UGA golfer wins Nationwide event

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Russell Henley

Russell Henley (BSFCS ’11) won the Stadion Classic golf tournament played on the UGA Golf Course in May, becoming only the second amateur in history to win a Nationwide event. Henley, a three-time all American, shot a 3-under-par 68 to win by two strokes. Henley was the lowest scoring amateur, tied for 16th place in the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He was briefly in third place on the leaderboard at the 2011 U.S. Open in Washington D.C., but finished four over par and tied for 42nd. Henley says he will turn pro this fall following the 2011 Walker Cup event in Scotland.