WKU Men’s Golf: Sargent named PING Honorable Mention All-American

NORMAN, Okla. WKU Hilltopper Golf graduating senior Billy Tom Sargent was named a PING Honorable Mention All-American on Thursday, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Sargent is the first golfer in WKU history to receive All-America honors.

The Georgetown, Ky., native recently completed the most decorated season and career in Hilltopper Golf history.

The All-Conference USA First Team performer became the first Hilltopper to ever compete in the NCAA Championships, tying for 11th and earning recognition as a top-15 national finalist.

He outperformed 61 of 72 top-100 players in the field, including 15 in the top 25, and tied for the 10th-best NCAA finish ever by a Conference USA golfer.

Sargent finished the season ranked as the No. 75 golfer in the country by Golfstat. He competed in 12 events in his final season, leading the team with a stroke average of 71.5 – the best single-season mark on record in the program.

Sargent tallied nine top-20 finishes in his final college campaign, including four top-5s and two victories that tied him for the program record with five career wins. Those wins included Vanderbilt’s prestigious Mason Rudolph Championship.

The senior became the first Hilltopper to ever compete in multiple NCAA Regionals as an individual. He earned the single advancing individual berth to the NCAA Championships by winning a three-hole playoff at the Athens Regional.

Sargent was previously named to the Division I PING All-Region Midwest Team by the GCAA for the second straight season.