Redwood Named to PING All-Region Team; Trio Named All-America Scholars
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Senior golfer Mike Redwood continued to add to a growing list of accomplishments as the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced their All-Region teams. Redwood was named to the All Southeast Region squad, and also picked up Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors.
Redwood was one of just three ODAC golfers to be selected to the All-Southeast Region team, but the Virginia Beach, Va. native was joined by juniors Travis Gahman and John Phillips on the All-America Scholar list. Bridgewater's three student-athletes on the All-America Scholar list was the highest team total in the nation as only four ODAC players were named to the team.
On the first day of the 2011 NCAA Division III Golf Championships, Redwood fired a +2, 74, to sit in a tie for 43rd after 18 holes of play. Redwood plays the West Course on Wednesday after as the senior looks to make the cut for the final two rounds.
Redwood is making his second straight appearance at the Division III Championships after becoming the first golfer in the 34-year history of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference to claim back-to-back individual championships. The senior also was the ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and also earned the Ted Keller Sportsmanship Award to go along with first team All-ODAC honors.
Gahman's 75.5 stroke average also earned him first team All-Conference honors for the second straight season as the junior was also awarded for his solid year in the classroom.
Phillips posted a 77.5 stroke average during the 2010-11 season, putting his single-season total in the top 20 in the season record books. The Richmond, Va. native was named to the ODAC honorable mention list after a successful junior season.
Redwood opens the second round of the NCAA Championships on Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. on the West Course at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.