Alabama Golfer Robby Shelton Named PING First Team All-American for Third Time
For the third consecutive season, junior golfer Robby Shelton has been named a PING First Team All-American, after finishing the 2016 season as one of the top amateur golfers in the world.
He's been one of head coach Jay Seawell's go-to players over the past three seasons, often hitting the links as the Tide's #1 golfer. At the 2016 NCAA Tournament, the Tide were unable to advance as a team, but Shelton was able to make a run and compete as an individual, finishing tied for sixth, shooting a one-over 281 over the course of the weekend.
Shelton joins former Tide golfer Bud Cauley as the only two golfers in Crimson Tide history to be three-time first team All-Americans.
In his three seasons at Alabama, Shelton was able to put together an unprecedented record, averaging a 70.44 shots/round, one of the lowest averages in program history, and also had each of his scores counted to the team total in each tournament he competed in. Along with his outstanding collegiate career, Shelton finished tied for fifth in the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship.
Following the conclusion of the 2016 NCAA Individual Tournament, Shelton declared that he would turn pro.