Hoey, Crocker, Suh Tabbed As All-Pac-12 First Team|
May 5, 2017
Senior Rico Hoey became the No. 1 USC men’s golf team’s second four-time All-Pac-12 first teamer since awards started in 1979 while junior Sean Crocker and sophomore Justin Suh also earned first team notice as the conference announced its season honors on Friday (May 5).
Hoey joined Trojan great and All-American Sam Randolph as the only Trojans to claim first-team status four straight years. Randolph did it between 1983-86. Hoey is coming off a tie for second at the 2017 Pac-12 Championships, USC’s best finish at the event since 2011, and his fifth top 5 finish this year, third in the top 2. He has a team-best 13 rounds in the 60s and is second on the team in stroke average (70.88).
Crocker earned his second All-Pac-12 first team honor and first since his freshman year after he captured second team status as a sophomore. He leads the No. 1 Trojans with a 70.76 stroke average and is tied for second on the team with 11 rounds in the 60s. He has six top 10 finishes and had a streak of eight consecutive tournaments under par snapped at the Pac-12s.
Suh was a Pac-12 All-Freshman team selection last year. He earned his first-team nod this year thanks to five top 10 finishes (including one win) and seven top 13 finishes. He is third on the team in stroke average (71.21) and his 11 rounds in the 60s are tied with Crocker behind Hoey.
Texeira, a second teamer last year and an All-Freshman pick in 2015, is fourth on the squad with a 71.61 stroke average. He has three top 10 finishes, including a win, and five rounds in the 70s.
Cheng has three top 20 performances, including a tie for third, and five in the top 26 as a freshman. He has six rounds in the 60s with a stroke average of 72.46.
USC’s three first-teamers is its most since also getting three in 2009.