics and equestrian) and the Bulldogs’ SEC title in men’s golf.

Uga I

Uga IV

The Uga line began with Uga I, born Hood’s Ole Dan. Uga I was given to Cecelia Seiler by a friend, Frank Heard of Columbus. The practice of having Uga wear a red jersey on the sideline at games began during his reign, which lasted from 1956-67.

Uga IV, born Seiler’s Uga Four, appeared at the Heisman Trophy banquet with Herschel Walker in 1982, the first mascot ever invited to the ceremony. Following his reign from 1981-89, Uga IV was declared “Dog of the Decade” by then-AD Vince Dooley in 1991.

Uga II

Uga V

Uga II, born Ole Dan’s Uga, took over at Homecoming, 1966. As he was led to midfield at Sanford Stadium, the student body erupted in a cheer that was picked up by the entire stadium, ‘‘Damn Good Dog!’’ His reign lasted until 1972.

Born Uga IV’s Magillicuddy II and reigning from 199099, Uga V appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which proclaimed him the nation’s best college mascot. Uga V also appeared in Clint Eastwood’s “Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil.”

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Uga III

Uga VI

Uga III, born Seiler’s Uga Three, was present for Georgia football’s finest moment as Herschel Walker guided the Bulldogs to the 1980 national championship. Uga III reigned from 197380, retiring on the 100th football game of his career.

Born Uga V’s Watchagot Loran, Uga VI began his tenure in 1999. Uga VI went 87-27 with the football team before passing away in June of 2008. He reigned over two SEC Championship football teams and 19 of Georgia’s 35 all-time national titles.

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geOrgia’s traditiOns Bulldogs Many oldtimers say Georgia acquired the nickname, ‘‘Bulldogs,’ ’ because of the strong ties with Yale. Georgia’s first president, Abraham Baldwin, was a Yale man and the early buildings on campus were designed from blueprints of the same building at Yale. But on Nov. 3, 1920, Morgan Blake of the Atlanta Journal wrote about school nicknames and said, ‘‘The Georgia Bulldogs would sound good because there is a certain dignity about a bulldog, as well as ferocity.’ ’ After a 0-0 tie with Virginia in Charlottesville on Nov. 6, 1920, Atlanta Constitution writer Cliff Wheatley used the name ‘‘Bulldogs’’ in his story five times. The name has been used ever since.

The Chapel Bell The ringing of the chapel bell after a Georgia victory is a tradition that continues even though freshmen are no longer ordered to do the chore. In the 1890s, the playing field was located only yards from the Chapel and first-year students were compelled to ring the bell until midnight in celebration of a Bulldog victory. Today, students, alumni, and townspeople still rush to the Chapel to ring the bell after a win on the gridiron.

The Arch The historic Arch which sits on the edge of North campus was installed in 1864. For years, freshmen were forbidden to walk under the Arch. Violators risked punishment from upperclassmen. Once rigidly enforced, the tradition of hazing of freshmen became passe’. However, many freshmen, learning of the tradition during orientation or from other sources, still choose to honor the century-old tradition.

Silver Britches Silver Britches were an innovation of Coach Wally Butts, who took over as head coach in 1939. The handsome pants, complimented by a bright red jersey, made for a striking uniform. Through the years, fans referred to the Bulldogs’ silver britches in their chants and on banners, but the phrase really caught on in the early 1950s with a cheer, banners and colorful vests that proclaimed ‘‘Go You Silver Britches.’ ’ Coach Vince Dooley redesigned the uniform when he came in 1964 and used white pants; however, he re-instituted the silver britches in 1980 just prior to Georgia’s national championship season.

How ’Bout Them Dogs! This is a slogan of recent vintage, but one that has become a battle cry of Bulldog fans probably because of its obvious grammatical slur. It first surfaced during the 1970s, especially during the 1978 season when the Bulldogs posted several come-from-behind victories. It gained national attention and exposure when Georgia won the national championship in 1980. A major wire-service used the phrase in its story of Georgia’s victory over Notre Dame.

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Glory, Glory Among the University’s oldest and most lasting traditions is the school fight song, ‘‘Glory, Glory,’ ’ which is sung to the tune of ‘‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic.’ ’ It was sung at games in the 1890s, but arranged in its present form by Georgia’s immortal musician-composer Hugh Hodgson in 1915.

