Brandon Mancheno Tabbed Golfweek All-American
SOURCE: AUBURN ATHLETICS
Auburn golfer Brandon Mancheno was selected All-American Honorable Mention, Golfweek announced Wednesday. He is just the second freshman in program history to be named an All-American.
“Brandon had a tremendous year and I’m extremely proud of him,” head coach Nick Clinard said. “He’s a talented young man that is extremely coachable. This is an honor and I know he will continue to work and strive to improve as he wants to be the best player in the nation.”
Mancheno averaged 70.6 strokes per round in his first season with the Tigers. His average currently stands as the second lowest in single-season program history, trailing only former All-American Michael Johnson in 2016 (70.37).
The Jacksonville, Fla. native, who was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year and a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year, tied for first at the NCAA Championship after four rounds of stroke play at 7-under. His finish tied for the best placing at the NCAA Championship in program history.
Mancheno produced 19 rounds below par and racked up 11 rounds in the 60s this past season.
He was Auburn’s top finisher in six tournaments and went 4-1 in match play during the postseason.
The Tigers finished in a tie for third at the NCAA Championship marking the best finish in the program record books.