OSU’s Chacarra is first-team All-American, Jin, Eckroat also honored

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STILLWATER – Oklahoma State’s men’s golf team had a trio of players achieve All-America status it was revealed with the announcement of the PING All-America teams by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Eugenio Chacarra earned first-team status and was joined by second-team selection Bo Jin and third-team pick Austin Eckroat. The distinction marks the sixth time in eight seasons under the direction of head coach Alan Bratton the Cowboys have had at least three players achieve the feat.

In his first season in Stillwater after transferring from Wake Forest, Chacarra, finished the year ranked third by Golfstat and No. 9 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking. The Madrid, Spain, native recorded a pair of runner-up finishes and was third on three occasions. Additionally, Chacarra was tabbed as a first-team all-league pick and was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. 

Jin capped his freshman campaign with three consecutive runner-up finishes, placing second at the Big 12 Championship, NCAA Stillwater Regional and the NCAA Championship en route to his recognition. The Beijing, China native was also named a member of the GCAA’s All-Freshman Team and a first-team All-Big 12 pick as well. He finished the year ranked No. 7 by Golfstat and 18th in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking.

Chacarra and Jin both represented the International side earlier this summer at the Arnold Palmer Cup.

Eckroat was also named to the all-conference team for the second time in his career during his final campaign. The Edmond, Okla., native had one runner-up showing this past season and finished in the top five on three other occasions. Eckroat ended the year ranked 16th by Golfstat and No. 25 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking.

For Eckroat, he joins an exclusive list of Cowboys with the fourth All-America selection of his career. He is now just the 14th player in program history to do so. Eckroat earned honorable mention status as a freshman before being a third-team and second-team selection the past two seasons.

The trio also earned All-America status from Golfweek magazine with Chacarra taking first-team honors, Jin appearing on the second team and Eckroat making the third team.

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