Between The Hedges A reference to Sanford Stadium that dates back to the early 1930s. The famous English privet hedges that surround Sanford Stadium’s playing field were only one foot high when the stadium was dedicated in 1929 and were protected by a wooden fence. It was natural for a clever sports writer, referring to an upcoming home game, to observe ‘‘that the Bulldogs will have their opponent ‘between the hedges.’ ’’ At least one old-timer says the phrase was first coined by legendary Atlanta sportswriter Grantland Rice.

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University Of geOrgia The University of Georgia’s reputation as a leader in higher education is well documented and growing every day. Programs in business, education, journalism, law and public administration are ranked in the Top 20 nationally just like many of Georgia’s teams.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Academic Rankings North Carolina Virginia William & Mary GEORGIA Florida

(Kiplinger’s Nation’s Best Public Universities that combine academics and affordable tuition)

The historic Arch is the cornerstone of North Campus and a popular landmark that students pass on their way to class.

“One of 16 HOT Schools” —Wall Street Journal

The Zell B. Miller Learning Center opened in the fall of 2003. The 43-million-dollar facility is a 267,000-square-foot building complete with classrooms, computer labs and a coffee shop.

U.S. News & World Report’s 2008 “Best Colleges” edition ranked UGA 20th among public universities. U.S. News & World Report has ranked UGA 22nd or better for nine years in a row. Page 50

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University Of geOrgia UGA Quick Facts Founded......................... 1785 Location ..............Athens, Ga. Enrollment ................. 34,180 Size .........................615 acres Nickname ................Bulldogs Fight Song ...........“Glory, Glory”

Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly Jan. 27, 1785, in Savannah, the University of Georgia is America’s first state-chartered university and the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

UGA’s impressive academic standards are reflected in the quality of students it attracts. The 2008 freshmen comprised a 1253 SAT average and a 3.80 GPA. UGA offers 22 Baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields, 33 Master’s degrees in 123 fields, 19 Educational Specialist degrees and four Doctoral degrees in 89 areas.

UGA is among the top schools in three different rankings of American universities for educational value.

Students at UGA are afforded the opportunity to join more than 500 student organizations, including 34 social fraternities and 24 social sororities.

UGA students have access to the facilities at the Ramsey Student Center. The mammoth $40-million facility was cited by Sports Illustrated as the best student recreational facility in the country.

UGA features three libraries facilities on the Athens campus: the Main Library, the Science Library and the Student Learning Center.Together, the libraries own more than 4.5 million volumes and one of the nation’s largest map collections.

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athens, ga. – hOMe Of the BUlldOgs Downtown Athens

Shopping in Athens offers individuals the opportunity to purchase name brand clothing along with popular local fashion items. “One of Five Greatest Unsung Shopping Locales” - Lucky Magazine

Athens is home to the University of Georgia, which sponsors 21 varsity sports, making the Classic City one of the nation’s “Best College Sports Towns.”

Harry Bissetts

The Grill

Porterhouse Grill

From Harry Bissetts New Orleans Cafe and Oyster Bar to hamburgers and milkshakes at The Grill, Athens offers a wide array of food in a historic downtown setting. Independent eateries offer patrons a unique dining experience.

Sanford Stadium

“Best College Sports Towns” 1. Madison, Wis. 2. ATHENS, Ga. 3. Austin, Texas 4. Gainesville, Fla. 5. Boulder, Colo. East-West Bistro

Five-Star Day Cafe

Wild Wing Cafe

- Sports Illustrated On Campus

Restaurants and coffeehouses such as Starbucks serve as popular hangouts for students throughout the day. With free Wi-Fi internet access downtown, Athens was recently ranked fourth among U.S. cities for “Wireless Hot Spots.” Starbucks

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athens, ga. – hOMe Of the BUlldOgs Labeled as “Live Music Central” by the New York Times, Athens does little to disappoint by blending an unique mixture of recording artists and local musicians at endless venues.

“Campus Scenes That Rock” 1. ATHENS, Ga. 2. Austin, Texas 3. Cambridge, Mass. 4. Chapel Hill, N.C. 5. Madison, Wis.

Athens’ landmark Georgia Theatre has played the likes of the Dave Matthews Band, R.E.M., John Mayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers,Widespread Panic, Maroon 5, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Pat Green, Sugarland and Bubba Sparxx.The Theatre is in a rebuilding effort following a fire in the summer of 2009.

- Rolling Stone

R.E.M., one of the world’s most popular rock bands of the 20th century has its roots in Athens. Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Bill Berry performed their first concert in Athens on April 19, 1980.

