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Indiana’s Mayer Winner of Labron Harris Sr. Award
NORMAN, Okla. – Mike Mayer, head men’s golf coach at Indiana University and a member of the Indiana PGA Section, has been named winner of the Labron Harris Sr. Award presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America in cooperation with The PGA of America. The Harris Award is presented to the college or high school coach and PGA Professional whose support of the game through teaching, coaching and involvement in the community has helped ensure the continued growth of the game of golf and who represents the finest qualities the game has to offer. “I am deeply honored to be selected as the 2014 recipient of the Labron Harris Sr. Award,” said Mayer. “I greatly cherish my memberships in both the Professional Golfers’ Association of America and the Golf Coaches Association of America. It has been my privilege to be associated with the PGA of America and the GCAA and both organizations have given me unbelievable opportunities and life memories.” Mike Mayer is in his 17th season at the helm of the Indiana men’s golf program in 2014-15. He has propelled Indiana golf to the top of the Big Ten Conference and a regular in the NCAA Tournament field while also building the program into one of the nation’s best in the classroom. The men’s golf team has posted a perfect multi-year Academic Progress Rate score of 1000 in each of the last seven years and eight of the last nine years. In his 16 seasons he has had 14 players receive All-Big Ten honors, including four-time honoree Jorge Campillo (2006-09) and three-time recipient Jeff Overton (2002, 04-05). Two of the best, if not the two best golfers in IU history have played under the watchful eye of Coach Mayer. Current PGA Tour member Overton played from 2002-05 while Campillo graduated in 2009. Overton and Campillo own the best career scoring averages in school history and combined for four PING All-America recognitions. In addition, Overton and Campillo are two of the five golfers in conference history to win back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Year accolades. The success derived by Mayer is even more rewarding given Mayer’s familiarity with IU. He is an alumnus of the university and spent nine seasons as an assistant coach under Sam Carmichael before taking over the Hoosier men’s program in the fall of 1998. Individual accolades have not only come for Mayer’s golfers on the course, but also in the classroom. During his tenure, Indiana golfers have earned 79 Academic All-Big Ten honors, including a program record eight in 2004, 2005, 2011 and 2012. Additionally, 13 Hoosiers have been recognized as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars under the leadership of Mayer. Most recently, was David Mills who earned the honor in 2014 and became the fourth IU golfer to receive the honor on multiple occasions. Drew Allenspach received that honor in 2009 in addition to being named an Academic All-American by ESPN The Magazine. Mayer is the head professional at Indiana University Golf Course. There he has developed and established lesson programs, clinics and free lessons for IU students, faculty, golf course members and the Bloomington community and an on-going junior golf program for children five through eighth grade. In conjunction with the IU school of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Mayer developed curriculum for accredited beginning, intermediate and advanced golf classes. He also runs Mike Mayer Golf Schools and has conducted for the past 16 years golf camps for young golfers of all ability levels. Additionally, Mayer has worked with the Indiana Golf Association and Gongaware Junior Golf Academy to develop and host elite junior camps hosted by Indiana University. He is also involved in several free golf clinics across Indiana. Mayer follows in the footsteps of past Labron Harris Award recipients Jay Hardwick (Virginia Tech/Middle Atlantic PGA Section), Devon Brouse (Purdue/Indiana PGA Section), the late Rod Myers (Duke/Carolina PGA Section), Herb Page (Kent State/Northern Ohio PGA Section), Jim Brown (Ohio State/Southern Ohio PGA Section), Pat Owen (U.S. Naval Academy/Middle Atlantic PGA Section), Rick Pohle (Williams College/ Northeastern New York PGA Section), John Bermel (Northern Iowa/Iowa PGA Section), Pat Goss (Northwestern/Illinois PGA Section) and Mike Small (Illinois/Illinois PGA Section).
