By Bud Denega
ADA — The Golf Coaches Association of America released its 2018-19 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honorees. Ohio Northern senior Joshua Turich (Centerville) was recognized for his performance on and off the course.
To be eligible for the honor at the Division III level, the student-athlete must be a junior or senior, participate in at least 50 percent of his team's competitive rounds, possess a stroke-average under 79 and hold a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. A record number of 540 athletes across all divisions were recognized this year.
In 17 rounds played this season, Turich laid claim to a 77.4 stroke average, which ranked him 13th all-tiime in school history. He won Medalist Honors at the Polar Bear Classic and the dual match with Tiffin, and placed inside the top 15 at three other tournaments.
In his career, Turich boasted a 79.7 stroke average.
The Polar Bears begin their season hosting the ONU Fall Invitational Aug. 31.