Holland earns GCAA All-America honors
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has awarded Texas sophomore Charlie Holland third-team All-America honors after the Dallas native led the Horns in eight of its 13 stroke-play events this season.
“I’m so proud of what our team was able to accomplish this season, and I am especially proud of Charlie,” UT coach John Fields said. “He led this team throughout the year and was instrumental in our success as a team. Charlie is a hard worker who is well-deserving of All-America honors.”
Holland (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park HS), who earned PING All-South Central Region and All-Big 12 honors last month, posted a 71.92 stroke average per round during the 2007-08 season and was Texas’ top finisher in two of the Longhorns’ three postseason events.
Holland posted five top-five individual finishes and two additional top-10 showings this season for Texas. Holland captured the Fresno State Lexus Classic in March and added a second-place finish at UT’s Morris Williams Intercollegiate in April, when he finished behind teammate Bobby Hudson.
Holland opened the season with third-place finishes at the Texas Cup last September and the Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational last October. He added a third-place effort at the Puerto Rico Classic in February and a sixth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship in April.
Holland helped Texas to a 19th-place finish last week at the 2008 NCAA Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. He becomes the first Longhorn to earn first-, second- or third-team All-America honors since Jason Hartwick earned first-team accolades in 2004.