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Nathan Lashley and Henry Liaw Earn All-America Honors
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 10, 2005
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Wildcat duo named honorable mention by the Golf Coaches Association of America


TUCSON, Ariz. + University of Arizona men’s golfers Nathan Lashley and Henry Liaw were named to the PING All-America team, it was announced Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.


Lashley and Liaw were honorable mention selections and included among a list of 61 student-athletes to receive first, second, third, or honorable mention recognition.  Arizona has had at least one All-American in each of the last 14 seasons, including multiple selections in 10 of those seasons.  Since 1967, UA has had a total of 49 golfers earn All-America accolades.


Lashley, a senior from Scottsbluff, Neb., earned All-America honors for the first time in his career after leading the team with a 71.70 stroke average in 37 rounds played this season.  In 12 stroke play events this year, he had five top-10 finishes and one top-20 effort.  He ranked second on the club with 17 rounds at par or better and 10 of his 13 career rounds in the 60s came in 2004-05.  Lashley finished as the runner-up in three of his last five tournaments played, and posted a tie for 27th place at the 2005 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships with a 10-over 290 total.


Liaw, a sophomore from Rowland Heights Calif., earned national honors for the second straight season after posting a 71.90 stroke average in 39 rounds played in 2004-05.  In 13 stroke play events this year, he had five top-10 finishes and two top-20 efforts.  A team-leading 18 of his 39 rounds played were at par or better and 89.7 percent (35 of 39) of his rounds played counted towards the team total.  Liaw was an honorable mention All-American last season as well.


Lashley and Liaw helped Arizona to a 17th-place finish at the 2005 NCAA Championships, which marked the program’s 19th consecutive appearance at the national championship meet.  The Wildcats earned one tournament victory and six top-five finishes in 2004-05.


2005 Division I PING All-America Teams


First Team

Ryan Blaum, Duke

Roberto Castro, Georgia Tech

Rhys Davies, East Tennessee State

Matt Every, Florida

Anthony Kim, Oklahoma

James Lepp, Washington

Spencer Levin, New Mexico

Pablo Martin, Oklahoma State

Ryan Moore, UNLV
Aron Price, Georgia Southern

Michael Putnam, Pepperdine


Second Team

Oscar Alvarez, Brigham Young

David Denham, Georgia

Kalle Edberg, Augusta State

John Holmes, Kentucky

Chris Kirk, Georgia

Tyler Leon, Oklahoma State

Jeff Overton, Indiana

Chan Song, Georgia Tech

Nicholas Thompson, Georgia Tech

Brendon Todd, Georgia


Third Team

Mark Anderson, South Carolina

Alejandro Ca?±izares, Arizona State

Dustin Johnson, Coastal Carolina

J.J. Killeen, TCU

Bronson LaCassie, Minnesota

Ross McGowan, Tennessee

Alex Nor?©n, Oklahoma State

Kyle Reifers, Wake Forest

Zack Robinson, Oklahoma State

David Skinns, Tennessee


Honorable Mention

Jeremy Alcorn, Baylor

Travis Bertoni, Cal Poly

Jordan Dempsey, Mississippi

Will Dodson, Southern Methodist

Rob Grube, Stanford

Scott Jamieson, Augusta State

Shawn Jasper, Missouri

Ryan Keeney, UNLV

Kevin Kisner, Georgia

Nathan Lashley, Arizona

Gregg LaVoie, Oregon

Niklas Lemke, Arizona State

Henry Liaw, Arizona

Luke List, Vanderbilt

Major Manning, Augusta State

David Palm, Georgia Southern

Matthew Rosenfeld, Texas

Richard Scott, Georgia

Michael Shachner, Duke

Webb Simpson, Wake Forest

Nathan Smith, Duke

Brett Stegmaier, Florida

Steve Tiley, Georgia State

Emmett Turner, Augusta State

Martin Ureta, North Carolina

Dawie VanDerWalt, Lamer

James Vargas, Florida

Lee Williams, Auburn

Taylor Wood, Southern California

Joshua Wooding, Southern California

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