PJ Samiere Collects PING All-West Region Accolades

PJ Samiere was named to the PING All-West Region team for the second year in a row.
PJ Samiere was named to the PING All-West Region team for the second year in a row.
May 29, 2018

STILLWATER, Okla. -- San Diego State men's golfer PJ Samiere (Kailua, Hawaii) was one of 25 student-athletes named to the PING All-West Region team, as announced recently by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

With his honor, the recent Aztec graduate received all-region distinction for the second straight season, making him eligible for GCAA All-America consideration next month. In addition, Samiere's selection gives the Scarlet and Black at least one all-region performer for the eighth year in a row and 16th overall since the award was launched in 2008.

In all, a total of 15 schools were represented in the West, while 154 players were selected across six regions -- Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West.

Samiere, who garnered his second all-Mountain West accolade last month, led San Diego State with a career-best 71.45 scoring average for a single season, which ranked fourth in the conference during the 2017-18 campaign. The Kailua, Hawaii, product also paced the squad with 21 rounds at or below par, including 13 in the 60s. In addition, he recorded five top-10 finishes, giving him 11 for his career.

Last month, Samiere propelled the Scarlet and Black to a third-place tie at the historic Western Intercollegiate with sixth-place effort of 6-under-par 204, earning MW Golfer of the Week recognition. He also tied a tournament record with a career-best 7-under 63 during the second round, which equaled the third-lowest 18-hole score in program history.

During the fall schedule, Samiere registered a trio of top-10 placements, including a solo fourth-place performance at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate, where he shot a 2-under 214, including a final-round 69. He also fired a career-low 12-under 201 to finish alone in fifth at the Alister MacKenzie Invitational, completing all three rounds below 70, before tying for sixth at the Saint Mary's Invitational with a 6-under 207.

Under the guidance of 15th-year head coach Ryan Donovan, San Diego State ended the 2017-18 season by appearing in its school-record 20th consecutive regional tournament, posting a 10th-place finish at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

2018 PING ALL-WEST REGION TEAM

PJ Samiere, San Diego State
Shintaro Ban, UNLV
Grant Booth, Nevada
Chun An Yu, Arizona State
Perry Cohen, Saint Mary's
Sebastian Crampton, California
George Cunningham, Arizona
Alex del Rey, Arizona State
Riley Elmes, Loyola Marymount
Clay Feagler, Pepperdine
Patrick Fishburn, Brigham Young
Ryan Gronlund, Oregon
Harry Hall, UNLV
KK Limbhasut, California
Cole Madey, UCLA
Joshua McCarthy, Pepperdine
Collin Morikawa, California
Yannik Paul, Colorado
Hayden Shieh, Santa Clara
Justin Suh, USC
Jeffery Swegle, Stanford
Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine
Brandon Wu, Stanford
Norman Xiong, Oregon
Carl Yuan, Washington

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