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William Woods Men’s Golf Earns Four NAIA All-Americans

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2016 NAIA Men’s Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA Men’s Golf Coaches’ Association All-America Committee. A total of 45 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to each of the three teams.

Three teams – Johnson & Wales (Fla.), Keiser (Fla.) and William Woods (Mo.) – leads the pack with four All-America selections each. Billy McKenzie<http://wwuowls.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1634> (First Team), David Houlding<http://wwuowls.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1628> (First Team), Jack Clarkson<http://wwuowls.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1627> (Second Team) and Alasdair McDougall<http://wwuowls.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1633> (Third Team) earned NAIA Honors for the Owls.

For the complete list of NAIA All-American Teams, click here<http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=210990953>.

McKenzie, a Portsmouth, England native, concluded his third season at William Woods by being named AMC Player of the Year as he scored 72.07 in 24 rounds this tournament. McKenzie, won five tournaments this season. McKenzie has scored a low round of 65 twice this season. He finished tied for 17th at the NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship and was named NAIA Ping First Team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America. McKenize was a 2014 and 2015 NAIA All-American.

Houlding, a junior, finished second on the Owls in scoring average as he shot 72.64 in 28 rounds this season. His lone victory this season came during the AMC Championship. Houlding had nine top ten finishes on the season. Houlding earned NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship All-Tournament team with a tied for 11 place finish at the National Championships. Houlding was a 2014 and 2015 NAIA All-American.
Clarkson, a native of Hambleton, England, played in 28 rounds this season. The sophomore recorded a 74.36 scoring average on the season. He five top five finishes on the season. His best finish of the season came during the fall when he finished second at the CC Cougar Classic.

McDougall, a sophomore from Elderslie, Scotland, played in 28 rounds for the Owls this season averaging 74.61 on the season. He compiled four top ten finishes this season. He shot a season low round of 70 at the Boone Hospital Spring Invite. McDougall earned NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship All-Tournament team, as he finished tied for 11th at the National Championships.

This season, the Owls finished in third place at the NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships as they shot 37-over par 1173 (284-301-298-290). They finished nine strokes behind the winners.

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