Four UVa Men's Golfers Named to All-State Team
Blacksburg, Va. – Four members of the Virginia men’s golf team have been named to the All-State team chosen by the Virginia State Golf Coaches Association. Junior Ben Kohles and senior Will Collins were first-team selections while senior Amory Davis and freshman Ben Rusch were second-team picks. Collins received the honor for the third straight year while Kohles was a repeat winner.
Kohles was the 2011 ACC Player of the Year and earned PING Third-Team All-America honors. He compiled a 71.92 stroke average for the season and finished in the top 10 eight times, including victories at the Gary Koch Invitational and John Burns Intercollegiate.
Collins was second for the Cavaliers in scoring with a 72.84 stroke average and posted three top-10 finishes, including a runner-up performance at the Cavalier Classic.
Collins and Kohles were both named to the GCAA All-East Region team for the second consecutive season.
Davis was third on the team with a 73.19 stroke average. He had four top-10 performances and was the runner up at the General Hackler Championship. Rusch led the team in scoring three times and was the runner up at the Ridges and won the Cavalier Classic by setting a single-round scoring record of 65.
Virginia made its fourth consecutive appearance at the NCAA Regional Championships in 2011 and finished 21st in the final Golfweek poll and 22nd in the Golfstat standings.