Fernandez de Oliveira Named All-America

FAYETTEVILLE – Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira was named to the 2022 Division I PING All-America Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced today.

The junior was tabbed honorable mention and he becomes the 25th Razorback to earn All-America honors. (Note: the 25 Hogs have earned a total of 44 All-America honors.) In head coach Brad McMakin’s 16 years at Arkansas, 13 players have won a total of 20 All-America honors and at least one Razorback has been named All-America in 15 of his 16 seasons.

Fernandez de Oliveira had a career year in his first season at Arkansas after playing his first two years at TCU. His 2021-22 season highlights include:

  • PING/GCAA All-America (honorable mention)
  • Fred Haskins Award Finalist
  • Selected to play in the Arnold Palmer Cup
  • PING All-Central Region
  • All-SEC (2nd team)
  • South America Amateur Champion
  • Latin America Amateur Runner-Up
  • Jackson T. Stephens Cup Champion … Won his first collegiate event
  • His 70.88 season stroke average led the team and ranks 3rd-best in school history … He has trimmed nearly two strokes off his season average in each of his first three years
  • His 22 rounds of par or better ties for 4th-best on the school’s single-season list … In his two years at TCU, he posted a combined 28 rounds of par or better
  • Had eight career top 20’s (compared to seven combined in two years at TCU) and nine rounds in the 60’s (compared to seven combined in two years at TC)
  • Had six top 10’s including his first three career top 5’s and a ninth-place finish at the NCAA Championship … Only had three career top 10’s in two years at TCU
  • Led the team by being its top finisher five times, including the NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship
  • Recorded his first career hole-in-one (at Blessings Collegiate Invitational)
  • Helped Arkansas win twice and place ninth at the NCAA Championship, the program’s best finish since 2009


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