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Guthrie Named PING Second-Team All-American

 
Senior Luke Guthrie was named a PING second-team All-American, announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Senior Luke Guthrie was named a PING second-team All-American, announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
 

June 20, 2012

2012 PING All-America Teams Get Acrobat Reader

NORMAN, Okla. - Senior Luke Guthrie was named a PING second-team All-American, announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Guthrie becomes the second Illini to be recognized on the list, joining first-team selection Thomas Pieters, who was honored with the laurel following his individual national title at the NCAA Championships. Guthrie, who was a first-team All-American in 2011, is the fourth Illini in school history to earn multiple All-America honors. The other three Illini with multiple All-American awards include Steve Stricker (1987-89), James Lepp (2002-03) and Scott Langley (2009-11).

Guthrie, the 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year, sealed his place as one of the top golfers in school and conference history by winning his second straight Big Ten individual title and leading the Illini to a fourth consecutive conference championship. He earned first-team All-Big Ten honors for the third time in his career and was honored with the Les Bolstad Award for low season stroke average in the Big Ten. The Quincy, Ill., native also reset Illinois' single-season stroke average record (71.19) and broke the program's career stroke average record (72.08).

Guthrie helped the Illini reach the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in his career after picking up All-Region honors for the fourth year in a row. He tied for 45th at nationals and finished in the top 20 at all 11 other tournaments this season, which included three of his seven career victories. He posted a career-low tournament of 203 (-10) in his win at the D.A. Weibring Invitational.

Following his career at Illinois, Guthrie turned professional and tied for 19th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. He also earned a sponsor exemption to play in next month's John Deere Classic (July 12-15).

A complete list of the 2012 PING All-America Teams can be found below.

PING All-America Teams

First Team
Blayne Barber, Auburn
Julien Brun, TCU
Dylan Frittelli, Texas
Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga
Daniel Miernicki, Oregon
Thomas Pieters, Illinois
Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
Jordan Spieth, Texas
Justin Thomas, Alabama
Chris Williams, Washington
Eugene Wong, Oregon

Second Team
Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
Brooks Koepka, Florida State
Ben Kohles, Virginia
Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington
J.J. Spaun, San Diego State
T.J. Vogel, Florida
Cory Whitsett, Alabama
Andrew Yun, Stanford

Third Team
Zac Blair, BYU
Alex Ching, San Diego
Max Homa, California
Robert Karlsson, Liberty
Joakim Mikkelsen, Baylor
Julian Suri, Duke
Julio Vegas, Texas
James White, Georgia Tech
Peter Williamson, Dartmouth
Bobby Wyatt, Alabama

Honorable Mention
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech
Josh Anderson, Pepperdine
Anton Arboleda, UCLA
Kevin Aylwin, North Florida
Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn
Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas
John Catlin, New Mexico
Albin Choi, NC State
Eric Chun, Northwestern
Corey Conners, Kent State
Sean Dale, North Florida
Greg Eason, UCF
Derek Ernst, UNLV
Ricardo Gouveia, UCF
Vaita Guillaume, Campbell
Brandon Hagy, California
Jeffrey Kang, Southern California
Michael Kim, California
Will Kropp, Oklahoma
Steve Lim, Southern California
Tyler McCumber, Florida
Nate McCoy, Iowa State
Corbin Mills, Clemson
Keith Mitchell, Georgia
Cameron Peck, Texas A&M
Kevin Penner, UNLV
Matt Schovee, SMU
Max Scodro, Notre Dame
Ethan Tracy, Arkansas
Joseph Winslow, Iowa
Sang Yi, LSU

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