Stanley Named First-Team All-American
Clemson, SC-Clemson freshman Kyle Stanley has been named a first-team Ping All-American by the College Golf Coaches Association. Stanley is the first freshman in Clemson history to be named a first-team All-American.
The native of Gig Harbor, WA was the only ACC player on the first-team and one of just two freshmen nationally named to the team. Jamie Lovemark of Southern California, who beat Stanley by two shots last weekend at the NCAA tournament in Williamsburg, VA, was the only other freshman named to the first team.
Stanley is the first Clemson player named to the first team regardless of class since D.J. Trahan was a first-team choice in 2003. Stanley was also named a first-team freshman All-American by the Coaches Association.
Stanley finished the 2006-07 season with a 70.87 stroke average, best in Clemson history by a freshman and second best overall. Only Trahan's 70.33 average in 2001-02 when he was named National Player of the Year, is better. Stanley also led the Clemson team in top 10 finishes with six, rounds under par with 18 and rounds in the 60s with 11.
He finished in the top three at the ACC Tournament, the NCAA East Regional and the NCAA national tournament, joining Charles Warren as the only player in Clemson history to finish in the top three in all three of those tournaments in the same year.
Division I PING All-America Teams
Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State
Billy Horschel, Florida
Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina
Chris Kirk, Georgia
Niklas Lemke, Arizona State
Jamie Lovemark, Southern California
Kyle Stanley, Clemson
Daniel Summerhays, Brigham Young
Brendon Todd, Georgia
Dawie van der Walt, Lamar