DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke men's golf senior Chandler Eaton has been named a first-team Preseason All-America by Golfweek, leading into the 2019-20 season.
Coming off a strong summer that saw him make the cut at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Eaton is one of 10 selected to the First Team -- and one of three from the ACC. The Alpharetta, Ga., native is a two-time All-America pick, and has been named All-ACC and All-Region in each of the last three seasons.
Eaton enters the 2019-20 season with Duke's second lowest career scoring average of 71.41, trailing only the 71.32 posted by former standout Alex Smalley (2015-19). Eaton is No. 3 on Duke's career list for rounds in the 60s (34), tied for third in career rounds of par or better (67) and eighth in career top-5 finishes (nine). His single-season scoring average last season of 70.71 is also second all-time to Smalley's 70.35 last year. The senior is one of just four players nationally to finish in the top 15 in each of the last two NCAA Championships, joining Oklahoma State’s Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland and Stanford’s Isaiah Salinda.
Eaton is joined on the Golfweek Preseason First Team by Chun An Yu (Arizona State), Cole Hammer (Texas), Sahith Theegala (Pepperdine), John Augenstine (Vanderbilt), Austin Eckroat (Oklahoma State), John Pak (Florida State), Trent Phillips (Georgia), Matthias Schmid (Louisville), Sandy Scott (Texas Tech).
The Blue Devils open the 2019-20 season by hosting the Rod Myers Invitational at the Duke Golf Club, September 14-15.