DURHAM, N.C. – For the fourth straight season the Duke men’s golf team placed four members on the Division I PING All-East Region Team as announced by the GCAA Tuesday. Seniors Brinson Paolini and Julian Suri were named to the team for the fourth time in their respective careers, while senior Adam Sumrall and freshman Mads Soegaard were first time honorees.
A total of 155 players across six regions - Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West - earned all-region honors for 2013.
Paolini, an All-ACC selection and the Byron Nelson Award winner in 2013, finished in the top 20 of all 11 stroke-play event with six top 10s and four top 5 finishes. He closed the campaign with a 71.8 stroke average and 16 under-par rounds, including eight rounds in the 60s. Paolini closed out his Duke career second in the record books in stroke average (72.17), rounds in the 60s (28), under-par rounds (48), even-par or better rounds (69), top 5 finishes (12) and top 20 finishes (28). He is also tied for first in even-par rounds with 21, while ranking among the all-time leaders in top 10 finishes (t-3rd – 18), tournaments played (t-7th – 45) and rounds (t-7th – 133).
Suri posted a 73.3 stroke average with seven top 20 finishes en route to his fourth straight all-region team selection. The St. Augustine, Fla., native was second on the team with 12 under-par rounds and five top 10 finishes. He earned co-medalist honors at the 2012 Rod Myers Invitational for his third career win. Suri concluded his career among the all-time leaders in stroke average (4th – 72.78), rounds in the 60s (t-3rd – 21), under-par rounds (3rd – 47), even-par or better rounds (4th – 57), wins (t-6th – 3), top 5 finishes (t-4th – 10), top 10 finishes (t-3rd – 18), top 20 finishes (t-4th – 27), tournaments played (t-7th – 45) and rounds (t-7th – 133).
Sumrall posted a strong senior campaign with a 72.5 stroke average and three top 5 finishes, including a victory at The Trojan. A South Bend, Ind., native, Sumrall recorded 11 under-par rounds and four even-par efforts on the year. He finished in the top 20 seven times, including a fifth place finish with an eight-under 208 at the ACC Championship.
Soegaard finished third on the team with a 72.7 stroke average to go along six top 20 finishes. He shared the team lead with four even-par rounds and added 10 under-par rounds. Soegaard recorded a tie for third finish at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.
As a team, the Blue Devils won five tournament titles, including the ACC Championship at Old North State Club. Duke swept the Triangle events winning the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, Rod Myers Invitational and the Wolfpack Spring Open. ACC Coach of the Year, Jamie Green also guided the Blue Devils to the team championships at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.
Division I PING All-East Region Team
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech
Bo Andrews, Georgia Tech
Evan Beck, Wake Forest
Stephen Behr, Clemson
Sean Bosdosh, Maryland
Albin Choi, NC State
Richard Fountain, Davidson
Steven Fox, Chattanooga
Jonathan Grey, Georgia State
Chase Marinell, Liberty
Denny McCarthy, Virginia
Michael McGowan, North Carolina
Payne McLeod, UNC-Wilmington
Mikey Moyers, Virginia Tech
Brinson Paolini, Duke
J.T. Posten, Western Carolina
Chris Robb, Chattanooga
Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech
Sebastian Soderberg, Coastal Carolina
Mads Soegaard, Duke
Adam Sumrall, Duke
Julian Suri, Duke
Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech
Daniel Walker, Richmond
Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern