Thomas wins Mickelson Award; All-Americans named

Alabama's Justin Thomas and head coach Jay Seawell during the 2012 NCAA Championship.

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Alabama freshman Justin Thomas has been named the Phil Mickelson Award winner for the 2011-12 season. The honor is presented by the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation, and presented to the most outstanding freshman in Division I men’s golf.

Thomas won the first tournament of his college career, the Carpet Capital Collegiate, and went on to win three more times: Puerto Rico Classic, Southeastern Conference Championship and NCAA Southeast Regional. He was T-7 after stroke play at the NCAA Championship. Thomas also collected SEC Player and Freshman of the Year honors.

TCU’s Julien Brun, Washington's Cheng-Tsung Pan, Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers and Texas’ Jordan Spieth joined Thomas on the All-Freshmen Team.

The Golf Coaches Association of America also has released its list of Ping First-Team All-Americans:

  • Blayne Barber, Auburn
  • Julien Brun, TCU
  • Dylan Frittelli, Texas
  • Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga
  • Daniel Miernicki, Oregon
  • Thomas Pieters, Illinois
  • Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
  • Jordan Spieth, Texas
  • Justin Thomas, Alabama
  • Chris Williams, Washington
  • Eugene Wong, Oregon
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