Russell Henley
blank Russell Henley
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Macon, Ga.

High School:
Stratford

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Birthdate:
04/12/1989

Experience:
3L

2010-11 (Senior Season):
• Won the Stadion Classic at UGA, becoming just the second amateur to win on the Nationwide Tour.
• Named Second-Team All-SEC by the league's coaches.
• Named to the watch list for the Ben Hogan Award.
• Won the Brickyard Collegiate in his hometown of Macon for the second straight year.
• The win was the seventh of his career, matching the school record set by Chris Kirk.
• Led Georgia at the SEC Championship with a sixth-place finish.
• Named Georgia's Student-Athlete of the Year for his efforts in the 2009-10 season during the April 2011 banquet.
• Named the recipient of the Dick Copas-Lloyd Liebler Endowed Scholarship.
2009-10 (Junior Season):
• Named Golfweek's National Player of the Year after finishing No. 1 in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
• Named First-Team All-American by PING/GCAA and Golfweek.
• Won the Fred Haskins Award as the nation's most outstanding collegiate golfer.
• Named to the All-Nicklaus Team by the GCAA.
• Selected for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA.
• Placed 18th at the NCAA Championships playing as an individual.
• Advanced to the NCAAs by winning the South Central Regional.
• Chosen as the SEC Golfer of the Year to headline the All-SEC First Team.
• Claimed medalist honors at the SEC Championship and led Georgia to the team title.
• Named the Golfweek National Player of the Week following the SEC Championship.
• Selected as one of the three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award.
• Now has six wins in his career, one shy of Chris Kirk's school record of seven.
• Served as the team captain.
• Named to the Fall AD's Honor Roll.
2008-09 (Sophomore Season):
• Named Second-Team All-America by PING and the GCAA.
• Selected for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA.
• Named First-Team All-SEC.
• Named to the Ben Hogan Award watch list.
• Chosen as the National Player of the Week by Golfweek and the SEC Golfer of the Week after winning the Isleworth and coming in ninth at the Brickyard Collegiate.
2007-08 (Freshman Season):
• Named Second-Team All-America and to the National All-Freshmen Team by PING and the GCAA.
• Named Second-Team All-SEC and to the SEC All-Freshmen Team.
• Chosen for the PING All-Southeast Region Team by the GCAA.
• Earned the Team Effort Regional Champion Award as presented by the GCAA.
• Named to the Jack Nicklaus Award watch list.
Amateur/Junior Highlights:
• Qualified for the 2010 U.S. Open, coming in 16th and tying for low amateur honors.
• Went 3-1 as the United States won the 2010 Palmer Cup 13-11 over Europe.
• Qualified for the 2010 U.S. Amateur.
• Finished fourth in the 2010 Porter Cup and seventh in the 2010 Southern Amateur.
• Picked as the National Amateur of the Month for April 2010 by the Southern Golf Association.
• Came in 34th in the Nationwide Tour's 2010 Stadion Athens Classic at the UGA Golf Course, including a final-round 4-under 67.
• Won the 2008 and 2009 Georgia Amateur titles, lowering the scoring record to 10-under in 2008 and to 16-under in 2009.
• Named the GSGA's Junior Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006.
• In 2005, became the youngest Georgian ever to qualify for the U.S. Open Sectional.
• In 2005, was the youngest male in the 48-year history of the Macon-Middle Georgia Championship to win that event.
• Won the 2006 Georgia-South Carolina Cup.
• Won the 2006 GSGA Junior Golf title.
• Played in the Georgia-South Carolina Challenge Match in 2004, 2005 and 2006, compiling a match-play record of 5-0-1.
• Was a member of the 2007 Junior World Cup Championship Team that played in Japan.
High School:
• Graduated from Stratford Academy.
• Led the Eagles to state titles in 2004 and 2005 and was the state medalist in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
• Named All-State in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
• Twice earned All-State honors in basketball.
Personal:
• Born April 12, 1989.
• Son of Chapin and Sally Henley.
• Majoring in Housing.

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