NSU Men’s Golf Trio Earns PING All-America Honors

NORMAN, Okla. – After guiding the Sharks to a pair of tournament wins and a return trip to regionals in 2021-22, Nova Southeastern men’s golfers Javier Calles, Mike Hay and Josep Serra have each been selected as 2022 NCAA Division II PING All-Americans, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

Calles has been named a member of the All-America Third Team, while both Hay and Serra have earned All-America Honorable Mention.

An honorable mention pick a year ago, Calles returns to the All-America list following a season in which he was also recognized as a PING All-South Region performer and a First Team All-Sunshine State Conference honoree. The sophomore competed in all 11 tournaments for the Sharks in 2021-22, posting a team-best scoring average of 71.48 in the process. Calles collected a pair of wins at the Miami Collegiate and at Rollins’ McDonough Cup that resulted in consecutive SSC Player of the Week awards. He also placed third at Florida Tech’s Panther Invitational and tied for eighth at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional. Calles concluded the season ranked as the No. 23 player in the nation.
 
Hay’s game rounded into form during 2021-22, resulting in the first career All-America honor for the Saltburn, England native. Like Calles, Hay was also a member of both the PING All-South Region Team and a First Team All-SSC selection. He recorded a scoring average of 71.58 over the course of 11 tournament appearances, twice matching a season-low with rounds of (-5) 67, and earned three Top-5 finishes and five Top-10’s including a tie for sixth at the SSC Championship. Hay wrapped up the spring as the No. 27 player in DII.

Serra set the bar quite high in his freshman season with the Sharks, adding the All-America accolade after previously being named SSC Freshman of the Year and the recipient of the 2022 NCAA Division II Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award. Additionally, Serra landed on the PING All-South Region Team and was a member of the All-SSC Second Team following a year in which he produced five Top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish at the Saint Leo Invitational and a tie for eighth at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional. He rounded out the season with a scoring average of 72.36 and ranked as the No. 30 player in the nation.

For a complete list of the Division II PING All-America Teams, click here.

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