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Men's Golf - Thu, Apr. 26, 2012
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ATHENS, Ala. - The Union University men's golf team saved their best golf for the final round as they led wire-to-wire to claim their third straight TranSouth Conference Men's Golf Championship. Union's Brett Barry won medalist honors and was voted as conference player of the year for the second straight season. Blue Mountain coach Danny McKenzie was named the TranSouth Coach of the Year, while Joel Conway of Martin Methodist was named the TranSouth Freshman of the Year.

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The Canebrake Golf Club in Athens, Ala. hosted the 54-hole championship for the first time. The course played to a par of 72 over 6774 yards. There were 42 golfers and eight teams competing for the 2012 Championship.

Union dominated play in the third round on Tuesday. The team posted a tournament best 298. Trevecca also turned in a 298 during Monday's second round. For the tournament the Bulldogs totaled a team score of 302-301-298=901. Second place Blue Mountain turned in a 313-306-304=923. The rest of the field included: Cumberland University (316-306-310=932), Bethel University (318-323-312=953), Martin Methodist (325-318-318=961), Freed-Hardeman (334-335-345=1014), and Lyon College (357-350-347=1054).

The rest of the all-tournament team are: Kyle Long of Union (75-75-74=224), Austin Garrett of Cumberland (77-76-73=226), Adam Hall of Blue Mountain (77-74-77=228), Michael Collie of Blue Mountain (75-75-78=228), Reece Miller of Bethel (77-75-81=233), Dustin Thomas of Cumberland (75-78-80=233), and Austin Bynum of Blue Mountain (79-77-77=233).

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Trevecca was allowed to play, but weren't eligible for the championship or awards. Trevecca recorded a team score of 306-298-313=917. TNU senior Joey Bradley tied Individual Medalist Brett Barry with a 70-68-75=213. Barry and Bradley went to an unofficial playoff, which Bradley won on the first hole.

TranSouth Tournament and Season Awards

Player of the Year - Brett Barry - Union

Coach of the Year - Danny McKenzie - Blue Mountain

Freshman of the Year - Joel Conway - Martin Methodist

Team Champion -  Union University 
TranSouth Championship Medalist - Brett Barry

All-Tournament/Conference Team

Brett Barry - Union
Kyle Long - Union

Austin Garrett - Cumberland

Adam Hall - Blue Mountain

Michael Collie - Blue Mountain

Reece Miller - Bethel

Dustin Thomas - Cumberland

Austin Bynum - Blue Mountain

TranSouth Men's Golf Scholar-Athletes 

  Blue Mountain (2)  Rob Goodson*, Adam Hall
   Bethel University (2)  Justin Rea, Chris Yeater
   Cumberland University (4)  Austin Garrett, Dustin Thomas, Paul Vaughan, Austin Whitmer
   Freed-Hardeman (2)  Bryant Cashion*, Grant James
   Martin Methodist (2)  Will Walker*, Blake Moore
   Trevecca Nazarene (3)  Skip Jones, David Saldana, Stephen Williams
   Union University (5)  Charlie Pittman, Brett Barry, Kyle Long, Ryan Mantooth*, Ben Waits
*NAIA Scholar Athlete