ROCK HILL, S.C. Ė Newberry College menís golfer Hunter Mengel has been named to the All-South Atlantic Conference First Team on Thursday, as announced by league officials. This marks the second straight season that the senior has been named to the All-SAC First Team.
Mengel leads the Indians with a 74.7 stroke average, a mark that is the second-lowest in the league. In 12 competitive rounds played during the 2006-07 season, the Stone Mountain, Ga. native has finished in the top 20 four times.
For his career, Mengel appears in several statistical categories at Newberry. His round of 70 at the Mid-Carolina Invitational and the Billy Joe Patton Intercollegiate in 2005 is tied for the lowest 18-hole scores in school history. He also is tied for the lowest 36-hole score with a 143 in the same Billy Joe Patton Intercollegiate.
Others joining Mengel on the first team were Charlie Hawes of Lincoln Memorial University, Hugh Morrison and Patrick Townes of Presbyterian College and Chris Wynne of Tusculum College.
Second team selections were Tyler Lane of Carson-Newman College, Kent George of Lenoir-Rhyne College, Ben Karns of Presbyterian College, Chase Carroll of Tusculum College and Shane Dyer of Wingate University.
The Player of the Year went to Morrison of PC while the Freshman of the Year went to Hawes of LMU. Thomas Addison of PC was named the Coach of the Year.