GW Golf's Pumariega Named to PING Division I All-Region Team
Senior and 2012 A-10 Runner-Up Paced Colonials with 73.8 Stroke Average
May 31, 2012
GW’s Team MVP the past two seasons, Pumariega earned a spot on the prestigious all-region team after a standout final season with the Colonials, highlighted by All-Conference status after leading the Colonials to their first-ever A-10 Championship in April.
Pumariega helped the sixth-seeded Colonials to the conference crown and a school-record 36-hole score of 8-under par 568 after he placed second in the field of 55 golfers. He fired a two-round total of 5-under par 139 to finish just one stroke behind individual champion Raoul Menard of
In addition to his success at the league championship, Pumariega was crowned co-champion of the Kiawah Classic with a season-best three-round score of 2-under par 214. Earlier this month, Pumariega and the Colonials competed in their first NCAA Regional Tournament since 2006 and first under fourth-year head coach Terry Shaffer (’79). Pumariega paced GW with a 54-hole total of 11-over 227 as the Colonials finished in a tie for 13th place.
An international business major, Pumariega was named to the A-10 Academic All-Conference Team, as well as the GW Athletics Department Academic Dean’s List this season.
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