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El Paso PP&K Qualifiers Set to Compete in Dallas Team Championships November 13, 2015

El Paso PP&K Qualifiers Set to Compete in Dallas Team Championships

EL PASO, Texas – Two participants from the El Paso area have qualified to move on to the Team Competitions of the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick and will compete at the Dallas Cowboys game on Saturday, Dec. 19 in Arlington, Texas.

Ava Labrado and Beth Baumler will travel to AT&T Stadium in Dallas to compete against other qualifiers at halftime of the Cowboys vs. New York Jets game.

Labrado earned top-qualifying honors in the girls division, ages 8-9 on Oct. 20 at the Sun Bowl stadium when she carded a score of 181’.9” (42’.3” punt, 97’.6” pass and 42’.0” kick).

Baulmer, who finished as the top-qualifier of the girls 14-15 age group, carded a 284’.7” total (79’.8” punt, 78’.11” pass and 126’.0 kick) at the Sun Bowl stadium.

The two El Paso qualifiers will compete against six other qualifiers of the Dallas Cowboys PP&K region.

The top-four high scorers in each of the 10 age divisions from all the 32 team championship events will advance to the PP&K National Championships, which will take place at a January NFL playoff game.

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Vanderbilt’s Zack Jaworski Takes Home 2015 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic Title November 9, 2015

Vanderbilt’s Zack Jaworski Takes Home 2015 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic Title

EL PASO, Texas – Vanderbilt senior Zack Jaworski started the day in fifth place on the leaderboard but fired a 4-under-par 67 in the final round at the 2015 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic to become the 41st champion of the prestigious event and take home the Lee Trevino Trophy.

Jaworski becomes the second player from Vanderbilt to win the event as former Vanderbilt golfer Luke List won it in 2005 posting a three round score of 200 (67-65-68). Jaworski finished the tournament carding 16 birdies, including six in the final round of play. After posting bogies on holes seven and eight, he maintain his composure and tallied four birdies and six pars in the final 10 holes of play.

“Off the tee I wasn’t as solid as I would have liked, but around the greens I got the putter going, I got hot and I started making birdies,” Jaworski said.

Jaworski’s teammate, junior Matthias Schwab made a push for the 2015 title tying for second place with LSU’s Zach Wright and South Florida’s Claudio Correa with a 4-under 209. Schwab entered the final round of play in a tie for sixth and moved up four spots has he tallied a 3-under-par 68 in the final round using six birdies to help move up the leaderboard.

“I wouldn’t expect less than that from Matthias,” Jawoski said. “He is a great player and plays very consistent.”

“We are really excited for Jaws and Matthias and how they represented themselves and our program,” said Vanderbilt head coach Scott Limbaugh. “This is a great event with great history and for them to finish first and second is really a big deal.

Correa, who entered round three with the lead, struggled on Sunday posting three bogeys and only one birdie ending the day with a 2-over-par 73. East Tennessee State’s Adrian Meronk started the final day of play in second place but also had a tough day on the course as he also carded a 2-over. His play seemed inconsistent in round three as he marked four birdies, four bogeys, a double-bogey and nine pars.

Alumni of the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic have gone on to earn more than $1.6 billion and winning 617 events on the PGA Tour. Over 145 colleges and universities have participated in the tournament, raising more than $753,000 in scholarship money for the participating institutions. Each university represented by the Western Refining College All-Americans will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Player Leaderboard
El Paso Country Club (Par 71; 6,889 Yards)
FINAL
1 Zack Jaworski – Vanderbilt: 71-69-67—207 (-6)
T2 Matthias Schwab – Vanderbilt: 70-71-68—209 (-4)
T2 Zach Wright – LSU: 69-70-70—209 (-4)
T2 Claudio Correa – South Florida: 68-68-73—209 (-4)
T5 Beau Hossler – Texas: 74-69-68—211 (-2)
T5 Adrian Meronk – East Tennessee State: 70-68-73—211 (-2)
T7 Rico Hoey – Southern California: 65-76-72—213 (E)
T7 Max Rottluff – Arizona State: 74-65-74—213 (E)
9 Will Zalatoris – Wake Forest: 72-72-70—214 (1)
10 John Oda – UNLV: 64-78-73—215 (
2)
T11 Gavin Hall – Texas: 69-75-72—216 (3)
T11 Zach Seabolt – Winthrop: 74-70-72—216 (
3)
13 Brandon Matthews – Temple: 68-74-76—218 (5)
T14 Robin Sciot-Siegrist – Louisville: 70-72-78—220 (
7)
T14 Blair Hamilton – Houston: 70-75-75—220 (7)
16 Doug Ghim – Texas: 75-73-73—221 (
8)
17 Brandon Pierce – LSU: 71-75-78—224 (11)
18 Santiago Gomez – Nova Southeastern: 71-77-77—225 (
12)
19 Riley Davenport – Charlotte: 75-77-74—226 (13)
T20 Ben Griffin – North Carolina: 75-77-76—228 (
15)
T20 Rigel Fernandes – South Florida: 74-80-74—228 (15)
22 Taylor Moore – Arkansas: 76-77-76—229 (
16)

