admin | Posted: 17 Jun 2020 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Kelton Hirsch named Golf All-America Scholar by GCAA

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NORMAN, Okla. — BYU junior golfer Kelton Hirsch was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

It was a record setting year for the award as 614 student-athletes earned the title of All-America Scholar, the most since the awards inception in 1982.

A strategic management major, Hirsch earned a 3.7 GPA. Hirsch posted two top-20 finishes during the 2019-20 campaign, his best finish coming at the Pate Intercollegiate where he tied for ninth.

Of the 614 honorees, 376 players were Division I selections, 99 in Division II, 108 in Division III, 18 from NAIA, and 12 from NJCAA. 2020 marks the first year in which Sophomores are eligible for the award.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior academically in Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their Associate’s Degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. For 2019-20 only, they must participate in 40% of the team’s competitive rounds.

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