GOLF ROUNDUP: Broadaway struggles during Nationwide third round; UGA's Henley named First-Team All-American

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Albany golf pro Josh Broadaway started the third round of the Nationwide Tour's Prince George County Open four shots off the lead.

He ended it eight shots back -- and not the direction he wanted to be headed in as he still seeks his first career title.

Jin Park and B.J. Staten, Friday's leader, sit atop the leaderboard at 14-under.

Broadaway only shot a 1-over Saturday, but with it being 'moving day,' his 4-bogeys-to-3-birdies ratio wasn't enough to put himself in serious contention heading into today's final round. He slipped from a tie for ninth after Day 2 to a tie for 36th following Day 3.

He opened his round steady with four straight pars, then bogeyed three of his next five holes and never recovered.

Broadaway has been on the Tour for five years, but has never finished higher than third in a tournament.


Nation No. 1 golfer, UGA's Henley, named First-Team All-American

ATHENS -- Georgia's Russell Henley was chosen as a First-Team All-American, according to an announcement late Friday by PING and the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Henley is Georgia's first First-Team All-American since Chris Kirk and Brendon Todd earned the distinction in 2007. Henley is the 22nd First-Team All-American in school history.

Henley was named a Second-Team All-American in both 2008 and 2009.

Henley, a junior from Macon finished 18th at the NCAA Championships at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., on Thursday.

Henley ended the year ranked No. 1 in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index. He is a leading contender for National Player of the Year honors, which will be announced next week.

Henley posted four wins this season, boosting him to six for his career -- one shy of Kirk's school record of seven. He also moved up Georgia's record book for single-season top-10 finishes (fourth with eight), career top-10s (fifth with 19) and single-season scoring average (ninth at 71.43).

Henley was named the SEC Player of the Year and to the All-SEC First Team after earning individual medalist honors at the conference tournament. He also was chosen for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA.

Henley was one of the three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award, he was chosen as the National Amateur of the Month for April by the Southern Golf Association and he was picked to play for Team USA in the Palmer Cup in Northern Ireland this summer.

He will lead the Bulldogs again next season on a team that also features former Deerfield-Windsor star golfer and Herald Player of the Year, T.J. Mitchell.