Peccie Earns VaSID Player of the Year Accolade

Brian Peccie '20 putting

ASHLAND, Va. — The Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) released its 2019 College Division All-State Men's Golf teams on Thursday, and Washington and Lee junior Brian Peccie (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Academy) was honored as the Player of the Year for the second straight season.

Peccie was also named to the first team, adding to his long list of laurels this year. A finalist for the 2019 Jack Nicklaus Division III National Player of the Year Award, he was a GCAA All-America Scholar, a PING First Team All-America selection and a Google Cloud First Team All-America recipient this season. He also received First Team All-Region laurels, and he earned First Team All-ODAC honors for the third time in his career, tying for first at the ODAC Championship this spring.

Peccie completed his junior campaign by finishing in a tie for 28th overall at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship with a score of 75-73-79-74—301 (+13). He has played at the NCAA Championship three times, finishing in a tie for 42nd as a first-year in 2017 and winning the individual championship last year as a sophomore. 

While playing 25 rounds during the 2018-19 season, Peccie posted a program-record 72.48 scoring average. He broke the former mark of 72.55 that he had set a year ago. For his career, Peccie has played 62 rounds and claims a 73.4 stroke average. That is also on pace to break the W&L scoring record held by Nathaniel James '08, '11L. James averaged 73.80 across his career. Peccie was the 2018 VaSID Player of the Year, and this is the third straight season he has been named to the first team.

First-year John Ferguson of Hampden-Sydney was named the VaSID Rookie of the Year, while Chad Eisele of Hampden-Sydney garnered the Coach of the Year honor. 

The men's golf team placed in a tie for 19th at the NCAA Championship, missing the cut by just two strokes. W&L won the ODAC title to earn an automatic bid to NCAA's.

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