May 21, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. - NC State junior Albin Choi was named 2013 ACC Men's Golfer of the Year on Tuesday as selected by the league's head coaches. Choi leads all Division I golfers with five victories in the 2012-13 season.
The Toronto, Ontario native joins current PGA TOUR member Tim Clark (1997) and fellow Canadian and current Web.com Tour member Matt Hill (2009) as the only three golfers from NC State to earn player of the year honors in the ACC.
He was the only golfer in the league among the 10 semifinalists for The Ben Hogan Award, and currently ranks third in the Golfstat Cup standings.
Choi also earns a spot on the All-ACC team for the third-straight season. His 70.7 scoring average is the second-lowest figure in program history, and his five wins also ranks second to Hill, who set both records during his NCAA Championship season of 2008-09.
He played in 13 tournaments this season, and all 38 scores he posted counted towards the team's final total. In his career that spanned 110 rounds at NC State, only once did his score not count in 38 tournaments over three seasons.
Choi has already announced that he will turn pro this summer, forgoing his final season with the Wolfpack. He finished his career with nine wins and a 71.3 scoring average - both ranking second in the program record book to Hill.
Choi and Clark are the only two NC State golfers to earn both ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Player of the Year honors in a career.