McMahon honored - Tucson News Now

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.”
  • SportsMore>>

  • Florida beats LSU 6-1 at CWS for 1st national championship

    Florida beats LSU 6-1 at CWS for 1st national championship

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-06-28 03:43:50 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 7:57 AM EDT2017-06-28 11:57:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Ryerson). Florida pitcher Tyler Dyson, center, is congratulated by teammates after being relieved during the seventh inning against LSU in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 27, 2017.(AP Photo/Matt Ryerson). Florida pitcher Tyler Dyson, center, is congratulated by teammates after being relieved during the seventh inning against LSU in Game 2 of the NCAA College World Series baseball finals in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 27, 2017.

    Florida breaks open the game in 8th inning, and beats LSU 6-1 for its first national title in baseball.

    Florida breaks open the game in 8th inning, and beats LSU 6-1 for its first national title in baseball.

  • Diamondbacks rally past Cardinals 6-5 for 4th straight win

    Diamondbacks rally past Cardinals 6-5 for 4th straight win

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-06-28 06:45:50 GMT
    Wednesday, June 28 2017 2:45 AM EDT2017-06-28 06:45:50 GMT
    Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Herrmann follows through on his walk-off single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 10th inning Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Cardinals 6-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Diamondbacks' Chris Herrmann follows through on his walk-off single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 10th inning Tuesday, June 27, 2017, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Cardinals 6-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Comebacks are nothing new for the 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks. Neither are extra-inning wins. 

    Comebacks are nothing new for the 2017 Arizona Diamondbacks. Neither are extra-inning wins. 

  • dK Cactus Call: Mike Gustavsson

    dK Cactus Call: Mike Gustavsson

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 3:51 AM EDT2017-06-27 07:51:05 GMT

    Mike Gustavsson is a body building champion again at age 55.

    Mike Gustavsson is a body building champion again at age 55.

Powered by Frankly