Senior Jake Arnett of the Oglethorpe men's golf team was named to the Ping All-America First Team Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The award presentation took place at the conclusion of the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. It marked the third All-America honor of Arnett's career, and his first All-America first-team honor.
It marked the 30th All-America selection in the program's history and the eighth straight year in which a Stormy Petrel men's golfer earned All-America honors.
Arnett culminated his senior season with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. He shot 2-over-par 290 over 72 holes at the tournament, earning his best career NCAA finish. It marked the Stormy Petrels' best individual finish since 2015.
It served as the latest in a series of honors for Arnett in his final year with the Petrels. He took GCAA Southeast All-Region and scholar all-America honors Tuesday night at the GCAA awards banquet in Lexington. He won SAA Men's Golfer of the Year honors from the league's coaches for the second consecutive year, sweeping to his first career individual SAA title at the conference tournament in late April. It marked the school's third individual SAA title and broke the record for the best three-day score in SAA Championships history. It was his third individual medal of the season, after he took the honors at the SAA Fall Preview and the Oglethorpe-Royal Lakes Fall Invitational. He's also garnered eight top 10 finishes this season and did not finish worse than eighth the entire spring season. He's currently the 12th-ranked player in all of Division III golf.