Moseley’s team makes first NCAA appearance
Published 6:47 pm Friday, June 3, 2011
The Kennesaw State University Owls golf team, coached by former Bainbridge High School Bearcats low medalist and Auburn University Tigers golfer Jay Moseley, made their first appearance in the NCAA postseason at the May 19-21 NCAA Florida Regional Championship at the Golden Ocala Golf Club in Ocala, Fla.
They finished third in a strong 14-team field and advanced to the NCAA Championships at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The tournament began May 31 and will conclude tomorrow, Sunday, June 5.
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After a three-day, 54-hole stroke play tournament, the top eight teams advanced to an eight team match play tournament to crown a champion. Kennesaw State didn’t make the cut but still finished in 26th place.
Coach Moseley, son of Brown and Susan Moseley of Bainbridge, termed the appearance exciting.
In an article on the Kennesaw State University web site, www.ksuowls.com, Moseley told reporter Brian Harper that he is proud of what the team has accomplished.
“We set out in August to make it to the NCAA championships. We are capable of competing with all the teams and we plan on playing our best and proving we belong.”
The selection marked the first time in Kennesaw State University school history that the golf team had been selected to compete in post season play. The team won five titles this season and collected five individual medalist honors.
Moseley was a four-year letterman for the Auburn Tigers’ golf team. He was a graduate assistant at Auburn before taking over KSU’s program in Fall 2009.
In 2007-08, he enjoyed his finest collegiate season earning First Team All-SEC honors as well as being named Third Team Golfweek All-American, Honorable Mention Ping All-American and Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar. He was also an internationally-ranked amateur golfer at one time.
He and his wife Kelly Anne now live in Smyrna, Ga.