Nov. 6, 2008
Birmingham, Ala. – Georgia Tech golfer Cameron Tringale, who captured medalist honors at the Brickyard Collegiate Oct. 13, has been selected as the Southern Golf Association’s National Amateur of the Month for October.
Tringale, a Californian in his senior year at Tech, earned the honor primarily with his come-from-behind individual victory at the demanding Brickyard at Riverside course in Macon, Ga. Tringale posted a 211 tournament total, one stroke ahead of ’07 British Amateur champ Drew Weaver of Virginia Tech and a field that included several other of the nation’s top-ranked collegiate golfers. Tringale passed 36-hole leaders Weaver and Russell Henley of Georgia over the closing holes.
Tringale added to his October work with a top 10 finish in the Isleworth Invitational in Orlando, where another elite field gathered.
Honorable Mention for finishing second in selection panel voting was Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State, who was medalist in the World Amateur Team Championship in Australia.
Other players who earned votes, and thus honorable mention from the selection panel were Clemson junior Kyle Stanley, who won the Carpet Capital Collegiate, and Mississippian Steve Wilson, who won the USGA Mid-Am Championship.
The 5-year-old SGA award is determined each month by a blue-ribbon national selection panel of golf officials, coaches and journalists. Lee’s selection was only the second unanimous choice of the panel. Previous winners this year have included Oklahoma State’s Trent Leon, Alabama’s Michael Thompson, UCLA’s Kevin Chappell, USC’s Rory Hie, Southern Am champ Kyle Stanley, US Amateur champ Danny Lee and USGA Senior Amateur champ Buddy Marucci..
The 106-year-old Southern Golf Association promotes amateur golf in a variety of ways, including the staging of the prestigious Southern Amateur Championship, the 103rd edition scheduled next July at Colonial CC in Memphis.