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McMahon honored

 TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona senior Alex McMahon traveled to the Arizona Golf Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the Phoenix Country Club last Thursday to receive the Mayfair Award. The Mayfair Award is given to a player with the lowest weighted scoring average at the culmination of the season and McMahon's 68.15 average held that position after the 2014 season.

“This award validates that I played some good golf in my career and that I'm capable of playing at a high level,” McMahon said. “I really had no idea I was in the running for the award and it was a great surprise. Having played in Arizona since I moved here when I was 16, this award justifies that I've improved throughout my career as a golfer.”

The Arizona Golf Association (AGA) is an institution that serves as the official governing body for amateur golf in the state of Arizona. They bestow numerous awards to Arizona golfers at the end of each year. In order to be eligible for the Mayfair Award, a golfer must complete one USGA qualifying round and two individual AGA individual major championships, or complete one USGA qualifying round, one individual AGA individual major championship, and a collegiate championship in Arizona.

“We're very excited and proud of Alex's achievement,” noted Arizona head men's golf coach Jim Anderson. “When you see a stroke average of 68.15, it says a lot about the type of player Alex is. A lot of great players have won this award, and we believe Alex is right up there with them. We hope this award helps him finish off his career as a Wildcat strongly and propels him forward into his future golfing career.” 

McMahon placed second in the 2014 ASU Thunderbird tournament and posted his low collegiate round of 62 and tournament score of 13 under. He then tied for 17th in the Arizona Intercollegiate with a score of six over. McMahon also played in the U.S. Open Qualifier (68), the U.S. Public Links Qualifier (70-64), the Pacific Coast Amateur (72-61-67-73) and the Arizona Amateur (72-66).

“I'm really hoping that this award motivates me to play some better golf,” added McMahon. “I'm really looking forward to the rest of the year and hopefully playing better for my team. Playing here over the past four years has been one of the best experiences of my life. The people I've played with have helped me grow as a golfer and I really want to help my team win tournaments.”
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