ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia golfers Connor Creasy, Trent Phillips, and Davis Thompson have been chosen as 2021 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, according to an announcement Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Georgia has 26 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar awards among 15 players dating back to 1984. The Creasy, Phillips, and Thompson selections mark the second straight year and overall that Georgia has had three players honored in the same season. Previous honorees include current PGA Tour standouts Kevin Kisner (2005, 2006), Brendon Todd (2006, 2007), and Harris English (2010, 2011). Phillips and Thompson were 2020 picks as well.
Creasy, a sophomore, appeared in nine events last season and had a scoring average of 71.96. He had three top-20 efforts, highlighted by an 11th-place finish in the Gators Invitational. Creasy registered a team-best 3.67 grade point average in Sport Management.
Phillips was an Honorable Mention All-American and an All-SEC First-Team pick. He completed his junior season with a scoring average of 70.81. Phillips won the Gators Invitational and had three additional top-10s. He posted a 3.37 GPA in Sport Management.
Thompson, a senior, was chosen by the GCAA as a First-Team All-American and by the league’s coaches as the SEC Player of the Year. Earlier this week, the GCAA named Thompson to its 24-man All-Nicklaus Team. He won twice last season and had six top-10 finishes with a conference-best scoring average of 69.71. Thompson was chosen as the male recipient of the Joel Eaves Award as the Georgia student-athlete with the highest GPA entering his senior year academically. He earned a $10,000 postgraduate scholarship as Georgia’s male nominee for the SEC’s H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. Thompson graduated with a 3.62 in Sport Management.
Creasy, Phillips, and Thompson helped Georgia earn All-Academic Team status by the GCAA with a squad GPA of 3.0 or higher.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a sophomore, junior, or senior academically; have a stroke average of 76.0 or better; have a career GPA of 3.2 or better; and have participated in 40 percent or more of the team’s competitive rounds.