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Williamson Earns PING All-America Honor

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By Daryl Marshke
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HANOVER, N.H. — On Wednesday, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced the second, third and honorable mention PING All-America Teams, and senior Peter Williamson (Hanover, N.H.) made the third team. It is the first time Williamson has earned All-America honors, and the first for Dartmouth since Mark Trauner ’83 was honorable mention in in 1983. 

The Hanover native became the seventh Big Green golfer to earn All-America accolades. The previous six players totaled 12 All-America honors. Williamson is only the second Dartmouth golfer to make the PING third team. Sandy McWilliams ’70 was named to the third team in 1970.

Williamson never finished lower than fifth in any tournament in his senior campaign, winning three and placing second in four others, plus won the Ivy title by an incredible eight strokes. It marked his third Ivy League title, becoming only the second golfer in the history of the league to accomplish the feat.

He also earned his third Ivy League Player of the Year honor, and earned All-Ivy honors for the fourth time. Williamson is only the ninth player to earn All-Ivy honors four times. Only 12 golfers bested Williamson's score in a tournament for this entire season. He ended his career at Dartmouth with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional. He was named PING All-Region on May 31.

The top 11 players in the nation made the first team, 10 golfers earned a spot on the second team and 10 made the third team. A total of 31 golfers were named honorable mention All-America. Williamson is the only Ivy League player to receive the honor this season and the first since Steve Dana of Princeton in 1994. The last Ivy League player to earn a spot as high as the third team was Bill Huddleston of Yale in 1984. 

PING All-America Teams

First Team

Blayne Barber, Auburn
Julien Brun, TCU
Dylan Frittelli, Texas
Stephan Jaeger, Chattanooga
Daniel Miernicki, Oregon
Thomas Pieters, Illinois
Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
Jordan Spieth, Texas
Justin Thomas, Alabama
Chris Williams, Washington
Eugene Wong, Oregon

Second Team
Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
Pedro Figueiredo, UCLA
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
Brooks Koepka, Florida State
Ben Kohles, Virginia
Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington
J.J. Spaun, San Diego State
T.J. Vogel, Florida
Cory Whitsett, Alabama
Andrew Yun, Stanford

Third Team
Zac Blair, BYU
Alex Ching, San Diego
Max Homa, California
Robert Karlsson, Liberty
Joakim Mikkelsen, Baylor
Julian Suri, Duke
Julio Vegas, Texas
James White, Georgia Tech
Peter Williamson, Dartmouth
Bobby Wyatt, Alabama

Honorable Mention
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech
Josh Anderson, Pepperdine
Anton Arboleda, UCLA
Kevin Aylwin, North Florida
Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn
Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas
John Catlin, New Mexico
Albin Choi, NC State
Eric Chun, Northwestern
Corey Conners, Kent State
Sean Dale, North Florida
Greg Eason, UCF
Derek Ernst, UNLV
Ricardo Gouveia, UCF
Vaita Guillaume, Campbell
Brandon Hagy, California
Jeffrey Kang, Southern California
Michael Kim, California
Will Kropp, Oklahoma
Steve Lim, Southern California
Tyler McCumber, Florida
Nate McCoy, Iowa State
Corbin Mills, Clemson
Keith Mitchell, Georgia
Cameron Peck, Texas A&M
Kevin Penner, UNLV
Matt Schovee, SMU
Max Scodro, Notre Dame
Ethan Tracy, Arkansas
Joseph Winslow, Iowa
Sang Yi, LSU