ACC Announces 2010 All-Conference Men's Golf Team

May 5, 2010

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Atlantic Coast Conference Champion Georgia Tech led the way by placing three players on the 2010 All-ACC Men’s Golf Team, as selected by a vote of the league’s 11 head coaches.

Florida State’s Brooks Koepka and Virginia’s Ben Kohles have been named ACC Co-Players of the Year and it marks the second time in ACC history where two players have been honored as such. In 1997, Clemson’s Richard Coughlan and NC State’s Tim Clark were co-players of the year.

Duke freshman, Brinson Paolini becomes the first Duke player to win ACC Freshman of the Year honors since Ryan Blaum captured the honor in 2003.

Virginia’s Bowen Sargent was named ACC Coach of the Year, his first such honor in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Virginia finished second at the ACC Championships and was the Cavalier’s best finish since placing second in 1996. Sargent has been the head coach at Virginia since being named in August, 2004.

Georgia Tech senior Chesson Hadley was an automatic member of the ACC team after capturing medalist honors at the 2010 ACC Championship. It was Hadley’s second accolade as an All-ACC member. Fellow teammates, John-Tyler Griffin, a junior, and sophomore James White claimed their first All-ACC honors.

Florida State, Virginia, and Wake Forest claimed two selections on the All-ACC team. Seminoles’ Brooks Koepka, last year’s ACC Freshman of the Year and Seath Lauer, a senior, captured their first All-ACC accolades. Virginia sophomore Ben Kohles and junior Will Collins captured their first All-ACC honors. Wake Forest was led by first-time honorees in sophomore Lee Bedford and senior Brendan Gielow.

Clemson was represented by senior Ben Martin, his third such honor.

Both Wake Forest’s Gielow and Clemson’s Martin were named honorary recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award this season.

Rounding out the All-ACC team are Jack Fields, a sophomore from North Carolina, who is earning his first such honor; junior Matt Hill of NC State and Duke senior Adam Long. This is Hill’s third straight All-ACC accolade. Kohles and Long made their first-time appearances on the team.

2010 All-ACC Men’s Golf Team (Listed alphabetically by school)

Name............................. School.................. Yr............... Hometown
Ben Martin............................ Clemson..................... Sr.................... Greenwood, S. C.
Adam Long............................ Duke.......................... Sr.................... St. Louis, Mo.
Brooks Koepka...................... Florida State.............. So................... Wellington, Fla.
Seath Lauer........................... Florida State.............. Sr.................... Huntington, Ind.
John-Tyler Griffin.................. Georgia Tech............. Jr.................... Wilson, N.C.
Chesson Hadley.................... Georgia Tech............. Sr.................... Raleigh, N.C.
James White.......................... Georgia Tech............. So................... Acworth, Ga.
Jack Fields............................. North Carolina........... So................... Southern Pines, N.C.
Matt Hill................................. NC State..................... Jr.................... Brights Grove, Ontario
Will Collins............................. Virginia...................... Jr.................... Salisbury, N.C.
Ben Kohles............................ Virginia...................... So................... Cary, N.C.
Lee Bedford........................... Wake Forest.............. So................... Cary, N.C.
Brendan Gielow.................... Wake Forest.............. Sr.................... Muskegon, Mich.

ACC Co-Players of the Year
Brooks Koepka, Florida State
Ben Kohles, Virginia

ACC Freshman of the Year
Brinson Paolini, Duke

ACC Coach of the Year
Bowen Sargent, Virginia