Stanley earns GCAA All-Southeast Region honors


Stanley earns GCAA All-Southeast Region honors
Friday, May 21, 2010 | by In his junior season, Stanley broke or tied four Newberry school records

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. - Newberry College junior Daniel Stanley was named to the Division II PING Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) All-Southeast Region team as announced on Thursday.

The GCAA is the professional association of men's golf coaches. Established in 1958, the GCAA is a non-profit organization is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing its members who participate in men's golf at all levels. Through its established events and programs, the GCAA maintains a goal of increasing awareness and the status of men's golf.

A total of 105 players across eight regions - East, Atlantic, Southeast, South, Midwest, South Central, Central and West - earned all-region honors for 2010.

This is the second GCAA All-Region team selection for Stanley (Inman, S.C.) in his three years at Newberry, earning honors after the completion of the 2007-08 season.

The 2009-10 campaign for Stanley represented one of the most successful seasons for a Newberry golfer culminating in a third consecutive team berth to the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional. As an individual, Stanley participated in nine tournaments during the season accumulating a school record for season stroke average. Over 22 rounds played at nine different courses, Stanley's average per 18 holes was a miniscule 71.6.

Daniel won his first two collegiate tournaments this season, setting a school record for a 54-hole low at the Bearcat Classic on March 29-30. Stanley shot a 207 (69-68-70; -9) en route to the individual tournament championship.

Less than a month later, Stanley became the second Newberry men's golfer to win a Food Lion South Atlantic Conference individual tournament championship. Shooting a three round total of 216 (73-71-72; E), Stanley paced a field of 45 as Newberry finished second in the team standings.

In the fall, Stanley tied the school record for an 18-hole low after the first round of the State-Farm Laker Invitational in Hampton, Ga. needing just 66 strokes to complete the course. With a second round of 69, Stanley set the Newberry record for an 18-hole low the next day with a 135 (66-69; -9).

A first team All-SAC selection, Stanley finished the season with seven top-20 placements, six top-10 placements, and three top-5 placements as well as an impressive win/loss record of 626-128.

For Daniel Stanley's full season statistics, click here.

GCAA Division II PING All-Southeast Region Team
Francisco Bide, Georgia College
Chris Bray, Flagler
Brad Caldwell, North Greenville
Craig Gibson, Georgia Southwestern
Charlie Hoyle, Lander
Niclas Johansson, Georgia College
Eric Kennedy, Lincoln Memorial
Ben Lasso, Queens
Davis Lee, Lander
Jacob Murphy, Coker
Tom Muto Jr., Barton
Roberto Nasalli Roca, Lander
Billy Shida, Georgia College
Daniel Stanley, Newberry
Stephen Swanepoel, Columbus State
Peter Tarver Jones, Belmont Abbey
Jordan Walor, UNC-Pembroke
Joe Young, Georgia College