Three Golfers Named Honorable Mention All-America

June 9, 2010

Norman, Okla. – Georgia Tech’s John-Tyler Griffin, Chesson Hadley and Paul Haley all were named honorable mention All-Americans Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of American, which announced its PING All-America teams.

It is the eighth time under head coach Bruce Heppler, and 10th time in the history of Tech’s golf program, that three or more Yellow Jackets have received All-America recognition in the same year.

Hadley was recognized by the GCAA for the third time, having been a second-team All-American as a sophomore in 2008 and an honorable mention choice in 2007. Both of his honorable mention selections came as a direct result of his finishes in the NCAA Championship, a tie for 14th this year and a tie for fourth as a freshman. The senior from Raleigh, N.C., won the ACC Championship this year and finished in the top 20 of five events overall.

Griffin and Haley, both juniors, earned All-America recognition for the first time. Griffin led the Yellow Jackets in stroke average and had six top-10 finishes in 12 events. He tied for third in the NCAA Southeast Regional and 25th in the NCAA Championship. Haley had five top-20 finishes, including a tie for fourth at the ACC Championship and a tie for ninth at the NCAA Championship.

John Chin of UC Irvine, Texas Tech’s Nils Floren, Dustin Garza of Wichita State, Georgia’s Russell Henley, Scott Langley of Illinois, Texas A&M’s Andrea Pavan, Jonathan Randolph of Mississippi, Washington’s Nick Taylor, Peter Uihlein of Oklahoma State, Oregon State’s Diego Velasquez and Oregon’s Eugene Wong comprised the PING All-America First Team.

Bud Cauley of Alabama, North Florida’s Sean Dale, Harris English of Georgia, Morgan Hoffmann and Kevin Tway of Oklahoma State, Oregon’s Daniel Miernicki, Corey Nagy of Charlotte, Henrick Norlander and Patrick Reed of Augusta State and Texas Tech’s Chris Ward made up the second team.

Third-team honorees include South Carolina’s George Bryan IV, David Chung of Stanford, UNLV’s Derek Ernst, Dylan Frittelli and Cody Gribble of Texas, Wake Forest’s Brendan Gielow, Jesper Kennegard of Arizona State, Florida State’s Brooks Koepka and Washington’s Richard Lee and Chris Williams.

A total of 30 golfers were named honorable mention All-America.

PING All-America Teams

First Team
John Chin, UC Irvine; Nils Floren, Texas Tech; Dustin Garza, Wichita State; Russell Henley, Georgia; Scott Langley, Illinois; Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M; Jonathan Randolph, Mississippi; Nick Taylor, Washington; Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State; Diego Velasquez, Oregon State; Eugene Wong, Oregon

Second-Team
Bud Cauley, Alabama; Sean Dale, North Florida; Harris English, Georgia; Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State; Daniel Miernicki, Oregon; Corey Nagy, Charlotte; Henrik Norlander, Augusta State; Patrick Reed, Augusta State; Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State; Chris Ward, Texas Tech

Third Team
George Bryan IV, South Carolina; David Chung, Stanford; Derek Ernst, UNLV; Dylan Frittelli, Texas; Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest; Cody Gribble, Texas; Jesper Kennegard, Arizona State; Brooks Koepka, Florida State; Richard Lee, Washington; Chris Williams, Washington

Honorable Mention
Tyson Alexander, Florida; Lee Bedford, Wake Forest; Alex Ching, San Diego; Nick Delio, Cal State Northridge; Rhys Enoch, East Tennessee State; Robbie Fillmore, BYU; Kevin Foley, Penn State; J.T. Griffin, Georgia Tech; Chesson Hadley, Georgia Tech; John Hahn, Kent State; Paul Haley, Georgia Tech; Hunter Hamrick, Alabama; Matt Hill, NC State; T.J. Howe, Penn State; Bobby Hudson, Texas; Sihwan Kim, Stanford; Drew Kittleson, Florida State; Espen Kofstad, Denver; Ben Kohles, Virginia; David Lingmerth, Arkansas; Andrew Loupe, LSU; Gregor Main, UCLA; Ben Martin, Clemson; Eric Mina, California; Cameron Peck, Texas A&M; John Peterson, LSU; Jordan Russell, Texas A&M; Alex Shi Yup Kim, UCLA; T.J. Vogel, Southern California; Steve Ziegler, Stanford

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