Missouri's Jace Long named to All-Big 12 men's golf team

Friday, May 4, 2012 | 8:23 p.m. CDT
Jace Long practices chipping on Wednesday at Old Hawthorne Golf Club. Long will compete in the NCAA Championship, May 31 through June 4, at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla.

Missouri men's golfer Jace Long was named to the 2012 All-Big 12 men's golf team. Long, from Dixon, is one of 10 golfers recognized this year, and he is the third Tiger to receive this honor in Missouri history.

The All-Big 12 men's golf team is identified using the top 10 highest-ranked golfers according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings following the Big 12 Championship. Long is currently ranked 61st on the list.

The junior All-American athlete has had a standout year. Earlier this season, Long was recognized as the Missouri Golf Association's 2011 Player of the Year and was also named to the 2012 Ben Hogan Award Watch List. He has earned a top-25 finish in each of the tournaments he competed in this season as well, which includes two first-place finishes.

Post-season selection will be announced at 8 p.m. May 7.


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