Area Sports Notes: Dalton State's Lee again the NAIA Nicklaus Award winner

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That it was no surprise did not change the amazing nature of the Thursday announcement that Dalton State sophomore S.M. Lee was a repeat winner of the NAIA Jack Nicklaus Award as the best male golfer in the association. As he did last year, Lee will join the NCAA Division I, II and III and NJCAA honorees in playing Saturday in the Barbasol Shootout at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, and being honored by Nicklaus himself Sunday morning at the site of The Memorial Tournament. The Shootout winner will receive an exemption into the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship July 16-22 in Lexington, Kentucky. Lee's five victories this year were capped by big-margin wins in the Southern States Athletic Conference and NAIA national tournaments. Already a PING first-team All-American, Lee also was just announced as a repeater on the NAIA All-America first team, where he was joined by DSC teammate P.J.