Signee Sweeny claims NJCAA national championship

Published 6:01 am Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ole Miss men’s golf signee Kerry Sweeny earned medalist honors at the NJCAA Men’s National Championship at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Florida Friday.

Sweeny, from Melbourne, Florida, head into the fourth and final round tied for fifth place. He fired seven birdies and avoided a bogey in the final round to post a tournament-low round of 7-under par 65 to clinch the championship. Sweeny led Eastern Florida State to a fourth-place team finish.

“It means so much to be a national champion,” said Sweeny. “To do it in my last event as a junior college player brings a lot of emotion. Moving forward, Ole Miss and my future teammates will only bring more competition and determination. I’m very excited to compete under both coach Malloy and Ellis into a growing program.”

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Sweeny earned NJCAA first team All-American honors and PING second team All-American honors this season. He is also a finalist for his second Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award that will be announced June 2.

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