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Virginia Athletics | Four Cavaliers Earn All-America Honors

Virginia Athletics | Four Cavaliers Earn All-America Honors

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – For the first time in program history, Virginia had four golfers named to the PING All-America squad for the 2024 season. Joining first-team All-American Ben James were Bryan Lee, George Duangmanee and Josh Duangmanee. That trio earned honorable mention honors.

Previously announced as a first-team selection, James became the first Cavalier to repeat first-team All-America honors. Lee was announced as an honorable mention selection and George and Josh Duangmanee received the recognition after their respective finishes at the recent NCAA Championships.

James finished as the runner-up at the NCAA Championships, his second consecutive top-10 finish at the event. He shot 2-under 286 to finish tied one stroke behind the national champion. James’ finish was the best ever by a UVA competitor during stroke play at the NCAAs.

During the year he had seven top-10 performances in 11 tournament appearances. He led UVA with a 70.31 stroke average that included 23 of 34 of his rounds at par or better. James helped Virginia to a second-place finish at the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional, the best regional finish in program history. The Cavaliers were third in stroke play at the NCAA Championships, also a program best. UVA reached the match play portion of the championship for the second consecutive year.

Lee was second on the team with a 71.24 stroke average. He tied for first at the Puerto Rico Classic and was the runner-up at the Chicago Highlands Invitational. He was ranked No. 49 in the final NCAA individual rankings.

George and Josh Duangmanee received the honor following top-15 finishes after the third or fourth round at the NCAA Championships. George finished 15th at the NCAAs, shooting 1-over 289. He won UVA’s only point in its quarterfinal match play loss to eventual national champion Auburn. Josh Duangmanee was 12th after the third round of the NCAAs and eventually finished 18th. His finish at the NCAA Championships was the third best by any freshman in the field.

Earlier this season, James and Lee earned All-ACC and PING All-East Region honors.


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