REEVES NAMED TO FIRST-TEAM ALL-SLC
April 25, 2006
PLANO, Texas - UT Arlington sophomore golfer Zack Reeves led a group of three Mavericks named to the 2006 All-Southland Conference Men's Golf Team on Tuesday.
Reeves tied for fourth at the conference tournament and helped UTA to a fourth-place tie as he shot 69-74-75 to two over par. A second-team all-SLC pick a year ago, Reeves posted three top-five finishes this season and was named the national player of the week by Golfweek.com for the week of Oct. 17-18.
"Right now statistically he has had the best year ever in UTA history," said UTA Golf Coach Jay Rees of Reeves. "He is ranked in the top 50 in golfstat rankings. Zack has had a great year. He deserves to be first-team, all-conference. I still believe he has better golf ahead of him."
Junior standout Ryan Zamorano was voted the SLC Newcomer of the Year by the league head coaches and sports information directors. The transfer from Paris (Texas) Junior College tied for 11th with a 220 (72-72-76) last week at the Deerwood Course in Kingwood, Texas. For the season, Zamorano is 13th in the league with a 74.11 average over 36 rounds. He was also named to the honorable mention squad along with senior standout Tyrone Mordt.
"Ryan, being the national junior college champion, to come in here I think he has made a solid, consistent contribution. I think he has picked up where Jeff Murray left a year ago. I think he has been the most consistent. He is doing a lot of things well. He is an extremely fierce competitor."
Mordt earned his third all-conference honor after averaging 74.50 this season. He was a first-team all-SLC pick as a junior and an honorable mention pick as a freshman.
Lamar dominated the first-team squad with SLC Player of the Year Casey Clendenon, Dusty Smith, Dawie Van Der Walt and Oliver Bekker named to the five-person squad. Cardinal coach Brad McMakin was been voted SLC Coach of the Year.
The second team consists of UT-San Antonio's, Tim Kunick and Pat Collogan of Louisiana-Monroe, Matt Carvell of Southeastern Louisiana and Donny Schmitt of Nicholls State.