Garrick Porteous makes second-team All-SEC in men's golf

Tennessee senior men's golf captain Garrick Porteous was recognized for his strong finish to the regular season when he was named a second-team All-SEC pick on Monday as selected by the league's coaches.

Porteous has recorded five top-10 finishes in the Vols' 10 tournaments this season, including three in a row in UT's past three tournaments.

Porteous, a native of Morpeth, England, leads the UT golf team with a 72.55 scoring average this season.

"Garrick has had a really good, solid year for us,'' Vols coach Jim Kelson said in a UT release. "He's been an integral part of our program, and he's progressed every year.''

Porteous most recently finished seventh at the SEC championship at Sea Island, Ga., on April 22. His other recent top 10s came at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational (sixth), and the Yale Spring Opener (third). Porteous' best finish this season was second at the San Diego Intercollegiate in February.

In addition to his accomplishments at Tennessee, Porteous has been named to England's Elite Squad and ranks as England's top amateur player (47th in the world rankings).

Alabama's Justin Thomas was named both the Golfer of the Year and Freshman of the Year, with Jay Seawell of Alabama winning Coach of the Year. Alabama led the league with three golfers on the eight-member All-SEC First Team.

Tennessee is waiting on next Monday's announcement of their NCAA regional tournament destination. The NCAA regionals take place May 17-19.

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volcraze writes:

Congratulations Garrick. Good luck in the tournament.

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