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Champ and Phillips Named PING All-Central Region

EUGENE, Ore. Sophomore Cameron Champ and freshman Chandler Phillips of the Texas A&M men’s golf team were honored this week, garnering spots on the 2016 Division I PING All-Central Region Team.

Champ, a native of Sacramento, Calif., appeared in 11 of Texas A&M’s 13 events this season and ended play as A&M’s top individual in three tournaments while leading the squad with a 72.82 scoring average in 33 rounds of competition. Overall, he notched 12 rounds of par or lower and collected four top-10 finishes.

The second-year Aggie represented Texas A&M at the 2016 NCAA Division-I Championship as an individual after punching his ticket to the event with a tie for seventh in the player standings of the NCAA Albuquerque Regional before besting Army’s Peter Kim in a playoff to advance.

Meanwhile, Phillips, a native of Huntsville, Texas, emerged as one of the SEC’s most competitive golfers during his rookie campaign in Aggieland. He led Texas A&M in both top-five finishes (3) and top-10 showings (5) while ranking second on the squad with a scoring average of 73.05 during 13 events.

During the 2016 SEC Championships, Phillips turned heads with an impressive fifth-place finish that stood out as the second-highest placing of any rookie in the field.

A final round 66 from Phillips during the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in early March stood out as the second-lowest round by an Aggie this season and helped propel Phillips to a third-place showing at the event. The scorecard was one of 14 rounds of par or lower for the freshman in 39 total rounds.

DIVISION I PING ALL-CENTRAL REGION TEAM
Braden Bailey, Baylor
Paul Barjon, TCU
Cameron Champ, Texas A&M
Wyndham Clark, Oklahoma State
Brad Dalke, Oklahoma
Nicolas Echavarria, Arkansas
Martin Eriksson, McNeese State
Doug Ghim, Texas
Gavin Hall, Texas
Grant Hirschman, Oklahoma
Beau Hossler, Texas
Brendon Jelley, Oklahoma State
Victor Lange, Louisiana Tech
Max McGreevy, Oklahoma
Taylor Moore, Arkansas
Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State
Stratton Nolan, Oklahoma State
Alvaro Ortiz, Arkansas
Michael Perras, Houston
Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M
Hannes Ronneblad, Texas Tech
Antoine Rozner, UMKC
Scottie Scheffler, Texas
Kristoffer Ventura, Oklahoma State
Nick Voke, Iowa State

Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics

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Posted by on May 30 2016. Filed under Sports.

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