Senior golfer Riley Elmes was named to the West Coast Conference Preseason All-WCC team after having a stellar junior year. Elmes finished top-five in seven of the 11 tournaments he participated in last year, with one win at the 2017 Wyoming Southern Dunes Invitational. He also finished runner-up at the Oregon Duck Invitational.
“Over the last two years, [Riley] has grown into a very respectable young man, hard worker and a role model for all the young guys on the team,” said head coach Jason D’Amore. “He is a good leader by example for the rest of the guys.”
Elmes has been improving every year he has been at LMU. In the past two seasons, Elmes has earned consecutive All-WCC honors. In his junior year, he tied the program record with a three-round 71-66-66--203. He also earned the second lowest stroke average for a single season recording a stroke average of 71.36. The senior also became the seventh person in program history to earn an individual invitation to compete in the NCAA Regionals. He tied 16th out of 75 players, scoring 72-69-72--213. This was LMU’s best finish in the NCAA tournament since 2007.
Going into his last year, Elmes has set high expectations for an already illustrious career.
“One of the biggest goals for him this year is to be the WCC player of the year,” said D’Amore. “I know that he wants to be an All-American.”
If Elmes keeps this upward trajectory, achieving his goal of being an All-American should be an easy accomplishment.