“All-American Greenwood: He Came To Play and Play He Did”… “From the beginning North Texas Coach Herb Ferrill labeled Greenwood as ‘one of the best golfers I’ve ever seen.’” ~ excerpt from from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas), School Paper, Denton, Texas, published in 1963. Click here to view complete article


* 2002 NTSU Athletics Hall of Fame

* 1964 Selected on Prestigious Ten-Man TEXAS CUP TEAM, Dallas, Texas.

* 1963 – Senior Year at NTSU

1963 NCAA All-America ~ First Team, North Texas State University, Denton, TX.

1963 Runner-up, Missouri Valley Conference Golf Championship (Peoria, IL).

1963 Member, NCAA Championship North-South All-Star Matches, Wichita, KS

1963 Southern Intercollegiate Conference (S.I.C.) Champion, Athens, Georgia.

1963 All-American Intercollegiate, hosted by University of Houston at Pine Forest Country Club, Houston, Texas. (Runner-up to Kermit Zarley)

* 1962 – Junior Year at NTSU

1962 NCAA All-America~Second Team, North Texas State University, Denton, TX.

1962 Runner-up, Missouri Valley Conference Golf Championship (Peoria, IL).

1962 Border Olympics Golf Tournament, Laredo, Texas. (Finished 4th place).

* 1961 – Sophomore Year at NTSU

1961 NCAA All-America ~ Honorable Mention, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas.

1961 Runner-up, Missouri Valley Conference Golf Championship (Rolling Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma).

1961 Colonial Invitational, Colonial Country CLub, Memphis, Tennessee. (Defeated Jack Nicklaus, 1 up in 19 holes, sudden death playoff, 9 months before Jack won the U.S. Open).

1961 Southwest Recreational Intercollegiate Champion, Fort Worth, Texas.

* 1958 – Freshman Year at Tennessee Tech University

1958 Runner-up, Ohio Valley Conference Golf Championship.

1958 T.I.A.C. Champions, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN.


Bobby Greenwood is the only NCAA Collegiate golfer in history to finish 2nd in four NCAA conference golf championships:

Ohio Valley Conference – runner-up

3 Missouri Valley Conference – runner-ups



Results from the Missouri Valley Conference Golf Championship: MEN’S GOLF, per Mike Kern, [Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Golf, Championship Administration, Email dated 9/4/2007]:

Bobby Greenwood – “3-straight runner-up finishes at the league championship (1961-62-63).”

1961 – Tulsa, Okla. (Rolling Hills CC)

1. Ralph Baker (Tulsa) – 74-74-77=225

2. Bobby Greenwood – 72-78-79=227

Team Champ: North Texas

1962 – Peoria, Ill.

1. John Stevens (Wichita) – 70-68-74=212

2. Bobby Greenwood – 75-69-68=212 (lost on the first hole of a playoff to Stevens)

Team Champ: North Texas

1963 – Peoria, Ill.

1. Jim Ferriell (Louisville) – 74-77-68=219

2. Bobby Greenwood – 76-70-74=220

Team Champ: North Texas



Bobby Greenwood @ Wikipedia

NCAA All-American/GCAA Collegiate Golf Teams

UNT/NTSU Hall of Fame

Related Articles:

The Greenwood-Nicklaus Match Article

1963 Article published by NTSU School Paper


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