Pete Taylor '12 Named 2011 PING Division III All-Northeast by Golf Coaches Association of America as Well as Scholar All-American
Pete Taylor '12 (photo), who led the Cardinals in each of the team's 10 golf outing during the 2010-11 season, has been named to the PING Northeast All-Region squad by the Golf Coaches Association of America, it was annonced May 11, 2011. Twelve individuals were named to the All-Northeast squad and six of them hail from NESCAC colleges including two each from Middlebury and Williams and one from Hamilton. Four players are from NCAA powerhouse Skidmore. In addition, Taylor was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scholar All-American by the GCAA. To be eligible, an individual must play in 70 percent of his team's matches, maintain at least a 79.0 stroke average and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above.
Taylor played in each of the Cardinals' outings during 2010-11, recording 14 medal rounds with scores ranging from a low of 70 to a high of 81. His seasonal average was a personal-best 75.0. He shot a 70-74-144 (2-over-par) to tie for third at the NESCAC qualifier October 2-3, 2010, to earn all-NESCAC honors for the third time in his career. It was his first appearance as a first-teamer as he received second-team laurels in both 2009 and 2008. His stroke average in 2009-10 was 75.5 while his 2008-09 stroke average was 77.5.
Taylor was the medalist during the Trinity College Invitational Sept. 11-12, 2010 with an even-par 71-71-142 total, in a field of 40 competitors. He followed up by medaling at the prestigious Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury Sept. 18-19, 2010, with a four-over-par 70-76-146 score. The field featured 25 teams, including Middlebury, Hamilton, Skidmore and Salem St., with 127 entrants.