COLLEGE STATION—Texas A&M junior golfer Ty Dunlap was recognized Thursday as one of the ‘Top 50 Male College Players to Watch’ by Golf World.
A year ago, Dunlap helped lead the Aggies into their first season in the highly-competitive Southeastern Conference and flirted with individual medalist honors at the NCAA Championship before finishing in a tie for eighth at five-under par. For the year, Dunlap carded five top-20 finishes en route to garnering honorable mention All-America honors from PING.
Prior to last year’s success, the Westlake, Texas, native enjoyed a strong debut as a freshman for the Aggies. Dunlap finished the 2011-12 season strong, with a second-place effort at the Big 12 Tournament and third-place showing at the NCAA Bowling Green Regional to end the year with six top-20 and three top-five finishes.
Most recently, Dunlap was one of five Aggie golfers who qualified for 113th U.S. Amateur Championship at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass, earlier this summer.
The Golf World list showcased the depth of talent on display in the SEC as a total of 11 golfers from the league were recognized, including All-American and SEC Player of the Year Cory Whitsett of Alabama.
Texas A&M men’s golf hits the links for the first time this season on Sept. 7 as the Aggies travel to the Atlantic Golf Club on Long Island, N.Y., for a dual match with Yale.
2013-14 Golf Week Top-10 Male Players to Watch
1. Cory Whitsett, Alabama, Senior
2. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford, Junior
3. Julien Brun, TCU, Junior
4. Michael Kim, California, Junior.
5. Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington, Jr.
6. Matt Fitzpatrick, Northwestern, Freshman
7. Ollie Sc hniederjans, Georgia Tech, Junior
8. Bobby Wyatt, Alabama, Senior
9. Jon Rahm, Arizona State, Sophomore
10. Michael Weaver, California, Senior
The Best Of The Rest (Listed Alphabetically)
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech, Junior
Anton Arboleda, UCLA , Senior
Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas, Senior
Corey Conners, Kent State, Senior
Emilio Cuartero, Missouri, Senior
Ian Davis Oklahoma State, Senior
Bryson Dechambeau, SMU, Sophomore
Thomas Detry, Illinois, Sophomore
Ty Dunlap, Texas A&M, Junior
Greg Eason, UCF, Senior
Scott Fernandez, Iowa State, Junior
David Fink, Oregon State, Senior
Grant Forrest, San Diego, Junior
Jonathan Garrick, UCLA, Sophomore
Oliver Goss, Tennessee, Sophomore
Gavin Green, New Mexico, Junior
Jonathan Grey, Georgia State, Sophomore
Brandon Hagy, California, Senior
Toni Hakula, Texas, Senior
Gavin Hall, Texas, Freshman
Beau Hossler, Texas, Freshman
Steven Ihm, Iowa, Senior
Michael Johnson, Auburn, Junior
Jim Liu, Stanford, Freshman
MJ Maguire, North Florida, Junior
Denny McCarthy, Virginia, Junior
Matt NeSmith, South Carolina, Sophomore
Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State, Sophomore
Taylor Pendrith, Kent State, Senior
Jack Perry, Northwestern, Senior
Chad Ramey, Mississippi State, Senior
Chris Selfridge, Toledo, Junior
Robby Shelton IV, Alabama, Freshman
Trevor Simsby, Washington, Senior
Joel Stalter, California, Senior
Curtis Thompson, LSU, Junior
Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech, Junior
Kyle Westmoreland, Air Force, Senior
Cameron Wilson, Stanford, Senior
Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern, Junior