Held every summer in Athens, AthFest attracts headliners and more than 175 bands. Complete with more than 17 venues and outdoor stages, AthFest is a musical highlight for the Classic City.

Country star Kenny Chesney visited Athens in February of 2004 and 2006 to perform in front of sold-out crowds at the historic 40 Watt Club. Maroon 5

Sugarland

Dierks Bentley

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tee-Off clUB The Tee-Off Club was founded in 1998 as the booster club for the Georgia men’s golf team. For the past several years, the Tee-Off Club has sponsored the Bulldog Open golf tournament, and the past winners are pictured on the opposite page. The Tee-Off Club recently launched the creation of the Ace $5,000 and up

Double Eagle $2,500-$4,999

Foster, Brad Goodwin, Mike Kahn, Michael Leebern, Don Spears, Harold T.

Cheek, Michael V. Devore, Mike T. Fitzgerald, Mike Leebern, Donald Sams, Alfred Jr. Sams, Kenneth

Eagle $1,000-$2,499

Knox, Jeff Maddox, Chris Magnus, Doug Major, Barry Storey, Barry L.

Barrett, John H. Brotherton, Jim Ferguson, Dick, III. Knox, Boone Par $100 - $499 Abernathy, Pete Adams, J. Davis Albany Bulldog Club Allen, Tom Alston, John G. Ashmore, Randan Dr. Avant, Jeff Bailey, Martin Barnett, Hall F. Beasley, Maury Beckum, Mike Benson, Larry Benson, P. George Blanton, C. Dewitt Blanton, Michael R. Blum, Arnold Boswell, Jay Boyd, David E. Boyd, Emory Brady, Jason Bridges, Joey Bridges, Rik Bridges, Walter Brim, John Jr. Brown, Dennis Brown, Louis Brown, Parks Bruckner, Joe Bryan, Tommy Bryant, Clay Burch, David

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Burgess, Steve Butler, Marshall Cain, Ernest M. Castellaw, Steve Chandler, Mark Channell, Cliff Chapman, Tim Clarke, G. Clisby Clarke, W. Walton Claussen, Jim Clemence, William J. Clifton, Butch Colbert, Brian Cole, E. Dargan Compton, Erik Costantino, Mark Courson, Byron Cousart, Dave Crenshaw, Archie B. Dahmer, Forrest Darby, Charles III Davison, Peter S. Dekle, Mike Denham, Lee DeVore, Darren Dicks, Robert E. Dobbs, Willis P. Doherty, Jud Donald, Robert Dowd, John L. Drew, William E. Drury, Mark

Dudley, Tom Dunn, Robert Durden, Stan Easterlin, J. B. Eldridge, Frank J. Ferguson, John Fesperman, John Field, David Fields, Woody Fisher, Holt Fleming, Garrett Ford, Charles Forte, Gene Francis, Marvin Garner, Will Garrett, Al Gayle, John Gayle, Woody Gibson, Billy Gilbert, Clay Glover, John T. Green, Michael Greene, Phil Greenhaw, Steven Griffin, Archie Haack, Neil Hannon, Dan Hardy, Ken Harman, Eric Harper, J. Kel Hatcher, J Madden Hatcher, J, Madden, Jr.

Golf Team Endowment with a pledge of $500,000.Through the efforts of the UGA Development Office, the Tee-Off Club hopes to reach a goal of $8 million to fully endow the golf program and insure its stability and growth in perpetuity. For more information on the Tee-Off Club or the Bulldog Open, call (706) 369-6066. Birdie $500-$999

Bennett, Jim, Jr. Evans, James Blaesing, Mike Fowler, Hall Blanchard, James H. Garbers, Grant Brandon, Hal Garges, Douglas Carter, David B. Hill, Andrew J. Case, Tim Holmes, Samuel D. Cook, Dan Johnson, Tom C. Cook, Mike Jordan, Chuck Courts, R. W. Lastinger, Brad Crymes, Brent Mace, Arnett Dinos, Jack Maxey,Vic Dukes, David W. McIntosh, Danny

