Star rising

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Former UGA golfer Russell Henley (BSFCS ’11) won the first professional tournament of his career in January, setting a record at the Sony Open in Honolulu with a score of 63 on his final round, seven strokes under par. The win secured Henley a berth in the Masters tournament in April. Still a student and playing as an amateur in May 2011, Henley won the Stadion Classic golf tournament on the UGA golf course. He was only the second amateur in history to win an event on the Nationwide tour.