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.