Daniel Summerhays was named to the Golf World mid-season All-American team (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
Daniel Summerays has been named the men's most improved player for the first half of the collegiate golf season by Golf World magazine. Summerhays is also on the Golf World men's mid-season All-American team.
Looking at Summerhays' record, there has been a lot of improvement from the last season. In 2005-06, the 22-year-old from Farmington, Utah, had a respectable 72.15 average in his first season back after serving a two-year Mormon mission. This fall, however, he has found a new gear, posting a 69.33 average and matching the NCAA 18-hole stroke record with a 60 at Golden Horseshoe at the Ping Preview. Nine of 12 rounds are under par compared to 18 of 39 a year ago.
The men's All-American team is comprised of Charlie Beljan (New Mexico, Sr.), Matt Cook (Western Carolina, Jr.), Rhys Davies (East Tennessee State, Sr.), Derek Fathauer (Louisville, Jr.), Brian Harman (Georgia, Soph.), Billy Horschel (Florida, Soph.), Dustin Johnson (Coastal Carolina, Sr.), Colt Knost (SMU, Sr.), Niklas Lemke (Arizona State, Sr.), Jamie Lovemark (USC, Fr.), Zack Miller (Stanford, Sr.) and Daniel Summerhays (BYU, Jr.).
The complete mid-season review can be viewed online at http://blogs.golfdigest.com/collegegolf.