Xavier Men's Golfer Named All-American Scholar

Korey Ward was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the 2013-14 school year.

Korey Ward was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the 2013-14 school year.

July 24, 2014

CINCINNATI - Xavier men's golf rising senior Korey Ward was named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the 2013-14 school year. At least one Musketeer men's golfer has earned the honor each year since 2009.

To be eligible for the award at the NCAA Division I level, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team's competitive rounds and have a stroke-average under 76.0. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university. Ward was one of 207 Division I players to earn the honor.

Ward, a native of West Chester, Ohio, played in nine tournaments during his junior season. He posted a team-low average score of 73.77, marking the second season in a row he held the team-best scoring average.

Ward placed as high as tied for sixth during the 2013 season, at the Wolverine Invitational, with rounds of 71-70-72/212. He shot a season-low round of 67 at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational. Ward capped off the season by tying for 16th at the BIG EAST Championship with score of 229 (81-76-72).

Ward's junior season followed a stellar sophomore campaign where Ward averaged 72.2 per round through 11 tournaments, and brought home a first place finish from the Marshall Invitational with a nine-under-par score of 204 (69-66-69).