Vincent Named to PING All-America Second Team
Postseason honors continue to roll in for Liberty’s Kieran Vincent, including one of the highest individual honors in program history.
Vincent has been named to the 2021 PING All-America second team, his second All-America honor following the 2021 spring season.
This accolade is the highest All-America honor for any Liberty golfer in program history, with all previous All-America honors being at the honorable mention or third-team level.
This is the third All-America honor in Vincent’s career. He was also named to the 2020 GCAA/PING All-America honorable mention team. He was also named to the 2021 Golfweek All-America third team, last month.
Vincent is one of five players in Liberty golf program history to be named an All-American, joining Karlsson (2012 GCAA/PING third team and Golfweek third team), Ervin Chang (2019 GCAA/PING honorable mention), Gabe Lench (2019 GCAA/PING honorable mention) and Jonathan Yaun (2020 GCAA/PING honorable mention).
Vincent finished the 2020-21 season with a 70.48 stroke average, setting a new school record (previous record: Jonathan Yaun – 70.78 set in 2019-20).
Vincent was ranked as high as No. 6 in the Golfstat individual national rankings (April 21 rankings), the highest individual ranking in program history. He is the program’s first-ever player to be named to the Fred Haskins Award watch list (top collegiate golfer in the country).
The native of Harare, Zimbabwe finished top 10 in seven out of nine events during the spring season and he played 66.7 percent of his rounds at par or better (18-of-27).
Vincent currently ranks first in school history with a 71.81 career stroke average, which includes 20 top-10 finishes and 62 career rounds at par or better.
This is one of many honors for Vincent this season, including the Fred Haskins Award watch list, ASUN All-Conference first team, ASUN Championship All-Tournament team, GCAA/PING All-Region and the Rock Royer/Mac Rivera Award (an annual award given to Liberty’s top student-athlete).
2021 PING All-America Team
Jacob Bridgeman, Clemson
Jonathan Brightwell, Oklahoma
Adrien Dumont de Chassart, Illinois
Michael Feagles, Illinois
Bo Jin, Oklahoma State
William Moll, Vanderbilt
Vincent Norrman, Florida State
David Puig, Arizona State
Brad Reeves, Arizona
Kieran Vincent, Liberty
Joey Vrzich, Pepperdine