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Robby Shelton Named Phil Mickelson Award Winner



May 28, 2014

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Alabama true freshman Robby Shelton was named the Phil Mickelson National Freshman of the Year on Wednesday morning by the Golf Coaches Association of America live on The Golf Channel.

The Phil Mickelson Award is presented by the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation to the nation's most outstanding freshman in Division I men's golf.

Shelton was also joined by senior Bobby on the PING Division I first team All-America squad. It is the second first team All-America honor for Wyatt (2013) and the four overall. Shelton marks the sixth Alabama player to earn first team All-America honors since 2008 and the 10th first-team honor.

Shelton, from Wilmer, Ala., is the second Alabama golfer to win the Phil Mickelson Award in the last three years, joining Justin Thomas in 2012.

The Crimson Tide begins its third NCAA Championships Finals match with Oklahoma State at 2:20 p.m. (CDT) today. Watch it live on The Golf Channel with the Pre Game Show on now with live look-ins and live hole-by-hole coverage at 4 p.m.

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