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Matt Bortis Named Second-Team All-SEC Golfer

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Matt Bortis Named Second-Team All-SEC Golfer

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas golfer Matt Bortis was named second-team All-SEC on Monday after a tremendous junior campaign for the Razorbacks.

The Springfield, Mo., native captured medalist honors at the Wolf Pack Invitational earlier this season for his second career victory. He leads the Hogs in scoring average at 72.3 and ranks third in the SEC.

"Matt once again led our golf team and is very deserving for the second straight year," Arkansas Head Coach Mike Ketcham said. "It is a wonderful honor for Matt, and I am glad to see him recognized for the hard work he has done over the past two seasons."

It is Borits’ second All-SEC selection after earning second-team honors in 2005.

Bortis was the Razorbacks’ top finisher in seven of 11 tournaments this season, including the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions, Wolf Pack Invitational, Cordevalle Collegiate, University of Hawai’i Hilo Intercollegiate, NIT Invitational, Morris Williams and the Thunderbird Invitational. He also finished in the top 15 at four events this season and in the top 10 twice.

Bortis finished tied for 27th at the SEC Championships two weeks ago after firing a career-best 224. He was named the SEC Golfer of the Week on April 7 after shooting a 3-under-par 213 to finish tied for fifth at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate.

Georgia’s Chris Haack was named the SEC Coach of the Year, while the Bulldogs’ Chris Kirk was named the Golfer of the Year. Alabama’s Joseph Sykora was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Georgia’s Brian Harman was the Freshman of the Year.



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