Presley, Yi Named to All-Region Golf Team
BATON ROUGE – The honors continue to roll in for two members of the nationally-ranked LSU men’s golf program, as senior All-America hopeful Sang Yi and sophomore All-SEC performer Andrew Presley have been named to the PING All-Southeast Region Team for their performance with the 2011-12 season.
Each helped lead the Tigers into NCAA Regional play for the fifth-straight season after Yi captured First-Team All-SEC honors and Presley was honored with a Second-Team All-SEC selection in 2012.
A native of Carrollton, Texas, Yi wrapped up the season as LSU’s leading scorer while posting his career-low 71.55 scoring average in 12 tournament appearances for the fourth-best average by an LSU Tiger since 1982. He also established new career bests with four top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes with his performance in 54-hole tournaments during his senior campaign.
Yi cemented his All-America candidacy with a strong performance in his fourth NCAA Regional start for the Tigers as he earned a seventh-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Palo Alto Regional.
This marks the fourth-straight season in which an LSU Tiger has finished in the Top 10 of the leaderboard in NCAA Regional action as Yi joins former Tigers All-Americans John Peterson (2009, 2010, 2011) and Andrew Loupe (2009) as a top-10 finisher in NCAA postseason play.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Presley enjoyed a breakout sophomore season with the Tigers as a premier young player in the college game while setting a career-low 72.50 scoring average for a career best two top-five finishes and four top-10 finishes in 54-hole tournaments held this spring.
Both Yi and Presley have earned their reputation as two of the elite performers in all of college golf, as Yi is the No. 41-ranked player nationally and Presley is the No. 64-ranked player nationally in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index released May 19 following the end of NCAA Regional play. Yi and Presley are certain to receive their share of All-America consideration after their best seasons as Tigers.
2012 PING All-Southeast Region Team
Kevin Aylwin, North Florida
Blayne Barber, Auburn
Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn
Niclas Carlsson, Auburn
Sean Dale, North Florida
Joe David, Ole Miss
Jonathan Fly, Memphis
Ricardo Gouveia, Central Florida
Hunter Green, Middle Tennessee State
Vaita Guillaume, Campbell
Hunter Hamrick, Alabama
Michael Johnson, Auburn
Jose Joia, Central Florida
Brooks Koepka, Florida State
Tyler McCumber, Florida
Will McCurdy, Auburn
Matt Nagy, Kennesaw State
Kevin Phelan, North Florida
Garrick Porteous, Tennessee
Andrew Presley, LSU
Nick Reach, Georgia
Brad Schneider, Central Florida
Justin Thomas, Alabama
T.J. Vogel, Florida
Cory Whitsett, Alabama
Bobby Wyatt, Alabama
Sang Yi, LSU