Walor, McCurry Named To GCAA/PING All-Region Squad
NORMAN, Okla. – Seniors Jonathan McCurry and Jordan Walor were among 16 student-athletes named to the NCAA Division II PING All-Southeast Region team on Thursday morning, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced.
The duo was joined by seven other Peach Belt Conference players on the squad, but UNCP was one of just four schools to send multiple representatives to the listing. Carson-Newman had three players decorated with the laurels, while the Braves, Flagler and Georgia Southwestern each had two players included in the announcement. It is the second all-region accolades for both individuals.
A two-time all-conference selection, McCurry boasted the league's second-highest stroke average (72.5) this season an route to six top-10 finishes, including three tournaments in which he finished among the top five on the individual leaderboard. He broke a school record with a second-round 63 on his way to a tie for second place at the Magnolia Collegiate Invitational in mid-March, and finished in a tie for third at the PBC Championships in early April.
McCurry will exit Pembroke with a 73.9 career stroke average and 15 top-10 finishes. Over the course of his 41-event career, he carded 28 rounds of par or better and finished nine tournaments among the top five on the individual leaderboard. He is also a three-time PBC Golfer of the Week selection as well.
The 2012 Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Year, Walor put the lid on his collegiate career on May 17 by finishing in a tie for 14th on the individual leaderboard at the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championships at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville. He concluded the campaign with a school record and PBC-leading 71.38 stroke average – the third lowest average in the PBC and the best stroke average since Clayton State's Will Wilcox posted a PBC record 71.06 stroke average during the 2008-09 season.
Walor, who ranks second in PBC history with eight career victories, won three tournaments this season, including the season-opening Honda of Columbia Fall Classic and the Magnolia Collegiate Invitational in March. He concluded his UNCP career with a 72.4 career stroke average, while posting 31 career top-20 finishes, including 18 tournaments in which he finished in the top-5 on the individual leaderboard.