NORMAN, Okla.--Seven WAC men's golfers have been selected by the Golf Coaches Association of American as Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholars.
Three golfers from Missouri-Kansas City received the honor, including Nathan Hughes, Jack Fiscus and Cole Chelle. Utah Valley's duo of Michael Dart and Brayden Ericksen were selected along with Idaho's Aaron Cockerill and New Mexico State's Brett Walker.
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 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.
Hughes, from Bartlesville, Oklahoma, finished with a 74.31 stroke average (18th best in school history) over 32 rounds with a low round of 65 and eight rounds below par this past season. He earned second team all-WAC honors after shooting a three-round score of 219 to place ninth.
Fiscus, from Tulsa, Oklahoma, finished the season with a 74.96 stroke average over 27 rounds. He shot a low round of 68 and five rounds at or below par this past season. He recorded two top-20 finishes, tying for 17th at the Bil Ross Intercollegiate and tying for 15th at the spring opening Snowman Getaway. Fiscus also was named to the Academic All-WAC team this past year.
Chelle, a native of Edmonton, Canada, finished 25th at this year's WAC championship, shooting a three-round score of 228. He finished the season with a 75.88 stroke average with six rounds at or below par. He also earned academic all-WAC honors this past season.
A native of British Columbia, Eriksen is coming off a career year in which he started all 11 tournaments for UVU and led the team in scoring average at 73.06. He finished six tournaments inside the top 10 on the leaderboard, including a pair of runner-up finishes. He tallied 16 rounds of par or better -- four of which dipped into the 60s.
Meanwhile, Dart -- a fellow Canadian hailing from Toronto -- appeared in nine tournaments during his junior campaign, saving his best for last. Dart closed out the 2014 WAC Championship in a career-best fourth place after firing a three-day total of 216. It was also the second top 5 finish of the season after placing fifth at the Jackrabbit Invitational.
Cockerill, a native of Stony Mountain, Manitoba, earned first-team all-WAC honors this past year as he tied for ninth at WAC tournament and had a total of six top 25 finishes on the season. He fired a low round of 66 at the WAC tournament and had a low tournament score of four-under 212 at the Phoenix Desert Classic.
Walker, from Ukiah, Calif., earned second team all-WAC honors after finishing in a three-way tie for fifth at the WAC championship this past season. He carded a 1-over park 217 at the 2014 WAC championship. At the NCAA regional, Walker recorded his best round of the tournament in the final round with a 5-over par 77.