From Emory University Athletics
Emory University sophomore Matt Organisak (Sudbury, MA) and junior Connor Yakubov (Columbus, OH) have been selected as 2017-18 All-Americans by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The GCAA finalized the All-America list with the release of the second, third and honorable mention teams. The first team was released following the conclusion of the D-III Championships in May.
Organisak landed a second-team berth for the second straight season, ending the year with a team-best average of 73.2 strokes over 25 rounds of action, the second-best mark in school history. The owner of a team-leading 12 rounds of par or better, Organisak was tabbed as the University Athletic Association Player of the Year for the second consecutive campaign. He posted four top-five finishes and was co-medalist at the 54-hole Rhodes College Fall Classic, where he shot a school record 206, and the Callaway Gardens Intercollegiate. In addition, he was the squad's top performer at the Jekyll Island Invitational, where his two-under par 214 ranked 11th out of 150 competitors and tied for fifth on the program's all-time list for a three-round tourney, and the Discover DeKalb Spring Invitational, carding an even-par 140 over 36 holes, placing third on the leader board out of 83 entries. After two years with the Eagles, Organisak holds down the No. 1 spot on the school's all-time scoring chart with an average of 73.62 strokes over 48 rounds of play.
Yakubov garnered honorable-mention recognition after logging 25 rounds and placing third on the team with an average of 74.0 strokes. He compiled seven rounds of par or better with his best 18-hole effort taking place on the final day at the NCAA D-III Championships when he posted a four-under par 68, establishing a school record for the best individual round at nationals. Yakubov concluded play at the NCAAs with a team-leading score of one-over par 289, tying Jonathan Chen (2013) for the program's best effort at the Championships. Earlier in the campaign, Yakubov ranked as the Eagles' No. 1 performer at the 54-hole Tournament Town Preview, shooting a 221.
The Division All-America list can be view by clicking HERE.