(portions courtesy the Golf Coaches Association of America)
NORMAN, OKLA. -- Coastal Carolina men's golf juniors Zack Byrd (Calabash, N.C./Byrd Academy) and Lindsay Renolds (Christina Lake, British Columbia/Heritage Academy (S.C.)) have been named 2007 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for Division I, announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America All-America Scholars Committee. Division I honorees must be a junior or senior with a 3.2 minimum cumulative grade-point average and must post under a 76.0 stroke average for consideration."Making the All-Scholar Team is more difficult in men's golf than maybe any other individual intercollegiate sport," Head Coach Allen Terrell said. "We are extremely proud of Zack and Lindsay. They are model student-athletes and set a great example for our younger team members. We have accomplished many great things this year, but this achievement is what college golf is all about."
Earning All-Big South honors for the second time in his career and All-Region honors for the first, Byrd, currently with a 3.312 grade point average in sports management, finished the season ranked second for CCU and in the Big South in scoring at 72.57 strokes per round in 40 rounds played. The 2006 Big South medalist, he had five top-10 and seven top-20 finishes in 2006-07, with the best a tie for third at the PUPS Big South Conference Championship. He also tied for fourth at two other events this year -- the Corde Valle Collegiate and the Administaff Augusta State Invitational. The senior-to-be currently ranks fifith on Coastal's all-time scoring list, posting a 73.90 average in 115 rounds played.
Starting his senior year with a 3.247 grade point average in health promotion, Renolds was selected as an All-Big South member for the first time in his career this year and finished the year averaging 73.24 strokes per round in 34 rounds, third best on the team. Renolds tied for 15th at the NCAA Championships this year, earning Honorable Mention All-America accolades and posted one top 10 and five top 20 finishes on the year, including a tie for 10th at the USC Collegiate Invitational in California. He ranks 11th for CCU all-time in scoring at 74.74 strokes per round in his 78 rounds played.