Bennett Named PING First-Team All-American

Bennett Named PING First-Team All-American

June 3, 2021
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Next up for the PING All-American is a spot in the Arnold Palmer Cup where he will compete for Team USA June 11-13 NORMAN, Okla. – Texas A&M junior golfer Sam Bennett received first-team PING All-American honors after enjoying one of the most dominant seasons in school history in […]

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Next up for the PING All-American is a spot in the Arnold Palmer Cup where he will compete for Team USA June 11-13

NORMAN, Okla. – Texas A&M junior golfer Sam Bennett received first-team PING All-American honors after enjoying one of the most dominant seasons in school history in 2021, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.

Bennett, who entered 2020-21 without a collegiate victory, won a trio of tournament crowns as a junior with first-place finishes at the Cabo Collegiate, the Old Waverly Intercollegiate and the Aggie Invitational. Bennett's win at the Cabo Collegiate came with a PGA Tour exemption to the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. Bennett's three victories were the third-most in a season by an Aggie in school history.

In 10 tournaments, Bennett posted five top 5 finishes and led the Aggies with a 70.53 scoring average, which was second-longest in school history. He now owns two of the top three scoring averages in school history. He was also undefeated in match play during the Aggies' run to the SEC Championship semifinals.

Bennett, from Madisonville, Texas, earned Southeastern Conference Golfer of the Week honors twice and he was the National Golfer of the Month for March by the Ben Hogan Award. Additionally, Bennett was a semifinalist for the Ben Hogan Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top collegiate golfer, and he was a first-team All-SEC selection. Bennett will represent the United States in the Arnold Palmer Cup June 11-13 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Senior Dan Erickson earned PING All-Region honors after posting the team's second-best stroke average at 71.23. Erickson, from Whittier, Calif., won the individual crown at the Border Olympics and tallied six top 10 finishes in 10 tournaments. He was named SEC Golfer of the Week after a furious rally at the Border Olympics resulted in his second career individual win in a playoff.

2021 NCAA Division I First Team
Ludvig Åberg, Texas Tech
Sam Bennett, Texas A&M
Eugenio Chacarra, Oklahoma State
Pierceson Coody, Texas
Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest
Peter Fountain, North Carolina
Nick Gabrelcik, North Florida
Noah Goodwin, SMU
Ryan Hall, South Carolina
John Pak, Florida State
Turk Pettit, Clemson
Davis Thompson, Georgia

Division I PING All-Region Teams

Ludvig Aberg, Texas Tech
Anton Albers, Little Rock
Sam Bennett, Texas A&M
Jonathan Brightwell, Oklahoma
Pierceson Coody, Texas
Eugenio Chacarra, Oklahoma State
Quade Cummins, Oklahoma
Austin Eckroat, Oklahoma State
Dan Erickson, Texas A&M
Noah Goodwin, SMU
Aman Gupta, Oklahoma State
Cole Hammer, Texas
William Holcomb, Sam Houston State
Bo Jin, Oklahoma State
Luke Kluver, Kansas
Logan McAllister, Oklahoma
McClure Meissner, SMU
Julien Perico, Arkansas
Garrett Reband, Oklahoma
Tyson Reeder, Arkansas
Julien Sale, Arkansas State
Jacob Skov Oleson, TCU
Ross Steelman, Missouri
Travis Vick, Texas
Patrick Welch, Oklahoma

Andres Acevedo, Seton Hall
Alec Bard, Penn State
Brandon Berry, Loyola (MD)
Dillon Brown, Maryland
Evan Brown, Loyola (MD)
Justin Burkhamer, Iona
Nick Cummings, Boston College
Ryan Davis, Penn State
Austin Devereux, Rider
Chris Francoeur, Rhode Island
Danny Gianniny, St. Bonaventure
Angelo Giantsopoulos, Drexel
Christopher Gotterup, Rutgers
Brandon Kewalramani, Boston College
William Koras, Maryland
Caleb Manuel, Connecticut
Conor McGrath, Temple
Jared Nelson, Connecticut
Louis Olsakovsky, Penn State
Matthew Schwab, Hartford
Jack Simon, St. John's
Saptak Talwar, Sacred Heart
Jordan Warnock, Boston College
Luke Wells, Rutgers
Oliver Whatley, Rutgers

