It’s never too early to start thinking about postseason honors, especially with the 2021-22 college golf season upon us.
Leading Golfweek’s Preseason Men’s First Team All-American list is Texas Tech’s Ludvig Aberg, one of the nation’s most complete players. The Swede had a sophomore season to remember last year and carried that into the summer, where he competed in the professional Scandinavian Mixed Hosted by Henrik & Annika and finished second at the European Amateur Championship. And he’s not the lone Red Raider on this list.
Check out the rest of the preseason first team, as well as the second and third teams.
Ludvig Aberg, Junior, Texas Tech
In 11 events Aberg finished inside the top 10 eight times - six times in the top five - with two wins. If the Red Raiders are competing, Aberg’s contending.
Texas Tech golfer Ludvig Aberg tees off on the tenth hole during the NCAA Men's Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club. (Photo: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Gabrelcik, Sophomore, North Florida
Had just four rounds over par as a freshman All-American and won three events with top-10 finishes in seven of nine tournaments. Lost in the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur to eventual champion James Piot.
North Florida's Nick Gabrelcik. (Photo: North Florida Men's Golf)
Eugenio Chacarra, Junior, Oklahoma State
Golfweek First-Team All-American and Big 12 Newcomer of the Year last season for Oklahoma State thanks to eight top 10s and five top 5s.
Oklahoma State golfer Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra hits out of the first bunker during the NCAA Men's Golf Championship Semifinal at Grayhawk Golf Course. (Photo: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Pierceson Coody, Senior, Texas
In 11 appearances last year, the first-team All-American finished inside the top 10 eight times with five top 5s and a win.
Pierceson Coody lines up a putt on the second green during the first round of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. (Photo: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports)
Ricky Castillo, Junior, Florida
Ranked No. 5 in the world and No. 5 on this list, Castillo was consistently in the mix this summer and is primed to take a big step forward this year.
Ricky Castillo hits his second shot on the 19th hole during the round of 32 during the round of 16 at the 2021 U.S. Amateur at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. (Chris Keane/USGA)
Alex Fitzpatrick, Junior, Wake Forest
Fitzpatrick was a finalist for player of the year last season after earning his first collegiate win alongside two top 5s and two more top 20s.
Wake Forest golfer Alex Fitzpatrick tees off on the first hole during the NCAA Men's Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club. (Photo: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Bo Jin, Sophomore, Oklahoma State
Jin finished his freshman year with a T-2 at the Big 12 Championship followed by two more runners-up finishes at the NCAA Stillwater Regional and NCAA Championship.
Oklahoma State golfer Bo Jin at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Thorbjornsen, Sophomore, Stanford
After a less than stellar freshman year Thorbjornsen earned wins this summer at the Massachusetts Amateur and Western Amateur.
Michael Thorbjornsen and his caddie celebrate winning their match on the 17th hole during the round of 64 at the 2021 U.S. Amateur at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Chris Keane/USGA)
Dylan Menante, Junior, Pepperdine
Plays fast and scores. What else do you need? Earned a team-best nine top-20 finishes, six in the top 10 for the defending national champions.
Pepperdine golfer Dylan Menante tees off on the first during the NCAA: Men's Golf Championship Final at Grayhawk Golf Club. (Photo: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
Noah Goodwin, Senior, SMU
Goodwin ended the spring with a win at the Stillwater Regional and finished inside the top five in five of seven starts.
SMU's Noah Goodwin. (Photo: SMU men's golf)
David Puig, Junior, Arizona State Trent Phillips, Senior, Georgia Cole Hammer, Senior, Texas Ryan Hall, Senior, South Carolina Jacob Bridgeman, Senior, Clemson Ryggs Johnston, Junior, Arizona State William Mouw, Junior, Pepperdine Sandy Scott, Senior, Texas Tech Sam Bennett, Senior, Texas A&M Travis Vick, Junior, Texas
Joe Highsmith, Junior, Pepperdine Logan McAllister, Senior, Oklahoma Peter Fountain, Sophomore, North Carolina James Piot, Senior, Michigan State Austin Greaser, Junior, North Carolina Gordon Sargent, Freshman, Vanderbilt Maxwell Moldovan, Sophomore, Ohio State William Moll, Junior, Vanderbilt Kieran Vincent, Senior, Liberty Puwit Anupansuebsai, Senior, San Diego State