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Darton State College Golfer Honored on the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team

June 25, 2012

Darton State College All-American golfer Joe Sakulpolphaisan is one of 24 honorees comprising the 2012 All-Nicklaus Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced recently. Players from Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA were recognized for their outstanding play during the past collegiate season.

The first All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, in honor of one of golf's greatest players and long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Awards in 1988, which are annually given to the top collegiate men's golfer in Divisions I, II, III, the NAIA and the NJCAA.

Sakulpolphaisan is the first Darton golfer named to the All-Nicklaus Team.

"I'm overjoyed at the honor Joe received," said Bill Jones, head golf coach at Darton. "He is such a great, hard-working young man who dedicated himself to his golf, academics, and the Darton golf program, and we couldn't be more proud of his accomplishment."

Sakulpolphaisan was a two-time NJCAA All American during his Darton career. He finished the 2012 season with the lowest stroke average in the NJCAA (71.17), the lowest par 4 scoring average (4.04), and the lowest versus par average (-0.62). His lowest round was a 66.

Sakulpolphaisan signed a National Letter Of Intent with Mississippi State University, where he plans to transfer this fall.

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