May 5, 2010
Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s John-Tyler Griffin, Chesson Hadley and James White all were selected to the 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf team, announced Wednesday by the conference office following a vote of the league’s 11 head coaches.
The Yellow Jackets, who won the ACC Championship in April for the fourth time in five years, are the only team with three players on the 12-man team.
Hadley, a senior from Raleigh, N.C. was an automatic member of the ACC team after capturing medalist honors at the 2010 ACC Championship. It was Hadley’s second accolade as an All-ACC member. He won the ACC title by two shots, posting a 10-under-par score of 206 for his second career tournament victory.
Griffin, a junior from Wilson, N.C., and White, a sophomore from Acworth, Ga., claimed their first All-ACC honors. Griffin lead the Jackets and ranks fifth in the ACC in stroke average at 72.21 while posting five top-10 finishes this year. White, second on the team and sixth in the ACC with a 72.32 stroke average, has seven top-20 finishes this year.
Florida State’s Brooks Koepka and Virginia’s Ben Kohles have been named ACC Co-Players of the Year and it marks the second time in ACC history where two players have been honored as such. In 1997, Clemson’s Richard Coughlan and NC State’s Tim Clark were co-players of the year.
Duke freshman, Brinson Paolini becomes the first Duke player to win ACC Freshman of the Year honors since Ryan Blaum captured the honor in 2003.
Virginia’s Bowen Sargent was named ACC Coach of the Year, his first such honor in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Virginia finished second at the ACC Championships and was the Cavalier’s best finish since placing second in 1996. Sargent has been the head coach at Virginia since being named in August, 2004.
Florida State, Virginia, and Wake Forest claimed two selections on the All-ACC team. Seminoles’ Brooks Koepka, last year’s ACC Freshman of the Year and Seath Lauer, a senior, captured their first All-ACC accolades. Virginia sophomore Ben Kohles and junior Will Collins captured their first All-ACC honors. Wake Forest was led by first-time honorees in sophomore Lee Bedford and senior Brendan Gielow.
Rounding out the All-ACC team are Jack Fields, a sophomore from North Carolina, who is earning his first such honor; junior Matt Hill of NC State and Duke senior Adam Long. This is Hill’s third straight All-ACC accolade. Kohles and Long made their first-time appearances on the team.
2010 All-ACC Men’s Golf Team
(Listed alphabetically by school)
Name, School, Yr., Hometown
Ben Martin, Clemson, Sr., Greenwood, S.C. Adam Long, Duke, Sr., St. Louis, Mo. Brooks Koepka, Florida State, So., Wellington, Fla. Seath Lauer, Florida State, Sr., Huntington, Ind. John-Tyler Griffin, Georgia Tech, Jr., Wilson, N.C. Chesson Hadley, Georgia Tech, Sr., Raleigh, N.C. James White, Georgia Tech, So., Acworth, Ga. Jack Fields, North Carolina, So., Southern Pines, N.C. Matt Hill, NC State, Jr., Brights Grove, Ontario Will Collins, Virginia, Jr., Salisbury, N.C. Ben Kohles, Virginia, So., Cary, N.C. Lee Bedford, Wake Forest, So., Cary, N.C. Brendan Gielow, Wake Forest, Sr., Muskegon, Mich.
ACC Co-Players of the Year – Brooks Koepka, Florida State; Ben Kohles, Virginia
ACC Freshman of the Year – Brinson Paolini, Duke
ACC Coach of the Year – Bowen Sargent, Virginia