Three Men's Golfers Earn PING/GCAA All-America Honors
June 6, 2001
Tempe, Ariz. -- Arizona State men's golfer Matt Jones has earned PING All-America First-Team honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America, while senior Jeff Quinney earned second-team accolades. Freshman Chez Reavie, a native of Mesa, Ariz., notched honorable mention honors after his fourth-place tie at the NCAA Championships last weekend at Duke.
Jones, a native of Sydney, Australia, finished the season with a 71.46 stroke average and posted seven top-10 and six top-five finishes in 12 appearances. He shared medalist honors at the NCAA West Regional in Corvallis (May 17-19) after shooting an 8-under 208 (70-65-73) and finished the year strong by shooting 32-under in his final six events (20 rounds).
Quinney, the 2000 U.S. Amateur Champion, posted a 72.15 stroke average in his final season and had six top-10 and three top-five finishes in his 11 appearances. He won the Las Vegas Intercollegiate in March by seven strokes with a 13-under 203 (69-67-67) and was named 2001 co-Pac-10 Player of the Year. He ended his Sun Devil career with three collegiate victories, as in addition to his Las Vegas victory he won the 1999 ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational and the 1999 NCAA West Regional. At the 1999 Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational, he posted an ASU Karsten Golf Course record 62 (10-under-par) in the final round on April 18. He was an All-Pac-10 first-team pick three times in his career. The Eugene, Ore., native posted 18 top-10 finishes in his 48 career tournaments and ended his career with a 72.40 stroke average.
Reavie played in 10 events in his rookie year and posted a 72.58 stroke average, including two top-10 finishes and his impressive NCAA finish. His top showing was at the NCAAs, as he posted a 7-under 281 (71-67-74-69) to finish tied for fourth, the second-best finish by an ASU freshman since Phil Mickelson won the title as a frosh in 1989. Only Darren Angel (tied for third in 1996) has had a better finish as a Sun Devil freshman in the past 12 seasons at the NCAA Men's Golf Championships.
ASU, coached by ninth-year mentor Randy Lein, finished sixth at the 2001 NCAA Championships, its 13th top-10 finish in the past 14 seasons. The Sun Devils won three events on the year, as it captured the USC/Southwestern Classic, the ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational and the NCAA West Regional.
2001 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN MATT JONESCAREER STATISTICS
Year App Top 10 Rds Avg Low2000-01 12 7 35 71.46 651999-00 12 4 36 71.86 661998-99 8 2 26 73.38 68Career 32 13 97 72.12 65
2001 SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN JEFF QUINNEY'SFINAL CAREER STATISTICS
Year App Top 10 Rds Avg Low2000-01 11 6 33 72.15 671999-00 13 4 41 72.34 661998-99 13 5 40 72.50 621997-98 11 3 35 72.57 68Career 48 18 149 72.40 62
2001 HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN CHEZ REAVIESTATISTICS
Year App Top 10 Rds Avg Low2000-01 10 2 31 72.58 67