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Jaguars’ Thompson Named Interim Men's Golf Coach

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- GRU Augusta Director of Athletics Clint Bryant announced Tuesday the appointment of Kory Thompson as interim head coach for the Jaguar Men's Golf program.

Thompson, currently in her third year as head coach of the Jaguar Women's Golf program, named former Augusta State All-American Henrik Norlander as the men's and women's interim assistant coach for the remainder of the fall schedule. One of only two three-time All-Americans in school history, Norlander will aide Thompson in the day-to-day operations of both programs and will accompany the teams during the remainder of the fall season. Norlander was a rookie on the PGA TOUR during the 2013 season after earning his Tour card through the 2012 Q School.

"I'm very confident in the ability of Kory leading both programs in this limited time," Bryant said. "She's proven her ability to manage her program and coach at the highest level. We're really excited about Henrik returning to the university to provide a service for our student-athletes. Henrik is an outstanding example of what a collegiate student-athlete should be about, both in the classroom and on the course, and now his professional career. I'm sure our teams will gain from this experience and knowledge."

Bryant also announced a national search is already underway for the next head coach of the Jaguar Men's Golf program.

Former men's head coach Kevin McPherson stepped down on Tuesday, Sept. 24 to accept the same position at Coastal Carolina University in his hometown of Conway, S.C.

GRU Augusta returns to action this weekend at the Brickyard Collegiate Championship at the Brickyard at Riverside in Macon, Ga. The three-day, 54-hole tournament opens play Friday and concludes Sunday afternoon.

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