Hello American Athletic Conference: We Are Memphis Men's Golf GoTigersGo.com continues introduction to the American Athletic Conference with Men's Golf
July 10, 2013
Hello American Athletic Conference, We Are Memphis:
On July 1, the University of Memphis officially became a member of the American Athletic Conference. Beginning July 8, GoTigersGo.com brings a daily introduction of each sport at the University of Memphis to the American Athletic Conference. The sport schedule is below with links to previously featured programs.
Memphis earned two Conference USA Sport Academic Awards. In 2012, the Tigers earned the distinction with a 3.402 grade-point average.
Jack Belote (left) led the Tigers with a 3.75 GPA in 2012.
The Tigers have won five conference championships. Memphis picked up its first as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference in 1967 and won two titles as a member of the Metro Conference (1976/1988). In 1992, Memphis won the Great Midwest Conference championship and the 2012 squad earned the Conference USA title.
The 2012 Conference USA Men's Golf Champions.
All-Academic Team Selections
Memphis placed at least one golfer on the Conference USA All-Academic Team in six of the last seven years.
The Tigers have appeared in the NCAA Tournament on 10 occasions. Memphis was an NCAA Tournament team in 1954, 1955, 1964, 1967, 1970 and 1988. The 2008 squad ended a 20-year drought and now the Tigers have appeared in the tournament three-straight years (2011-13).
Junior Will Pearson led the Tigers at the 2013 NCAA West Regional by tying for 20th.
Memphis has placed 71 golfers on all-conference teams since 1967
Jonathan Fly was a three-time All-Conference USA First Team selection from 2010-12
Frank L. Flautt Golf Center
In 2009, Memphis Men's Golf moved to the state of the art Frank L. Flautt Golf Center.