James Stepp named adidas? OVC Male Golfer of the Week
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tennessee State University's James Stepp was named the Ohio Valley Conference Male Golfer of the Week on Wednesday.

Stepp, a native of Cheatham, Tenn., carded rounds of 74-75 to finish tied for fifth overall at the Alabama State Fall Golf Classic held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hills in Prattville, Ala. Stepp's two-round total of 149 (+5) was eight strokes behind the individual medalist and earned him a spot on the all-tournament team.

The sophomore also recorded five birdies in the contest while ranking a fifth-best (-1) on Par 5 scoring.

After being named to the All-Newcomer team as a freshman, Stepp will look to build on last season's performance. He had the third-best stroke average on the team with a (+4) 75.7 and recorded two top 10 finishes. His season-low round was a 66 at the National Black College Invitational.

The Tigers return to action on Sept. 28 at the National Black Hall of Fame Golf Tournament in Atlanta, Ga.