GCAA Announces 2014 Team Academic Awards presented by Farmers Insurance
NORMAN, Okla. – DePaul (Division I), Ferris State (Division II), Carnegie Mellon (Division III), SCAD Atlanta (NAIA), Dodge City (NJCAA DI) and Walters State (NJCAA DII) have been named Academic National Champions for their respective divisions announced the GCAA. Dodge City posted the highest overall team GPA for all divisions with a 3.82. A total of 143 teams submitted GPAs of 3.00 or higher to earn All-Academic Team recognition. “I am so proud of my team and how hard they work in the classroom,” said Dodge City Head Coach Chris Robinson. “We ask a lot from our men’s golf team, both on and off the golf course. It’s a great reflection of our program and all the credit should go to the kids.” Dodge City is the first non-Division I program to post the highest overall team GPA. DePaul claimed the Division I title for the fourth time while Carnegie Mellon earned its second honor in the top spot in Division III. It was the first Team Academic title for Ferris State, SCAD Atlanta and Walters State. Alabama State, Arizona, Brown, Duke, Embry Riddle - Arizona, Kennesaw State, Mercer, Missouri, Missouri State, Redlands, SCAD Atlanta, Tiffin, Utah State, Utah Valley, Valparaiso, Washington & Lee and Webster also received President’s Special Recognition status for having team GPAs of 3.5 or better. The 20 teams to earn this distinction matches the high also met last season. To be eligible for GCAA All-Academic Team honors a college or university must submit the GPAs for each player on its official squad list for the academic year. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is a leading U.S. insurer group of automobiles, homes and small businesses and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders. Farmers Group, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, manages the non-claims insurance operations of the Farmers Exchanges. Farmers Group, Inc. is wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at Academic National Champions Division I - DePaul
Division II - Ferris State
Division III - Carnegie Mellon
NAIA - SCAD Atlanta
NJCAA DI - Dodge City
NJCAA DII - Walters State President’s Special Recognition
(3.5 or better GPA) Division I
Alabama State
Kennesaw State
Missouri State
Utah State
Utah Valley
Valparaiso Division II
Ferris State
Tiffin Division III
Carnegie Mellon
Washington & Lee
Webster NAIA
Embry Riddle - Arizona
Dodge City All-Academic Teams
(3.0 or better GPA) Akron
Alabama State
Arkansas- Little Rock
Boston College
Colorado State
East Carolina
East Tennessee State
Elon University
Florida Gulf Coast
Francis Marion
Georgia Southern
Georgia Tech
Houston Baptist
Illinois State
Kansas State
Kennesaw State
Loyola (Md.)
Maryland Eastern Shore
Miami (Ohio)
Michigan State
Middle Tennessee
Missouri State
New Mexico Northern Colorado Northwestern Notre Dame Ohio State
Robert Morris
Seton Hall
South Alabama
South Carolina
Southeastern Louisiana
Southern Illinois - Edwardsville
St. John’s
Texas Tech
UT- Arlington
Utah State
Utah Valley
Virginia Tech
Weber State
William & Mary
Wofford College
Yale Division II
Concordia (Minn.)
Chico State
CSU Monterey Bay
Ferris State
Flordia Tech
Georgia Southwestern State
Nova Southeastern
Ohio Dominican
Saginaw Valley State
Saint Leo
Illinois - Springfield
Missouri - St. Louis
West Florida
Wayne State Division III
Carnegie Mellon Centenary College (NJ)
Gustavus Adolphus
Illinois Wesleyan
Maryville (Tenn.)
UMass Dartmouth
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Monmouth College
St. John’s (Minn.)
Stevens Institute of Technology
Washington & Lee
Wittenberg NAIA
Bethany (Kan.)
