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Denham tabbed All-American

June 10, 2005

ATHENS, Ga.--The five golfers who led Georgia to the national championship last week have been chosen as All-Americans by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Tifton native David Denham and sophomores Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd were named to the Second Team, while juniors Kevin Kisner and Richard Scott were chosen for the Honorable Mention squad on Monday.

"To have all five guys be named as All-Americans is pretty solid," Georgia coach Chris Haack said. ³They all deserve this honor because of the hard work and dedication they put into our program this season."

Denham, Kisner, Scott, Kirk and Todd made up the lineup at Caves Valley Golf Course in Owings Mills, Md., last week as the Bulldogs won the NCAA Championship. On the final day, each player shot an even-par 70 to clinch Georgia¹s 11-shot win over Georgia Tech.

Kisner is now a three-time All-American, joining Vinny Giles, Chip Beck and Michael Morrison as the only other Bulldogs to accomplish that feat.

There has never been a four-time All-American in Georgia's history. Denham and Todd earned All-America status for the second time in their careers, while Scott and Kirk made it for the first time.

The 2001 lineup of Nick Cassini, Erik Compton, Bryant Odom, David Miller and Ryan Hybl is the only other Georgia squad to have five All-Americans from one team. That squad is also the only one in college history to have five All-Americans named only from the First, Second and Third teams.