Penner Earns All-Mountain West Honors

May 9, 2013

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) -

For the third straight year, UNLV senior Kevin Penner has been selected to the 10-person All-Mountain West Men’s Golf Team, as the conference announced its 2012-13 awards on Thursday.

Penner, a Sammamish, Wash., native, leads this year’s team in scoring average at 72.31 over 29 rounds. In 10 tournament played this year, he has recorded six top-10 finishes, including four in the top five and earned individual medalist honors at last weekend’s MW Championship.

Penner ranks sixth in the conference in scoring average and has recorded eight rounds this season in the 60s. He was also named honorable mention All-America last season.

New Mexico’s James Erkenbeck earned the league’s Golfer of the Year award, while San Diego State’s Riccardo Michelini was named Freshman of the Year and New Mexico’s Glen Millican received Coach of the Year honors.

UNLV has been awarded the No. 6 seed at the NCAA’s Columbus Regional, which will be played at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio, beginning Thursday, May 16.

2012-13 Mountain West Men’s Golf Awards

Golfer of the Year
James Erkenbeck, Sr., New Mexico

Freshman of the Year
Riccardo Michelini, San Diego State

Coach of the Year
Glen Millican, New Mexico

All-Conference Team
Kyle Westmoreland, Jr., Air Force
Taeksoo Kim, Sr., Boise State
Rufie Fessler, Sr., Fresno State
John Catlin, Sr., New Mexico
James Erkenbeck, Sr., New Mexico
Gavin Green, So., New Mexico
Victor Perez, So., New Mexico
Tom Berry, Sr., San Diego State
Xander Schauffele, So., San Diego State
Kevin Penner, Sr., UNLV