COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M golfer Ben Crancer received honorable mention All-America accolades from GolfWeek following an impressive sophomore campaign on the links.
During his second year at Texas A&M, Crancer showed great improvement from his rookie year as the Kirkwood, Mo., product paced the Aggies with a 72.05 scoring average while sharing the team lead with five top-10 finishes.
Crancer turned heads around the country during fall when he set a Texas A&M men’s golf record for 54-hole score vs. par at 16-under while claiming individual medalist honors at the Dick’s Challenge (Sept 20-21). Adding to an already impressive accomplishment, the second-year Aggie became the first Texas A&M golfer to finish a 54-hole tournament in less than 200 strokes to garner National Player of the Week recognition from GolfWeek on Sept. 23.
Carrying the confidence of his impressive performance at the Dick’s Challenge into the Aggies’ next tournament, Crancer carded another top-10 finish by ending play in a tie for eighth at the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate in Vestavia Hills, Ala.
In late October during the Aggies’ final event of the fall, Crancer ended the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate at six-under par to tie for 10th place honors.
During Aggies’ lone home tournament of the year in early April, Crancer helped Texas A&M share the top spot on the leaderboard at the Aggie Invitational by finishing in fourth individually at three-over par during a rainy weekend at Traditions Club.
Crancer is one of three Aggies who played at least 13 events last season set to return for the 2014-15 campaign when the Aggies will aim to extend their school record streak of NCAA Championship appearances to eight consecutive seasons.
2014 Golfweek All-American teams
Patrick Rodgers, junior, Stanford
Robby Shelton, freshman, Alabama
Ollie Schniederjans, junior, Georgia Tech
Cameron Wilson, senior, Stanford
Joey Garber, senior, Georgia
Brandon Hagy, senior, California
Bobby Wyatt, senior, Alabama
Greg Eason, senior, Central Florida
Wyndham Clark, freshman, Oklahoma State
Julien Brun, junior, TCU
Byrson Dechambeau, sophomore, SMU
Trey Mullinax, senior, Alabama
Denny McCarthy, junior, Virginia
Seth Reeves, senior, Georgia Tech
Scott Vincent, junior, Virginia Tech
Sebastian Cappelen, senior, Arkansas
Joel Stalter, senior, California
Lee McCoy, sophomore, Georgia
Roman Robledo, junior, Houston
Jack Maguire, freshman, Florida State
Brian Campbell, junior, Illinois
Ricardo Gouveia, senior, Central Florida
Rico Hoey, freshman, USC
J.T. Poston, junior, Western Carolina
Cory Whitsett, senior, Alabama
Chase Koepka, sophomore, South Florida
Trevor Cone, junior, Virginia Tech
Jon Rahm, sophomore, Arizona State
Stewart Jolly, junior, LSU
Talor Gooch, senior, Oklahoma State
Gavin Green, junior, New Mexico
Taylor Pendrith, senior, Kent State
Cheng-Tsung Pan, junior, Washington
Emilio Cuartero, senior, Missouri
Michael Cromie, senior, Georgia
Beau Hossler, freshman, Texas
Mattias Schwab, freshman, Vanderbilt
Kyle Jones, junior, Baylor
Curtis Thompson, junior, LSU
Jonathan Garrick, sophomore, UCLA
Lorens Chan, sophomore UCLA
Pep Angles, junior, Central Arkansas
Ian Davis, senior, Oklahoma State
Ben Crancer, sophomore, Texas A&M
Jordan Niebrugge, sophomore, Oklahoma State
Charlie Danielson, sophomore, Illinois
Matt Hansen, senior, UC Davis
Niclas Carlsson, senior, Auburn
Grant Forrest, junior, San Diego
M.J. Maguire, junior, North Florida