Two Frogs Named to PING All-Region Team
June 15, 2012
FORT WORTH – Senior Johan de Beer and freshman Julien Brun were among a group of eight Mountain West men’s golfers who have been named to PING All-Region Teams by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
De Beer and Brun joined 23 other golfers on the PING All-Central Region squad after leading TCU to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional in late May that resulted in a berth in the NCAA Championship for the third time in the last four seasons. The Horned Frogs were one of five teams that placed multiple individuals on the All-Central squad along with Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M.
The honor marked the second time that de Beer was named all-region following his previous selection as a sophomore in 2010. He recently concluded his TCU career by finishing with the No. 5 mark in program history for career stroke average (73.08), while he also became the first Frog ever to be named all-conference all four years when he was placed on the All-Mountain West Team. A native of Pretoria, South Africa, de Beer capped his career with a senior season featuring seven top-10 finishes in 14 events, including an individual victory at the Mountain West Championship in late May in Tucson, Ariz.
Brun’s all-region selection added to an already-impressive haul of honors for the freshman from Antibes, France. Also a PING First-Team All-American, he broke nearly every individual TCU season record this past season, including stroke average (70.51), victories (three), top-5 finishes (eight) and top-20 finishes (12). In addition to being named Mountain West Freshman of the Year, he also was one of 10 semifinalists for the prestigious Ben Hogan Award presented to the nation’s top college golfer. Brun capped his freshman season by tying for second place at the NCAA Championship two weeks ago at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
TCU has now had at least one golfer named all-region in four consecutive seasons. Also honored during the current stretch were former Frogs Tom Hoge (2011), Travis Woolf (2010) and James Sacheck (2009).