June 7, 2013
TUSCALOOA, Ala. - The National Champion Alabama men's golf had four players selected to the 2012-13 Golfweek All-America team the publication announced on Thursday.
Juniors Cory Whisett and Bobby Wyatt along with sophomore Justin Thomas were selected to the first team while junior Trey Mullinax as an honorable mention choice.
It marks the first time Alabama has produced more than three All-Americans in one season and the first time it has had multiple first-team All-Americans in the same season. The Crimson Tide has now had at least one first-team All-American in six straight seasons (Michael Thompson, 2008; Bud Cauley, 2009-11; Thomas, 2012).
Whitsett, from Houston, Texas, was also a first-team PING/GCAA All-American and the SEC Player of the Year. He finished with a team-best 71.08 scoring average and was 8-under par for the season. He is now a three-time All-American, garnering second-team accolades in 2011 and 2012. He was 3-0 in match play as the Tide captured the program's first NCAA Championship.
Thomas, from Goshen, Ky., was the National Player of the Year in 2012 and becomes just the second two-time first-team All-American in school history Bud Cauley, 2009-11). He finished just one shot behind Whitsett in scoring average for the season at 71.11 and is now 39-under par during his two years in Tuscaloosa. Thomas is also the Tide's all-time leader in tournament victories with six. He was 2-1 in stroke play at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
Wyatt, a native of Mobile, Ala., is also now a three-time All-American. He was a second-team choice a season ago and an honorable mention selection in 2011. He finished with a 71.29 scoring average at 1-under par for the season. He was 2-0-1 in match play this season.
Mullinax, from Birmingham, Ala., captured his first All-America honor. He finished with a 72.77 scoring average and posted four top-10 finishes. His 1-up victory in over Illinois' Charlie Danielson on the 18th hole in the finals of the NCAA Championships helped seal the win.
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