NORMAN, Okla. – St. Bonaventure rising senior golfer Corey Long has earned recognition as a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar, officials announced Wednesday.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf 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, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I and maintain a minimum cumulative career 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.
A marketing major with a 3.3 cumulative GPA, Long consistently served as the Bonnies' top player last season. He played in every tournament during the 2016-17 season, posting an average score of 75.1 including five top-15 finishes. He opened the year with an eighth place finish in the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational, then helped St. Bonaventure to back-to-back team titles with a second place finish at the Little Three Championship followed by a ninth-place showing at the Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational.
During the year, he carded 12 rounds of 72 or lower including a season-best 69 in the final round of the team's win at the Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational in October. Following that performance, he was named Atlantic 10 Golfer of the Week.
The Bonnies enjoyed one of their best seasons in recent memory last year, winning twice and taking three top-two finishes. Long and the rest of the starting lineup return for head coach Ryan Swanson this fall.
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