July 23, 2014

Furman's Borton Named Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman junior Michael Borton has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar, as announced today by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).  

"It's a real honor for Michael to be named an All-America Scholar by the GCAA," said Paladin men's golf head coach Todd Satterfield. "The award represents excellence both in the classroom and on the golf course, as there is a cumulative GPA component as well as stroke average criteria.  I am very proud of Michael for his dedication to be a true student-athlete." 

Borton, an economics major from Winston-Salem, N.C., holds a 3.35 GPA.  He saw action in ten of Furman's 11 tournaments during the 2013-14 season, tying for the Paladin lead with a 75.2 stroke average over 30 rounds.  Borton fired a 71 in the final round of the Southern Conference Championships to lead the Paladins with a ninth-place individual finish.  Earlier in the season, he carded a season-best 70 in the second round of the Bank of Tennessee at Blackthorn and tied for 16th place at the Cardinal Intercollegiate after scoring three over par with a 76-72-71=219.  Borton was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and the SoCon Academic All-Conference team. 

A total of 207 players in Division I earned the honor. Athletes must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I, and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 to be selected for the award. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.