Feb. 29, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama true freshman Justin Thomas was chosen as the SEC Golfer of the Week the conference office announced on Wednesday after capturing medalist honors at the Puerto Rico Classic.
It was the second medalist honor of the season for Thomas who has now competed in five collegiate tournaments in his young career. Thomas, a native of Goshen, Ky., fired a 10-under-par total of 206 over 54 holes, carding rounds of 67, 71 and 68.
He also garnered Golfweek National Player of the Week honors for his play in Puerto Rico the publication announced on Tuesday.
His performance helped the Crimson Tide win the team title as well with a season-low 30-under-par 834 to outdistance its closest competition, Clemson, by 18 strokes. It was the third-lowest team score in relation to par in school history and served as the Tide's first win of the season.
Thomas has lowered is scoring average to 70.87 for the season and is a cumulative 5-under par for the season. A member of the Hogan Award Watch List, Thomas ranks fourth in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index while ranking second in the SEC in stroke average.
Alabama returns to the links on March 9-11 at the Southern Highlands Masters at the Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, Neb.
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