University of the Cumberlands
Dalton State
Embry Riddle - Arizona
SCAD Atlanta
SCAD Savannah
Wayland Baptist NJCAA DI
Central Alabama
Dodge City
Meridian NJCAA DII
Mineral Area College
Walters State
2014 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Named
NORMAN, Okla. – Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars for Divisions I, II and the NAIA have been announced by the GCAA. A total of 214 players in Division I, 75 in Division II and 11 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 46 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars. To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university. Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Mortiz Ackerhans, DePaul
Anders Albertson, Georgia Tech
Brian Anania, Marshall
Michael Anderson, Washington State
Bo Andrews, Georgia Tech
Stephen Archibald, BYU
Lucas Armstrong, Middle Tennessee
Matt Ball Jr, VCU
Eric Banks, Florida
Joshua Baskins, Nevada
James Beale, Mercer
James Beck, Kennesaw State
Colby Benton, UALR
Sam Bernstein, Yale
Blake Biggs, Florida Gulf Coast
Michael Blair, Eastern Michigan
Michael Borton, Furman
Eric Brady, East Carolina
Grady Brame, Southeastern Louisiana
Phillip Brennan, Troy
Stefan Brewer, UNCW
Julien Brun, TCU
Alex Burge, Illinois
Joe Carlson, San Diego
Niclas Carlsson, Auburn
Carson Castellani, Michigan State
Christian Chalkley, Virginia Tech
Garrit Chambers, Washington
Cole Chelle, UMKC
Brandon Cloete, Marquette
McCormick Clouser, Ball State
Aaron Cockerill, Idaho
Samuel Cole, Southern Utah
Corey Conners, Kent State
Baptista Courtachon, Southeastern Louisiana
Taylor Cox, Southern Illinois - Edwardsville
Lukas Crisp, Francis Marion
Dylan Crowley, St. John’s
Emilio Cuartero, Missouri
Alex Cusumano, Loyola (Chicago)
Mathias Dahl, San Diego
Sam Daley, Iowa State
Mike Dart, Utah Valley
Will Davenport, Yale
Ian Davis, Oklahoma State
Kevin DeHuff, Pepperdine
Matthew DeJohn, Central Connecticut State
Nick Dennis, Loyola (Chicago)
Will DiIanni, Elon
Roy Dixon, UNC-Greensboro
Tolver Dozier, Troy
Todd Eckstein, Davidson
Tommy Economou, Rice
Alex Ehlert, UNC-Greensboro
Brayden Eriksen, Utah Valley
Will Evans, Georgia Southern
Mathieu Fenasse, Liberty
David Fink, Oregon State
Jack Fiscus, UMKC
Ben Fogler, Vanderbilt
Grant Forrest, San Diego
Richard Fountain, Davidson College
Parker Frieburg, Illinois State
Matt Fry, Towson
Michael Garretson, of South Alabama
Sean Gaudette, Yale
Alex Gaugert, Minnesota
Cory Gaylord, Memphis
Michael Gellerman, Oklahoma
Wally Gonzalez, Hartford
Ricardo Gouveia, UCF
Patrick Grahek, of Notre Dame
Joshua Granger, UC Davis
Robert Grant, Alabama State
Jacob Groninger, IPFW
Tyler Gruca, Georgia State
Joe Gunerman, Towson
Brandon Hagy, California
Toni Hakula, Texas
Jordan Hammer, BYU
Robert Harper, Seton Hall
Cameron Harrell, Colorado State
Kyle Henning, Valparaiso
Parker Hensley, Evansville
Alex Hicks, William & Mary
Tanner Higham, Utah State
Robby Hill, Army
Chance Holden, Arkansas State
Jacob Holt, Southern Utah
Nathan Hughes, UMKC
Lane Hulse, South Alabama
Jordan Janico, Vanderbilt
Greg Jarmas, Princeton
Michael Johnson, Weber State
Carl Jonson, UNLV
Daniel Keddie, Tennessee
Blake Kelley, South Alabama
Charlie Kern, William & Mary
Scott Kim, Oregon State
Drew Kirby, Southern Mississippi
Tyler Klava, South Alabama
Jonathan Klotz, Kennesaw State
Kyle Kmiecik, Kent State
Hunter Kraus, Missouri
Steven Kupcho, Northern Colorado
Nick Langley, Missouri State
Zack Lauzon, George Mason
Bennett Lavin, Northwestern
Theo Lederhausen, Harvard University
Brian Lee, Hawaii
Jack Lempke, Louisiana Tech
Antoine LeSaux, Louisville
Joe Lewis, Mississippi
Scott Lowe, Santa Clara
Tyler Lowenstein, Minnesota
Mark MacDonald, Miami
Brad Mason, UTA
Ian McConnell, Liberty
Ryan McCormick, St. John’s
Edward McCrossen, Georgetown
Xander McDonald-Smith, Penn State
Brent McKenzie, Wofford
Payne McLeod, UNCW
Alex McMahon, Arizona
Tyler Merkel, Ball State
Jeffrey Merrell, Houston Baptist
Landon Michelson, Rice
David Mills, Indiana
Akash Mirchandani, Harvard
Andrew Mlynarski, Ohio
Ted Moon, Belmont
Trey Mullinax, University of
Zack Munroe, College of Charleston
Keenan Nelson, Fresno State
Scott Newell, Oral Roberts
Michael O’Connor, CSUN
Erik Oja, Arizona
John O’Toole, Cinncinati
Bailey Patrick, North Carolina
Brett Patterson, Middle Tennessee
William Pearson, Memphis
Victor Perez, New Mexico
George Perkovich, Wofford
Jack Perry, Northwestern
Bradley Phelps, Stephen F. Austin
Kyle Pilgrim, Houston
Niall Platt, Notre Dame
J.T. Poston, Western Carolina
Bhuvan Potluri, UC Irvine
Rhys Pugh, East Tennessee State
Austin Quick, Arizona State
Ole Ramsnes, Denver
Nicholas Reach, Georgia
Curtis Reed, Houston
Seth Reeves, Georgia Tech
Taylor Riggs, Eastern Kentucky
Hunter Robinson, UC Santa Barbara
Jordan Rodgers, BYU
Patrick Rodgers, Stanford
Jeremy Rogers, Marshall
Sean Romero, New Mexico
James Ross, Houston
Jerry Ruiz, Baylor
Santiago Ruiz, IUPUI
Chanat Sakulpolphaisan, Mississippi State
Sam Saunders, New Mexico
Charlie Saxon, Oklahoma
John Schaffer, Francis Marion
Taylor Schmidt, San Diego
Ollie Schniederjans, Georgia Tech
Mason Seaborn, Louisiana-Monroe
Jack Sedgewick, Binghamton
Jose Pablo Segurola, IUPUI
Chris Selfridge, Toledo
Brett Silvernail, UC Santa Barbara
Martin Simonsen, UTEP
Ben Simpson, Belmont
Turner Southey-Gordon, Duke
Joel Stalter, California
Ben Stow, Kentucky
Eric Straub, Missouri State
Daniel Stringfellow, Auburn
Caleb Sturgeon, South Carolina
Patric Sundlof, Eastern Kentucky
Jens Talbert, Penn State
Tyler Thomas, Texas State
Curtis Thompson, LSU
Boo Timko, Ohio State
Henry Todd, Texas Tech
J.D. Tomlinson, Florida
Jon Trasamar, Minnesota
Michael Veverka, Maryland Eastern Shore
Quinn Vilneff, Evansville
Brett Walker, New Mexico State
Maximilian Walz, Louisville
Korey Ward, Xavier
Michael Weaver, California
Kyle Weldon, Kansas State
Alex Wennstam, GRU Augusta
Taylor White, Southern Illinois - Edwardsville
Cory Whitsett, Alabama
Jack Wilkes, Richmond
Nick Willenborg, Loyola (Chicago)
Travis Wilmore, Louisiana Tech
Kyle Wilshire, UCF
Cameron Wilson, Stanford
Tyler Wingo, Notre Dame
Daniel Wood, Kansas State
Bobby Wyatt, Alabama
Matthew Yelverton, Gardner-Webb
Bryan Yeo, Youngstown State
Kevin Yerks, George Mason
Daniel Yustin, Hartford
Ryan Zech, Missouri Division II Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Felipe Anzarut, Cameron
Joseph Atkisson, Missouri-St. Louis
Ray Badenhorst, Florida Tech
Gary Buffington III, West Florida
Kyle Burgess, Ohio Dominican
Ryan Carter, Florida Tech
Ricardo Celia, Nova Southeastern
Jon Clark, Malone
Kevin Clarke, West Georgia
Trent Cloninger, UNC Pembroke
Lucas Collins, Harding
Shane Convery, Florida Southern
Tim Crouch, Florida Southern
Jared Dalga, Barry
Steven DaSilva, Regis
Trent Davison, Ferris State
Chris Doyle, Chico State
Ross Earnshaw, Post
Chris Eaton, Ferris State
Bruce Eccleton, Northwood
Jordan Eck, CUP
Ian Facey, Nova Southeastern
Mitch Farrer, Nova Southeastern
Robert Favaro, Wayne State
Nicolas Fonseca, Barton
Braden Galyon, Lincoln Memorial
Conor Gilbert, Millersville
Ryan Glass, Bellarmine
Davis Hall, Rollins
Neil Hand, California Baptist
Fredrik Hansson, California Baptist
Juan Miguel Heredia, West Florida
Jose Hernandez, St. Edward’s
Austin Hill, Wayne State
Brandon Hortt, CSUMB
Dylan Jackson, CSUMP
Berry Jole, Barry
Justin Kalanquin, Florida Tech
Jack Kastor, Findlay
Zachary Kempa, IUP
Niklas Koerner, St. Thomas Aquinas
Tyler Koivisto, St. Cloud State
Oscar Lengden, Nova Southeastern
Hayden Letien, USC Aiken
Tyler Light, Malone
Thomas Linehan, St. Thomas Aquinas
Tucker MacDonald, North Greenville
Micah Machado, California Baptist
Ross Maietta, King
Tyler Maranville, Tiffin
Corey Martinez, Tiffin
Dylan McClure, Cameron
Jack McKinney, Maryville of St. Louis
Paul McPhee, Lynn
Gilles Medale, Northwood
David Metz, Western New Mexico
Gaines Milliner, USC Aiken
Tre Mullins, Lincoln Memorial
Brandon Moore, Dowling
Michael Mullmann, UNC Pembroke
Evan Muscari, Concord
Dakota Norton, Tusculum
Trey Payne, Oklahoma Christian
Adam Peterson, Concordia (Minn.)
