May 4, 2016
EUGENE – Oregon men’s golfers sophomore Aaron Wise and senior Zach Foushee both received All-Pac-12 accolades, the conference announced Wednesday. Wise was named to the first team, while Foushee earned an honorable mention nod.
Wise has cemented himself amongst the top players in collegiate golf this season, picking up wins at The Jackrabbit and the Amer Ari Invitational, while carding a career-low average of 69.88 through 34 rounds. The Lake Elsinore, Calif., product has been amazingly consistent with six top-three finishes in 11 appearances this season.
With four tournament wins in his career, Wise sits second in the program record book behind Daniel Miernicki for career wins in only 25 appearances. He is only the second Duck in school history to win multiple events in two different seasons. The honor marks the second all-Pac-12 selection of his career after earning a second team nod as a freshman. Last season, Wise became the second Duck to be named to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team.
Also garnering a second team selection last year, Foushee’s 2016 honorable mention recognition serves as the second Pac-12 postseason honor of his career. Foushee has been a solid No. 2 in the Duck lineup this season, posting six top-20 finishes as a senior leader for the Oregon squad. The senior from West Linn, Ore., has carded an average of 72.47 through 30 rounds in 2016.
Stanford’s Maverick McNealy was named Pac-12 Player of the Year for the second consecutive year after the junior posted four victories this season. Collin Morikawa was named Freshman of the Year.
Stanford head coach Conrad Ray earned Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors for the second time in three years after leading the Cardinal to its third consecutive Pac-12 title.
The All-Pac-12 team and other postseason awards are voted on by the Pac-12 head golf coaches.
The Ducks await their NCAA Regional selection, which is set for Thursday at 6:30 a.m. PT on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive program.
With a top-five finish at the regional, Oregon can clinch its seventh trip to the NCAA Championships in the last 10 years. NCAA Regionals are set for May 16th-18th. NCAA Championships will be held at Eugene Country Club May 27-June 1. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased here.