by Benny Benton
WILSON, N.C. – For the second straight year, the Barton College men's golf program has been honored with a Team Academic Award from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
The Bulldogs were recognized as an All-Academic Team for maintaining at least a 3.0 grade point average as a team during the 2016-17 academic year.
Barton was one of two teams from Conference Carolinas and four from the Southeast Region among the 48 NCAA Division II programs on the list nationally.
The 2016-17 roster included seniors Kyle Gaster, Brian Reneau and Tyler Robbins, juniors Travis Broome, Turner Garris, Derek Hamm and Dennis Hering, sophomores Brandon Munford, Scott Pechacek, Justin Plane and Logan Zimarino, and freshman Dominic O'Brien.
Nine of the 12 players on the roster were named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for either the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semester.