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Wildcats’ Jack Lang Selected Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar

by | Jul 25, 2019 | Sports

Davidson’s Jack Lang

 

For the second straight season, Davidson’s Jack Lang has been selected a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America Wednesday.

Jack Lang – Davidson Class of 2019 (photo from the Irish Creek Invitational)

“I’m very proud of Jack,” said two-time A-10 Coach of the Year Tim Straub. “His hard work both in the classroom and on the golf course demonstrated his commitment to being a stellar scholar athlete.”

To be eligible for Srixon/ Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Ranked 89th Nationally according to GolfStat, Lang concluded his career at the 2019 NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional, where he finished T-27th with a 54-hole total of 217 (79-70-68).

Lang joined Richard Fountain (2010-14) and Mike Spann (1967-69) as the only Wildcats to participate in three NCAA Tournaments.

In addition to leading Davidson to its first-ever Regional berth a year ago, Lang competed as a sophomore after capturing the 2017 Atlantic 10 individual title.

A three-time all-conference performer and two-time all-academic honoree, Lang led the Atlantic 10 with a 71.08 stroke average earning the program’s first-ever A-10 Player of the Year honor.

“It’s truly amazing that he could be both the Conference Player of the Year and an Academic All-America selection,” Straub said.

In May, Lang was presented the 2019 Tommy Peters Award, which is given to a senior male scholar-athlete in recognition of outstanding dedication and contribution to intercollegiate athletics.

The recipient of three athletic scholarships: Dr. Tom Scott Golf Scholarship, Covington Golf Scholarship and Southwood J. Morcott Golf Scholarship, Lang holds the school record for career Top-5 finishes with 13.

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