McDaniel Named All-SEC; Greenberry on Community Service Team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After earning a runner-up finish at the 2016 Southeastern Conference Championship, sophomore Tyler “Chip” McDaniel has garnered second-team All-SEC status following an impressive overall second season for the Wildcats. McDaniel is the first Wildcat to claim All-SEC honors since Andy Winings in 2009.
In addition to McDaniel’s All-SEC honors, senior Harrison Greenberry was tabbed to the SEC Community Service Team.
McDaniel enjoyed one of the most prolific seasons in UK men’s golf history. The Manchester, Ky., native capped off his season with a runner-up finish at the SEC Championship. It was the first top-five finish for a UK golfer since David Snyder placed fifth in 2014.
"Chip has had an outstanding year,” head coach Brian Craig said. “He has done a phenomenal job of leading this team and this honor is a reflection of that. The good news is, we are not done yet and I look forward to competing with Chip and the rest of these wonderful guys in the NCAA Regional."
UK’s dynamic sophomore totaled five top-five finishes throughout the season. That included a victory, the second of his career, at The Intercollegiate at The Grove where he fired a combined 5-under score for the win. McDaniel leads the Wildcats in nearly every category, including stroke average at 71.96. He has a low round of 66 this season and has posted a team-leading 17 rounds coming in at par or better.
This is the second league honor of McDaniel’s career after being tabbed to the All-SEC Freshman team a season ago. He became just the second player in program history to garner All-SEC Freshman team honors joining only Chase Parker as the other player to achieve the feat.
Greenberry Earns All-SEC Community Service Team Accolades
Greenberry was Kentucky’s representative on the annual Community Service Team with one player being selected from each of the league’s institutions.
Greenberry earned the distinction for his hard work in the community by the league office after devoting hours of his time and energy volunteering at events such as Cats Cultivating Character, UK Blanket Project, National Student-Athlete Day and the UK Back Pack Program in conjunction with God’s Pantry. The Devon, England, native has also volunteered time at the Ronald McDonald House and the UK Children’s Hospital.
It is the first time in Greenberry’s career he has been named to the SEC Community Service Team. He was recognized to the Academic All-SEC team in 2013-14.
Greenberry has been sidelined with a wrist injury for the entire 2015-16 season. He has appeared in 17 career events and has a career stroke average of 75.75 with a low round of 70.
The annual SEC Golf Community Service Team recognizes the superior community service efforts of the league’s student-athletes. The SEC Community Service Team consists of one student-athlete from each SEC institution, nominated by his school’s personnel, who has devoted himself to community service.
The SEC also sponsors community service teams for football, men’s and women’s basketball and the league’s men’s and women’s Olympic sports.
Kentucky will learn its NCAA Tournament fate on Thursday. A 30-minute selection show will be announced on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive and streamed live on the Golf Channel website. Morning Drive starts at 8:30 a.m. ET with the regional selections announcement taking place at 9:30 a.m. ET.