LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2018) — University of Kentucky men’s golfers Lukas Euler and Chip McDaniel were named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for their outstanding effort both on and off the course.
Euler and McDaniel are two of 265 players in Division I golf to claim the honor. To be eligible a player must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50 percent of the team’s competition, have a stroke average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Both players were named to the Southeastern Conference’s Academic Honor Roll. The duo also helped the Wildcats become one of 24 Division I teams to earn the President’s Special Recognition by the Golf Coaches Association of America. It is the highest honor given to teams who have maintained a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the 2017-18 academic year.
Kentucky enjoyed one of its most prolific seasons in program history in 2017-18. Kentucky advanced to its 10th appearance in the NCAA Championship after a dramatic come-from-behind finish in the NCAA Regional on the final day of play. UK won four regular-season tournaments, including a record-setting three in a row to begin the fall slate.
McDaniel, a 2018 UK graduate with a degree in accounting, was responsible for the dramatic finish at the NCAA Regional to push the Cats into the NCAA Championship. He holed-out for an eagle on the 18th hole to secure the fifth and final spot from the Texas A&M Regional. McDaniel utilized a 72.31 stroke average and posted seven top-20 finishes, including a win at the Bearcat Invitational during his senior season.
Euler, a finance major, enjoyed a breakout junior campaign on the course. He had a career-low average of 72.25 with a squad-best eight top-20 finishes. He also had career-low scores for a round (67) and a tournament (205).
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