McDonald and Farley Added to GCAA All-America Scholar Teams

McDonald and Farley Added to GCAA All-America Scholar Teams

NORMAN, Okla. – The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) has announced that 46 additional honorees have been added to the previously released Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Division III.  Among the additions are recent W&L graduate Todd Alan McDonald (Little Rock, Ark. / Little Rock Christian) and rising senior Luke Farley (Durham, N.C. / Trinity School).

McDonald and Farley join recent graduate Conley Hurst (Little Rock, Ark. / Episcopal) among the 90 total honorees from Division III for the 2016-17 season.  This is the first time that W&L has ever had three individuals named to the All-America Scholar squad. 

McDonald garnered the recognition for the second straight year after having been tabbed in 2015-16.  In his senior season, he played a total of 14 rounds and finished with a 76.50 scoring average.

McDonald finished sixth at the 2017 ODAC Championship (77-75-76—228, +12) and he tied for 54th at the NCAA Division III Championship with a +19 score of 80-73-79-75—307.  A two-time All-ODAC selection, he completed his career with a 77.18 scoring average across 71 rounds played.

Farley earned the distinction for the first time after claiming the 2017 ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award and receiving CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-America laurels this past spring.  He played a team-best 20 rounds during the 2016-17 season, posting a 75.55 scoring average.

Farley finished third at the 2017 ODAC Championship with a +7 score of 73-70-80—223 and he tied for 46th at the NCAA Division III Championship with a 79-76-75-75—305 (+17).  He tied for 16th at the 2016 NCAA Championship and received the 2016 Elite 90 Award for Division III men's golf.  A three-time All-ODAC honoree, he will enter his senior campaign with a 75.58 career stroke average over 59 rounds.

Hurst is a two-time member of the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar team.  He recently received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship after posting a 75.74 career scoring average at W&L.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf 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 the team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 79.0, 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 university.

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