Kurt Schuette Name Pac-10 Men's Golf Coach Of The Year

April 30, 2001

Los Angeles - USC men's golf coach Kurt Schuette has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year and Hunter Mahan has been named Freshman of the Year in voting by the Pac-10 men's golf coaches, the Pac-10 announced today.

It's the second such honor for Schuette, who in his seventh season at USC led the Trojans to their first Pac-10 Championship since 1986 (and 16th overall), breaking ASU's six-year string. In addition to the Pac-10 crown, Troy also won the PING Arizona and the Red River Classic championships. Schuette's Trojans finished in the top seven in 10 of 11 tournaments entered this season.

Mahan, from McKinney, Texas, is the top-ranked freshman in the Pac-10 with a stroke average of 71.13. He posted two wins in his freshman season, winning the Windon Memorial Classic and the Taylor Made Red River Classic and was runnerup in the Pac-10 Championships. Mahan had three other top-10 finishes in addition to the two titles. He also shot the lowest-known round in USC history when he shot 63 at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate.

Mahan and senior Alex Kuyumjian of Thousand Oaks, Calif., were named All-Pac-10 first team. Kuyumjian was third on the Trojans with a stroke average of 72.63 and he finished tied for fifth at the Pac-10s. Senior Nick Jones of Carlsbad, Calif., was named to the All-Pac-10 second-team. Jones was second on the squad with a stroke average of 72.55. Junior Kevin Stadler of Englewood, Col., was named All-Pac-10 honorable mention.

All-Pac-10 First Team

Anthony Arvidson Oregon State Sr. Beaverton, ORRicky Barnes Arizona So. Stockton, CAMatt Jones Arizona State Jr. Sydney, AustraliaAlex Kuyumjian USC Sr. Thousand Oaks, CAHunter Mahan USC Fr. McKinney, TXJeff Quinney Arizona State Sr. Eugene, OR

All-Pac-10 Second Team

Cody Beyer Arizona Jr. Tucson, AZJohn Ellis Oregon So. San Jose, CANick Jones USC Sr. Carlsbad, CABrock Mackenzie Washington Fr. Yakima, WAChris Nallen Arizona Fr. Blairstown, NYChez Reavie Arizona State Fr. Mesa, AZPhilip Rowe Stanford Jr. Cornwall, UK

Honorable Mention: Kevin Stadler, Jr., USC.

Pac-10 Golfers of the Year: Jeff Quinney, Sr., Arizona State and Rickey Barnes, So., ArizonaPac-10 Freshman of the Year: Hunter Mahan, USCPac-10 Coach of the Year: Kurt Schuette, USC

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