TUESDAY, MAY 04, 2004
Russell Knox Earns Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Honors In Golf
May 4, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - JU freshman golfer Russell Knox (Inverness, Scotland) has been named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team, as voted on by the league's head coaches. Knox led the Dolphins in 4-of-7 events this season, including individual medallist honors at the GEICO Direct Spring Invitational in Savannah. UCF's Barry Roof was voted Atlantic Sun Men's Golfer of the Year, while Florida Atlantic's Torstein Naevestad was named A-Sun Freshman of the Year. UCF head coach Nick Clinard was tabbed the league's coach of the year after leading the Golden Knights to their first A-Sun Championship since 1996 and first NCAA Regional since 1992.
Knox finished the season with a 75.5 stroke average in 18 rounds, while leading the Dolphins at the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic, the Charleston Southern Fall Invitational and the Stetson Spring Invitational. He finished 48th at the A-Sun Championship after carding a 233.
Roof posted a conference-best 72.1 stroke average and won the 2004 A-Sun Championship after firing an 11-under 205. He also won the Fall Beach Classic and finished the regular season with six top-six finishes. Naevestad had two runner-up finishes during the season and placed 13th at the A-Sun Championship after shooting an even-par 216.
Atlantic Sun Conference
SECOND TEAM Rickard Allard Cam Sr. Ty Harris GSU Jr. Andreas Hoegberg UCF Jr. Torstein Naevestad FAU Fr. Sonny Nimkhum UCF So.
ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Cody Hale Lip Fr. Matt Miller Bel Fr. Torstein Naevestad FAU Fr. Kyle Spahr Cam Fr. Russell Knox JU Fr.
2004 A-Sun Player-of-the-Year: Barry Roof, UCF
2004 A-Sun Freshman-of-the-Year: Torstein Naevestad, Florida Atlantic
2004 A-Sun Coach-of-the-Year: Nick Clinard, UCF
2003-04 MEN'S GOLF