Arkansas Lands Duo On PING All-America Team
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The top two finishers during Arkansas’ 12th place finish at this year’s NCAA Championship, freshman Charles Kim and senior Taylor Moore have earned PING All-America honorable mention honors, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Thursday.
In head coach Brad McMakin’s 10 years at the helm of the Razorbacks, eight different players have earned All-America honors.
Kim becomes the first Arkansas freshman to receive All-American status since Nicolas Echavarria in 2013. The Texas transfer provided a counting score in all nine starts this season with 17 of his 27 rounds contributing to the four-man score. Kim carded five under-par rounds and three at even-par. His best outing of the year came at the SEC Championship where he earned his first career top-10 finish with a ninth place showing. Kim finished fourth among freshmen at the SEC Championship, firing a team-low even-par 70 in the final round to help the Razorbacks tie for third place.
Moore earns his second All-American honor of the season and third of his career, a day after being named to the Golfweek All-American honorable mention list. He finished his career with a counting score in 129 of his 144 rounds and posted nine top-five individual finishes. In his final season as a Razorback, Moore recorded six top-10s, including a victory at the 2016 All-American Intercollegiate. He led the Razorbacks with a 71.4 stroke average during his senior campaign and his 72.3 career stroke average is the third-best in program history.
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