Freshman Taylor receives pair of NAIA honors

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Phil Mickelson Award winner Julian Taylor of William Woods was one of 11 golfers named to the NAIA Ping All-America first team.

Taylor, the NAIA's top freshman, won three tournaments this season and added two other top 5 finishes. He finished inside the top 20 in all nine tournaments he played in.

Joining Taylor on the first team are Nathan Anderson of Texas Wesleyan, Vilhelm Bogstrand and Alasdair Dalgliesh of Oklahoma Christian, Oklahoma City’s Clark Collier and James Marchesani, Darren Hupfer and Carson Kallis of Victoria, Grand View’s Josh Manske, Brett McCurdy of Northwood (Fla.), Thane Ringler of The Master’s College and the University of the Cumberlands' Aaron Watkins.

Joss Gosling of Northwood (Texas), British Columbia’s Connor Kozak, Jose Pablo Rolz of Texas Wesleyan and Shorter’s Patric Sundlof joined Taylor on the All-Freshmen Team.

NAIA PING All-America first team

Nathan Anderson, Texas Wesleyan

Vilhelm Bogstrand, Oklahoma Christian

Clark Collier, Oklahoma City

Alasdair Dalgliesh, Oklahoma Christian

Darren Hupfer, Victoria

Carson Kallis, Victoria

Josh Manske, Grand View

James Marchesani, Oklahoma City

Brett McCurdy, Northwood (Fla.)

Thane Ringler, The Master’s College

Aaron Watkins, University of the Cumberlands

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