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Paolini Named PING Honorable Mention All-America
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/23/2011
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DURHAM, N.C.Brinson Paolini was named to the honorable mention PING All-America Teams on Thursday as announced by the GCAA. The Virginia Beach, Va., native is the 21st All-America selection for the Blue Devils and the first under head coach Jamie Green.

Paolini led the Blue Devils in stroke average (72.2), even-par rounds (7), rounds in the 60s (7), top-5 finishes (3), pars per round (11.67), driving accuracy (.814) and par 4 scoring (4.08) as a sophomore. He also shared the team lead in top 10 finishes (4), top 20 finishes (7) and par 5 scoring (4.80), while finishing second on the team with nine under-par rounds. Paolini's top finish was a tie for third in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate with a 69-69-72=210 (-3). He shot 73-69-69=211 to finish fifth at the ACC Championship and also posted a one-under 215 to tie for fourth at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic.

Paolini helped lead Duke to three tournament titles including the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship. The Blue Devils also grabbed stroke-play medalist honors at the Irish Creek Collegiate and NCAA East Regional.

Patrick Cantlay of UCLA, Alabama’s Bud Cauley, Luke Guthrie of Illinois, Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann, Kevin Tway and Peter Uihlein, LSU’s John Peterson, Patrick Reed of Augusta State, Florida’s Bank Vongvanij, James White of Georgia Tech and Andrew Yun of Stanford were previously named to the PING All-America First Team.

Auburn’s Blayne Barber, Phillip Choi of Florida, Georgia’s Harris English, Georgia Tech’s J.T. Griffin and Kyle Scott, Kennesaw State’s Jeff Karlsson, Henrik Norlander of Augusta State, Texas A&M’s Jordan Russell, Alabama’s Cory Whitsett and Washington’s Chris Williams comprise the second team.

Third-team honorees include Andres Echavarria of Florida, Texas A&M’s Ignacio Elvira, Nils Floren of Texas Tech, Texas’ Dylan Frittelli, Vince India of Iowa, Michigan’s Lion Kim, Ben Kohles of Virginia, UCLA’s Gregor Main, Jason Millard of Middle Tennessee and San Diego State’s J.J. Spaun.

A total of 26 golfers were named honorable mention All-America.

PING All-America Teams

Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
Bud Cauley, Alabama
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
Morgan Hoffmann, Oklahoma State
John Peterson, LSU
Patrick Reed, Augusta State
Kevin Tway, Oklahoma State
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State
Bank Vongvanij, Florida
James White, Georgia Tech
Andrew Yun, Stanford
Blayne Barber, Auburn
Phillip Choi, Florida
Harris English, Georgia
J.T. Griffin, Georgia Tech
Jeff Karlsson, Kennesaw State
Henrik Norlander, Augusta State
Jordan Russell, Texas A&M
Kyle Scott, Georgia Tech
Cory Whitsett, Alabama
Chris Williams, Washington
Andres Echavarria , Florida
Ignacio Elvira, Texas A&M
Nils Floren, Texas Tech
Dylan Frittelli, Texas
Vince India, Iowa
Lion Kim, Michigan
Ben Kohles, Virginia
Gregor Main, UCLA
Jason Millard, Middle Tennessee
J.J. Spaun, San Diego State
Honorable Mention
Abraham Ancer, Oklahoma
Todd Baek, San Diego State
Evan Beck, Wake Forest
Lee Bedford, Wake Forest
Chris Brant, Iowa
Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas
Albin Choi, NC State
Austin Cook, Arkansas
Chris DeForest, Illinois
John Hahn, Kent State
Matt Hansen, UC Davis
Russell Henley, Georgia
Kelly Kraft, SMU
Scott Langley, Missouri
David Lipsky, Northwestern
Jace Long, Missouri
Andrew Loupe, LSU
Alex Moore, Oregon State
Brinson Paolini, Duke
Cameron Peck, Texas A&M
Andrew Putnam, Pepperdine
Mitchell Sutton, NC State
Hudson Swafford, Georgia
Michael Weaver, California
Pontus Widegren, UCLA
Robin Wingardh, Tennessee