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Davidson Golf Earns Coaches Award

by | Dec 24, 2019 | Sports

Davidson Golf Coach Tim Straub (left).

 

The Davidson golf team has received the 2019 Mark Laesch Award for Division I programs, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America on Wednesday.

Teams were recognized based on improvement in adjusted stroke average per round from the 2017-18 to 2018-19 seasons.

“I am very proud that our golf team was honored with the Mark Laesch award,” said two-time A-10 Coach of the Year Tim Staub. “This award shows the commitment and improvement our entire team has shown the last two years.”

A year ago, the Wildcats put together one of their most successful seasons in program history recording a pair of wins, eight Top-5 finishes and school-record 288.09 stroke average.

Davidson’s stroke average improved 10.56 swings per round from its 2017-18 team, which captured the program’s first conference tournament crown in 50 years.

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Full text of the NCAA press release: 

Golf Coaches of America Announces 2019 Mark Laesch Awards

LAS VEGAS – The Golf Coaches Association of America has announced the recipients for the 2019 Mark Laesch Awards. Teams were recognized based on improvement in adjusted stroke average per round from the 2017-18 to 2018-19 seasons (denoted in parenthesis below).

The honorees were Davidson (10.56) from Division I, Division II’s CSU Dominguez Hills (9.8), Division III’s Rutgers-Camden (15.13), Loyola-New Orleans (9.93) of NAIA, Ranger (18.2) from NJCAA Division I, and NJCAA Division II’s North Iowa (13.61)

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