McGlasson Named All-Big 12
BOULDER - University of Colorado senior Edward McGlasson was named to the All-Big 12 Conference Men's Golf Team Friday, becoming just the third different Buffalo to be recognized with the honor in the 10-year history of the league.
McGlasson, CU's leader in stroke average (72.47, a figure that is ninth best in the Big 12), tied for fourth earlier this week in the conference championships and becomes just the second Buffalo to earn All-Big 12 Team honors and All-Tournament Team accolades in the same season, joining Kane Webber's 2001 feat.
Webber was a three-time all-conference selection, earning the honor as a freshman (2000), sophomore (2001) and senior (2004); Matthew Zions also earned the distinction in 2000, his sophomore season.
"It's an honor to be mentioned with such great players in the Big 12 Conference," McGlasson said. "It's been a goal of mine this year to make this team, and I'm pleased that I accomplished my goal. I want to thank the Lord for giving me courage and I'd like to thank my father for giving me a competitive edge and a passion for to be the best that I could be, and without those two things, none of this would possible.
"I also need to thank my teammates for pushing me every single day, to do what is right and to keep working hard," he added. "I have to thank Coach (Mark) Simpson for everything he did for me, not only to make me a better golfer, but a better person, and also Coach (Brad) Neher. Even though he's not with us right now, regardless of our current situation, he challenged me to better than I was and I thank him for that."
"I'm excited to have Dave Plati and Charles Johnson to be with us for the rest of the season," he concluded in referring to the assistant athletic directors seeing the team through the rest of the year. "They may not know how to get the ball in the hole, but they're excellent at taking care of the administrative side of things and also being there for us."
(PLATI EDITORIAL COMMENT: Ouch!)
McGlasson has nine top 20 finishes, including eight top 10 and five in the top five, in 11 tournaments this year. His 73.60 stroke average is third in program history, behind only Webber (72.90) and Scott Petersen (73.47). He is also tied with Webber for the fourth most top 10 tournament finishes for a career with 15. He won his first collegiate tournament to end last fall, dedicating his victory at the Tunica National Intercollegiate to Simpson, who passed away a month later from lung cancer. That marked the beginning of a school record streak of six straight top 10 finishes for McGlasson.
All-Big 12 Men's Golf Team
Player School Class Hometown Stroke Avg.
Ryan Baca** Baylor Sr. Richmond, Texas 70.67
Edward McGlasson Colorado Sr. Orange, Calif. 72.47
Gary Woodland Kansas Jr. Topeka, Kan. 71.74
Anthony Kim** Oklahoma Jr. La Quinta, Calif. 71.72
Pablo Martin** Okla. State So. Malaga, Spain 70.56
Jonathan Moore Okla. State Fr. Vancouver, Wash. 73.00
Andrew Parr Texas A&M Sr. London, Ontario 73.47
Robert Gates Texas A&M So. Gainesville, Fla. 73.12
Oscar Floren** Texas Tech Jr. Ljungskile, Sweden 71.33
Andrew Dresser Texas Tech Sr. Carrollton, Texas 71.97
Player of the Year: Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State; Newcomer of the Year: Jonathan Moore, Oklahoma State;
Coach of the Year: Jim Ragan, Oklahoma.
**?denotes unanimous selection.