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Lee Trevino Special Guest at the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic November 5, 2015

Lee Trevino Special Guest at the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic

EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and Western Refining have announced that PGA legend and Hall of Famer Lee Trevino will be in attendance at the 2015 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Classic on November 5-6 at the El Paso Country Club in El Paso, Texas.

Trevino, whose hometown is El Paso, will be in attendance at the welcome banquet speaking to the All-America student-athletes that are participating in the tournament. The welcome banquet is closed to the public, but those who would like to get an autograph or picture with Trevino can do so at the Long Drive and Putting Contest on November 6. He will be at the El Paso Country Club from 9am-12pm, encouraging the golfers and speaking with those watching the contest.

“It’s great to have someone that is such a legend, not only on the PGA Tour, but also in El Paso,” said tournament chairman Gary Hanson. “Lee has be very instrumental in helping establish this tournament and to have him back in his hometown is a great thing for everyone.”

He qualified for the U.S. Open in 1966, made the cut, and tied for 54th. He qualified again in 1967 and shot 283 (+3), eight shots behind champion Jack Nicklaus, and only four behind runner-up Arnold Palmer. Trevino finished fifth, which earned him Tour privileges for the rest of the 1967 season. He was named Rookie of the Year by Golf Digest. The fifth-place finish at the U.S. Open also earned him an exemption into the following year’s event.

During his career, Trevino won 29 times on the PGA Tour, including six majors. He was at his best in the early 1970s, when he was Nicklaus’s chief rival. He won the money list title in 1970, and had six wins in 1971 and four wins in 1972.

Trevino had a remarkable spell during a span of 20 days in the summer of 1971. He defeated Nicklaus in an 18-hole playoff to win the 1971 U.S. Open. Two weeks later, he won the Canadian Open (the first of three), and the following week won The Open Championship (British Open), becoming the first player to win those three titles in the same year. Trevino was awarded the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of 1971. He also won Sports Illustrated magazine’s “Sportsman of the Year” and was named ABC’s Wide World of Sports Athlete of the Year.

In 1972 at Muirfield in Scotland, Trevino became the first player to successfully defend The Open Championship since Palmer in 1962. In a remarkable third round at Muirfield, Trevino had five-consecutive birdies from the 14th through the 18th, holing a bunker shot on the 16th and sinking a 30–foot chip on the 18th for a round of 66. In the final round, Trevino was tied for the lead on the 17th tee with Tony Jacklin. Trevino chipped in from the rough on the back of the green for a par on the 17th. A shaken Jacklin three-putted the same hole from 15 feet for a bogey. Trevino parred the 18th hole for a final round of 71, winning him the Open by a stroke over Nicklaus, with Jacklin finishing third. Trevino holed out four times from off the greens during the tournament. Nicklaus had won the first two majors of the year and fell just short in the third leg of the grand slam. After holing his chip shot on the 17th in the final round, Trevino said: “I’m the greatest chipper in the world.”

In the PGA Championship in 1974, Trevino won the fifth of his six major championships. He won the title by a stroke, again over Nicklaus, the fourth and final time he was a runner-up in a major to Trevino.

About the Tournament
The 2015 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic will be held November 6-8 at the El Paso Country Club, where the best college golfers in the country will look to etch their name onto the tournament’s illustrious history.

The Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier college golf tournaments in the country. Some of golf’s brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1976.

Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Ricky Barnes, Notah Begay and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who went on to have successful PGA careers. College All-America Golf Classic Alumni have combined to win 47 majors championships and have earned over $1 billion in career earnings.

To be eligible for competition student-athletes must have been named as an All-America team honoree during the previous year. The event is free and open to the public.

2015 Schedule
Friday (Nov. 6)
9 a.m. Titleist Long Drive
10 a.m. PING Putting Contest

10 a.m. Trevino available to speak with media

Saturday (Nov. 7)
8 a.m. First & Second Rounds

Sunday (Nov. 8)
8 a.m. Final Round

Lee Trevino Trophy presentation immediately following final round.

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Grand Marshal Announced for FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day Parade October 27, 2015

Grand Marshal Announced for FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Thanksgiving Day Parade

El Paso, Texas – The 79th edition of the FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade will feature several members of the 1966 UTEP men’s basketball team (then known as Texas Western) as the Grand Marshal on Thanksgiving Day.

UTEP men’s basketball took El Paso and the rest of the country by storm in 1966 as the team coached by hall of famer Don Haskins, went undefeated in the NCAA tournament and claimed the only National Championship in program history.

“We are honored and truly thankful to have the 1966 Texas Western Miners Basketball Team serve as our grand marshals,” said Karl Murphy, President and CEO of FirstLight Federal Credit Union. "All were so talented, and won the 1966 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament against all odds and changed the course of history.”

An exact count of the former players who will be leading this year’s parade will be released in a future date.

Bobby Joe Hill, a forward from Detroit, Mi., led the Miners with 15.0 points per game (ppg) and 3.0 rebounds per game (rpg). Center David Lattin, a Houston native, also had a stellar season averaging 14.0 ppg and 8.6 rpg. Guard Orsten Artis (12.6 ppg), center Nevil Shed (10.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg) and forward Harry Flournoy (8.3 ppg, 10.7 rpg)

UTEP arrived to the NCAA tournament sporting a 23-1 record, and wins against Oklahoma City, Cincinnati, Kansas and Utah set-up a meeting with then No. 1 Kentucky for the National Championship. The Miners defeated Kentucky 72-65 to claim the historic win at Cole Field House in College Park, Md.

The 1966 triumph still remains as the only Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship ever won by any school in the state of Texas.

Not only did Haskins’ team accomplish athletic greatness, but it also broke-down racial and cultural barriers. The team faced several racial-driven encounters which were illustrated in the award-winning film “Glory Road,” which is based on a true story about the impactful 1966 team.

The 79th Annual FirstLight Federal Credit Union Sun Bowl Parade is Nov. 26 at 10 a.m.

Review Stand tickets for the parade can be purchased now at FirstLight Federal Credit Union branches, Circle K locations and the Sun Bowl Association office. For more information call (915) 533-4416.

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015

Parade Theme: Extraordinary Inventions

Step-off Time: 10:00 a.m. (MST)

Parade Route: Montana Avenue; beginning at Ochoa and ending at Copia (2.7 miles)

Anticipated Units: 100 units including floats, giant helium balloons, equestrian units, clowns, marching bands, drum and bugle corps units, royalty, dignitaries, celebrity Grand Marshal, and a wide variety of specialty units from Mexican/Indian dancers to military ceremonial units.

Television: Live coverage of the parade will be broadcast on local affiliate television KTSM Channel 9 (NBC).

Anticipated Crowd: More than 260,000 spectators lined Montana last year to witness the parade. Approximately the same amount of people are expected for this year’s parade.

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*Team photo courtesy of the UTEP media relations office


Field Announced for the 41st Annual Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic October 22, 2015

Field Announced for the 41st Annual Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic

EL PASO, Texas – The field is set and the Sun Bowl Association has announced that there are 21 of the nation’s top collegiate golfers making their way to the Sun City to play in the 41st edition of the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic that runs Nov. 6-8 at the El Paso Country Club.

There are 11 All-Americans playing in this year’s tournament ranked amongst the top 100 amateur golfers, according to the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Among the top-ranked players are the following: Texas junior Beau Hossler (No. 7), Texas sophomore Scottie Scheffler (No. 15), Vanderbilt junior Matthias Schwab (No. 17) and Louisville senior Robin Sciot-Siegrist (No. 24).

The 2015 field of All-Americans also includes the Division II National Player of the Year, Santiago Gomez of Nova Southeastern, 2014-15 ACC Freshman of the Year Claudio Correa, 2014-15 PING All-Central honoree Blair Hamilton of Houston and the 2015 SoCon Player of the Year, Adrian Meronk of East Tennessee State. UNLV’s John Oda, who was the recipient of the 2015 Mountain West Scholar Athlete Award and a 2015 PING All-West Region honoree, will also be a part of the field this year.

USC junior Rico Hoey, who finished in a tie for second place during last year’s Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Classic, is returning for another chance at the Lee Trevino Trophy.

“Western is proud to again team with the Sun Bowl Association to welcome the most college golf’s most elite players in the country to El Paso,” said Jeff Stevens, President and CEO of Western Refining. “For over 40 years, this tournament has showcased the best college golfers to our city. The alumni of this tournament are now the legends of the PGA Tour and this week El Pasoans will have the chance to see the future legends of golf perform at El Paso Country Club.”

Each university represented by the Western Refining College All-Americans will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic is one of the premier college golf tournaments in the country. Some of golf’s brightest stars have traveled to El Paso to compete in the tournament since its inaugural year in 1976.

Alumni of the Golf Classic have gone on to earn more than $1.6 billion and winning 617 events on the PGA Tour. Over 145 colleges and universities have participated in the tournament, raising more than $753,000 in scholarship money for the participating institutions.

Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Ricky Barnes, Notah Begay and Jerry Pate are just a handful of past participants who have gone on to have successful PGA careers.

To be eligible for competition student-athletes must have been named as an All-America team honoree during the previous year. The event is free and open to the public.

2015 Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic Field
Claudio Correa – South Florida
Sophomore – Honorable Mention All-American

Appeared in all 37 rounds for USF as a freshman, averaging 71.7 strokes per round to earn the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year award, as well as All-Conference honors and PING All-Region honors… shot par or better 20 times, including three rounds during the NCAA Championships stroke play, and logged six top 10 finishes in 2015… finished sixth in the individual NCAA Championship leading USF into match-play with a best-ever top eight finish as a team… won the 2015 Gator Invite, carding a 54-hole total of 205 (-5), and finished in the top 10 six different times… posted a 10-stroke victory in the 2015 Mexican Amateur Championship at the Yucatan Country Club in Merida, Mexico shooting a 5-under par, 283 … earned an automatic exemption into the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club in Illinois.

Riley Davenport – Charlotte
Senior – Honorable Mention All-American

2015 All-American Honorable Mention… in 2015, Played 12 tournaments covering 35 rounds that includes setting a new school-record for best finish at the NCAA Championship tying for eighth in the 156-player field… shot three-consecutive rounds of 71 at the 2015 Bayou City Collegiate to register his second-best finishes of 213 and tie for seventh out of 87 other golfers… his 68 at the 2015 Gary Koch Invitational started his best 54-hole tournament finish in his career adding up to 212 (68-72-72) while he tied for fifth out of 81 competitors… played in eight events during 2014 posting best finish at the 2014 Tiger Invitational in March finishing tied for 12th with an even-par tournament of 216 (74-72-70)… his five-over 221 was tied for 31st and earned him Rookie of the Week (Feb. 27) at the 2013 Bayou City Collegiate Championships.

Rigel Fernandes – South Florida
Junior – Honorable Mention All-American

In 2015, Finished in the top 25 a team-high 10 times, and recorded a top-10 finish four times … tied for the individual title at the 2015 Irish Creek Collegiate, shooting 208 (-8) over three rounds… helped USF to a first place finish at the 2015 Yale Golf Course… named a 2015 PING All-Region member, and was one of five All-American Athletic Conference honorees from USF… in 2014, became just the fifth golfer in USF history to shoot less than 1.15 strokes above par… finished in third at the 2014 Seminole Intercollegiate, shooting 213 (-3)… As a high-schooler in 2013, earned AJGA All-American honorable mention in 2013.

