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Arizona State’s Jon Rahm, Texas coach John Fields headline Golfweek men’s postseason honors

Texas men’s coach John Fields took his team to the top of college golf this season. In the end for Texas, the journey came up ever so short.

Fields was named Golfweek’s men’s college coach of the year.

After a sluggish start in which Texas finished fourth or worse in its three fall starts, the Longhorns won seven times in the spring, including the Big 12 and NCAA Nashville Regional titles. Texas finished the year at No. 1 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

The Longhorns won the stroke play at the NCAAs before losing to host Oregon on its home course in a playoff for the national title.

“The coaches and players across the board at the collegiate level are among the finest ever,” said Fields, who also was Golfweek’s top coach in 2012. “Our team this year enjoyed extraordinary success. I am so appreciative of my team and their desire to win.”

Arizona State’s Jon Rahm, by virtue of his No. 1 spot in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, edged Beau Hossler for Golfweek’s Player of the Year award. Rahm, 21, won four times during a senior season in which he was a model of consistency: 13 top-10s in as many starts. Rahm, 21, of Barrika, Spain, won the Pac-12 Conference and NCAA Albuquerque Regional titles and placed third at the NCAAs.

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2016 Division I All-Americans

FIRST TEAM

  • Jon Rahm, Sr. (Arizona State)
  • Beau Hossler, Jr. (Texas)
  • Maverick McNealy, Jr. (Stanford)
  • Charlie Danielson, Sr. (Illinois)
  • Aaron Wise, Soph. (Oregon)
  • Sam Horsfield, Fr. (Florida)
  • Lee McCoy, Sr. (Georgia)
  • Robby Shelton, Jr. (Alabama)
  • Michael Johnson, Sr. (Auburn)
  • Matthias Schwab, Jr. (Vanderbilt)

SECOND TEAM

  • Matthew NeSmith, Sr. (South Carolina)
  • Rico Hoey, Jr. (USC)
  • Zach Wright, Sr. (LSU)
  • Thomas Detry, Sr. (Illinois)
  • Doug Ghim, Soph. (Texas)
  • Will Gordon, Fr. (Vanderbilt)
  • Gavin Hall, Jr. (Texas)
  • Stephen Behr, Sr. (Clemson)
  • K.K. Limbhasut, Soph. (California)
  • Adrian Meronk, Sr. (East Tennessee State)

THIRD TEAM

  • Nahum Mendoza III, Jr. (San Diego State)
  • Chase Koepka, Sr. (South Florida)
  • Greyson Sigg, Jr. (Georgia)
  • Jordan Niebrugge, Sr. (Oklahoma State)
  • Tyler McDaniel, Soph. (Kentucky)
  • Gordon Neale, Fr. (Florida)
  • David Boote, Sr. (Stanford)
  • Stratton Nolen, Jr. (Oklahoma State)
  • Kristoffer Ventura, Soph. (Oklahoma State)
  • Max McGreevy, Jr. (Oklahoma)

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Alejandro Tosti, Soph. (Florida)
  • Patrick Martin, Fr. (Vanderbilt)
  • Luis Gagne, Fr. (LSU)
  • Hank Lebioda, Sr. (Florida State)
  • Taylor Moore, Sr. (Arkansas)
  • Davis Riley, Fr. (Alabama)
  • Collin Morikawa, Fr. (California)
  • Antoine Rozner, Sr. (Missouri-Kansas City)
  • Dylan Meyer, Soph. (Illinois)
  • Corey Pereira, Jr. (Washington)
  • Derek Bard, Jr. (Virginia)
  • Robin Petersson, Sr. (Augusta)
  • Austin Langdale, Jr. (Clemson)
  • Sepp Straka, Sr. (Georgia)
  • Robin Sciot-Siegrist, Sr. (Louisville)
  • Charles Huntzinger, Fr. (Penn State)
  • Jared DuToit, Jr. (Arizona State)
  • Franklin Huang, Soph. (Stanford)
  • Will Zalatoris, Soph. (Wake Forest)
  • Paul Barjon, Sr. (TCU)

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Golfweek Player of the Year

Listed by year

  • 2016 – Jon Rahm, Arizona State
  • 2015 – Maverick McNealy, Stanford
  • 2014 – Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
  • 2013 – Michael Kim, California
  • 2012 – Justin Thomas, Alabama
  • 2011 – Patrick Cantlay, UCLA
  • 2010 – Russell Henley, Georgia
  • 2009 – Matt Hill, N.C. State
  • 2008 – Rickie Fowler, Oklahoma State
  • 2007 – Jamie Lovemark, USC
  • 2006 – Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State
  • 2005 – Ryan Moore, UNLV
  • 2004 – Bill Haas, Wake Forest
  • 2003 – Hunter Mahan, Oklahoma State
  • 2002 – Graeme McDowell, Alabama-Birmingham
  • 2001 – Bryce Molder, Georgia Tech
  • 2000 – Charles Howell III, Oklahoma State
  • 1999 – Luke Donald, Northwestern

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Golfweek Coach of the Year

Listed by year

  • 2016 – John Fields, Texas
  • 2015 – Chuck Winstead, LSU
  • 2014 – Alan Murray, Alabama-Birmingham
  • 2013 – Steve Desimone, California
  • 2012 – John Fields, Texas
  • 2011 – Mike McGraw, Oklahoma State
  • 2010 – Josh Gregory, Augusta State
  • 2009 – Matt Thurmond, Washington
  • 2008 – Chris Zambri, USC
  • 2007 – Conrad Ray, Stanford
  • 2006 – Mike McGraw, Oklahoma State
  • 2005 – Rod Myers, Duke
  • 2004 – Steve Desimone, California
  • 2003 – Larry Penley, Clemson
  • 2002 – Bruce Heppler, Georgia Tech
  • 2001 – Buddy Alexander, Florida
  • 2000 – Mike Holder, Oklahoma State
  • 1999 – Chris Haack, Georgia
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