GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson, which won the 2016 ACC Men’s Golf Championship, claimed two individual honors and leads the Men’s Golf All-ACC Team with four honorees.
Florida State’s Hank Lebioda garnered ACC Player of the Year accolades, while Clemson’s Bryson Nimmer and Larry Penley won ACC Freshman and Coach of the Year, respectively.
The All-ACC Team, Player, and Freshman of the Year were decided by a combination of the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings in conjunction with a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches, while Coach of the Year was selected by a vote of the coaches.
Lebioda finished the regular season ranked No. 18 in the country according to Golfstat and No. 17 in Golfweek’s rankings. A senior from Winter Springs, Florida, he had a scoring average of 70.87 in 30 rounds and posted four top-10 finishes this season, including a win at the Seminole Intercollegiate. He is the first Seminole to win the award since Brooks Koepka in 2012.
Nimmer is the third Tiger to be named ACC Freshman of the Year and first since Kyle Stanley in 2007. The native of Bluffton, South Carolina, finished fourth at the Brandon Dunes Championship in March and tied for fourth, three strokes off the lead, at the ACC Championship.
Penley led Clemson to the 10th ACC Championship in program history and first since 2004 as the team shot a 25-under 839 to win by 11 strokes. The Tigers finished in the top three spots at six tournaments this year, including winning team titles in three of their last four events. The ACC Coach of the Year award is the eighth in Penley’s career, tying him with Georgia Tech’s Bruce Heppler for the most in league history.
All-ACC honoree Robin Sciot-Siegrist of Louisville became the fourth player in league history to win back-to-back individual ACC titles after he shot a 10-under to win by one stroke at Old North State Club.
Seven ACC programs are represented on the All-ACC team, led by Clemson with four individuals. Florida State and Virginia each placed two golfers on the team.