Six PBC Men’s Golfers Named GCAA All-Region

Six PBC Men’s Golfers Named GCAA All-Region

NORMAN, OK – Six Peach Belt Conference men's golfers have been named Southeast All-Region by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  USC Aiken and Flagler each had two players named to the team.  August Lindvall and Dan Sheenan were honored for USCA while Mauro Baez and Juan Iturra were recognized for Flagler.  Georgia Southwestern's Vincent Norrman and Columbus State's Jordan Doull were also placed on the team.

Lindvall, a senior from Bastad, Sweden, was a first-team all-conference selection. He registered three top-10 efforts on the season, including a season-best second place at the Jay Jennison Cup. There, he shot seven-under par, 209. Lindvall also garnered top-10 efforts at the Furman Intercollegiate (5th) and NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional (7th). He posted a team-best 72.9 stroke average while playing every round this season.

Sheehan, a junior from Bristol, England, accounted for three top-10 efforts on the year. The first-team all-conference honoree posted a 73.4 scoring average on the year. Sheehan was ninth at the Camden Collegiate Invitational. His best finish of the year was sixth at the Newberry College Invitational. Sheehan garnered a seventh-place finish at the Bobcat Invitational. He played every round this season, shooting a season-low 69 at the Bobcat Invitational.

Baez and Iturra join Chris Bray (2011), Joel Dahlenburg (2012), Greg Mergel (2012), Spencer Schindler (2014), and Sebastian Barnoya (2016) as the only Flagler recipients of PING all-region accolades.

Baez earned first-team All-Peach Belt Conference honors as well as All-PBC Tournament accolades after finishing in a tie for second place at -4. The Posadas, Argentina native led the team with a 73.17 strokes per round average and had three top five as well as four top 10 finishes. A sophomore, Baez is ranked No. 64 in NCAA Division II, according to the Golfstat rankings.

Iturra earned second-team All-PBC honors and was the medalist at this year's conference tournament with a -7. His final round 65 was lowest score ever recorded in the tournament's final round. The Bahia Blanca, Argentina native finished second on the team with a 73.27 strokes per round average. He had two top 10 and top five finishes, including the win at the PBCs. A senior, Iturra is ranked No. 73 in Division II.

Doull was named to the GCAA PING All-Southeast Region Team for the second consecutive year, after making it along with the All-Freshman Team last season.

The sophomore followed up his PBC Freshman of the Year campaign with another stellar season for the Cougars. He finished in the top-ten individually in seven of the 11 events he participated in this year. Doull was second in the conference in stroke average and came away with his first collegiate victory at the McDonough Cup in Orlando, Fla. He was named the Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year, becoming the first Cougar to win both the Freshman and Player of the Year awards in their career.

Norrman, who is currently ranked 11th in NCAA DII by Golfstat, recently finished third place at the NCAA DII South/Southeast Regional where he earned a spot to compete in the NCAA DII Men's Golf National Championship, May 20-24 in Daniels, W. Va. 

The two-time Peach Belt First Team All-Conference player has picked up four PBC Player of the Week awards. He also has five top-5 finishes this season, including a first place finish at the Hurricane Invitational, where he broke his own record, shooting a record low 13-under par. The Stockholm, Sweden native currently leads the PBC with a 71.5 stroke average throughout 33 rounds of golf, playing in 11 tournaments. Norrman is also tied for third in the PBC, shooting a player-low of 66 (-6) during the second round of the Hurricane Invitational. 

Mauro Baez, Flagler
Bryson Boyette, Barton
Dan Bradbury, Lincoln Memorial
Sam Broadhurst, Lincoln Memorial
Jordan Doull, Columbus State
Tom Forster, Carson-Newman
Juan Iturra, Flagler
Brett Krekorian, Limestone
August Lindvall, USC Aiken
Jonathan Noble, Queens University of Charlotte
Vincent Norrman, Georgia Southwestern
Dan Sheehan, USC Aiken