Men's Golf 2015-16

Submitted by gallagm7 on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 5:33pm

Advanced to the NCAA II West/South Central Regional for the 18th consecutive season, placing 18th out of 20 teams…were the No. 9 seed in the Super Regional played at University Golf Course on the New Mexico State University campus in Las Cruces, N.M….ranked No. 47 in the final GolfStat Division II rankings…won the Great Northwest Athletic Conference team championship held at Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, the program’s seventh GNAC Championship (out of 9)…WWU finished the 54-hole tournament at 15-under-par, tying the tournament record with a three-round total of 837, dominating the six-team field with an 18-stroke advantage over 2nd-place Concordia (+3, 855)…junior Brett Johnson took home individual medalist honors with a tournament record 203 (-10), including a GNAC single-round record with a 7-under-par 64 in the first round (tied for 3rd-lowest round in WWU history and tied for 7th-lowest relative to par)…4th-lowest 54-hole total in WWU history and lowest since Jake Koppenberg in 2008-09…Johnson was named the GNAC Newcomer of the Year after finishing 2nd in the league with a scoring average of 72.7 and ended the year with 10 rounds of par or better…season scoring average (72.68) is 6th-lowest in program history (by score) and 13th-lowest relative to par (1.23 over par)…Johnson and junior Chris Hatch were named first-team All-GNAC, while freshman Michael Butler and junior Jeffrey Marcum were second-team selections…Butler was named the GNAC Freshman of the Year with a scoring average of 73.7 (7th in the GNAC), including a 71.83 scoring average during the spring season (4 tournaments)…Hatch recorded the 6th-lowest scoring average in the conference at 73.625…Johnson and Hatch tied for the team lead with 98 birdies, tied for 14th in single-season program history…Butler and Johnson tied for 48th at the NCAA Super Regional as the highest placing Vikings…Hatch owns a career scoring average of 74.21 (2.54 versus par)…team recorded a scoring average of 293.9 (top 4 scorers) in 32 rounds, 2nd in the GNAC behind Simon Fraser...head coach Luke Bennett was named the GNAC Coach of the Year.

GNAC All-Conference:
Brett Johnson (1st team) – Newcomer of the Year
Chris Hatch (1st team)
Michael Butler (2nd team) – Freshman of the Year
Jeffrey Marcum (2nd team)
Luke Bennett – Coach of the Year

GNAC All-Academic:
Anthony Allen, Jr., 3.49 GPA (Kinesiology)
PING All-West Region:
Brett Johnson

GNAC Scoring Leaders:
Brett Johnson, 2nd, 72.7
Chris Hatch, 6th, 73.6
Michael Butler, 7th, 73.7

GNAC Player of the Week:
Oct. 19-25 – Brett Johnson