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Houlding And McKenize

Two Owls earned NAIA PING All-American honors


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—After being named to the NAIA PING All-District first-team, William Woods University men’s golfers, David Houlding and Billy McKenzie, earned NAIA PING All-American first-team honors, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) today.

Houlding, a Leeds, England, native, is named to his first PING All-American first-team, after having a strong sophomore season on the course, capping it off with an impressive 8-under 280 (72-75-66-67), showing at the NAIA National Championships, which placed him in second overall.

He closes out the year with an average score of 71.57 in 11 tournaments played. He won five tournaments on the season, while finishing outside the top-10 just once.

McKenzie, is also named to his first PING All-American first-team, after finishing the 2014-15 campaign, with an average score of 73.32. He concluded the year with a 60th place finish at the NAIA National Championships, scoring a 12-over par 300 (77-73-75-75).

The Portsmouth, England, native, appeared in 10 tournaments on the season, winning two events, while finishing inside the top-10 in seven others. For his impressive play on the course, McKenzie is one of five finalists for NAIA Men’s Golfer of the Year.

NAIA PING First-Team All-Americans

Allen Bradford, Coastal Georgia

Hunter Cornelius, Coastal Georgia

Sean Elliott, Dalton State

Peter French, Johnson & Wales

Dylan Healey, CSU San Marcos

David Houlding, William Woods

Anthony Marchesani, Oklahoma City

Billy McKenzie, William Woods

Alastair Tidcombe, Coastal Georgia

Jamie Warman, Oklahoma City


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