UM golfer earns All-American honor

Published 3:48 pm Friday, June 21, 2013


University of Montevallo junior Conner Godsey was chosen as a PING NCAA Division II All-American honorable mention selection following the release of the All-American teams June 18.

He was named to the PING NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region team in May, which qualified him to be selected for the All-American team.

Godsey, who was named All-Peach Belt Conference following the regular season and selected to the conference’s All-Tournament team after posting a fifth-place finish in individual standings in the conference tournament, became the first ever Montevallo men’s golfer to earn a spot in the NCAA Division II Southeast Region tournament.

He posted a top-20 finish in the region tournament with a three-round score of 5-over par 221.

Godsey played in all 21 rounds for Montevallo during the regular season and led the Falcons with a 74.05 stroke average, which placed him seventh in the Peach Belt Conference.

The junior from Rogersville, Ala., won two events this season, the Falcons’ Full Moon Invitational and the Spring Kick-Off Intercollegiate in February.

He fired a 6-under par 136 in the Full Moon Invitational to help the Falcons claim the team championship. He shot a 5-under par 66 in the final round of the tournament, which tied him with several others as the fourth-lowest round of the season in the Peach Belt Conference.

He carded a 2-under par 140 in the Spring Kick-Off Intercollegiate to claim a one-stroke victory.

Godsey finished the season with four top-five finishes and six top-10 finishes during the season.