Three Men’s Golfers Earn PING All-American Honors
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College Sports Information Director and empty Cheerwine bottle collector…..
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College men’s golf had three players named to the 2017 Ping All-American Teams, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.
Junior Levi Grogan led the way for Greensboro with a second-team nod, while freshman Grant Powell was named to the third-team. Sean O’Connor received honorable mention honors.
“All three of these guys are well deserving of this honor,” Coach Jim Cantamessa said. “Levi was solid throughout the entire season and for Grant to receive this honor as a freshman, in addition to the Phil Mickelson Most Outstanding Freshman Award, shows just how good of a season he had”.
“Sean came up really big for us at the National Tournament and helped lead us, and it is great to see him get this award for his hard work and effort. I am already looking forward to next season to watch them grow even more.”
Grogan, Powell and O’Connor led the Pride men to a fourth-place finish at the 2017 NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Tournament, while combining for three individual titles on the year and three team titles.
Grogan also finished his 2016-2017 season in the top-10 in scoring average in the USA South Athletic Conference with a 73.5 mark, while also ranking ninth individually in the final GolfStat.com player rankings.
Powell, who started his year out with a victory at the Transylvania Fall Invitational, also found himself sitting GolfStat.com ranks as he completed his freshman season with a 19th-place ranking.
O’Connor, who posted a team-best seven-over par at the championship tournament, surged into the Golfstat.com rankings and finished the season ranked 107th..
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