Thompson Named 'Player to Watch' by Golf World

LSU's Curtis Thompson
LSU's Curtis Thompson
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BATON ROUGE – For the second-straight season, All-SEC and All-America performer Curtis Thompson has been named among Golf World’s Top 50 collegiate players in the country with the release of the magazine’s “Players to Watch” on Thursday afternoon ahead of the start of the 2013-14 season for the Tigers next weekend.

Thompson is coming off a sophomore season in 2012-13 in which he was named a First-Team All-SEC performer and a Golfweek Honorable Mention All-America selection for his efforts.

Also a PING All-Southeast Region performer for the second year in a row, Thompson was the team’s top scorer a year ago when he posted a career-low scoring average of 72.9 strokes per round while competing in all 13 tournaments for the Tigers in 2012-13. He earned two top-five and five top-10 finishes in his 13 tournament starts during his sophomore season.

In addition, Thompson wrapped up the 2012-13 campaign as the No. 49-ranked collegiate player nationally by Golfweek while earning his first career All-America selection.

Golf World’s Top 10 Male Players to Watch for 2013-14
Player, School, Class
1. Cory Whitsett, Alabama, Senior
2. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford, Junior
3. Julien Brun, TCU, Junior
4. Michael Kim, California, Junior
5. Cheng-Tsung Pan, Washington, Junior
6. Matt Fitzpatrick, Northwestern, Freshman
7. Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech, Junior
8. Bobby Wyatt, Alabama, Senior
9. Jon Rahm, Arizona State, Sophomore
10. Michael Weaver, California, Senior

Golf World’s Best of the Rest (Listed Alphabetically)
Player, School, Class
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech, Junior
Anton Arboleda, UCLA, Senior
Sebastian Cappelen, Arkansas, Senior
Corey Conners, Kent State, Senior
Emilio Cuartero, Missouri, Senior
Ian Davis, Oklahoma State, Senior
Bryson Dechambeau, SMU, Sophomore
Thomas Detry, Illinois, Sophomore
Tyler Dunlap, Texas A&M, Junior
Greg Eason, Central Florida, Senior
Scott Fernandez, Iowa State, Junior
David Fink, Oregon State, Junior
Grant Forrest, San Diego, Junior
Jonathan Garrick, UCLA, Sophomore
Oliver Goss, Tennessee, Sophomore
Gavin Green, New Mexico, Junior
Jonathan Grey, Georgia State, Sophomore
Brandon Hagy, California, Senior
Toni Hakula, Texas, Senior
Gavin Hall, Texas, Freshman
Beau Hossler, Texas, Freshman
Steven Ihm, Iowa, Senior
Michael Johnson, Auburn, Junior
Jim Liu, Stanford, Freshman
MJ Maguire, North Florida, Junior
Denny McCarthy, Virginia, Junior
Matt NeSmith, South Carolina, Sophomore
Jordan Niebrugge, Oklahoma State, Sophomore
Taylor Pendrith, Kent State, Senior
Jack Perry, Northwestern, Senior
Chad Ramey, Mississippi State, Senior
Chris Selfridge, Toledo, Junior
Robby Shelton IV, Alabama, Freshman
Trevor Simsby, Washington, Senior
Joel Stalter, California, Senior
Curtis Thompson, LSU, Junior
Scott Vincent, Virginia Tech, Junior
Kyle Westmoreland, Air Force, Senior
Cameron Wilson, Stanford, Senior
Scott Wolfes, Georgia Southern, Junior





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