Men’s Golf Foursome Win Golfweek All-America Honors

AUSTIN, Texas— A quartet of male golfers from the University of Texas have earned spots on the 2022 Golfweek All-America teams, the publication reported earlier this week. Senior Pierceson Coody received recognition from the first team, junior Travis Vick earned Second Team, Senior honors Cole Hammer was ranked third team and senior Parker Coody was selected as an honorable mention.

Pierceson Coody earned his third consecutive First Team and fourth career All-America honor by Golfweek, having previously claimed First Team recognition in 2020 (sophomore) and 2021 (junior) in addition to honorable mentions in 2019 (freshman). He is only the fifth person in program history to earn four All-America accolades, joining Justin Leonard (1991-94), Brad Elder (1995-98), Jason Hartwick (2001-04) and Doug Ghim ( 2015-18) on the prestigious list. Coody averaged 71.00 strokes and recorded two individual top-two and seven top-20 finishes in eight stroke play events during the 2021-22 season. He earned individual medalist honors with a six-stroke win at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational (April 2-3) at 17-under 199 (67-66-66) and was named Big Conference Men’s Golfer of the Month. 12 for March based on his performance at the Haskins Award Invitational. Coody also tied for second at Western Intercollegiate (April 11-13) at 2-par-212 (70-73-69).

Vick received his third career All-America honor from Golfweek, having previously earned honorable mention in 2020 (freshman) and 2021 (sophomore). He posted a team-best average of 70.84 moves and recorded three individual top-five, six top-10 and nine top-20 finishes in 12 stroke play events during the 2021-season. 22. Vick went 2-1 in NCAA Match Play, including a 4&3 win over Vanderbilt’s Reid Davenport in the semifinals and the decisive win over Arizona State’s Cameron Sisk in the final. Vick recorded his career-best individual second-place finish at the NCAA Norman Regional (May 16-18) at 10-under 206 (67-67-72).

Hammer earned his third career All-America honor from Golfweek, having previously earned first-team honors in 2019 (freshman) and an honorable mention in 2020 (sophomore). One of five finalists for the 2022 Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf which is awarded annually to the outstanding Scholar-Athlete of the Year from Divisions I, II, III or NAIA, he also earned a spot in the CoSIDA 2022 (College Sports Information Directors of America) Academic All-District 7 First Team in the At-Large Men’s Sports Division. Hammer has averaged 71.08 strokes and has five individual top-10 finishes and eight top-15 finishes in 12 stroke play events this season. He posted a season-best tie for second at Southern Highlands Collegiate (February 27-March 1) at 11-under 205 (71-67-67). Hammer also finished tied for third in the Big 12 Championship (April 25-27) at 5-under 211 (70-70-71) and was named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team.

Parker Coody received his second career All-America honor from Golfweek, having previously earned an honorable mention in 2020 (year two). He averaged 71.71 strokes and had four individual top-10 finishes in 10 stroke play events this season. Coody produced a sixth-place finish at the Maridoe Collegiate Invitational (Sept. 13-15) at 3-under 213 (72-68-73). He also finished tied for ninth in the Big 12 Championship (April 25-27) at 2-under 214 (70-73-71) and was named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team. Coody finished in a four-way tie atop the individual standings at the NCAA Stroke Play Championship with a 72-hole score of par 280 (72-780-68-70), before falling in the playoffs to Vanderbilt’s Gordon Sargent. Due to his top-15 ranking in the individual NCAA championships in stroke play, Coody automatically earned All-America honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

The foursome led the Longhorns to the 2022 NCAA Championship with a 3-2 victory over Arizona in the championship game on June 1. Texas won its fourth NCAA tag team title in program history, as UT previously won the championship in 1971, 1972 and 2012.