Morro Bay's Matt Hansen receives college golf honor

Morro Bay High graduate and UC Davis golf standout Matt Hansen was named an All-America honorable mention by Golfweek on Thursday.

The recognition comes after the senior from Los Osos was named a PING all-region player and won the Colby E. “Babe” Slater Award as the top male athlete at UC Davis.

The all-Big West first-team honoree won the Big West championship and finished 38th in the Golfstat Cup standings.

He is currently in the quarterfinal round of the California Amateur Championship in Carlsbad, facing William Bruckner of Walnut Creek at 8 a.m. today The semifinals will be held later today, and the championship is Saturday.