NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) released its 2018 PING Division III All-America teams on Wednesday and Washington and Lee had two golfers honored.
Sophomore Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) was one of eight individuals recognized on the All-America First Team, while classmate Sean Puleo (Albany, N.Y./Albany Academy) was tabbed to the 28-person honorable mention squad. Peccie is the first W&L golfer named First Team All-American since Nathaniel James '08 did so in 2007 and 2008. This is also just the third time in program history that W&L has claimed more than one All-American in the same year.
Peccie garnered first team laurels after he won the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship in a three-hole playoff over Logan Young of Concordia (Texas). He finished the tournament tied with Young for first-place after posting a 71-69-69-76—285 (-3).
The 2018 ODAC and VaSID Player of the Year, Peccie also received the Division III Arnold Palmer Award as the National Champion. Additionally, he was a First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-State and PING First Team All-South Region selection.
Golfstat ranked Peccie as the top golfer in Division III, and he finished the season with a 72.55 stroke average across 20 rounds.
Puleo, ranked 49th by Golfstat, recorded a scoring average of 74.05 over 20 rounds this season. He earned First Team All-ODAC honors after finishing fourth at the conference championship with a +1 score of 74-71-72—217. He then shot a 73-72-79-75–299 (+11) at the NCAA Championship to tie for 47th. He was also recognized on the PING All-South Region team.
Washington and Lee finished runner-up at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championship, the highest finish in program history. The Generals were eighth in the final Golfstat Division III rankings and completed the season with a 296.2 team scoring average.