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Walker and Walsh Named to All-Region Team

Danny Walker (left) and Thomas Walsh
Danny Walker (left) and Thomas Walsh

May 29, 2018

Charlottesville, Va. - The Golf Coaches Association of America announced UVA senior Danny Walker (Bradenton, Fla.) and junior Thomas Walsh (High Point, N.C.) have been named to the 2018 PING All-East Region Team. Both players received the honor for the first time in their careers.

The 2018 ACC Individual Champion, Walsh led UVA in stroke average this season at 70.71. Walsh took medalist honors at the ACC Championships by shooting a tournament-record 16-under 200 at the Old North State Club in New London, N.C. It was the first collegiate win of his career. This season he had six top-10 finishes and led UVA with 23 rounds under par. Walsh was UVA’s top finisher in eight of 12 tournaments. Walsh had previously been named to the All-ACC team.

Walker was second on the UVA roster in stroke average at 71.74. He posted 18 rounds of par-or-better during the season. He was the Cavaliers’ top finisher during three tournaments this season and had top-10 performances at Palmetto Intercollegiate, the Yale Spring Invitational and he finished third at the ACC Championships where his 13-under 203 was the best tournament score of his career.

 

 

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