Monday, June 6, 2011

Malone Senior Wins David Toms Award From National Golf Coaches Assn.

Malone senior Justin Lower, from Canal Fulton, Ohio, capped off a stellar four-year Malone career by earning the prestigious David Toms Award, presented annually by the Golf Coaches Association of America to one men's collegiate golfer (among all levels) who has overcome adversity to achieve collegiate excellence.

Three Malone Golfers Are NAIA All-Americans

At the NAIA men’s golf tournament, held May 24-27 at Silvis, Ill., three members of Malone’s squad earned All-American honors for 2011.

Lower, last year’s medalist, finished in third place, which qualified him for the All-America first team. Two underclassmen from Massillon, junior Richie Schembechler and sophomore Tyler Light, earned spots on the second team.

Malone finished third overall in the tournament, six strokes behind national champion Oklahoma Christian; Lower also finished six strokes behind this year’s medalist, Oscar Stark of the championship team.

NCAA Division II, III Tournaments

The Baldwin-Wallace women’s golf team ended up 15th in the rain-shortened NCAA Division III tournament, May 10-12 at Howley-in-the-Hills, Fla. Neither AICUO member that qualified for the men’s Division III tournament — Mount Union and Wittenberg — made the cut for the final two rounds, May 10-11 at Greensboro, N.C. In Division II, Ashland’s women tied for ninth place in the 12-team field, May 13-16 at Allendale, Mich.; junior Erin Misheff of Fisher Lake, Ohio, finished tied for sixth in the individual rankings.

— Bob Burke