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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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