For the second year in a row, Tennessee male golfers Spencer Cross and Brice Lewis both earned PING All-Region honors, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Sunday.
Cross and Lewis were all named All-Southeast Region, marking the third straight year Tennessee has landed multiple golfers on the All-Region team. Earlier this month, Cross and Lewis were also named All-SEC, with Cross earning first-team honors and Lewis being a second-team selection.
In his final season as a Vol, Cross was the most consistent force on the Tennessee roster. Cross finished the 2021-22 season with an average of 69.33, the best single-season shot average in program history. The Sevierville native also finished his Tennessee career with a 71.96 stroke average, currently the third-best career stroke average in program history.
Additionally, Cross’s 22 round par or better this season was the second in program history.
Cross concluded the regular season with his first career collegiate individual title at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial in Charlottesville, Va., and followed it with a tied fifth place finish in the stroke play portion of the SEC Championships. He’s been Tennessee’s top finisher in his last six tournaments.
Overall for the season, Cross recorded eight top-20 finishes, including five top-10 finishes.
Competing as a full-time member of the Tennessee roster for the second straight season, Lewis finished the season second on the team with an average of 70.97 – the third-best single-season mark in history. from the program.
Lewis has recorded three top-10 finishes this season and finished in the top 25 in six of Tennessee’s eight spring tournaments. Lewis also finished second on the team in rounds (27.5) and rounds par or better (18).