I like watching future golf pros' travails. I guess it harkens back to the day when I went crazy for rookie baseball cards in the hopes that the players would do well, and their "stock" would rise.
That said, here is the recently-named list of the mid-atlantic golfers of the year:
The 2006 All-ACC Men's Golf Team
Brian Duncan, Clemson, Sr., Greenville, S.C.
Stephen Poole, Clemson, Sr., Spartanburg, S.C.
Ryan Blaum, Duke, Sr., Coral Gables, Fla.
Jake Grodzinsky, Duke, Jr., Cornville, Ariz.
Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech, Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.
Kevin Larsen, Georgia Tech, Jr., Santa Barbara, Calif.
Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech, Fr., Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Martin Ureta, North Carolina, Jr., Santiago, Chile
Robert Riesen, North Carolina, Fr., Pinehurst, N.C.
Stephen Lewton, NC State, Sr., Milton Keyes, England
Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest, Sr., Columbus, Ohio
Webb Simpson, Wake Forest, So., Raleigh, N.C.
Player of the Year - Ryan Blaum, Duke
Freshman of the Year - Cameron Tringale, Georgia Tech
Coach of the Year - Bruce Heppler, Georgia Tech
BTW: this is Hepplers' 4th trip for the COY award. He continues the YellowJacket legacy as the successor to the venerable Tech coach Puggy Blackmon.
The FOY award was started in '92, and since that time, a Jacket has won the award 5 times. No other ACC school has more than three. Cameron Tringale was featured in a recent post by me: And a freshman will lead them.
Thank for reading, keep it in the short-grass.
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