July 25, 2013
Norman, Okla. - Virginia men's golfer Mac McLaughlin (Shaker Heights, Ohio) has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar today. A government major, McLaughlin was a senior during the 2012-13 season.
A total of 152 players in Division I, 57 in Division II and 18 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 21 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, 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 or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
McLaughlin played in 11 matches during the 2012-13 season and helped the Cavaliers to an appearance at the NCAA Regional in Columbus, Ohio. He was third on the team with a 74.38 stroke average. He posted the team's low round against par, shooting 6-under 64 at the Palmetto Intercollegiate. He recorded four top-10 finishes during the season and was the runner-up at the Palmetto Intercollegiate. He led UVa in scoring four times during the year.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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