Santiago Gomez – Nova Southeastern
Senior – Division II National Player of the Year

Earned multiple postseason awards in 2015, after a season in which he finished as the No. 1-ranked golfer in all of Division II and earned the highest individual honor in the NCAA as the Jack Nicklaus Award winner… earned First Team PING All-American honors, by the GCAA, was NCAA All-South Region, and was named Sunshine State Conference Men’s Golfer of the Year as well as First Team All-SSC… finished second at the 2015 NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional… his birdie putt on the 54th hole of match play earned the clinching point, giving the Sharks a 3-2 win and the 2015 NCAA National Championship… finished the 2014 Spring season ranked No. 3 in all of D II, while being named a PING D II second-team All-American.

Ben Griffin – North Carolina
Sophomore – Honorable Mention All-American

A 2015 honorable mention PING All-America, Carolina’s first player to win any All-America honors since 2008… 2015 PING all-region selection… academic All-ACC selection and earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2015… ranked 46th in the World Amateur Rankings (as of Aug. 16, 2015)… competed in the 2015 U.S. Amateur at Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club… qualified for the U.S. Amateur by finishing T2 at the sectional qualifier in Southern Pines… quarterfinalist at the 2015 North and South Amateur… 2013 AJGA Rolex first-team team All-America… 2014 AJGA Rolex second-team All-America… won 2013 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions… won the 2011 U.S. Kids Golf – Teen World Championship… two-time Wyndham Cup East Team participant in 2013 and 2014.

Blair Hamilton – Houston
Senior – Honorable Mention All-American

2015 U.S. Amateur Championship Qualifier… 2013 U.S. Amateur Championship Participant (Round of 32)… 2014-15 PING All-America Honorable Mention… 2014-15 PING All-Central Region Team… 2015 NCAA Lubbock Regional Co-Champion… 2014-15 All-American Athletic Conference Team… 2015 Border Olympics Individual Champion… American Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week (March 19, 2015)… 2014-15 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team… 2013-14 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team… 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll… finished tied for first at the 2015 NCAA Lubbock Regional… qualified for the final round of the 2015 NCAA Championships.

Rico Hoey – USC
Junior – Honorable Mention All-American

Two-time GCAA All-American and All-Pac-12 first team performer… finished in second place at the 2015 Bill Cullum Invitational at 12-under 204 (65-67-72), tied for second at the 2014 Western Refining College All-America at 7-under 206 (69-66-71) and third at the 2015 Itani Quality Homes Collegiate at 5-under 205 (66-65-74)… tied for fourth at the 2015 NCAA Bremerton Regional at 8-under 208 (69-69-70), tied for fifth at the 2015 Amer Ari Invitational at 12-under 204 (66-66-72) and was fourth at the 2015 Jones Invitational at 3-under 213 (70-72-71)… tied for 43rd at the 2015 NCAA Championships, providing two counter rounds to help USC qualify for the match play playoff… 2014 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

Beau Hossler – Texas
Junior – First Team All-American

2015 PING All-America… 2015 All-Nicklaus Team… 2015 U.S. Open qualifier… 2015 Big 12 Player of the Year… 2015 All-Big 12 First Team… 2015 Palmer Cup Team (U.S.)… 2015 Walker Cup Team (U.S.)… 2015 SGA National Am of the Month – March… 2015 Ben Hogan Award Watch List… 2014 PING All-America Honorable Mention… 2014 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year… 2014 Academic All-Big 12 first team selection.. member of 2014 Big Championship squad… earned medalist honors at 2015 Johnny Hayt Collegiate Invitational.

Zack Jaworski – Vanderbilt
Senior – Honorable Mention All-American

2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll… 2015 GCAA Honorable Mention All-American… 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll… 2012-2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll… finished T-19 at the 2015 Mason Rudolph and a career-best T-9 at the 2015 SEC Championship… Carded a four-round score of 288 (71-74-71-72) at the 2015 NCAA Championship to finish in a tie for 11th, which garnered him honorable mention All-American status… was Vanderbilt’s top finisher at the 2013 NCAA Tempe Regional as a freshman… in 2014, participated in The Players Amateur and qualified for the U.S. Amateur in Atlanta.

