McDaniel Tabbed Ping All-Southeast Region by GCAA
EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomore Tyler “Chip” McDaniel has added to his postseason accolades with selection to the Southeast Ping Golf Coaches Association of America All-Region team it was announced on Sunday. McDaniel also hauled in All-Southeastern Conference honors following a runner-up finish at the SEC Championship.
The Manchester, Ky., native has enjoyed a breakout year on the course with six top-five finishes in his second season with the Wildcats. Among those top-five finishes include runner-up at the SEC Championship and a tie for fourth at the Tuscaloosa Regional to send UK to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2014.
Entering the NCAA Championship, McDaniel owned a team-best 71.76 stroke average. He has also posted a squad-high 20 par-or-better rounds of play.
His sophomore campaign began with a torrid start in which he logged top-five finishes in each of his first four tournaments of the season culminating in a win in UK’s final fall event. McDaniel captured his second-ever individual win at The Intercollegiate at The Grove to lift Kentucky to a team victory as well.
McDaniel began the spring season with a tie for 11th at the Puerto Rico Classic and bookended his spring season with the back-to-back top-five finishes in postseason competition.
He is the first Wildcat to earn All-Region accolades since Stephen Powers who was tabbed to the team in consecutive years beginning in 2013.
McDaniel and the Wildcats are in the hunt at the NCAA Championship with 54-hole stroke play concluding on Sunday. UK is in position to make the cut to advance to Monday’s qualifying round for match play. The top 15 teams following 54 holes of competition will return to the course on Monday to determine the final eight spots for match play.
Fans can follow the action live on the Golf Stat website.
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