Heath, Bobby D. Heery, Rusty Henley, Adam C. Henley, Chapin Henson, Tom Hickey, James Hill, Bert J. Hobbs, Clarence Hopper, Bill III Horton, Charles D. Irvin, Greg Jackson, Derek Jackson, J. Don Jenkins, Buster Johnson, Bob Jones, Otis Kearns, Raymond Kenerly, Robert Kirk, Gary Knight, Jack Knight, Seth L. III Kratzert, Billy Kreyenbuhl, James LaBoon, Jimbo Larkin, Jack T. Lastinger, John A. Lastinger, John B. Layton, Charles III Leavy,Vance & Cheri Lester, Bill Lewis, W. Lon Lindsay, Duke

Little, Matt Logan, Hank Long, David Manzi, Chris Martin, Paul T. McClarin, William Dr. McFalls, Douglas McGarity, Lindsey McGoogan, John McKey, John D. McMullen, Charles W. Means, Bo Meeks, Craig Melnyk, Butler Miller, Jeff Mitchell, Bill Mobley, John Mobley, Tom Moore, Craig Morrison, Bob Nail, Owen Nalley, Jim Neighbors, Joe Nichols, Douglas Noell, John S. Nunnally, C. Talbot Odom, Trey Olnick, Helen Pease, Bob III Pendergrast, Thomas Sr. Perno, John Perno, Louis

Persons, Bryan B. Persons, Henry P. Persons, Peter T. Persons, Pink Peters, James B. Peterson, John B. Pevy, Robert Pittard, Charles Platek, Zachary Pledger, Charles Popper, Steve Powell, Tom Quirk, Neal Richardson, Charles & Lucy Roberts, Owen Rooker, Jack Rooker, John Sams, Eddie B. Scott, Richard Scruggs, Ferrell Jr. Short, William H. Sims, Fred Sink, Scott Sligh, Gordon Sloan, Steve Smith, James Spalding, John P. Spencer, Marc F. Straughan, John Swafford, David Sylvan, Gus

Mobley, Mark Mobley, Patrick Newsome, Robert Scudder, Mark A. Shuman, Billy Sosebee, Richard Stribling, J.Y. Jr. Tindol, Bubba Weathington, Paul West, Alan Yates, Danny Young, William Jr. Talley, George Talley, Greg Tatum, Richard Terrell, John III Thomas, Stuart Dr. Thompson, Todd Tidwell, Joel Tidwell, Sam Travis, Charles Trotter, James P. Tyre, Al Valentine, Tommy Vance, Andy Vance, Tommy Waddell, Wright Walter, Joe Warms, Wayne Warner, Wilbur Warren, Carl Watts, Tony Weston, Will Whigham, Dan Wicker, Jon Wilfong, Robert A. Williams, Claude Jr. Winslette, Brandt Woodall, Oran Wright, Gary Yates, Daniel Young, Bob Young, Darrell Youngerman, David

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BUlldOg OPen

The winning team from the Tenth Annual Bulldog Open, L to R, Josh Broadaway, Drew Broadaway, Jim Langdale and Brian Wooten.

The winning team from the Ninth Annual Bulldog Open, L to R, Michael Cavan, Kevin Butler, Scott Bleazard and Kevin Young.

The winning team from the Eighth Annual Bulldog Open, L to R, Patrick McShane, Jason Kadum, Brian Albertson and Joe Holbrook.

The winning team from the Seventh Annual Bulldog Open, L to R, Dave Bogan, Charles Darby IV, Buddy Darby, Dino Corontzes.

The winning team from the Sixth Annual Bulldog Open (with Coach Chris Haack, center), L to R, Bubba Highsmith, Mike Cavan, John Straughan and Chris Cawthon.

The winning team from the Fifth Annual Bulldog Open, L to R, Pink Persons, Todd Thompson, Peter Persons and Jody Judd.

The winning team from the Fourth Annual Bulldog Open, L to R, Freddy Garner, Bryan Persons, Steve Popper and John Peterson.

The winning team from the Third Annual Bulldog Open, L to R, Ollie Kennon, Robert Duncan, Keith Wood and Robert Shuford.

The winning team from the Second Annual Bulldog Open, L to R, Joe Starr, Peter Persons, Pink Persons and Andy Anderson.

The winning team from the Inaugural Bulldog Open (with Coach Chris Haack, center), L to R, Brad Weaver, Louis Brown, Bob Sargent and Hall Fowler.

