Oct. 4, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. - Former Ole Miss All-American Jonathan Randolph has been named National Golf Association Tour Co-Rookie of the Year.
Randolph, who finished fifth in the league standings, shared the honor with fellow SEC veteran Ken Looper of LSU.
"I'm very excited," Randolph told NGATour.com. "This award was a stepping stone for a lot of exceptional golfers and to be mentioned in their company is great."
Randolph was a four-year letterwinner at Ole Miss from 2007-11 where he was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll, and received first team All-SEC and first team All-American honors as a senior.
"Being my first year out here, this is real gratifying, knowing that I was one of the best of the young guys," said Randolph.
"Jonathan has had a great year starting as a professional," said Ole Miss head coach Ernest Ross. "I really like his chances at the upcoming PGA Tour qualifying school."
Randolph ended the season on a hot streak, winning two of his last three tournaments, bringing him up into the top-five rankings on the NGA Tour.