Men's Golfer J.J. Spaun Tabbed PING All-Region
May 30, 2012
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - San Diego State men's golfer J.J. Spaun (San Dimas, Calif.) has been named to the Division I PING All-West Region team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced Wednesday evening. This is the second year in a row that the senior has been selected and he becomes the first Aztec to be tabbed twice since the honor began in 2008.
The 2012 Mountain West Conference Player of the Year, Spaun made national headlines earlier this season by winning three tournaments in consecutive starts. For his efforts, he was named the National Amateur of the Month by the Southern Golf Association, Mountain West Golfer of the Month and Golf World College Player of the Week. Spaun's five career medalist honors tie him for first in school history along with SDSU Hall of Famer Lennie Clements.
Spaun is also a three-time all-league honoree (2010-11-12) and boasts a national ranking of No. 18 and a World Amateur Golf rating of No. 13. He has a team-best 70.74 season stroke average leading into this week and has placed in the top 10 in nine of his 13 tournaments.
Spaun is currently playing his final collegiate event this week at the NCAA championships at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He is currently in 37th place through 36 holes at 4-over 146 with the final round of stroke play slated for Thursday afternoon. Spaun tied for third at the same event a year ago en route to All-America accolades.
2011-12 PING All-West Region Team
J.J. Spaun, San Diego State John Anderson, Pepperdine Anton Arboleda, UCLA Blake Biddle, UNLV Zac Blair, BYU Patrick Cantlay, UCLA John Catlin, New Mexico Alex Ching, San Diego Mario Clemens, UCLA James Erkenbeck, New Mexico Derek Ernst, UNLV Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA Brandon Hagy, California Max Homa, California Jeffrey Kang, Southern California Alex Kim, UCLA Michael Kim, California Steve Lim, Southern California Daniel Miernicki, Oregon Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington Kevin Penner, UNLV Patrick Rodgers, Stanford Justin Shin, New Mexico State Sam Smith, Southern California Chris Williams, Washington Cameron Wilson, Stanford Eugene Wong, Oregon Andrew Yun, Stanford