April GoodeSports Coordinator, Athletics Media Relations(904) 620-4026
Sports Coordinator, Athletics Media Relations
great year for the UNF golf program culminated in a pair of Ospreys
earning the Atlantic Sun’s top individual postseason awards as
All-American Sean Dale won Player of the Year and US Open participant
Kevin Phelan captured the Freshman of the Year award. Head coach Scott
Schroeder was named the A-Sun Coach of the Year. Senior J.C. Horne
earned second team all-conference honors.
to all three of those guys on having great years,” said Schroeder. “It
shows how solid we were this year with three getting recognized. For me
to be coach of the year is a great honor, but it is really a testament
to the great group of players I have who are working hard to do their
best each time out.”
who transferred back to his home city of Jacksonville, Fla. after a
year at Ole Miss, and the freshman Phelan brought an influx of talent
to the Ospreys that had the team ranked in the top-25 all season long.
opened his season by winning the Wolf Run Intercollegiate. He climbed
up to No. 1 in the country during the fall and during the spring never
finished worse than 11th in five events. In NCAA play, he took 10th at
the South Central Regional and finished as the low A-Sun representative
at the NCAA Nationals earlier this month, tying for 25th. PING and the
Golf Coaches Association of America named Dale a Second Team
All-America, a first for the conference since ETSU’s Gareth Shaw two
unanimously earned Freshman of the Year after claiming seven top-10
finishes during the regular season including four during the month of
March which led to him winning Golfer of the Month honors for March. He
spearheaded the Ospreys’ fourth-place showing at the South Central
Regional, taking second place, highlighted by an opening round 6-under,
66. In addition to the individual honor, Phelan was a member of the
All-Freshman Team and joined Dale on the All-Atlantic Sun First-Team.
rounded out the Ospreys’ All-Conference choices. He posted 10 sub-par
rounds this season including a season low 68 at the BancorpSouth
Intercollegiate. Horne shot a 2-under, 70 in the final round of the
won his second Coach of the Year award in three seasons. He led the
Ospreys to 13 top-10 finishes this season, including 11 top-5 and eight
top-3 finishes. UNF won two tournament titles this season including the
John Hayt Intercollegiate and the BancorpSouth Intercollegiate. The
Ospreys qualified for the NCAA Championships where they finished 14th
out of 30 teams.
and Phelan broke ETSU’s stranglehold on the individual awards.
Buccaneers had won the last four Player of the Year awards and the last
three Freshman of the Year honors.
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