AJGA alums at Texas claim National Title


The 2012 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships came to a dramatic close on Sunday after University of Texas senior and AJGA alum Dylan Frittelli drained a 25-foot putt on No. 18 at Riviera Country Club to clinch a 3-2 win against the University of Alabama. 

In addition to Frittelli, the Texas roster included AJGA alumni Cody Gribble, Toni Hakula and Jordan Spieth. Alabama was entirely composed of AJGA alumni including, Hunter Hamrick, Scott Strohmeyer, Justin Thomas, Cory Whitsett and Bobby Wyatt.

Altogether, the players who competed in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships have a combined AJGA record of 18 wins and 13 Rolex Junior All-America honors. Spieth, who capped his AJGA career with a win at the 2011 HP Boys Championship at Carlton Woods, was also the 2009 Rolex Junior Player of the year. 

This is the third time Texas has won the NCAA Championships. Texas previously won back-to-back in 1971 and 1972, with a team that included PGA TOUR golfers and major championship winners, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite.