STANFORD, Calif. - As reported at the gostanford.com website, Sophomore Steve Ziegler and freshman David Chung both earned All-Pac-10 honors, as the annual awards were released today by the conference. Click here for the complete announcement from the Pac-10.
Ziegler earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors after being named an honorable mention last year. The Broomfield, Colo. native carries a 72.3 stroke average over 30 rounds. He collected five top-ten individual finishes and three top-25 places over the year along with shooting a low round of 65 at the USC/Ashworth Collegiate Invitational, where he picked up his only individual crown of the season, and posting his best three-round total of 202 at the U.S. Intercollegiate.
Chung was selected second-team All-Pac-10 in only his rookie season. The freshman out of Fayetteville, N.C. has recorded a 73.17 stroke average so far over 30 rounds and has picked up two top-10 finishes, including his best at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at the Golf Club of Georgia, where he took third. He also notched four top-25 finishes, carded a low-round of 66 in Georgia and a three-round low of 209 at the USC/Ashworth Collegiate Invitational.
The Cardinal will learn Monday which NCAA Regional competition they will be competing in as it tries to qualify for its third straight NCAA Championship.
In an unprecedented sign of the times perhaps, five of the nine first team honorees are from outside the US including co-players of the year Matthew Giles (USC-Australia) and Nick Taylor (Washington, BC).