Golf's Cole Turner Named to Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar Team
July 14, 2010
NORMAN, OK -- George Washington's Cole Turner (Marion, IN) has been named to the Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar team, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
To qualify for the honor in Division I, student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically, compete at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70-percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. Recipients must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Turner is one of seven Atlantic 10 student-athletes on this year's 118-member team. Others from the A-10 include two-time A-10 Golf Student-Athlete of the Year Corey Nagy of Charlotte and Richmond's Robert Lindstrom along with Charlotte's William Golden; Richmond's Michael Shrader; Herbert Day and Peter O'Neill of Xavier. Turner also was named to the A-10 men's golf Academic All-Conference team in May.
The Colonials' co-captain, Turner competed in 12 tournaments during the 2009-10 season, led team in scoring (75.0) among players with at least 11 rounds played, and led the squad with 29 rounds played and owns the team's lowest 36-hole score (141) this season. He placed sixth (of 60) at the 2010 Atlantic 10 Men's Golf Championship with a seven-over-par 220.
Turner tied the school record for low single-round score last October when he shot a 66 in the ODU Seascape tournament at Kitty Hawk, NC. He also carded the second-lowest round this season, a 67, in the season-opener at Turning Stone, the course rated most difficult in the state of New York which includes two-time U.S Open venue, Bethpage Black.
His head-to-head W-L record is 628-176 (.781) this season including a 3rd-place finish at Old Dominion's Seascape Tournament. He placed among the top 10 in five tournaments and had nine top-20 finishes.
The 2009-10 golf team MVP, Turner maintained a 3.87 grade point average as an exercise science/pre-med major. He has been a member of George Washington's Athletic Dept. Dean's List all eight semesters. He graduated summa cum laude in May and is a two-year representative on GW's Student-Athlete Advisory Council.