U-M MEN'S GOLF: Mueller Earns GCAA All-America Honorable Mention - WNEM TV 5

U-M MEN'S GOLF: Mueller Earns GCAA All-America Honorable Mention

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NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Michigan men's golfer Kyle Mueller garnered PING All-America honorable mention by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) today (Thursday, June 22). Mueller is the 10th Wolverine to earn an All-America accolade and the first in six years (2011).

"It is such an honor to receive this recognition," said Mueller. "It's very humbling to be able to be listed with so many other great players. However, while this is great, I know there is still room for improvement and plenty of tests ahead. I very much look forward to facing those challenges and trying to earn first team honors next year."

"We cannot say enough about Kyle's impact on our team ever since he arrived in Ann Arbor," said U-M head coach Chris Whitten. "He is a pleasure to coach and has accomplished a lot, especially this season. Winning two events and rarely finishing outside the top 15 was really incredible golf. I know Kyle has his sights set very high and this will be a building block for him as he heads into his senior season."

After record-setting campaigns his first two seasons, Mueller did not disappoint in his junior season, leading the Wolverines in seven of the 13 events. With a 71.36 per round average, Mueller broke his own program record set last season (71.72); he is the only Wolverine to finish a season with a sub-72 average in program history. He led U-M with 17 sub-par rounds this season, 10 of which were sub-70, including a U-M season-best 66 (-6) in the first round of the Linger Longer Invitational (March 19).

Mueller contributed U-M to team titles at the Dayton Flyer Invitational (Oct. 17-18) and the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 4-5) as well as helping set the program's single-round team record with a 270 (-14) in the final round at Inverness Intercollegiate, breaking the U-M mark by two shots and the tournament's single-round record by seven. Additionally, he helped the Wolverines to their third straight NCAA regional appearance. After tying for eighth individually, Mueller missed advance to the NCAA Championships as an individual by a single shot.

The Athens, Georgia, native had two tournament victories this past season. He used a 209 (-7) to win the Windon Memorial Classic (Sept. 25-26) before tying U-M's 36-hole tournament record with a 138 (-6) at the weather-shortened Aggie Invitational (April 1-2). Mueller's perfect 3-0 mark at the Big Ten Match Play Championship (Feb. 10-11) improved his career mark in the format to 9-1.

After earning All-Big Ten first team honors, he becomes just the second Wolverine in program history to earn three conference citations, joining Michael Harris, who was a three-time first teamer (1998-2000). Mueller earned second team honors as a freshman (2015) and now has back-to-back years of first team selections (2016, '17).

For his career, Mueller has started 37 straight events, producing 16 top-10 individual finishes with nine among the top five. He owns the school record with his 72.07 career scoring average and has 40 sub-par tallies in 96 career rounds.

2017 Division I PING All-America

First Team
Sam Burns, LSU
Wyndham Clark, Oregon
Patrick Martin, Vanderbilt
Maverick McNealy, Stanford
Dylan Meyer, Illinois
Collin Morikawa, California 
John Oda, UNLV
Jimmy Stanger, Virginia
Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss
Will Zalatoris, Wake Forest

Second Team
Sean Crocker, Southern California
Jared du Toit, Arizona State
Doug Ghim, Texas
Nick Hardy, Illinois
Rico Hoey, Southern California
Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M
Matthias Schwab, Vanderbilt
Alejandro Tosti, Florida
Dylan Wu, Northwestern
Norman Xiong, Oregon

Third Team
Dawson Armstrong, Lipscomb
Cameron Champ, Texas A&M
Cristobal Del Solar, Florida State
Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt
Matthew Perrine, Baylor
Doc Redman, Clemson
Scottie Scheffler, Texas
Greyson Sigg, Georgia
Justin Suh, Southern California
Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine

Honorable Mention
John Augenstein, Vanderbilt
Shintaro Ban, UNLV
Derek Bard, Virginia
Zach Bauchou, Oklahoma State
Andrej Bevins, New Mexico
Brad Dalke, Oklahoma
Cooper Dossey, Baylor
Harry Ellis, Florida State
Luis Gagne, LSU
Ben Griffin, North Carolina
Ryan Gronlund, Oregon
Blaine Hale, Oklahoma
Gavin Hall, Texas
Chase Hanna, Kansas
Grant Hirschman, Oklahoma
Ian Holt, Kent State
Sam Horsfield, Florida
Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State
Franklin Huang, Stanford
Peter Kim, Army
Max McGreevy, Oklahoma
Cole Miller, Penn State
Kyle Mueller, Michigan
Bryson Nimmer, Clemson
Zachary Olsen, Oklahoma State
Mason Overstreet, Arkansas
Kyler Tate, UCF
Kristoffer Ventura, Oklahoma State
Nick Voke, Iowa State
Thomas Walsh, Virginia
David Wicks, Jacksonville
Carson Young, Clemson

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