Penner Named Honorable Mention All-America
June 20, 2013
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - UNLV men's golf senior Kevin Penner has been named honorable mention All-America for the second straight season as the 2013 PING Division I All-America Teams were announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Thursday. The Rebels have had a player earn All-America recognition in 23 of the last 25 years.
The All-America first team has 11 members, while the second and third teams each have 10 members. There were a total of 27 golfers who were named honorable mention.
Penner, who last month was named to the PING All-West Region team for the second straight year, was selected All-Mountain West for the third consecutive season.
The Sammamish, Wash., native, earned the individual title at the MW Championship in May and led UNLV in scoring this season with an average of 72.11 over 35 rounds. In 12 tournaments played this season, he recorded seven top-10 finishes, including five in the top five, finishing with a tie for second individually at the NCAA Championship before helping his team to an "Elite Eight" showing in match play.
Penner ranked fifth in the conference in scoring average this year and recorded 11 rounds in the 60s, including all three of his stroke-play rounds at the NCAA Championship.
The complete 2013 PING Division I All-America Teams may be found by clicking here.