By: Tim Andrzejewski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOUSTON, Texas — Men’s golfers Mario Carmona, Mitchell Meissner and Kevin Reilly were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars, announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
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 career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or univer¬sity.
A total of 260 players in Division I, 108 in Division II and 20 in NAIA. Additionally, 46 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland All-America Scholars.
Carmona led the squad last year in stroke average with 72.30 strokes per round. He had two top five and five top ten finishes while leading the team with 16 rounds of par or better. He earned his third career runner-up finish at the Jim West Intercollegiate. The Houston native was also named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team.
Meissner averaged 73.50 strokes in 24 rounds while recording one top ten and four top 20 finishes while recording nine rounds of par or better. He had a season-best seventh-place tie at the Steelwood Collegiate Invitational. The San Antonio native was also named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team.
Reilly closed his career in 2016-17. He averaged 75.27 strokes per round in his senior season. He recorded one top ten finish, an eighth-place finish at the Ram Masters Invitational. Rice’s three members tied with UTEP for the most in Conference USA.