WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Freshman Thomas Lim earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention and all-conference freshman team honors as announced by the Pac-12 Conference Monday afternoon. The All-Pac-12 awards were voted on by every coach in the conference. Lim was the first freshman to earn an All-Pac-12 accolade since Daniel Miernicki earned All-Pac-12 second-team honors in 2009.
A native of Moorpark, Calif., Lim started his collegiate career at Oregon with an individual first-place finish at the Kikkor Husky Invitational. His 201 12-under card was nine-strokes better than the nearest competitor at 3-under. The freshman followed that up with a top-20 finish at the Saint Mary’s Invitational, carding a 5-over score to finish in a tie for 19th.
Lim was also selected to play in the prestigious Patriot All-America over Christmas of 2013. The freshman carded a 206 7-under card at the tournament and took third against a very talented field of All-American golfers from the collegiate ranks as well as the NAIA, NJCAA and AJGA.
Lim also opened the spring season with a great finish at the Amer Ari Invitational. The freshman tallied a 204 12-under card and finished in a tie for fifth while shooting a round low of 64 on the opening day.
All in all, Lim has recorded two top-20 finishes, a top-10 finish, a top-five finish and has won one tournament during his freshman campaign.
Stanford’s Patrick Rodgers was named the Pac-12 Men’s Golfer of the Year while Rico Hoey of USC was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Stanford’s Conrad Ray was also named the Pac-12 Coach of the Year.
After taking eighth place at the Pac-12 Conference Championship, Oregon now shifts its focus towards the NCAA. UO is set to host the NCAA West Region at Eugene Country Club, May 15-17.