Brandon Matthews – Temple
Senior – Honorable Mention All-American

Carded a one-under par 70 on the final day of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championships to tie for fourth-place with a one-under 213… selected to compete in the 2014 NCAA Golf Championship and entered with a 71.5 average … tied for 38th overall at the NCAA Raleigh Regional carding a six-over 77… shot a one-over 73 to tie for 70th overall at the 2014 U.S. Amateur before missing the quarterfinals by one stroke… won the 2013 Golf Association of Philadelphia’s 109th Open by carding a two-under 140… tied for second at 2013 PA Amateur Cup… advanced to the Quarterfinals of the 2013 U.S. Amateur… named to the 2013 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team… honored as 2013 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.

Adrian Meronk – East Tennessee State
Senior – Third Team All-American

In 2015, became the first Polish player to appear in the Palmer Cup… received 2014 All-American honors from PING and Golfweek, while also being selected to the PING All-Region Team… named 2015 SoCon Player of the Year, First Team All-Southern Conference and SoCon Player of the Month (April)… named to the 2015 SoCon Academic Honor Roll… won the 2015 Inverness Intercollegiate (Sept. 22-23) and earned co-medalist honors two weeks later at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate (Oct. 6-7)… received second team All-Atlantic Sun and PING All-Regional honors in 2014… named second team All-Atlantic Sun and Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team and received Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors in 2013.

Taylor Moore – Arkansas
Senior – Honorable Mention All-American

Earned co-medalist honors at the 2014 U.S. Amateur… qualified for the 2014 U.S. Amateur as the top finisher at Texarkana Country Club… finished tied for 2nd at the 2015 SunTrust Gator Invitational… earned 6th place at the 2015 SEC Championships… ended the 2014 season ranked No. 75 by Golf week, No. 85 by Golfstat and No. 115 in the GolfstatCup… garnered SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll honors in 2014… named Co-SEC Freshman of the Year and was selected to the SEC All-Freshman team in 2013… earned a spot on the 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

John Oda – UNLV
Sophomore – Honorable Mention All-American

Recipient of the 2015 Mountain West Scholar-Athlete Award and member of the Academic All-MW team… also made the 2015 Dean’s Honor List… named honorable mention All-America and selected to the 2015 PING All-West Region team… was the 2015 MW Freshman of the Year and also earned All-MW honors… named the 2015 Earl E. Wilson Most Valuable Player, which is given annually to the top player on the UNLV squad… during the summer of 2015, he played in the USGA Amateur Championship, the Western Amateur, the Sahalee Players Championship and he was selected to represent the USGA at Carnoustie in Scotland at The (British) Amateur Championship… he tied for 10th at the Sahalee Players Championship and made the round of 36 at The Amateur Championship.

Brandon Pierce – LSU
Junior – Honorable All-American

The top-ranked player and leading scorer for an LSU team that swept SEC and NCAA team championships during a historic 2014-15 season… one of the NCAA’s Top 30 players in the final season rankings for both Golfstat (23) and Golfweek (28) released following the NCAA Championships in 2015… an All-American for the first time in his collegiate career as a third-team selection by Golfweek and honorable-mention selection by the Golf Coaches Association of America… also a 2015 PING All-Southeast Region performer for the first time… was a 2015 second-team All-SEC selection by the league’s head coaches on the strength of his outstanding sophomore season… named the 2015 Louisiana Collegiate Player of the Year and a first-team All-Louisiana performer as the top player in the state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Max Rotfluff – Arizona State
Senior – First Team All-American

In 2014-15 has recorded nine top-10 finishes in 14 tournaments, including first-place finishes at the Alister MacKenzie Invite and the Arizona Intercollegiate… shot a career-low 63 in the second round of the ASU Thunderbird Invitational… earned GCAA first-team All-American honors and second-team Pac-12 All-Academic honors… recorded three top-10 finishes, including a second-place finish at the Prestige at PGA West, in his sophomore season of 2013-14 and shot 72.16 in eight tournaments… finished junior year (2014-15) with a 3.49 GPA in marketing, and is on pace to earn his marketing degree in May of 2015 … earned Dean’s List in the spring of 2015.

