WALNUT CREEK – Washington men’s golf was well represented with the announcement of the All-Pac-12 Teams on Monday. Trevor Simsby was named to the conference’s first team, while Cheng-Tsung Pan, Corey Pereira and Jonathan Sanders earned second team honors.
Simsby made it six years in a row with a Husky on the first team. He earned the honor for the first time after being an honorable mention selection last year. Simsby has a 70.8 scoring average so far this year and finished in the top-10 at five different tournaments. He is currently ranked 49th in the country by golfstat.com.
Pan headlined the Huskies on the second team after making first team each of the past two years. He is a Hogan Award semifinalist who finished as the runner-up at the Pac-12 Championships last weekend. Pan is currently ranked 46th by golfstat.com and four top-10 finishes this season, including a win at the Kikkor Golf Husky Invitational.
Sanders earned All-Pac-12 honors for the first time, also being named to the second team. He has a scoring average of 71.7 this season and four top-10 finishes. Sanders earned his first career win at the Bandon Dunes Championship earlier this spring as part of four-straight top-10 finishes.
Finally, Pereira earned second team honors as well as being named to the All-Freshman Team. He becomes the first Husky freshman since Pan to be honored by the Pac-12. Pereira is currently ranked 87th by golfstat.com and carries a 71.1 scoring average. The freshman has five top-10’s this season, including an eighth-place finish last weekend at the Pac-12 Championships.
Patrick Rodgers of Stanford was named the Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Year, while Conrad Ray of the Cardinal was named Coach of the Year. USC’s Rico Hoey earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors.
After finishing as the Pac-12 runner-up, the Dawgs will now await their regional fate with the announcement coming on Monday, May 5 at 8 a.m., PT live on the Golf Channel. Washington is expected to be one of the top seeds at one of the six regionals.