Michael Brennan, Wake Forest
Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
Ervin Chang, Liberty
Kyle Cottam, Clemson
Archie Davies, ETSU
Brandon Einstein, High Point
Alex Fitzpatrick, Wake Forest
Peter Fountain, North Carolina
Alexandre Fuchs, Liberty
Shiso Go, ETSU
Austin Greaser, North Carolina
Keller Harper, Furman
Austin Hitt, North Carolina
Trevor Hulbert, ETSU
Christo Lamprecht, Georgia Tech
Blake McShea, UNCW
Pontus Nyholm, Campbell
Turk Pettit, Clemson
Mark Power, Wake Forest
Christian Salzer, NC State
Benjamin Shipp, NC State
Ian Siebers, Duke
Maximilian Steinlechner, NC State
Kieran Vincent, Liberty
Nick Wolf, UT Martin
Jonathan Yuan, Liberty

Cole Anderson, Florida State
Garrett Barber, LSU
Albin Bergstrom, USF
Ricky Castillo, Florida
Ford Clegg, Mississippi State
Spencer Cross, Tennessee
Reid Davenport, Vanderbilt
Evan Davis, Belmont
Nick Gabrelcik, North Florida
Ryan Hall, South Carolina
Van Holmgren, Florida Gulf Coast
Andrew Kozan, Auburn
Bryce Lewis, Tennessee
William Moll, Vanderbilt
Vincent Norrman, Florida State
Joe Pagdin, Florida
John Pak, Florida State
Trent Phillips, Georgia
Thomas Ponder, Alabama
Matthew Riedel, Vanderbilt
Brett Roberts, Florida State
Michael Sakane, Jacksonville
Cole Sherwood, Vanderbilt
Jackson Suber, Ole Miss
Davis Thompson, Georgia
Hunter Wolcott, Tennessee

Cole Bradley, Purdue
Cade Breitenstine, Kent State
Michael Cascino, Butler
Davis Chatfield, Notre Dame
Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Illinois
Hunter Eichhorn, Marquette
Michael Feagles, Illinois
Angus Flanagan, Minnesota
Josh Gilkison, Kent State
Mark Goetz, West Virginia
Palmer Jackson, Notre Dame
Sam Jean, Cincinnati
Jerry Ji, Illinois
Taichi Kho, Notre Dame
Mac McClear, Iowa
Clay Merchent, Indiana
Maxwell Moldovan, Ohio State
John Murphy, Louisville
David Nyfjall, Northwestern
James Piot, Michigan State
Alex Schaake, Iowa
Matthias Schmid, Louisville
Giovanni Tadiotto, Illinois
Joe Weiler, Purdue
Jiri Zuska, Louisville

Chun An Yu, Arizona State
Puwit Anupansuebsai, San Diego State
Barclay Brown, Stanford
Sam Choi, New Mexico
Hunter Epson, Long Beach State
Clay Feagler, Pepperdine
Tom Gueant, Oregon
Blake Hathcoat, St. Mary's (CA)
Joe Highsmith, Pepperdine
Ryggs Johnston, Arizona State
Shawn Lu, Oregon State
Carson Lundell, BYU
RJ Manke, Pepperdine
Matt McCarty, Santa Clara
Joshua McCarthy, Pepperdine
Dylan Menante, Pepperdine
William Mouw, Pepperdine
Kaito Onishi, Southern California
David Puig, Arizona State
Brad Reeves, Arizona
Tommy Stephenson, Fresno State
Spencer Tibbits, Oregon State
Hugo Townsend, Boise State
Jack Trent, UNLV
Joey Vrzich, Pepperdine
Trevor Werbylo, Arizona

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