June 1, 2009
Clemson, SC – Kyle Stanley has been named a Ping First-team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America. It is the second time Stanley has been named to the team in his three-year career at Clemson, as he was also selected as a freshman in 2006-07.
Stanley is the sixth different Clemson golfer in history to be selected a first-team All-American by the GCAA twice. He joins Chris Patton (1989, 1990), Charles Warren (1997, 1998), John Engler (1999, 2001), Lucas Glover (2000, 2001) and D.J. Trahan (2002, 2003).
Stanley was one of three ACC players on the first-team as he was joined by NCAA Champion Matt Hill of NC State, and Cameron Tringale of Georgia Tech. Also on the team were Jorge Campillo of Indiana, Rickie Fowler of Oklahoma State, Matthew Giles of Southern California, Morgan Hoffmann of Oklahoma State, Billy Horchel of Florida, Nick Taylor of Washington and Mike Van Sickle of Marquette.
Clemson finished his junior year with a 71.45 stroke average. He had eight top 10 finishes, including medalist honors at the Carpet Classic in September. He finished his season with a second place finish at the NCAA Championships with a score of four under par 209 thanks to a final round 66.
Stanley, who won the 2009 Ben Hogan Award as the top amateur golfer on a college team, has announced that he will turn professional in June. He completes his Clemson career second in school history in stroke average with a 71.63 stroke average, second only to Trahan’s 71.49. He played an even 100 rounds during his Clemson career and shot par or better in 62 of those rounds. He had 20 top 20 finishes in his 33 tournaments and had 27 career rounds in the 60s.
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