AUSTIN, Texas – Texas men’s golf junior Pierceson Coody was named a PING First Team All-American, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Tuesday. It is the third career All-America honor for Coody, following honorable mention accolades as a freshman in 2019 and first-team honors in the shortened […]
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas men's golf junior Pierceson Coody was named a PING First Team All-American, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Tuesday. It is the third career All-America honor for Coody, following honorable mention accolades as a freshman in 2019 and first-team honors in the shortened 2020 campaign.
Coody was instrumental in Texas' success as a team as well as starring as an individual both collegiately and as an amateur elsewhere. He is ranked among the top five in all four major college and amateur rankings. He has been named a finalist for the Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus awards, as well as earning a spot on the final watch list for the Fred Haskins Award.
The Plano, Texas native posted top-10 finishes in eight of 11 starts this season at the collegiate level, including in each of his last six appearances for the Longhorns prior to the NCAA Championship. That streak began with his first collegiate victory at the George Hannon Collegiate, held at the UT Golf Club, in mid-March. He averaged 71.23 strokes-per-round in collegiate competition this season and recorded 19-of-30 rounds at par or better, including nine rounds in the 60's.
Coody has also excelled outside of collegiate competition over the past year, a run of form that began when he was crowned champion of the 118th Western Amateur last summer. Since then, he has competed for Team USA at the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup and the 2021 Walker Cup. Coody scored two points for the Americans in fourball competition with Texas women's golf star Kaitlyn Papp at the Palmer Cup. He then scored two points in singles action to help the Americans retain the Walker Cup at Seminole Golf Club. Coody has also been selected to compete for Team USA in the 2021 Arnold Palmer Cup later this summer, and recently made his PGA Tour debut at the AT&T Byron Nelson, held at TPC Craig Ranch, earlier this month.
Coody is the 17th player in program history to earn at least three All-America honors, and the first since PGA Tour standouts Doug Ghim (2015-18) and Scottie Scheffler (2015, '17-18).
Texas Men's Golf Three-Time All-Americans
Mark Brooks – 1980, '82-83
Brandel Chamblee – 1982-84
Pierceson Coody – 2019-21
Ben Crenshaw – 1971-73
Brad Elder – 1995-98*
Bob Estes – 1985, '87-88
Harrison Frazar – 1993-95
Dylan Frittelli – 2010-12
Doug Ghim – 2015-18*
Gavin Hall – 2015-17
Jason Hartwick – 2001-04*
Jean-Paul Hebert – 1991-93
Beau Hossler – 2014-16
Tom Kite – 1970-72
Justin Leonard – 1991-94*
Matthew Rosenfeld – 2003-05
Scottie Scheffler – 2015, '17-18