May 30, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior Cameron Tringale was named to the PING All-American First Team Saturday by the Golf Coaches Association of America following the NCAA Division I Championship.
Tringale, from Laguna Niguel, Calif., became the 17th first-team All-American in Georgia Tech history and first since Roberto Castro in 2005. He was named an All-American for the third time in his career, having made the second team in both 2006 and 2007.
A four-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree in his career, Tringale finished the year ranked No. 4 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, was a finalist for the Byron Nelson Award and a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award.
Tringale finished the year with seven top-10 finishes and two other top-20s in 11 tournaments, including victories at the Brickyard Collegiate in the fall and Southern Highlands Collegiate in the spring. His stroke average of 71.36 ranked No. 2 in the ACC and 12th-best in Tech history.
Tech’s team finished the year ranked eighth in the nation, won the ACC Championship and tied for 10th at the NCAA Championship.
For his career, Tringale had 22 top-10 finishes and 11 other top-20s, including four victories, in 46 events. His stroke average of 71.80 is the second-best in Tech history.
Joining Tringale on the first team were Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Rickie Fowler and Morgan Hoffmann of Oklahoma State, Southern California’s Matthew Giles, Matt Hill of NC State, Florida’s Billy Horschel, Kyle Stanley of Clemson, Washington’s Nick Taylor and Marquette’s Mike Van Sickle.