Alabama’s Lee Hodges, Davis Riley Each Named PING All-Americans
Alabama junior Davis Riley and senior Lee Hodges were named to the PING All-America third team, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced on Thursday. It marks the ninth time in the last 11 seasons that the Crimson Tide has boasted multiple All-America honorees.
Riley earned the recognition for the second time in his career after garnering honorable mention All-America honors in 2016. Meanwhile, Hodges claims the honor for the first time in his four-year career.
Together, the duo led the Crimson Tide throughout the season. Hodges and Riley ranked as the team’s top two golfers in stroke average, average vs. par and top-20 finishes. The duo were both ranked among the top players in the nation, as Hodges finished the year No. 19 and Riley was No. 22 nationally.
Hodges led Alabama in stroke average (71.14), average vs. par (-0.22) and victories (2), while Riley topped the Tide in top-five finishes (4) and rounds of par or lower (23). Riley finished just behind Hodges in stroke average (71.22) and average vs. par (-0.14)