By Steve Lansdale
AUSTIN, Texas —Beau Hossler, the top player for the University of Texas men’s golf team this season, capped off his stellar junior season by getting earning first-team PING All-America honors, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced this week.
The accolade is the second first-team honor in as many years for Hossler, who also earned Honorable Mention honors as a freshman.
Hossler becomes one of just five golfers in UT program history to earn first-team All-America honors for more than one season, joining Ben Crenshaw (who earned the honor in 1971, 1972 and 1973), Bob Estes (1987, 1988), David Gossett (1999, 2000), Justin Leonard (1992, 1993, 1994) and Brad Elder (1996, 1997).
Hossler earned medalist honors in five events during the 2015-16 season, finishing in the top five in seven tournaments and posting 11 top-10 finishes in 12 events. He leads the Longhorns with a 69.73 stroke average.
Hossler joins nine golfers from around the country to receive the honor, including Charlie Danielson of Illinois, Florida's Sam Horsfield, Georgia's Lee McCoy, Maverick McNealy of Stanford, South Carolina's Matthew NeSmith, Jon Rahm of Arizona State, Vanderbilt's Matthias Schwab, Alabama's Robby Shelton and Oregon's Aaron Wise.