Each of the nine PING All-Region teams are comprised of 15 golfers and any player ranked in the top 75 nationally in either the Golfstat or Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Members of the PING All-Region teams are eligible for PING All-America honors.
Flanders, a senior from Petitcodiac, New Brunswick, is a first-time honoree. The left-hander turned in a career-best performance at the Big 12 Championships (April 24-25) at Southern Hills, finishing as the conference runner-up and leading the Sooners to the first Big 12 golf title in school history. Flanders’ stroke average of 73.67 this season is over two shots better than his career average.
Kim, a junior, is an All-Central Region member for the second time. The La Quinta, Calif., native won consecutive tournaments, the Ashworth Invitational (Feb. 27-28) and the Hall of Fame Invitational (March 17-19) by a combined 15 strokes. He was a unanimous All-Big 12 selection and was one of three finalists for the prestigious Ben Hogan Award. Currently the third-ranked golfer in the country by Golfweek, Kim finished in a tie for fourth at the NCAA Central Regional at Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon, Ohio.
Wednesday’s awards just add to the list of Sooner accolades in 2006. Head coach Jim Ragan was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year, and sophomore Phillip Bryan was an Academic All-Big 12 First Team member.
The OU golf team is currently competing in the NCAA Championships at Crosswater Golf Club at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore.