BRADENTON, Fla. – It’s been a good week for New Mexico senior golfer Gavin Green. Days after being named one of the top collegiate golfers in the west, Green was named a PING First Team All-American on Tuesday. It marks the third All-America honor of the decorated Lobo’s career.
Green was a PING All-Region Team selection for the West, joining only four other Mountain West golfers on the team. The 2014-15 MW Golfer of the Year is one of eleven golfers in the nation named to PING’s All-American First Team. He was selected to the PING All-America Second Team as a junior and Golf Coaches Association of America Third Team All-American as a sophomore.
The native of Malaysia tallied three tournament victories this season, which made him New Mexico’s all-time leader in wins with eight. He also posted ten finishes in the top 10 as a senior and was consistently ranked as one of the top-rated amateur players in the country.
His success was not just limited to American soil; Green posted top 50 finishes at the Malaysian Open during his career and finished as the top amateur in those fields.
Green’s award is the fifth All-America title earned by the Lobo Men’s Golf program in the last four years. Green took home the distinction in 2015, 2014 and 2013 while James Erkenbeck (2013) and John Catlin (2012) round out UNM’s quintet of All-American honors.