Pac-12 announces 2022 men’s golf postseason awards

SAN FRANCISCO – RJ Manke of WASHINGTON was named the Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Year, Preston Summerhays of ARIZONA STATE was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and Huskies’ Coach Alan Murray was tabbed Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the 2021-22 season in a voting by the Pac-12 coaches. In addition, the 2022 Pac-12 Men’s Golf All-Conference Teams were announced by the coaches.

Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Year: RJ Manke, Sr., WASHINGTON (Lakewood, Wash.)

A semi-finalist for the Ben Hogan Award and a candidate for the Fred Haskins Award, Manke joins two-time recipient Nick Taylor (Co-Player 2009 & 2010) as the only Washington recipients of the Pac-12 Player of the Year Honor. In his lone season at Montlake, the senior has led UW to one of its best in program history with six tournament team titles including the Pac-12 Championship. He is currently on pace (69.08) to shatter Washington’s single-season scoring record and is tied for third in program history with nine top-10 finishes so far this season. Eight of his top 10s have been third-place or better, including consecutive victories at the Fighting Irish Classic and the Oregon State Invitational in October, and they began his UW career by matching the program’s 54-hole scoring record of 195 (70-62- 63) at the Maui Jim Intercollegiate in September.

Pac-12 Men’s Golf Freshman of the Year: Preston Summerhays, ARIZONA STATE (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Summerhays has consistently delivered for the Sun Devils’ lineup throughout his Rookie season, owning a 71.4 scoring average across 32 rounds. He has played in every ASU competition so far in 2021-22, posting five top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments including a share of medalist honors (4-under 68) at the East Lake Cup in October and a ninth-place showing (1 -over 285) at the Pac-12 Championships. Summerhays joins Alejandro Canizares (2003), Jon Rahm (2013) and teammates Cameron Sisk (2019) and David Puig (2021) to earn the Pac-12 Freshman / Newcomer of the Year Honor.

Pac-12 Men’s Golf Coach of the Year: Alan Murray, WASHINGTON

Murray, in his sixth season at Washington, earns his first Pac-12 Coach of the Year Honor after Guiding the Huskies to their first league title since 2010. He has led UW to six tournament titles, equaling the program record established in 1972, and top-3 finishes in 10-of-12 events so far in 2021-22. The Huskies have been ranked in the top 25 all season, including inside the top 10 for much of the spring season. It is the fifth-ever recognition for the Washington program and the first since 2009. It is Murray’s second career Honor after being named 2016 Conference USA Coach of the Year in his final season at UAB.

The Pac-12 Golf Awards and the All-Pac-12 Team are voted on by the Conference of Good Golf Coaches.

Following is the complete list of 2022 Pac-12 Men’s Golf honors:

Pac-12 Golfer of the Year: RJ Manke, WASHINGTON
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year: Preston Summerhays, ARIZONA STATE
Pac-12 Coach of the Year: Alan Murray, WASHINGTON

2022 PAC-12 MEN’S GOLF ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

Name School Year Hometown
Mason Andersen Arizona State Gr. Chandler, Ariz.
Jose Luis Ballester Arizona State Fr. Castellon, Spain
Christian Banke Arizona Gr. Danville, Calif.
RJ Manke Washington Sr. Lakewood, Wash.
Cameron Sisk Arizona State Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Preston Summerhays Arizona State Fr. Scottsdale, Ariz.
Michael Thorbjornsen Stanford So. Wellesley, Mass.
Noah Woolsey Washington Sr. Pleasanton, Calif.

SECOND TEAM

Name School Year Hometown
Owen Avrit Oregon Jr. Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Justin Biwer Colorado Fr. San Diego, Calif.
Barclay Brown Stanford Jr. South Yorkshire, England
Chuan-Tai (Teddy) Lin Washington So. New Taipei City, Taiwan
David Puig Arizona State Jr. La Garriga, Spain
Jackson Rivera USC Fr. Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.
Chase Sienkiewicz Arizona Jr. Sacramento, Calif.
Karl Vilips Stanford So. Perth, Western Australia

Honorable Mention (two-or-more Coach votes, or top 10 at Pac-12 Championships): Carson Barry, Oregon; Devon Bling, UCLA; Aaron Du, California; Mateo Fuenmayor, Oregon; Petr Hruby, Washington; James Leow, Arizona; Yuki Moriyama, Oregon; Max Sekulic, Washington State; Nate Stember, Oregon; Blake Tomlinson, Utah; Sampson Zheng, California.

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Name School Year Hometown
Jose Luis Ballester Arizona State Fr. Castellon, Spain
Justin Biwer Colorado Fr. San Diego, Calif.
Pablo Ereño Perez UCLA Fr. Madrid, Spain
Jackson Rivera USC Fr. Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.
Preston Summerhays Arizona State Fr. Scottsdale, Ariz.

Honorable Mention: Greyson Leach, Oregon; Braxton Watts, Utah.

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