NORMAN, Okla. -- The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced that Washington and Lee sophomore Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) is among 24 honorees for the All-Nicklaus Team presented by Barbasol, which recognizes Division I, II, III and NAIA golfers for their outstanding play during the 2017-18 collegiate season.
The All-Nicklaus Team was created in 2008, and is not only named for history's greatest player but also a long-time supporter of collegiate and amateur golf. Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at The Ohio State University, helped inspire and create the Jack Nicklaus Award in 1988 and it is now presented to the National Player of the Year in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as NAIA and NJCAA. Award recipients have combined for over 200 victories worldwide and claimed 23 major championships.
Peccie is the second W&L golfer to be named to the All-Nicklaus Team joining Nathaniel James '08, '11L, who was tabbed to the inaugural team in 2008.
Peccie earned First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-South and First Team All-America laurels during the 2018 season. He was named the ODAC and VaSID Player of the Year, and he received the Arnold Palmer Award as the Division III National Champion.
At the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship in Greensboro on May 18, Peccie finished the tournament with a 71-69-69-76—285 (-3), tying for first with Logan Young of Concordia (Texas). Peccie then seized the individual title on a third playoff hole, claiming W&L's first-ever title in the sport of golf.
Golfstat ranked Peccie as the top golfer in Division III, and he finished the season with a 72.55 stroke average across 20 rounds.
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.
2018 All-Nicklaus Team
Shintaro Ban, UNLV
Chandler Blanchet, West Florida
Callum Bruce, Midland College
Leon D'Souza, South Mountain
Doug Ghim, Texas
Josh Gibson, Hope
Nick Hardy, Illinois
Sam Hill, UT Tyler
Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State
Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt
Isaiah Jackson, Meridian
Rupert Kaminski, Oklahoma City
SM Lee, Dalton State
Rowan Lester, Texas Wesleyan
Collin Morikawa, California
Brian Peccie, Washington and Lee
Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M
Julien Sale, Indian Hills
Alex Scott, Grand Valley State
Justin Suh, Southern California
John VanDerLaan, Florida Southern
Andrew Williamson, Wayland Baptist
Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State
Norman Xiong, Oregon