Six MAC Golfers Named to Division I PING All-Region Team

Updated 6/3/2010
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced the Division I PING All-Region teams, recognizing collegiate golfers for their outstanding season play. A total of six Mid-American Conference golfers were named to this year's squad.

The GCAA All-Region teams consist of the top 25 individuals in each of the six regions (Midwest, East, West, Central, Northeast, Southeast) nationwide. All Members of the All-Region teams are eligible for PING All-America honors which are expected to be announced sometime next week.

Kent State was represented by juniors John Hahn, Brett Cairns and sophomore Mackenzie Hughes on this year's team. An All-American last season, Hahn picks up his third straight all-region nod. He finished tied for eighth at the 2010 East Regional for his second top 10 NCAA regional showing in as many years. He leads the team with a 72.1 scoring average and nine top 20 finishes this season.

Cairns earns a spot on the all-region squad for a second straight year. The 2010 MAC Golfer of the Year he posted two wins and a 72.2 scoring average heading into this week's NCAA Championship.

Hughes earns his first all-region recognition and has recorded a 72.9 scoring average thus far. So far this season he has put together 17 rounds of par or better and five top 10 finishes including medalist honors at the Fireline Towson Intercollegiate. He tied for 24th at the NCAA East Regional with a one-over 211 (71-68-72). Hughes has had all 40 of his rounds this season count in the team standings

Eastern Michigan's Cam Burke and Marty Jeppesen were also named to this year's team and represent the Eagles. Burke picked up his second consecutive Mid-American Conference first-team accolade in 2009-10 with an average of 72.7 strokes per round, good for third lowest in the conference. Jeppesen moved up to the MAC's first team after earning second team honors in 2009 with an average of 73.2 strokes per round, good for eighth lowest in the conference.

Rounding out this year's MAC selections is Miami's Nathan Sutherland. Sutherland finished the year with a scoring average of 73.11 through 42 rounds of play. That is the third lowest scoring average in school history, behind only Kyle Voska's 71.20 in 1997-98 and Eric Phillips' 73.06 in 2001-02. He became the first Miami golfer since 2001 to participate in the NCAA Regional, where he finished in a tie for 54th.

Division I PING All-Region Teams

Cam Burke, Eastern Michigan
Marty Jeppesen, Eastern Michigan

Zach Barlow, Illinois
Brett Cairns, Kent State
Eric Chun, Northwestern
Chris DeForest, Illinois
Josh Dupont, Northwestern
David Erdy, Indiana
Luke Guthrie, Illinois
John Hahn, Kent State
Bo Hoag, Ohio State
Brad Hopfinger, Iowa
Mackenzie Hughes, Kent State
Erich Johnston, Purdue
Lion Kim, Michigan
Scott Langley, Illinois
David Lipsky, Northwestern
Alex Martin, Indiana
Jack Newman, Michigan State
Kyle Peterman, Western Illinois
Ben Pisani, Minnesota
Jack Schultz, Michigan
Nathan Sutherland, Miami (OH)
Matt Thompson, Michigan
Riley Wheeldon, Louisville