Junior Jacob Arnett of the Oglethorpe men's golf team was named to the Ping All-South Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Tuesday night, marking the third consecutive time he's accomplished the feat.
This just marks the latest honor for Arnett this season, both from the GCAA and the SAA. He was named to the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year semifinalist list earlier in May, marking the second straight season he made his way into that group. He also shared SAA Men's Golfer of the Year honors, and took his second consecutive All-SAA First Team honor and his third straight All-SAA accolade overall, as he earned a spot on the All-SAA Second Team in 2016. He was named SAA Men's Golfer of the Week on back-to-back weeks, after finishing tied for sixth at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational on March 18, then winning the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Golf Championship on March 25. The latter tournament featured his low round of the season, a 5-under-par 65 on the Scarlet course at Paradise Point in North Carolina. That turned out to be one of two wins he accrued on the season, as he also shared the individual medal at the Chick-fil-A Collegiate Invitational in late October. He finished in the top 10 three other times, coming in tied for fifth at the Callaway Gardens Collegiate Invitational in March, tied for eighth at the SAA Fall Preview in September, and tied for sixth at the SAA Championships in late April.
The Ping All-Region teams were honored in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday night. The awards banquet took place at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons, nearby Grandover Resort, where the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships are taking place this week. Arnett is competing as an individual at the event, and will enter the second round of the tournament at one under par after shooting a 71 in his opening round on the resort's West Course on Tuesday. He'll move to the championship East Course on Wednesday.