Marcus Sanna, Texas A&M-Commerce
Micah Skidmore, Saginaw Valley State
Brian Smith, St. Edward’s
Scott Smyers, Barry
Sam Stark, Ferris State
Ernesto Vitienes, Lynn
Andrew Ward, USC Aiken
Rand Wasson, Lincoln Memorial
Jacob Wherley, Illinois Springfield
Travis Williamson, Armstrong State
Andrew Wuethrich, Florida Tech (Follow link for previously named Division III Honorees - Previously Named Division III Honorees)
Additional Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Jacob Abrahams, Williams
Matt Adams, Wheaton
Brian Barry, Millikin
Stephen Beamer, Mount St. Joseph
Brandon Bekkering, DePauw
Alex Blickle, Kenyon
Rodes Bowers, Huntingdon
Collin Breit, Hope
Nick Buenaventura, Trinity (Conn.)
Charlie Castino, DePauw
Jackson Cersosimo, Concordia (Texas)
John Chaney, Wittenberg
Jordan Cowart, Southwestern
Christopher Cox, Greensboro College
Tyler Cuculi, Wheaton
Kyle Demshki, New York University
Dylan Dethier, Williams
Connor Doria, Adrian
Ben Fister, Transylvania
Phil Gilmore, Mount St. Joseph
Tyler Gunderson, Coe
Jacob Hardy, Ferrum
Ben Hogenkamp, Wittenberg
Ryan Hughes, Hardin-Simmons
Brad Hyland, Carthage
Matt Jensen, Gustavus Adolphus
Griffin Just, Huntingdon
Cheyne Kendall, Schreiner
Steven Kluemper, Centenary
Ben Lanting, Hope
Jamey Lester, Huntingdon
Ben Lukehart, Stevenson
Drew Lynch, Saint John’s (Minn.)
Mikey McGinn, California Lutheran
Tyler McMorrow, Gustavus Adolphus
Andrew Oakes, Gustavus Adolphus
Greg Palmer, Trinity (Conn.)
Gregory Pappas, Greensboro College
Nick Peoples, Greensboro College
Dillon Sass, Hobart
Kelby Scharmann, La Verne
Cody Semmelrock, Williams
Steven Smith, Huntingdon
Matt Stiens, Mount St. Joseph
Oliver White, Allegheny
Alex Wunderlich, Emory NAIA Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars Drake Genna, Northwood (Texas)
Shane Gilbert, Southwestern (Kan.)
