GSW’s Vincent Norman named All-American

Published 5:32 am Friday, June 22, 2018

By Staff Reports


AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University golfer Vincent Norman was named as an NCAA Division II PING All-American Honorable mention from the Golf Coaches Association of America on Tuesday, June 19.

Norman turned in an extremely successful sophomore season in 2017-18 by leading the Hurricanes with a 71.55 stroke average that ranked third in the Peach Belt Conference. Norman finished in the top five of half of the 10 events he participated in. He was also named the PBC Golfer of the Week on Thursday, March 1, after winning the Hurricane Invitational. Norman was named to the PBC All-Tournament Team after finishing third at the conference championships on Sunday, April 15.

The Stockholm, Sweden native closed out the Spring with a 2-over par 215 at the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regional to finish tied for 19th place out of 108 golfers.

Norman broke the GSW 18-hole scoring record with a Round One score of 64 (8-under par) at the Hurricane Invitational.  He followed that up by breaking the 36-hole scoring record by two strokes with a two-round score of 134 (10-under).

Norman was also a semifinalist for the 2018 NCAA Division II Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award and a member of the Division II PING All-Region Southeast Team.

GSW has placed six golfers on the All-America list over the past seven seasons. Norman joins Ethan Chamineak (2016-17), Nick Ward (2015), Nate Gahman (2013), Craig Gibson (2012) and JP Griffin (2012) as Hurricane golfers to receive this accolade.