Norby earns Division II All-America golf honor

Photo: OC junior Trevor Norby made the All-America third-team list for the 2018-19 season.

NORMAN, Okla. (June 19, 2019) – Oklahoma Christian’s Trevor Norby received third-team recognition on the NCAA Division II PING All-America list announced Wednesday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Norby, a junior from Carlsbad, Calif., is only the second Division II All-American during OC’s Division II era, which began with the 2012-13 season. Sam Johnston was a three-time Division II All-American for the Eagles, receiving second-team honors in 2013 and 2014 and third-team recognition in 2016.

“It is very satisfying to see Trevor chosen as a third-team All-American,” OC coach David Lynn said. “His play this past season was stellar and his scoring average ranked among our all-time best. Once Trevor got comfortable this spring, his game really blossomed.”

Norby finished in the top 10 in eight of OC’s 12 tournaments and posted two wins, taking the Broncho Invitational at Oak Tree Country Club’s East Course in Edmond and sharing the Heartland Conference Championship title at Slick Rock Golf Course in Horseshoe Bay, Texas.

In his first season at OC, the transfer from San Diego State posted the third-best single-season scoring average – 71.54 over 33 rounds – in OC’s considerable men’s golf history, trailing only two members of the OC Athletic Hall of Fame – Juan Lizarralde (71.3 in 2003-04) and Bruno Buccolo (71.3 in 2006-07).

Norby’s 8-under-par 64 in the second round of the Heartland tournament matched the program record for lowest score in relation to par. He shot under par in 11 rounds and even par six times while earning All-Heartland first-team honors, helping the Eagles post five team wins and rise to No. 1 in the NCAA’s South Central Region ranking and No. 9 in the Division II coaches’ poll.

He tied for 10th in the Division II South Central-West Super Regional at The Ledges Golf Club in St. George, Utah, shooting a 7-under 65 in the final round – the lowest round by any of the 108 players in the event over three days. He closed with birdies on six of the final 10 holes.

Norby was one of only two players from Oklahoma schools to make the All-America list, joining first-team honoree Zach James of Southeastern Oklahoma State. Only two Heartland players made the list – Norby and fellow third-teamer Emilio Gonzales of St. Mary’s (Texas).

Norby was one of two OC athletes in the 2018-19 academic year to receive All-America honors, joining women’s basketball player Addy Clift.


 

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