Connor Hausauer, Carroll
Zach Israelson, SCAD-Atlanta
Ben Johnson, Bethany (Kansas)
Tyler Mitchell, Dalton State
William Nisbet, SCAD-Savannah
Jeremy Novakowski, (Texas)
Taylor Ratliff, Carroll
Daniel Stoakes, Northwood (Texas)
Gavin Taylor, SCAD-Atlanta
Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award presented by Golf Pride Grips Announced
LONDON – The GCAA in conjunction with diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the six outstanding collegiate golf coaches receiving the Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award presented by Golf Pride Grips. Golf Pride Grips will present the coaches with their awards during the Hall of Fame Banquet at the GCAA Convention on December 8. Jay Seawell of Alabama (Division I), Ken Hyland of Malone (Division II), Jim Owen of Oglethorpe (Division III), Mike Cook of Coastal Georgia (NAIA), Mike Hagen of Indian Hills (NJCAA Division I) and Bill Gardner of Walters State (NJCAA Division II) earned coach of the year honors for 2014. Golf Pride Grips Region and District Coaches of the Year were also named. Seawell led Alabama to back-to-back national championships. The Crimson Tide produced a school-record nine wins and a team scoring average of 280.39 (-2.86 shots below par per round). Alabama won its third straight SEC title with a conference and school record 34-under-par. Robby Shelton was not only named winner of the Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award, but also won the SEC Player and Freshman of the Year honors while earning First-Team All-America accolades. Bobby Wyatt was also a First Team All-American while Trey Mullinax garnered second-team and Cory Whitsett third-team accolades. Seawell’s teams also combined to win a NCAA-record 11 consecutive tournaments from March 2014 to March 2015. Hyland led Malone to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Championships in its first year of eligibility. The Pioneers won seven tournaments on the season, were runner-up twice and never finished outside the top three in 11 events. Nate Tarter was named a first-team All-America selection while Tyler Light was a third-team selection. Malone was also named GLIAC Coach of the Year. In 2014, Oglethorpe came within just a few strokes of winning their third national championship in six years, but came away with the program’s first national runner-up finish and fifth Top 5 finish in program history. Sophomore Maccaglia was named First Team All-America for the third consecutive year in 2014 and became the first Division III golfer selected to compete in the Palmer Cup. Senior Hayden Jones garnered Second Team All-America honors for his third consecutive All-America designation. In addition, sophomore David Kleckner received All-America honorable mention accolades. Owen was named conference coach of the year for the 14th time in the last 17 seasons. In December, He was inducted into the GCAA Hall of Fame. Cook has led Coastal Georgia to remarkable success since starting the program from scratch as a junior-college team four years ago. The Mariners capped a strong campaign by winning the NAIA national championship in May. The national title was the first for Coastal Georgia in any sport. The national-championship triumph was the fifth victory of the season for Coastal Georgia. The team never finished lower than third in any tournament during the 2013-14 campaign. Cook also was named the SSAC Coach of the Year by his fellow conference coaches before later being named the league’s Male Coach of the Year for all sports. Indian Hills’ golf team this spring won the school’s third NJCAA Division I National Championship in the past four years by a convincing 16-stroke margin. This past year, the Warriors won seven of the 12 tournaments they entered in the fall and spring seasons and were second in two others. They finished first in their final four meets in the spring, capped by their performance in the national tourney, where they led after all four rounds. Hagen was also named the Dave Williams Award recipient in 2011 and 2012. Gardner earned the Williams Award for the second-straight season. He led Walters State to its first national championship this season. The Senators also finished runner-up three times on the season and only finished outside the top five twice in 10 events. Brad Hawkins was named a first-team All-America selection while Andrew Hall was named to the second team. Eaton’s Golf Grip Division is the world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips, with manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities on six continents. The division’s Golf Pride brand is recognized globally as the number one choice in grips among tour and recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers and club repairmen. For more information, visit or on Facebook at Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award Presented by Golf Pride Grips Division I - Jay Seawell, Alabama
Division II - Ken Hyland, Malone
Division III - Jim Owen, Oglethorpe
NAIA - Mike Cook, Coastal Georgia
NJCAA Division I - Mike Hagen, Indian Hills
NJCAA Division II - Bill Gardner, Walters State Golf Pride Grips Region and District Coaches of the Year Division I
Northeast - Colin Sheehan, Yale
East - Bruce Heppler, Georgia Tech
Southeast - Jay Seawell, Alabama
Midwest - Mike Small, Illinois
Central - Alan Bratton, Oklahoma State
