May 10, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - University of Maryland's Corey Brigham has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference men's golf team as selected by a vote of the league's nine head coaches.
Brigham, a senior from Rumson, N.J., is the top-rated individual golfer in the NCAA's Mid-Atlantic Region II as he leads the Maryland golf squad into the NCAA Central Regional next week in Little Rock, Ark. Brigham owns a 72.07 stroke average this season as the Terrapins finished their schedule as the second-ranked team in Region II and earned their first NCAA tourney bid since 1999.
Brigham is the first Maryland golfer to earn All-ACC men's golf honors since seniors Gary Mankulish and Keith Unikel in 2000. Mankulish and Unikel were also Maryland's last participants in NCAA competition, earning individual bids during their senior seasons and helping guide Maryland's most recent NCAA team bid in '99.
One of 10 members chosen to the All-ACC team, Brigham has been Maryland's most consistent golfer down the stretch during the 2002 season, earning six consecutive top-15 finishes as the team prepares for next week's regional at Pleasant Valley Golf Course in Little Rock, May 16-18.
He has recorded six top-10 finishes in 12 tournaments this season, and has posted 14 sub-par scores in 29 rounds for the year. Brigham has shot nine rounds in the 60s and posted a low-round of 66 while earning medalist honors and leading Maryland to a championship at the Liberty Spring Classic at Penhook, Va., on April 9.