Norris, Jennings receive All-American golf honors

Posted: October 9, 2013

Cleary University finishes fifth

at USCAA Golf Championship

Norris named All-American (2nd team),

Jennings named to Academic All-American team

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Cleary University men’s golf team finished fifth overall at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Golf Championships at Penn State Tuesday.

Cleary’s Randy Norris shot two-round 152 to finished in ninth place individually. The finish netted Norris 2013 USCAA Golf Second Team All-American honors.

Cleary’s Gary Jennings was named to the 2013 USCAA All-Academic Team.

“The first day was hard because we warmed up and then sat around for five hours because of the weather delay,” said Cleary men’s golf coach Jason Cheeseboro. “The second day was very good. It was the first time we had all four players in the 70s.”

The second day Cleary score of 309 was set a new school record for men’s golf.

Cleary University finished with a combined 642 team score for the two day event at the Penn State Blue Course (Par 72 and 6,686 yards).

Rounding out the Cougars’ scoring was Jeff Kidd (161), Howell’s Mitch Cleary (162) and Jennings (172). Cleary’s James Richards (175) and Ronnie Ruff (180) played as individuals.

Daemen College won the Championship with a team score of 588. Lindedwood University (613), Rochester College (622) and SUNY Canton (626) rounded out the top five finishers.

“We went in feeling like we were a top five team and that expectation was met,” Cheeseboro said. “We had a tough first round, but set our goal to jump ahead of at least the next two teams ahead of us in round two and we did that.”