April 28, 2008
BIRMINGHAM - Auburn senior golfer Jay Moseley was named to the All-SEC first-team with a 71.18 stroke average on the season, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday.
"It's a tremendous honor to be named to this team with this
prestige," said Moseley. "There are some really great players on this team and to be mentioned in that company is an honor. I am really proud of what I have done this year. It has been awesome and a lot of
The Bainbridge, Ga., native currently has the second lowest single-season stroke average in Auburn history, trailing only Buddy Gardner's 70.90 average in 1976. Moseley's 16 sub-par rounds this year are three shy of Kevin Haefner's record of 19 in 2002. Moseley has been named to the SEC Good Works Team the last three years.
"I am very proud of Jay," said Auburn head coach Mike Griffin.
"He deserves to be named to the first team. I am thankful to the coaches in the SEC for their vote for him. I feel that he has had a SEC first-team type year. I am happy for him and hope he builds on it in the tournaments we have coming up."
Moseley has had three top-five finishes this year, including a runner-up finish in the Seminole Intercollegiate with a 7-under 209. He tied for fourth in the John Burns Intercollegiate with a 12-under 204 and was fifth in the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate with a 12-under 201.
Other All-SEC first-team members include Alabama's Michael Thompson and Matthew Swan, Florida's Billy Horschel, Georgia's Adam Mitchell and Hudson Swafford and South Carolina's George Bryan IV and Mark Anderson.
The 16th-ranked Auburn men's golf team learns its NCAA Regional fate as the field is announced May 5. The Regionals take place May 15-17 as the East Regional is in Chattanooga, Tenn., at Council Fire Golf Club; the Central Regional is in Columbus, Ohio, at Scarlet Golf Course; and the West Regional is in Bremerton, Wash., at Gold Mountain Golf Club.