LSU senior Sang Yi on Monday afternoon was honored as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference performer for the first time in his career, while sophomore Andrew Presley earned a second-team All-SEC honor.
This marks the fourth-straight season an LSU golfer has earned first-team All-SEC recognition, as Yi follows John Peterson (2009, 2011) and Andrew Loupe (2010, 2011).
The duo has helped the No. 23-ranked Tigers to three tournament titles for the fourth-straight season while posting a 73-38 overall record as they await a selection to the NCAA regionals May 17-19.
A senior from Carrollton, Texas, Yi is LSU’s 33rd first-team All-SEC selection since 1970.
Yi is the team’s leading scorer with a career-best 71.93 scoring average in 31 rounds played that ranks No. 10 on the SEC’s scoring list. He has also set career highs with his four top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes in 10 tournament starts, which includes a career best second-place finish with a career-low 7-under par 209 at the Louisiana Classics.
Presley has emerged as one of the SEC’s top young players with his performance.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Presley has recorded a career-low 72.48 scoring average in his 10 starts to rank among the top 20 scorers in the SEC.
Presley had two top-five and four top-10 finishes, including his first collegiate victory at the Louisiana Classics, where he had a career-low 54-hole score of 10-under par 206 en route to a three-shot victory over Yi.
In the latest Golfweek rankings, Yi ranks No. 38 and Presley ranks No. 42.