Pereda Named to PING All-Southeast Region Team

Pereda Named to PING All-Southeast Region Team

STILLWATER, Ok. – For the second straight season, Jacksonville University men's golf saw a player earn PING All-Region honors. Senior Raul Pereda was named to the PING All-Southeast Region Team for the first time in his storied career, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America, Saturday. The Cordoba, Mexico native follows in the footsteps of former JU men's golf standout David Wicks, who was named to the team last season.

"This award is a testament to all of the hard work that Raul put in this season," Head Coach Mike Blackburn said. "We are certainly excited for him, and will always look back on his career as being one of greatest in school history."

Playing 28 rounds of golf over 10 tournament throughout the 2017-18 season, Pereda shot an average score of 70.54, and was ranked as high as No. 38 according to GolfStat. Earning five top-5 finishes this season, he was a one-time ASUN Player of the Week Recipient, and earned ASUN Conference First-Team honors last month.

Pereda joins Andrew Alligood (North Florida), Dawson Armstrong (Lipscomb), Phillip Knowles (North Florida) and Travis Trace (North Florida) as those from ASUN Conference schools name to the All-Southest Region squad. Liberty University, the conference's newest member, saw a pair (Ervin Chang & Mickey DeMorat) selected to the PING All-East Region Team. 

Division I PING All-Region Teams

Northeast: Andy Butler, Villanova Christian Cavaliere, Boston College Ryan Davis, Penn State Aaron Fricke, Drexel Josh Goldenberg, Penn Christopher Gotterup, Rutgers Mike Graboyes, Cornell Jimmy Hervol, Connecticut JD Hughes, Penn State Drake Hull, Connecticut Charles Huntzinger, Penn State Dawson Jones, Rhode Island Tyler Kertson, Boston College Peter Knade, Maryland David Kocher, Maryland Eoin Leonard, Yale Logan Lowe, George Washington Cole Miller, Penn State Matt Naumec, Boston College James Nicholas, Yale Brendan Peel, Loyola (Md.) Evan Quinn, Princeton Anthony Sebastianelli, Central Connecticut Ethan Wall, Loyola (Md.) Chris Yeom, Seton Hall


East: Ervin Chang, Liberty Mickey DeMorat, Liberty Chandler Eaton, Duke Stephen Franken, NC State Ben Griffin, North Carolina Ray Kraivixien, Campbell Mark Lawrence Jr., Virginia Tech Paul McBride Wake Forest Jose Montaño, North Carolina Bryson Nimmer, Clemson Noah Norton, Georgia Tech Andy Ogletree, Georgia Tech Adrien Pendaries, Duke Chris Petefish, Georgia Tech Turk Pettit, Clemson Doc Redman, Clemson William Register, North Carolina Luke Schniederjans, Georgia Tech Benjamin Shipp, NC State Jake Shuman, Duke Alex Smalley, Duke Tyler Strafaci, Georgia Tech Danny Walker, Virginia Thomas Walsh, Virginia Cameron Young, Wake Forest


Southeast: Andrew Alligood, North Florida Dawson Armstrong, Lipscomb John Augenstein, Vanderbilt Phillip Barbaree, LSU Claudio Correa, USF Trace Crowe, Auburn Cristian DiMarco, USF Harry Ellis, Florida State Steven Fisk, Georgia Southern Luis Gagne, LSU Will Gordon, Vanderbilt Lee Hodges, Alabama Theo Humphrey, Vanderbilt Philip Knowles, North Florida Brandon Mancheno, Auburn Patrick Martin, Vanderbilt Gordon Neale, Florida John Pak, Florida State Raul Pereda, Jacksonville Spencer Ralston, Georgia Jovan Rebula, Auburn Davis Riley, Alabama Lorenzo Scalise, Tennessee Ben Schlottman, Auburn Braden Thornberry, Ole Miss Travis Trace, North Florida Andy Zhang, Florida


Midwest: Bryan Baumgarten, Illinois Jake Brown, Indiana Brian Carlson, Purdue Hunter Eichorn, Marquette Michael Feagles, Illinois Patrick Flavin, Miami Nick Hardy, Illinois Ian Holt, Kent State Chase Johnson, Kent State Kaleb Johnson, Michigan State Ryan Lumsden, Northwestern Dylan Meyer, Illinois Kyle Mueller, Michigan Matt Murlick, Marquette Bjarki Petursson, Kent State Billy Tom Sargent, Western Kentucky Alex Schaake, Iowa Matthias Schmid, Louisville Michael Sharp, Michigan State Austin Squires, Cincinnati Sam Triplett, Northwestern Alex Weiss, Marshall Daniel Wetterich, Ohio State Peyton Wilhoit, Souhern Illinois Dylan Wu, Northwestern


Central: Braden Bailey, Baylor Zach Bauchou, Oklahoma State Hayden Buckley, Missouri Quade Cummins, Oklahoma Brad Dalke, Oklahoma Cooper Dossey, Baylor Austin Eckroat, Oklahoma State Dan Erickson, Texas A&M Doug Ghim, Texas Blaine Hale, Oklahoma Grant Hirshman, Oklahoma Viktor Hovland, Oklahoma State Hurly Long, Texas Tech Garrett May, Baylor Stefano Mazzoli, TCU Fredrik Nilehn, Texas Tech Alvaro Ortiz, Arkansas Mason Overstreet, Arkansas Andrew Paysse, Texas A&M Michael Perras, Houston Matthew Perrine, Baylor Chandler Phillips, Texas A&M Scottie Scheffler, Texas Brandon Smith, Texas A&M Ian Snyman, North Texas Kristoffer Ventura, Oklahoma State Matthew Wolff, Oklahoma State


West: 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, BYU Ryan Gronlund, Oregon Harry Hall, UNLV KK Limbhasut, California Cole Madey, UCLA Joshua McCarthy, Pepperdine Collin Morikawa, California Yannik Paul, Colorado PJ Samiere, San Diego State Hayden Shieh, Santa Clara Justin Suh, Southern California Jeffery Swegle, Stanford Sahith Theegala, Pepperdine Brandon Wu, Stanford Norman Xiong, Oregon Carl Yuan, Washington