Graham Hill Named Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar

Updated 7/12/2007

Courtesy of EMU Sports Information

YPSILANTI, Mich. ?? Eastern Michigan University junior Graham Hill (Brights Grove, Ontario-Northern Collegiate (Indiana (Pa.)) has been named by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-America Scholars Committee as a 2007 Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar.

 

Hill, who was previously named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, earned the academic honor by maintaining a 3.52 GPA in finance.

 

The 2007 MAC Golfer of the Year, has been one of EMU’s most consistent scorers during his two-year career for the Eagles. The Brights Grove, Ontario native played in 34 rounds during the 2006-07 campaign. Hill averaged 72.4 strokes per round, the lowest scoring average on the squad and the best in the MAC.

 

Hill place in the top 25 in all but two tournaments last season, including five top five showings. At the MAC Championship, May 3-5, Hill compiled a 277 (70-71-67-69) to cruise to the four stoke victory. His win marked the first time an EMU student-athlete has claimed medalist honors in the 60-year history of the conference tournament.

 

Hill tied for medalist honors at the First Energy Intercollegiate, April 28-29, with a one-under 215 (70-71-74) but lost the title in a playoff.

 

He also tied for third at the Hoya Invitational with a 147 (72-75) and placed fourth at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate with an even-par 216 (75-72-69). The transfer from Indiana (Pa.) carded a one-under 212 (71-70-71) at the Wolverine Intercollegiate for a fifth place showing and tied for sixth at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate with a 223 (78-77-68).

 

Only juniors and seniors are eligible to be a Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar and must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average. In addition, golfers must be under a 76.0 stroke average.