Mitchell McLeroy named to NCAA PING All-Region team.
May 28, 2013
Stephen F. Austin senior golfer Mitchell McLeroy has been named to the NCAA Division I PING All-Central Region team announced Dustin Roberts from the Golf Coaches Association of America Tuesday afternoon. McLeroy is one of 155 golfers across the country named to the six regional teams, and one of only 26 in the central region.
"This is a great honor for Mitchell," said head coach Trey Schroeder. "It is the first time (according to SFA records) that a Lumberjack has received the honor at the NCAA Division I level. After being one of the Southland's top players over the past four seasons, he is highly deserving of this award."
A three-time All-Southland Conference selection, McLeroy closed out his SFA career by earning first-team all-league honors each of the past two seasons. He became the first player in school history to play in back-to-back NCAA regional tournaments since SFA moved to the NCAA Division I level.
McLeroy finished the 2012-13 season as the conference's highest-ranked player, and posted the league's second-lowest stroke average (73.00) during the regular season. He recorded two individual titles as senior, including one at the SFA Crown Classic where he fired a seven-under 65 in the second round. His seven-under par round is tied for the second-best round in program history, and makes McLeroy one of only five Lumberjacks all-time to card a 65, or lower, round.
McLeroy posted six top-10 finishes, and recorded the team's lowest score in all but one of the tournaments he played in. He finished the season with 15 rounds of par, or better, golf.
"Over the last two seasons, Mitchell has recorded 14 top-10 finishes and three wins," said Schroeder. "He also helped the team to 13 top-five finishes during that stretch, and he never finished worse than 15th this season. His success wasn't just wrapped up in wins, and sub-par rounds, but he had the unique ability to make those around him better."