UNLV's Penner named honorable mention All-America


UNLV golfer Kevin Penner was named honorable mention All-America for the second straight season by the Golf Coaches Association of America, which announced the Division I All-America teams on Thursday. The Rebels have had a player earn All-America recognition in 23 of the past 25 years.

Penner was previously named to the All-West Region team for the second straight year and All-Mountain West for the third consecutive season.

The Sammamish, Wash., native, earned the individual title at the MW Championship in May and led UNLV in scoring this season with an average of 72.11 over 35 rounds. Penner tied for second individually at the NCAA Championship before helping the Rebels to an Elite Eight showing in match play.

Penner ranked fifth in the conference in scoring average this year and recorded 11 rounds in the 60s, including all three of his stroke-play rounds at the NCAA Championship.

 

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