TERRE HAUTE, IN – Transylvania University’s Hunter Frazier (Lexington, Ky./Christian) fired a four-round score of 289 at the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Conference Championship at Aston Oaks Golf Club in North Bend, Ohio and Rea Park Golf Course in Terre Haute, Indiana to lead the Pioneers to their seventh straight HCAC Men’s Golf title. Transylvania tallied a team-score of 1,178, holding off second place Hanover College’s total of 1,214.
Frazier shot a final-round 68 and fired rounds of 71, 79, and 71 in the first three rounds to finish as the medalist at one over par for the event. The senior was named the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player.
Rose-Hulman’s Sanders Park (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) finished eighth in the standings to earn the conference’s Freshman of the Year honor. Park finished with a total of 303, finishing 14 shots off the lead.
The Pioneers had three other top-eight finishers at the meet, placing Stephen Montgomery (Elizabethtown, Ky./John Hardin) in third position (295), Clay Hinton (Elizabethtown, Ky./H.S.) in sixth (301), and Jantzen Latham (Central City, Ky./Muhlenberg Co.) in seventh (302).
Frazier, Montgomery, Hinton, Latham, and Park all earned All-HCAC recognition. Joining the group on the All-HCAC team are Hanover College’s Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky./St. Xacier) and Marcus El (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) and College of Mount St. Joseph’s Matt Stiens (Cincinnati, Ohio/La Salle).
Hanover finished second behind the Pioneers with a team score of 1,214. Mount St. Joseph placed third with a total of 1,224, while Franklin finished fourth in the team standings with a total of 1,258. Rose-Hulman tallied 1,268 team strokes for fifth place and was trailed by Manchester (1,308), Anderson (1,334), and Defiance (1,372).
Transylvania head coach Brian Lane was also honored by the HCAC and named Coach of the Year. Lane earned the honor for the seventh time after leading the Pioneers to their seventh straight HCAC men’s golf championship.
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