Jun 11, 2014; Pinehurst, NC, USA; General view of a golf ball on a tee at the driving range during a practice round for the U.S. Open golf tournament at Pinehurst No. 2 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Golf: Garber and McCoy Named All-Americans


University of Georgia golf continues to shine, as UGA’s Joey Garber was named a First-Team All-American by Golfweek, according to an announcement this week by the publication.

Golfweek also picked Lee McCoy as a Second-Team All-American and Michael Cromie as Honorable Mention.

On the PING All-America lists as released by the Golf Coaches Association of America, Garber was a Second-Team choice and Cromie and McCoy made the Honorable Mention list.

For all three players, it is the first All-America designation of their careers.

Earlier, the GCAA named Garber, Cromie, McCoy and Nicholas Reach to its All-Southeast Region Team.

Garber completed his senior year with a team-best 70.69 scoring average to set the school’s single-season record. He had a win, six top-10 finishes and nine top-20 efforts this year and spent much of the year as the country’s top-ranked golfer. Garber is the fifth Bulldog honored as a First Teamer by Golfweek, joining Chris Kirk (2006, 2007), Brendon Todd (2007), Harris English (2010) and Russell Henley (2010).

McCoy wrapped up his sophomore campaign with a 71.34 scoring average, including a win, five top-10s and eight top-20s. Cromie ended his senior year with an average of 71.97 and had a victory, six top-10s and eight top-20s. Reach concluded his junior season with a 72.70 average and three top-10s and five top-20s.

The Bulldogs won four tournaments this past season and finished 11th at the NCAA Championship.

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