NORMAN, Okla. – Charleston Southern's Art Griffin and Dylan Patscot have been named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday. Just 266 Division I golfers earned the distinction, which honors those that have competed for at least three years, play in 50 percent of their team's competitive rounds, hold a stroke-average below 76.0 and maintain a career GPA of at least 3.2.
CSU was one of only three Big South Conference programs with multiple honorees. Griffin is returning to the Bucs this fall as a student assistant while he completes his undergraduate degree. Patscot graduated with a degree in Business Administration in May.
"It's great to see Art and Dylan recognized for their work on the course and in the classroom," said CSU head coach Jason Payne. "They both were a lot of fun to coach and are the type of kids we want in our program. This is also a credit to Betty Palmer (CSU's Director of Student-Athlete Success), who does a great job putting all our student-athletes in a position to excel."
Griffin earned Big South All-Academic honors last year and holds an impressive 3.6 GPA. The Lake Placid, N.Y., native highlighted his senior season with an individual victory at November's East Bay Deli Classic. Griffin qualified for his third consecutive United States Amateur earlier this month and heads to Pebble Beach on August 13 for the stroke play portion of the event.
Patscot played the best golf of his college career as a senior, helping the Bucs collect a fourth-place finish at the Big South Championship. He compiled a 3.2 GPA at CSU and is now enrolled in the MBA program at College of Charleston.
The list of All-America Scholars also included 126 Division II players, 62 from Division III and 23 in NAIA.
About the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA): Established in 1958, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the professional organization of golf coaches. The GCAA's mission is to support its member coaches by creating educational opportunities, providing resources, and promoting its members with the purpose of enhancing their overall performance as coaches, mentors, and teachers. The GCAA also recognizes the excellence and achievements of its members and their student-athletes in academic, athletic and civic endeavors.