West - Conrad Ray, Stanford Division II
East - Stephen Ferrera, St. Thomas Aquinas
Atlantic - Frederick Joseph, IUP
Southeast - Michael Butler, Armstrong Atlantic State
South - Jimmy Stobs, Barry
Midwest - Ken Hyland, Malone
Central - Tim Poe, Central Missouri
South Central - Todd Ohlmeyer, St. Edward’s
West - T.L. Brown, Chico State Division III
Northeast - Dan Wesley, Rochester
Mid-Atlantic - Bob Simms, St. John Fisher
Southeast - Jim Owen, Oglethorpe
Great Lakes - Jeff Roope, Wittenberg
Central - Jim Ott, Illinois Wesleyan
West - Ron Macosko, Schreiner NAIA
North - Chris Winkel, Grand View
South - Mike Cook, Coastal Georgia
Central - Tom Harp, Wayland Baptist
West - Chris MacDonald, British Columbia NJCAA Division I
District I - Sandy Davis, Eastern Arizona
District II - Vince Clark, McClennan
District III - Mike Hagen, Indian Hills
District IV - Dale Dover, Darton State NJCAA Division II
East - Bill Gardner, Walters State
Central - Gary Huber, Black Hawk
West - John Guerrero, Mesa
Arnold Palmer Announces Changes to Palmer Cup
ORLANDO – Arnold Palmer, his group of companies and the Golf Coaches Association of America have announced they have entered into an agreement to jointly operate and expand the Palmer Cup beginning with its playing June 26-28 at Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, England. “The Golf Coaches Association of America have done a wonderful job of stewarding this event since its inception in 1997 and our involvement will only assist in continuing to grow and expand its importance on the collegiate and amateur golf calendar in the US and overseas,” said Palmer, whose legendary career inspired the creation of the event. First held at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge in 1997, The Palmer Cup is an annual ten-man team golf competition between American college golfers and their European counterparts. The Palmer Cup is played in the same style and a similar format to the Ryder Cup, arguably the premier team event in professional golf. Mr. Palmer created and gave his name to the event because of a desire to support the college game as well as it having natural links to his great Ryder Cup career. It is hardly surprising that 19 competitors in the Palmer Cup have gone on to represent Europe or the USA in the Ryder Cup and over 40 have claimed victory on the PGA or European Tours. What is surprising is that this has happened in such a relatively short space of time. “I was honored to play in the Palmer Cup twice, 2004 and 2005,” said Matt Every, winner of the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard and two-time Palmer Cup participant. “When I was selected to the team in 2004 it showed me that I was on the right track with my game. Being part of such a prestigious event and to play venues like Ballybunion and Whistling Straits gave me the confidence and belief that I could reach the PGA TOUR. It is one of the best events I have ever been a part of and is something every collegiate player should strive to be a part of. Everything Mr. Palmer does is first class and for me to go from a two-time Palmer Cup member to winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard is truly special.” In addition to Bay Hill and Walton Heath, the list of courses that have hosted the Palmer Cup are some of the finest in the game. The Old and New Courses at St. Andrews, The Honors Course, Royal Liverpool, Baltusrol, Doonbeg, Cassique, Ballybunion, Whistling Straits, Prestwick, Caves Valley, Glasgow Golf Club Gailes Links, Cherry Hills, Royal Portrush, The Stanwich Club, The Royal County Down and Wilmington Country Club have all hosted the Palmer Cup. The event will be played at Rich Harvest Farms and Atlanta Athletic Club in 2015 and 2017, respectively. “We are very excited for the future of the Palmer Cup,” said GCAA President Todd Satterfield. “Arnold Palmer will always be one of the legends in golf and we are honored to be a part of his continuing legacy. The expansion of this relationship with the Arnold Palmer Group allows the Palmer Cup to grow in visibility and prestige in the golf world and make it one of the premier events in college and amateur golf. We are fortunate that this event showcases our very best players and coaches as they are inspired by the values of The King.” The United States leads the Palmer Cup series 9-7-1.
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1.     Ollie Schniederjans    Georgia Tech    SR   1.    Rowin Caron    Florida State    JR
2.    Lee McCoy    Georgia    JR   2.    Adrian Meronk     East Tennessee State     JR 
3.    Charlie Danielson    Illinois    JR   3.    Kristoffer Ventura    Oklahoma State     FR 
4.    Hunter Stewart    Vanderbilt    SR   4.    Jon Rahm     Arizona State     JR 
5.    Robby Shelton    Alabama    SO   5.    Max Rotluff     Arizona State     JR 
6.    Carson Jacobs    Vanderbilt    JR   6.    Clement Sordet     Texas Tech     SR 
7.    Maverick McNealy    Stanford    SO   7.    Paul McBride     Wake Forest     FR 
8.    Denny McCarthy    Virginia    SR   8.    Petter Mikalsen     Denver     SO 
9.    Zach Seabolt    Winthrop    SO   9.    Tomasz Andersen     Jacksonville State     SR
10.    Thomas Lin    Oregon    SO   10.    Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen     Baylor    SR
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