Snedeker Named SEC Golfer of the Year 5/5/03

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt senior Brandt Snedeker was named the SEC's Male Golfer of the Year in a vote by the league's coaches, conference officials announced Monday. This is the first Golfer of the Year award for both Snedeker and the Vanderbilt program.

Snedeker is wrapping up the most successful season and career in Vanderbilt history. The Nashville native has been ranked No. 1 in the nation by both Golfstat and in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and is currently ranked No. 6. His 70.55 stroke average has led the SEC the entire season and he has recorded top-10 finishes in 10 of 11 tournaments this season, including winning three consecutive tournaments in the fall.

Outside of competing for Vanderbilt, Snedeker finished fifth at the 28th Annual Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic, which featured 24 of the nation's elite collegiate golfers. He also has been selected to represent the United States this summer in the prestigious Palmer Cup.

Snedeker is one of eight golfers named First-Team All-SEC for this season. This is the third consecutive season in which Snedeker has been named All-SEC after earning First-Team honors last season and Second-Team recognition as a sophomore. Snedeker also was named Second-Team All-America last season.

Snedeker joins Vanderbilt men's tennis player Bobby Reynolds as SEC Players of the Year for the Commodores this season.


First-Team All-SEC
Brett Stegmaier, Florida
Brandt Snedeker, Vanderbilt
Kevin Kisner, Georgia
James Vargas, Florida
David Skinns, Tennessee
Eirik Johansen, South Carolina
Andrew Dahl, Arkansas
John Humphries, LSU

Second-Team All-SEC
David Denham, Georgia
Lars Brovold, Alabama
Camilo Villegas, Florida
Lee Williams, Auburn
Jay Mundy, Auburn
Tyler McKeever, Auburn
Ian Parnaby, Tennessee
John Holmes, Kentucky

SEC Coach of the Year
Buddy Alexander, Florida

SEC Golfer of the Year
Brandt Snedeker, Vanderbilt

SEC Freshman of the Year
Kevin Kisner, Georgia



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