Men's Golf Nets Two More PING All-Americans
June 7, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. - A pair of University of Arizona men's golfers were recognized with honorable mention All-America honors in an announcement made Monday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Freshmen Mark Lamb and Henry Liaw were included among a list of 39 players to earn honorable mention PING All-America honors as the Golf Coaches Association of America released its complete list of All-Americans for the 2003-04 season. Teammate Chris Nallen was honored as a first-team pick in an earlier press release.
Lamb, a native of Haddington, Scotland, earned the distinction following a solid performance at the 2004 NCAA Championships in which he carded a seven-over 287 and finished in a tie for 24th place. The placing was his best in a varsity event since his collegiate debut in February.
A key member of the lineup that also captured the 2004 Pac-10 championship, Lamb posted a 73.28 stroke average in eight appearances this year and collected two top-20 finishes. All told, nine of his 11 rounds played in the Pac-10 Championships, NCAA West Regional and NCAA Championships counted toward the team total.
Liaw, a Rowland Heights, Calif., product, garnered kudos after posting eight top-20 finishes and a 71.90 stroke average in 14 appearances in 2003-04. He captured individual medalist honors at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships with a nine-under 279 total. Liaw finished in a tie for 44th place at the 2004 NCAA Championships with a 14-over 294 total. He was also among five players named to the GCAA's all-Freshman team last week.
With three All-America selections in 2003-04, Arizona extends its streak to 13 consecutive seasons with at least one All-American. UA has had multiple selections in nine of those seasons. Lamb and Liaw become the 46th and 47th Wildcat golfers to earn team All-America honors since 1967.
Sixth-ranked Arizona closed the 2003-04 season with a third-place finish at the NCAA Men's Golf Championships, June 1-4, at The Homestead Resort's Cascades Golf Course in Hot Springs, Va.