More than 700 people were in attendance May 2 at Christenberry Fieldhouse to celebrate the 10-year anniversaries of the men’s golf team winning the 2010 and 2011 national championships.
The event, which raised more than $1.3 million for the men’s and women’s golf teams, was sponsored by the Augusta University Birdie Club. The celebration was postponed in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Broc Everett, who was recently announced as the assistant men’s golf coach, was also recognized for his 2018 individual national championship. A banner recognizing his achievement was unveiled during the ceremony as well.
After qualifying for the match play portion of the championships, the 2010 team, which consisted of Henrik Norlander, Mitch Krywulycz, Taylor Floyd, Carter Newman and Patrick Reed, defeated Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals 3 and 2 to advance to the semifinals against Florida State, which they beat 4 and 1.
The win set up the title match against perennial powerhouse Oklahoma State at The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Norlander and Reed defeated Morgan Hoffman and Peter Uihlein 5 and 4 and 4 and 2, respectively. Krywulycz beat Kevin Tway in 19 holes to secure their first title.
In 2011, the Jaguars defeated Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State and Georgia at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Oklahoma, for their second title in a row.
Everett won the individual championship after shooting 70-70-70-71 before defeating Auburn freshman Brandon Mancheno with a 10-foot birdie on the first playoff hole at Karsten Creek Golf Club. As a senior that season, he was named PING First-Team All-American while leading the team with a 71.88 stroke average. He shot eight rounds in the 60s while notching six top-five finishes and eight top 15s.
See more photos from Monday’s event at the Birdie Club’s Facebook page.