Three LSU Golfers Named to All-Louisiana Teams
LAKE CHARLES, La. — Tulane University, which produced the dominate golf teams in the state this past spring, also dominated the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s all-Louisiana men’s and women’s golf teams for 2005.
The Green Wave had the male golfer of the year in Michael Thompson with the school also producing the female golfer of the year in Alison Walshe.
Tulane Lady Wave coach Sue Bower was named the women’s coach of the year while Louisiana-Lafayette’s Bob Bass was named the men’s coach of the year.
Other special awards went to Louisiana-Monroe’s Pat Collogan as the male freshman of the year and to LSU’s Rebecca Kuhn as the female freshman of the year.
Joining Thompson on the men’s team were Green Wave teammate Chris Wheeler, Tim Kunick of Louisiana-Monroe, Preston Smith of Louisiana Tech and Chris Wells of LSU.
The Tulane women’s golf team played in the NCAA national championship tournament this past week while the Greenies sent both Thompson and Wheeler to the men’s regional tournament.
Thompson led the state in scoring with a 72.7 stroke average, was selected to the C-USA all-conference first team and was named a collegiate golf player of the week and won two tournaments.
Walshe was the C-USA player of the year, won the league title and posted a 73.45 stroke average. She ranked as high as 12th in the nation during the season and finished fourth in the NCAA east regionals.
Bass coached the Cajuns to a second place finish in the Sun Belt tournament and to four top five finishes during the year while Bower led the Lady Wave to their second straight C-USA title, to a fourth straight trip to the NCAA regionals and to a first ever berth in the NCAA championship tournament.
Collogan had three top 10 finishes and a 74.4 scoring average as a rookie for Louisiana-Monroe and Kuhn posted a 75.7 average and had two top 10 finishes as a freshman for LSU, including a second place finish at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic.
LSWA MEN’S ALL-LOUISIANA COLLEGIATE GOLF TEAM
Michael Thompson, Tulane Soph Tucson, AZ
Chris Wells, LSU Soph Mobile, AL
Tim Kunick, Louisiana Monroe Jr. Bismark, ND
Preston Smith, Louisiana Tech Soph Monroe, LA
Chris Wheeler, Tulane Senior Ilen, TX
Player of Year: Michael Thompson, Tulane
Coach of Year: Bob Bass, Louisiana-Lafayette
Freshman of Year: Pat Collogan, Louisiana-Monroe
LSWA WOMEN’S ALL-LOUISIANA COLLEGIATE GOLF TEAM
Alison Walshe, Tulane Soph Westford, MASS
Liliana Alvarez, Tulane Jr. Durango, Mexico
Lisa Westman, McNeese State Soph Stockholm, Sweden
Melissa Eaton, LSU Soph Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
Brooke Shelton, LSU Senior Plano, TX
Player of Year: Alison Walshe, Tulane
Coach of Year: Sue Bower, Tulane
Freshman of Year: Rebecca Kuhn, LSU