ASHLAND, Va. – The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) released its 2017 College Division All-State Men's Golf Team on Thursday and Washington and Lee had three athletes honored.
First-year Robert Quinilty (Cypress, Texas / Houston Christian) was named Co-Rookie of the Year and earned second team honors. First-year Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va. / Norfolk Academy) was named to the first team, while senior Conley Hurst (Little Rock, Ark. / Episcopal) joined Quinilty on the second team.
The ODAC Rookie of the Year, and a first team all-conference and all-region honoree, Quinilty posted a 75.89 stroke average across 18 rounds played during the 2016-17 season. He tied for fifth at the Jekyll Island Collegiate this spring and finished 17th at the ODAC Championship with a 77-76-82—235 (+19). Quinilty tied for 68th overall at the NCAA Division III Championship with a +25 score of 78-76-78-81—313.
Peccie earned a spot on the first team after posting a 75.82 stroke average across 17 rounds played in 2017. He earned first team all-conference and all-region honors after he won the Callaway Gardens Invitational in March and placed in a tie for 27th at the ODAC Championship with a three-day total of 74-79-87—240 (+24). At the NCAA Championship earlier this spring, he was the top General in the field, tying for 42nd overall with a +16 score of 75-74-75-80—304.
Hurst garnered second team accolades for the second time in his career after posting a 75.61 scoring average across 18 rounds played during the 2016-17 season. A four-time All-ODAC honoree and a two-time ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year selection, Hurst placed in a tie for eighth at the ODAC Championship with a 77-80-74—231 (+15) and tied for 50th at the NCAA Championship with a +18 score of 76-77-78-75—306.
Earlier this season, Hurst was named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar team for the second straight year and earned the William McHenry Scholar-Athlete Award as the top male scholar-athlete at W&L. A 2016 PING Honorable Mention All-American and the 2014 ODAC and VaSID Rookie of the Year, Hurst finished his career with a 75.74 scoring average across 77 rounds.
Christopher Newport's David Rabil was named the VaSID Player of the Tear, while CNU's Jamie Coleman was lauded as the Coach of the Year. Mary Washington's Ethan Kelly was named Co-Rookie of the Year with Quinilty.
Washington and Lee finished the 2016-17 season 14th at the 2017 NCAA Championship.
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