FORT WORTH, Texas – University of Houston Men’s Golf great Steve Elkington was selected as one of nine inductees into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.
Sponsored by the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, the Southwest Conference (SWC) Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Brown-Lupton University Union on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas.
Elkington joins former Arkansas College Football All-American Dick Bumpas; All-SWC Baylor basketball player Maggie Davis-Stinnett; four-time SWC hurdle champion from Rice, Bobby May; SMU tennis standout Jennifer Santrock; University of Texas five-time tennis All American Beverly Bowes-Hackney; Texas A&M basketball legend Sonny Parker; TCU star sprinter Horatio Porter and three-time All-SWC basketball player from Texas Tech, Jason Sasser.
ABOUT STEVE ELKINGTON
As a three-year letterman with the Cougars from 1982 to 1985, Elkington was part of some of the greatest moments in Houston Golf history.
As a junior in 1984, he led the Cougars to the NCAA national title at Bear Creek Golf World in Houston. Individually, he finished as the national runner-up at the NCAA Championships with a score of 275, thanks to three straight rounds in the 60s during the final three days.
Elkington, who hails from Wollongong, Australia, shared the Southwest Conference Championships individual title with fellow Cougar John Slaughter and earned All-America First-Team honors.
One year later, Elkington helped the Cougars defend their team NCAA national championship and finished among the top-10 leaders at the NCAA Championships for the second straight season.
He also captured the outright title at the 1985 Southwest Conference Championships, thanks to a Final-Round 67 at Fairway Oaks Country Club in Abilene, Texas.
Following his collegiate career, Elkington enjoyed an award-winning professional career on the PGA TOUR. He captured 17 titles during his career and earned more than $15.5 million in winnings.
He won the 1995 PGA Championship on the first hole of a playoff against Colin Montgomerie, posting a Final-Round 64 to qualify for the playoff. Elkington also won THE PLAYERS Championship in 1991 and 1997.
His legacy continues at the University of Houston today with his son, Sam, competing as a sophomore on the Men’s Golf team.
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