Golf: Lanier earns first team All-American status; LC finishes 14th at Division III national tournament

Golf: Lanier earns first team All-American status; LC finishes 14th at Division III national tournament

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Junior Logan Lanier earned first team All-American status after finishing in a tie for sixth at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships. 

Lanier's selection capped a stellar 2015-16 season. He was named the USA South Player of the Year and a first team All-Conference pick. He is also a finalist for the Division III Jack Nicklaus Award.

The junior from St. Augustine, Fla. had a final round four-over par 76 for a 298 tournament total. He had an up and down round, with four birdies and nine bogeys. 

As a team, the Panthers had a final round total of 317 over the Midvale Country Club course. They started the day playing in a light rain, which gave way to windy conditions the rest of the round.

"We started the day pretty good and were 1-under through eight holes," said Coach Lee Richter. "Then the rain stopped, the wind got up and so did our scores.

"We came here to win so its a little disappointing but we had another good year and finished in the top 15 for the third straight year."

Sophomore Eric Havixbeck led the Panthers on Friday with a 3-over par 75. Junior Anthony Scolapio matched Lanier's score of 76. Scolapio's round was highlighted by a chip in from 55 feet on the par 3 13th hole. Senior Alex Ball and junior Osborn Theam each had rounds of 84 to round out the scoring for the Panthers.

"We have a lot of players coming back next season," Richter said. "We'll have a lot to look forward to like hosting the USA South conference tournament and hopefully another trip to the national tournament."