Randolph named to All-Nicklaus team

OXFORD – The honors continue to come in for rising Ole Miss senior Jonathan Randolph. He is one of 24 collegiate golfers nationwide named to the 2010 All-Nicklaus Team selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

The players selected represent all three NCAA divisions, NAIA and junior colleges.

Randolph earned PING and Golfweek First Team All-America honors after completing one of the best seasons in men’s golf history at Ole Miss. The Brandon, Miss., native became the ninth All-American and just the second first team honoree in the history of the program.

An All-SEC first team selection, Randolph finished the year with the lowest stroke average (70.44) in a season by a Rebel to lead the SEC, and ended the year ranked No. 6 in the Golfweek Rankings. He posted three wins on the year, including two in the spring. Randolph finished with six top-five performances in seven starts this past spring, including third at the SEC Championship and the NCAA Southeast Regional.

The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history’s greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988. The Nicklaus Award is annually given to the top collegiate men’s golfer in Division I, II, III and the NAIA.

Randolph is currently in England preparing to compete in the Palmer Cup as a member of the United States team. The collegiate equivalent of the Ryder Cup, the Palmer Cup will be contested June 24-26 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

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