Men’s golf wins HCAC, finishes 19th in NCAA
The men’s golf team won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament and competed in the NCAA Division III Championship, each for the fourth straight year, and finished the season ranked No. 19 in the Golf World/Nike Division III coaches poll.
The Pioneers swept the top four spots in medalist play in the HCAC tournament, played at the Kettering Golf Club in Defiance, Ohio. Transy cruised to the title with a 38-stroke margin over runner-up Franklin College.
First-year player Hunter Frazier led the way for Transy with a 9-over-par total of 295 for the four rounds. That was five shots ahead of two teammates, senior Matthew Martin and sophomore Justin Tereshko. They were followed by first-year player Stephen Montgomery at 304 and sophomore Deuce Wall at 327.
In the NCAA tournament, Frazier again paced the Pioneers with a 6-over-par total of 293 for four rounds, good for 10th place in individual competition. Transy’s team score was 1224, which put them in 19th place, 47 shots back of first-place Methodist University. The tournament was played on the Hershey Links in Hershey, Pa.
Highlights of fall and spring regular season play included a first-place finish at the Centre College Invitational and second-place finishes in invitationals at Ohio Wesleyan College, Franklin College, Centre, Wittenberg College, and Defiance College.
Frazier was named 2010 Player and Freshman of the Year in the HCAC. He was joined on the All-HCAC first team by teammates Martin, Montgomery, and Tereskho.
The Golf Coaches Association of America named Frazier to the NCAA Division III Ping All-America second team, Martin and Tereskho to the All-Great Lakes Region team, and head coach Brian Lane ’90 as regional Coach of the Year. Lane was also honored as HCAC Coach of the Year.