Four PBC Men’s Golfers Named All-America Scholars
NORMAN, OK – Four PBC men’s golfers were named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). UNC Pembroke’s Jordan Walor and Scott Lambert, Armstrong Atlantic State’s Matt Motes and Georgia College’s Matthew Yonz were among the 49 NCAA Division II golfers who qualified for the team.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II and NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 in Division I, II and III and 3.5 in NAIA. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Walor, a Wake Forest native, finished fourth in the PBC and led
the Braves with a 73.1 stroke average through 28 rounds of
competition this past season. He earned one PBC Golfer of the Week
award on March 11 after finishing first at the Richard Rendleman
Invitational on March 7-8 and winning a one-hole playoff. He also
tied for first at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate on Oct. 4-5 but
lost in the playoff for medalist honors. He notched a total of
three top-five finishes on the year and closed out his season with
a 625-202 win-loss record. He was named First Team All-PBC this
past year – his second such award in as many seasons. He has
a total of 15 top-10 finishes and five wins during his three years
at UNCP and has twice been named an all-American.
Lambert, a native of Newcastle, England, finished in a tie for 15th in the conference and third on the Braves’ squad with a 74.1 stroke average through 28 rounds of action. He notched three top-10 finishes individually on the season while posting a 583-244 win-loss record. This is his second academic award this season after being named to the PBC All-Academic Team on May 23. He was named Second Team All-PBC at the end of the season, and he and Walor helped lead the Braves to a runner-up finish at the PBC Championships as well as a spot at the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional.
Motes currently carries a 3.75 GPA in health science and is in his third year with the Pirates. The Augusta, Ga., native played in all 29 rounds of action in 2010-11, notching a 74.51 stroke average while also earning All-PBC and PBC All-Academic honors. He is only the second Armstrong golfer to earn All-America Scholar honors as well since the reinstatement of the program in 2000-01 - Ashley Loyd was a two-time All-America Scholar honoree in 2003-04 and 2004-05.
Yonz finished with 3.96 GPA and a double-major in chemistry and general business at Georgia College, the top GPA of any male Bobcat student-athlete. He posted a 74.8 stroke average over nine events this season. He was also named a CoSIDA/Capitol One Academic All-American.