June 6, 2008
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech golfer Chesson Hadley has been named a second-team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America, the organization announced Friday.
The second, third and honorable mention PING All-America teams were announced Friday. The GCAA announced the first-team selections following the last round of the NCAA Championship on May 31.
The honor is the second for Hadley, a sophomore from Raleigh, N.C., who was an honorable mention selection last year following a highly successful spring season. This year, he posted five top-10 finishes, nine in the top 20, including a victory in the Carpet Capital Collegiate. Hadley led the ACC in stroke average (71.09) and finished the year ranked No. 9 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index.
He is a member of the United States team for the Palmer Cup, a Ryder Cup-style match-play competition between collegiate golfers in the U.S. and Great Britain which will take place June 26-27 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Hadley was joined on the second team by Georgia’s Russell Henley, Adam Mitchell and Hudson Swafford, Chattanooga’s Jonathan Hodge, Billy Horschel of Florida, Boise State’s Troy Merritt, Gareth Shaw of East Tennessee State, Wichita State’s Ryan Spears and Zack Sucher of UAB were named to the second team.
Third-team selections included Jonas Enander Hedin of Charlotte, Georgia’s Harris English, Derek Fathauer of Louisville, UCLA’s Erik Flores, Aaron Goldberg of San Diego State, Stanford’s Rob Grube, Charlie Holland of Texas, Augusta State’s Henrik Norlander, Kevin O’Connell of North Carolina and Virginia Tech’s Jurrian van der Vaart. Jonas Blixt of Florida State, Indiana’s Jorge Campillo, Kevin Chappell of UCLA, Oklahoma State’s Rickie Fowler, Rory Hie and Jamie Lovemark of Southern California, Stanford’s Sihwan Kim, Webb Simpson of Wake Forest, Georgia State’s Joel Sjoholm and Michael Thompson of Alabama were previously named to the PING All-America First Team.
A total of 30 golfers were named honorable mention All-America.
Division I PING All-America Teams
First Team Jonas Blixt, Florida State Jorge Campillo, Indiana Kevin Chappell, UCLA Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State Rory Hie, Southern California Sihwan Kim, Stanford Jamie Lovemark, Southern California Webb Simpson, Wake Forest Joel Sjohom, Georgia State Michael Thompson, Alabama
Second Team Chesson Hadley, Georgia Tech Russell Henley, Georgia Jonathan Hodge, Chattanooga Billy Horschel, Florida Troy Merritt, Boise State Adam Mitchell, Georgia Gareth Shaw, East Tennessee State Ryan Spears, Wichita State Zack Sucher, UAB Hudson Swafford, Georgia
Third Team Jonas Enander Hedin, Charlotte Harris English, Georgia Derek Fathauer, Louisville Erik Flores, UCLA Aaron Goldberg, San Diego State Rob Grube, Stanford Charlie Holland, Texas Henrik Norlander, Augusta State Kevin O’Connell, North Carolina Jurrian van der Vaart, Virginia Tech
Honorable Mention James Allenby, Oregon State Mark Anderson, South Carolina Chris Baker, Iowa State Joey Benedetti, Oregon Ryan Brehm, Michigan State Matt Cook, Western Carolina Ignacio Elvira, Texas A&M Kevin Foley, Penn State Matthew Giles, Southern California Tom Glissmeyer, Southern California Matt Hill, NC State Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State Andrew Landry, Arkansas Trent Leon, Oklahoma State David Markle, Kent State Michael McRae, St. Mary’s (CA) Jason Millard, Middle Tennessee Jay Moseley, Auburn Corey Nagy, Charlotte David Palm, San Diego State Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine Adam Rainaud, Louisville Tim Sluiter, Southern California Kyle Stanley, Clemson Matthew Swan, Alabama Nick Taylor, Washington Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State Mike Van Sickle, Marquette Manuel Villegas, Florida Trent Whitekiller, Oklahoma State