Transylvania men’s golf wins PING All-Region, Srixon/Cleveland Golf accolades to end 2019 season

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Lexington, Ky. – Multiple members of the Transylvania men's golf team were awarded PING All-Region and Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar accolades this past week as the Pioneers closed the chapter on a memorable time in their program's history.

Transylvania seniors Jack Berger and Zach Treilobs along with junior Harrison Lane were each named to the Division III Srixon / Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar list at last week's Golf Coaches Association of America Banquet, held on Tuesday evening following the first round of the NCAA Division III National Championships in Lexington at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort.

Berger, a senior from Louisville, Kentucky (St. Xavier HS) claimed his second straight career All-American Scholar award while Treilobs, a senior from Paris, Kentucky (Bourbon County HS) and Lane, a junior from Lexington, Kentucky (Lafayette HS) each earned their first career All-America Scholar distinctions.

All-American Scholar awards are given to Division III golfers who are juniors or seniors academically and have competed in collegiate golf for at least two full years. Additional criteria require each player to have participated in at least 50 percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke average under 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point-average of 3.2.

Berger was also one of two Pioneers to be awarded PING All-Region honors and was joined by junior Spencer McKinney (Danville, Ky. / Danville HS) in being named to the Great Lakes Region's All-Region Team.

A total of 98 golfers across six regions were selected to PING All-Region Teams with McKinney and Berger representing two of 15 players in the Great Lakes Region.

Berger recorded a stroke average of 75.13 this season and competed in 24 rounds, including two at the NCAA National Championships last week at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Berger placed second at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, shooting a three-round score of even-par 216 and was named to the All-HCAC Team.

McKinney had another banner year for the Pioneers, fielding the lowest stroke average among the Pioneers this season with a 74.42 figure. McKinney competed in 24 rounds in the 2018-19 season, turning in a top-5 finish at the Rhodes College Fall Classic with a score of 209. McKinney also achieved All-HCAC Honors after finishing in the top-10 of the conference tournament.

The Pioneers completed the year by winning the HCAC Conference Tournament for the 13th consecutive season and subsequently clinching its 13th straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, which the Pioneers hosted for the first time in program history this past week at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville. The Pioneers finished their run at the national championships in 21st place.

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