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Overstreet an ace on course, in class

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KHS alum named SEC golf’s top scholar-athlete for 2nd straight year

  • Overstreet an ace on course, in class
    ARKANSAS GOLFER Mason Overstreet was named the 2020 SEC Men’s Golf Scholar Athlete of the Year. It’s the second straight year the 2016 KHS graduate earned the honor. [Photo provided]

Mason Overstreet was named the SEC Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight season, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Overstreet graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in business finance, posting a 3.88 GPA.

The Kingfisher High School alumnus is also a nominee for the SEC’s H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship.

He has earned SEC Academic Honor Roll four times, has posted a perfect 4.0 five times to earn Chancellor’s List and has earned Dean’s List (3.75-3.99 GPA) three times (only four career “B’s”).

On the course, Overstreet’s career scoring average of 72.04 ranks second on the school’s all-time list while his 459 career birdies rank third and his 13 eagles tie for first.

This past season, he posted a scoring average of 71.46 which ranks seventh on the school’s single-season list.

He also has the eighthbest, single-season scoring average in school history (71.52 in 2017-18) and the 16th-best (71.77 in 2018- 19). In 2019-20, Overstreet had seven of his 24 rounds in the 60’s, shooting 66 four times.

“He’s the perfect example of a scholar-athlete,” said Chris Combs, Overstreet’s coach at Kingfisher. “He’s certainly very deserving. We’re all very proud of his accomplishments.”

Overstreet, the 2017 NCAA runner-up, joins PGA Touring Pro Austin Cook as a two-time SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient.

A 2016 graduate of KHS, Overstreet won the 2015 Class 3A state championship as a junior. He was also the Class 2A state champ as a freshman at Laverne in 2013.