NEWTON, Kan. – Summit League officials unveiled their 2018-19 Men's Golf First and Second All-League teams Saturday night at the championship banquet held at the Meridian Center. A vote of the league's nine head coaches determined both teams.
Eight teams were represented among the 10-member squad with reigning champion North Dakota State and Oral Roberts both sharing the most selected with two apiece.
Golden Eagle senior Cody Burrows headlined the team after making it 4-for-4 in earning first-team accolades. He led the league with 20 rounds of par or better on the season to go with a league-best six top-five finishes, including three where he was the runner-up. Burrows also tied league records for career monthly/weekly honors with nine and single-season honors with five.
The Bison had two first-team members with Andrew Israelson and Van Holmgren both claiming those honors. For Israelson, it was a repeat honor while Holmgren was a second-team member as a freshman last season. The NDSU duo combined for 10 top-10 finishes during the season.
Israelson is a three-time, all-league honoree and owned the league's third-best stroke average during the regular season at 73.0 while Holmgren claimed the second best at 72.4.
Denver freshman Cal McCoy was the lone freshman recognized, landing a spot on the first team after posting a 73.3 stroke average and 14 rounds of par or better during his rookie season.
South Dakota State's Jared Nicolls turned in one of the most- improved seasons among league golfers, posting a 73.3 stroke average to garner a spot on the first team. That was three strokes better than his junior season. He capped his regular season by sharing medalist honors at the Git-R-Done Husky Invite.
Sophomore Tate Arends landed on the second team after leading the Coyotes with a 73.3 stroke average. He was joined on that team by classmate Daniel Hasley of Oral Roberts, who owned 73.6 stroke average and turned in 11 rounds of par or better.
Purdue Fort Wayne senior Zach Schroeder, the reigning Championship MVP, landed on the second team in back-to-back seasons. He is coming off a victory in his last tournament after breaking the program's 36-hole scoring record at the Wright State Invitational with a 136 (-4) total.
Omaha's Witchayapat Sinsrang led the Mavericks with a 73.2 stroke average, which was fourth among league golfers during the regular season. The second-team honoree turned in a pair of top-10 finishes during the season.
Rounding out the team is Western Illinois senior Jackson Wetherbee, who is no stranger to all-league honors. This is the third time in his career that he garnered a spot on the second team. Wetherbee is also coming off a victory in his last appearance, winning the Beu Mussatto Invitational on his home course.
2018-19 Men's Golf All-League Teams
Cody Burrows, Sr., Oral Roberts****
Van Holmgren, So., North Dakota State**
Andrew Israelson, Jr., North Dakota State***
Cal McCoy, Fr., Denver
Jared Nicolls, Sr., South Dakota State
Tate Arends, So., South Dakota
Dustin Hasley, So., Oral Roberts
Zach Schroeder, Sr., Purdue Fort Wayne**
Witchayapat Sinsrang, Jr., Omaha
Jackson Wetherbee, Sr., Western Illinois***
*Repeat all-league honoree