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Cappelen is just the second player in program history to earn All-SEC honors four times.
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Cappelen Named To All-SEC First Team

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Arkansas men’s golf senior Sebastian Cappelen became just the second player in program history to earn SEC All-Conference honors four straight years on Thursday, as the Denmark native was named to the first team for the third consecutive year in vote by the league head coaches.

After being named an All-SEC second team choice in 2011 as a freshman, Cappelen has followed with back-to-back-to-back first team honors, mirroring the same string of accolades put together by Bud Still from 1993-96. Over the program’s 23 years in the SEC, 14 different Razorbacks have combined for 33 All-SEC first or second team honors.

Cappelen recently turned in his third career top 20 finish at the SEC Championship, tying for 13th place on the strength of a final round bogey-free six-under 64 that equaled the program low at the tournament. Through 33 rounds at 11 events this year, Cappelen owns a team-low 71.6 stroke average thanks in part to team-bests of 111 birdies and 371 pars. Currently ranked in the top 20 by Golfstat, Golfweek and WAGR, Cappelen has turned in a counting score in all but one round (32 of 33), finished as the team’s low-man at seven events and placed in the top 20 nine times.

In the fall at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate, Cappelen made it four straight years with a tournament title, winning the event thanks to three straight under-par rounds. The trio of under-par performances help make up his team-leading 15 for the year and a staggering total of 71 at par or lower for his career.

The program’s all-time leader in scoring average (72.0), Cappelen’s illustrious career also features a 2013 SEC individual championship, three All-American honors and three appearances at the Palmer Cup for Team Europe. Next week’s NCAA Columbia (Mo.) Regional will be the 48th tournament for Cappelen, who thus far has a counting score in 128 of 138 rounds to go along with 35 top 20s, 18 top 10s and 417 birdies.

The award is the second in the last few weeks for Cappelen who was named the Male Athlete of the Year the Hogspy Awards held in late April. 

Cappelen and the No. 19 Razorbacks will open NCAA Regional play on Thursday, May 15, at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo. The top five teams following the 54-hole regional will advance to the NCAA Championship at Prairie Dunes CC in Hutchinson, Kan. from May 23-28.

Over the program’s eight years under head coach Brad McMakin, the Razorbacks have earned an NCAA Regional berth seven times and advanced to the NCAA Championship in three of the last five years, highlighted by a runner-up finish in 2009. Of the previously mentioned 33 All-SEC first or second team selections in program history, 11 have come under McMakin while he’s also coached six different SEC All-Freshman choices.

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