George Bryan IV Named PING All-American
June 9, 2010
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina senior golfer George Bryan IV became the third three-time All-American in program history on Wednesday as he was named to the PING All-America Third Team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.
Bryan, a native of Chapin, S.C., joins David Seawell (1994-96) and Kyle Thompson (1999-2001) as the only three-time All-Americans in South Carolina annals. He earned a selection to the PING All-America Third Team this year after being named an Honorable Mention selection in 2007 and 2009. He was a three-time All-SEC selection - including a first-team nod this season - and a four-time PING All-Southeast Region honoree.
Bryan wrapped up his career this season as one of the most prolific golfers in South Carolina history. His career scoring average of 72.37 stands atop the record books, as does his average of 71.35 for the 2009-10 season. Ranked 39th in the nation in the final Golfweek/Sagarin release, he tied for medalist honors twice during his senior season - including the SEC Championship - falling in playoffs on both occasions. The native of Chapin, S.C., earned four top-five finishes and eight top-20 showings in 11 events this season.
For his career, he posted 17 career top-10 finishes in 46 tournaments, ranking fourth in school history. Of 133 competitive rounds played, 56 of them had scores of par or better. His career-best 54-hole score of 201 (-12) at the 2009 Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate ranks as the second-best tournament all-time for a South Carolina golfer.
Bryan was one of five SEC golfers selected to either the first, second or third teams. Georgia's Russell Henley and Ole Miss' Jonathan Randolph were first-team selections, Bud Cauley of Alabama and Harris English of Georgia made the second team, and Bryan was the lone third-team pick from the Southeastern Conference.
GCAA PING All-America TeamsFirst Team
John Chin, UC Irvine
Nils Floren, Texas Tech
Dustin Garza, Wichita State
Russell Henley, Georgia
Scott Langley, Illinois
Andrea Pavan, Texas A&M
Jonathan Randolph, Mississippi
Nick Taylor, Washington
Peter Uihlein, Oklahoma State
Diego Velasquez, Oregon State
Eugene Wong, Oregon