Reinhardt University’s Zach Lindsey, a member of the men’s golf squad, was recently named as a 2011 First Team All-American by the NAIA. Lindsey becomes Reinhardt’s first golfer to receive All-American recognition from the NAIA.
Lindsey, a 6-foot-3, 160-pound sophomore from Kennesaw, Ga., was one of 15 players to be selected to the first team, which was made up of 10 seniors, two juniors, two sophomores and a freshman. Of those who garnered a spot on the first team, just six are American-born. Another 15 golfers were chosen on the second team and the honorable mention list also included 15 players.
Lindsey has twice earned All-Appalachian Athletic Conference recognition and was one of only 11 individual players picked to compete at the 2011 NAIA Men’s Golf National Championships. In 11 events this past season, he finished in the top five seven times with one tournament title. Of his 25 rounds, six were played under par and another six at even par. Lindsey ended with a 72.48 scoring average, the fourth best in the country at the NAIA level.
With Lindsey leading the way, the Eagles were ranked 30th nationally in the final NAIA poll and fell just short of making back-to-back trips as a team to the national tournament.
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