Men’s Golfer Honored for Links and Classroom Prowess

Men’s Golfer Honored for Links and Classroom Prowess

NORMAN, Okla.Hayden Shieh of the Santa Clara men's golf team has earned another honor.

The junior was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar for his performance on both the links and in the classroom during 2016-17.

Shieh is coming off a season in which he made his third-straight appearance in the NCAA Championships, one of his 11 events. He recorded seven top-10 finishes, including a runner-up showing at the WCC Championships (April 20-22 in Provo, Utah) while maintaining more than a 3.50 grade-point average.

He posted a 70.70 stroke average in 2016-17 en route to earning first-team All-West Coast Conference honors for the second-straight season.

Sheih was also named a 2016-17 PING All-Region honoree.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status, which is presented by the Golf Coaches Association of America, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.20.

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