June 8, 2006
Norman, Okla. -
Pepperdine senior Alex Coe, who was a finalist for the 2006 Bryon Nelson Award and led the Waves to the Division I Men's Golf Championships, received honorable mention All-American recognition by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA), it was announced on Thursday.
The announcement comes three days after Coe qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open that is scheduled for June 15-18 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York.
Coe secured one of four available positions at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, Calif., after shooting rounds of 64-75 for a 139 total to finish second and one shot behind Michael Derminio of Scottsdale, Ariz., on Monday.
Coe just concluded his collegiate career last weekend after competing at the national championships in Sunriver, Ore. In 36 rounds during the 2005-06 season, Coe led Pepperdine with a 72.47 stroke average, registered eight Top 20 finishes, including six Top 10s, and claimed individual medalist honors at the General Jim Hackler Invitational in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Coe, a two-time All-West Coast Conference (WCC) selection, concluded his career with a 73.88 stroke average that ranks eighth all-time in Pepperdine history. His 72.47 stroke averaging during the 2005-06 season is the sixth-best all-time in program history.
Following his participation in the U.S. Open, Coe will travel to Japan's Tochigi prefecture as part of the 12-member United States Team that will compete in the 2006 Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship scheduled for July 13-15 at Sun Hills Country Club.