Scottie Scheffler – Texas
Sophomore – Second Team All-American

2015 Phil Mickelson Freshman of the Year… 2015 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year… 2015 PING All-America Second Team… 2015 All-Freshmen Team… 2015 All-Big 12 First Team… SGA National Amateur of the Month (April)… 2015 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll… finished his junior career ranked No. 1 in the AJGA Polo Golf Rankings after totaling three years of Rolex Junior All-America honors… currently 34th in the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Matthias Schwab – Vanderbilt
Junior – Third Team All-American

2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll… 2015 GCAA Third-Team All-American…2015 All-SEC First Team… 2015 Palmer Cup European Team… 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll… 2014 SEC All-Freshman Team… finished in a tie for 11th at the NCAA Championship… advanced match play and the round of 16 at the 2013 U.S. Amateur in Chicago.

Robin Scoit-Siegrist
Senior – Honorable Mention All-American

Earned 2015 ACC Co-Championship with -11 under par performance… finished tied for fourth as an individual at the 2015 NCAA Championship in Bradenton, Fla… named honorable mention All-American by PING in 2015… Named a 2015 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar… took home the title at the 2014 Classic du Prieure at 69-65-66=200 and the Grand Prix de Saint Nom with a 67-68-68=203… tied for fifth at the 2014 European Championship… tied for seventh at the 2014 NCAA Regional by shooting a 215.

Zach Seabolt – Winthrop
Junior – Third Team All-American

Is ranked No. 8 in the country by Golfstat following the 2014 fall season… is No. 9 in the Palmer Cup point standings following the 2014 fall season… played in four tournaments and 12 rounds during 2014 fall season… captured two tournament titles at the Northern Intercollegiate with a 4-under 212 and the Rees Jones Intercollegiate with an 8-under 208… was selected to participate in The Patriot All-America tournament on Dec. 29-31 at the Wigwam Arizona Gold course to honor fallen service men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, and finished tied for 10th … Earned At-large selection to the 2014 NCAA Raleigh Regional where he tied for 20th place at 3-over par 216… was voted 2014 Big South All-Conference Team… earned the 2014 Big South Conference Freshman of the Year award.

Zach Wright – LSU
Senior – Honorable Mention All-American

2015 PING Honorable Mention All-American… 2015 second-team All-SEC… 2015 PING All-Southeast Region… 2015 SEC Community Service Team… 2014 U.S. Amateur Qualifier… 2013 Louisiana Classics Champion… 2012 U.S. Amateur Qualifier… one of two Tigers to post a perfect 3-0 record in match play at the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships held at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida… joined senior All-American Ben Taylor in winning all three matches to lead the Tigers to their fifth national championship in program history and their first in 60 years since 1955… ran his record to a perfect 5-0 in match play at the NCAA Championships in back-to-back appearances in 2014 and 2015… scored LSU’s second point in a 4-1 win over the No. 5-seeded USC Trojans in the NCAA Championship Match with his 3-and-2 victory over Sean Crocker en route to the national championship.

Will Zalatoris – Wake Forest
Sophomore – Third Team All-American

Tied for 21st at the 2015 Carpet Capital Collegiate, shooting a 1-under 215 with scores of 73-72-71 in his first collegiate event…followed up his first collegiate tournament with a 12th-place finish at the Primland Collegiate Invitational, shooting an 8-under 208 and helping Wake Forest to a team victory in the tournament… won his first college tournament at the 2015 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, shooting 10-under par over two rounds and leading Wake Forest to a second-consecutive team tournament win… finished 19th overall at the 2015 US Collegiate Championship, shooting a 1-under 215 on the tournament and helping Wake Forest to a fourth-place team finish… earned a top five finish at the 2015 Querencia Cabo Collegiate with a 6-under 207 for the tournament.

2015 Schedule
Friday (Nov. 6)
9 a.m. Titleist Long Drive
10 a.m. PING Putting Contest

Saturday (Nov. 7)
8 a.m. First & Second Rounds

Sunday (Nov. 8)
8 a.m. Final Round

Lee Trevino Trophy presentation immediately following final round.

All events listed above will be held at the El Paso Country Club and are free and open to the public.

+ Sun Bowl +