College Men

All-America trophy named for Lee Trevino

This year's winner will be the first recipient of the Lee Trevino trophy
This year's winner will be the first recipient of the Lee Trevino trophy ( Courtesy Photo )

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

There have been 38 champions crowned at the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic. In the tournament’s 39th year, this year’s winner will be the first recipient of the Lee Trevino Trophy.

“Over the last 38 years, this tournament has grown in prestige,” said Gary Hanson, Chairman of the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic. “It is fitting that a man that was influential in getting this tournament started, and has made so many contributions to the game of golf, have this trophy named after him. After all, the winner of the tournament known for ‘Where Legends Get Started’ should receive a trophy named after a legend.”

An influential figure in the world of golf, Trevino was active in the 1974 creation of the Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic.

“This is quite an honor for someone that did not have the opportunity to go to college,” Trevino said. “The most important thing is that this tournament has donated more than $730,000 in scholarships to the schools represented, providing opportunities for others to chase their dreams.”