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Ping All American honors for Palmetto State college golfers

The College Golf Coaches Association announced the second, third and honorable mention All-Americans on Monday.

The Association honored the first team All-Americans some time ago. NCAA Champion Turk Pettit from Clemson and South Carolina’s Ryan Hall were on the 12 player first team.

Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman was an Honorable Mention All-American last year, but this year was named to the second team.

Bridgeman had an outstanding year with two individual wins. At one point during the season he was ranked in the top three individually and had the lowest stroke average in the country.

Georgia’s Trent Phillips, from Inman, was named an Honorable Mention All-American this year making the third year the Bulldog rising senior has received post season recognition.

Phillips had a solid year playing college golf, but the highlight of his year came with his recent win in the Sunnehanna Amateur.

Clemson’s Jacob Bridgeman was an Honorable Mention All-American last year and this year he is named to the second All-American team. (GolfClub Photo)

The Coaches Assoction also honored Division II golfers as All-Americans.

Erskine’s Albert Dominguez and USC Aiken’s Leo Johansson each were named to the Division II First Team.

Dominguez, a sophomore won the Conference Carolinas individual championship and helped the Flying Fleet to a third place finish in the conference tournament.

Johansson earned six top-10 finishes during the year and his 71.1 stroke average put him in the Pacers record book with the best average for a single season.

Two North Greenville golfers were recognized as All-Americans. Austin Duncan was named a second team All-American while teammate Evans Lewis was named to the third team.

Duncan was ranked as high as #2 individually during the seasons and finished his senior year ranked at #6.

Albert Dominguez from Erskine was named a Ping Division II first team All[American. (Erskine Photo)

Lewis was also ranked in the top-10 during the year.

Lander golfer Linus Jonsson received Honorable Mention recognition. The Bearcat freshman was honored by the Peach Belt Conference as the Freshman of the Year.

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