Norman, Okla. – Georgia Tech senior golfer Chris Petefish has been named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.
Twenty-one different Yellow Jackets have earned All-America Scholar honors a total of 37 times under head coach Bruce Heppler. Petefish, who also earned the honor in 2017, is the 17th Yellow Jacket to be named an All-America Scholar twice in his career. Only juniors and seniors (academically) are eligible.
A native of Danville, Calif., Petefish graduated with high honors in May with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He won his first collegiate tournament in the spring, the General Hackler Championship, tied for seventh at the Puerto Rico Classic and posted four other top-20 finishes to earn All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors. He posted a 71.82 stroke average, fourth on the team, and finished the spring ranked No. 98 nationally in the Golfstat individual rankings. He turned pro following the spring season and currently competes on the G Pro Tour and the MacKenzie Tour.
The Yellow Jackets concluded the spring season with a sixth-place finish in the NCAA Raleigh Regional, and were No. 6 in the final Golfstat rankings and No. 8 in the final Golfweek/Sagarin Index.
A record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status, including 265 in Division I, 126 in Division II and 23 in NAIA. Additionally, 62 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars. 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, 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 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
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