Fly Named Conference USA Newcomer of the Year as Three Memphis Golfers Earn Post Season Honors
May 4, 2010
IRVING, Texas—Jonathan Fly has been named the 2009-10 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year in addition to being named to the All-Conference USA First Team, as announced by the league office Tuesday.
Fly carded a final round 70 in the C-USA Championship to finish in a tie for 12th and record his sixth top-20 finish of the season. He is the first Tiger golfer to be named All-Conference USA First Team since Ian Rochester in 2008.
Fly transferred to Memphis from Auburn after spending two seasons there. His lowest individual finish of the season came at the UK Bluegrass Invitational where he posted rounds of 70-69-68. He is the first Memphis golfer to win a C-USA end of the year award since Kevin Fortin-Simard was named the 2006 C-USA Player of the Year.
Carlson Cox and Lexus Keoninh also garnered post season accolades, as each were named to the C-USA All-Freshman team. They are the first freshmen to win a post season conference award since Kevin Fortin-Simard was named the 2005 C-USA Freshman of the Year.
2009-10 C-USA MEN'S GOLF AWARDS
Golfer of the Year: Kelly Kraft, SMU
Freshman of the Year: Jade Scott, Rice
Newcomer of the Year: Jonathan Fly, Memphis
Coach of the Year: Drew Scott, Rice
All-Conference USA First Team: Paul Apyan (Southern Miss), Christopher Brown (Rice), Jonathan Fly (Memphis), Kelly Kraft (SMU), David Watkins (East Carolina)
All-Conference USA Second Team: Michael Buttacavoli (Rice), Nuno Henriques (UCF), Rob Laird (Tulsa), Brad Schneider (UCF), Harold Varner (East Carolina)