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BUlldOgs in the PrOs PGA Victories

Nationwide Tour Victories

Chip Beck 1998 Los Angeles Open 1998 USF&G Classic 1990 Buick Open 1992 Freeport-McMoRan Classic

Justin Bolli 2004 Chattanooga Classic 2007 Northeast Pennsylvania Classic

Ryuji Imada 2008 AT&T Classic

Paul Claxton 2001 BUY.COM Louisiana Open 2007 Melwood Prince George’s County Open

Chip Beck

Bill kratzert 1976 Walt Disney World National Team Championship 1977 Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open 1980 Greater Milwaukee Open 1984 Pensacola Open Tim Simpson 1985 Southern Open 1989 USF&G Classic 1990 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic Ryuji Imada

Ryuji Imada 2000 BUY.COM Virginia Beach Open 2004 BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs

Justin Bolli

Franklin Langham 1993 NIKE Permian Basin Open 2004 Rheem Classic Peter Persons 1990 Chattanooga Classic Franklin Langham

Matt Peterson 1995 NIKE Central Georgia Open

Erik Compton

Dicky Thompson 1990 Hogan Baton Rouge Open 1990 Hogan Elizabethtown Open Brendon Todd 2008 Utah Championship Tommy Tolles 1993 NIKE Ozarks Open 1994 NIKE Alabama Classic

Canadian Tour Victories Erik Compton 2003 Michelin Guadalajara Classic 2004 E-Loan Central Valley Classic 2005 MTS Classic

Active Professionals Chip Beck Justin Bolli Nick Cassini Paul Claxton* Erik Compton David Denham Brian Harman Ryuji Imada Chris Kirk

Kevin Kisner Franklin Langham David Miller Adam Mitchell Michael Parrott Tim Simpson Brendon Todd Tommy Tolles Bubba Watson

* In 2007, Claxton became the Nationwide Tour’s all-time money leader. Claxton has earned more than $1.2 million in his career on the Nationwide Tour.

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Bubba Watson

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Rob Bennett

Brian Carter

Harris English

Russell Henley

Will Kropp

T.J. Mitchell

Hudson Swafford

Lowery Thomas

Back row (L to R): Will Kropp, Hudson Swafford, Harris English, Brian Carter and Russell Henley. Front row (L to R): Rob Bennett, T.J. Mitchell and Lowery Thomas.

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Hometown / High School

Rob Bennett

Junior

5-9

155

2L

Augusta, Ga. / Richmond Academy

Brian Carter

Freshman

6-3

180

HS

Augusta, Ga. / Lakeside-Evans

Harris English

Junior

6-3

170

2L

Thomasville, Ga. / The Baylor School

Russell Henley

Junior

6-0

170

2L

Macon, Ga. / Stratford Academy

Will Kropp

Sophomore

6-2 160

1L

Edmond, Okla. / Edmond North

T.J. Mitchell

R. Freshman

6-0 155

SQ

Albany, Ga. / Deerfield-Windsor

Hudson Swafford

Senior

6-2

185

3L

Lowery Thomas

Sophomore

5-10

150

1L

Tallahassee, Fla. / Maclay School Auburn, Ala. / Auburn High

Head Coach: Chris Haack (14th Season) Assistant Coach: Jason Payne (3rd Season)

Chris Haack

Jason Payne


Rob Bennett

Brian Carter

Harris English

Russell Henley

Will Kropp

T.J. Mitchell

Hudson Swafford

Lowery Thomas

Back row (L to R): Will Kropp, Hudson Swafford, Harris English, Brian Carter and Russell Henley. Front row (L to R): Rob Bennett, T.J. Mitchell and Lowery Thomas.

2009-2010 Roster Name

Cl.

Ht.

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Exp.

Hometown / High School

Rob Bennett

Junior

5-9

155

2L

Augusta, Ga. / Richmond Academy

Brian Carter

Freshman

6-3

180

HS

Augusta, Ga. / Lakeside-Evans

Harris English

Junior

6-3

170

2L

Thomasville, Ga. / The Baylor School

Russell Henley

Junior

6-0

170

2L

Macon, Ga. / Stratford Academy

Will Kropp

Sophomore

6-2 160

1L

Edmond, Okla. / Edmond North

T.J. Mitchell

R. Freshman

6-0 155

SQ

Albany, Ga. / Deerfield-Windsor

Hudson Swafford

Senior

6-2

185

3L

Lowery Thomas

Sophomore

5-10

150

1L

Tallahassee, Fla. / Maclay School Auburn, Ala. / Auburn High

Head Coach: Chris Haack (14th Season) Assistant Coach: Jason Payne (3rd Season)

Chris Haack

Jason Payne


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