NORMAN — University of Oklahoma golfers Max McGreevy, Grant Hirschman and Rylee Reinertson were among the 260 student athletes named Division I Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Wednesday.
In 2016-17, senior McGreevy and juniors Hirschman and Reinertson were pivotal in the Sooners’ success, all contributing to help the team earn the 2017 NCAA championship. The trio also served as co-captains throughout the season.
“To have three guys become scholastic All-Americans is a testament to how hard our guys work,” OU head coach Ryan Hybl said. “This is a very difficult task to accomplish, and I am proud of them.”
In Hybl’s eight seasons at OU, his golfers have now earned 13 academic All-America accolades. Additionally, McGreevy and Hirschman are two of five Sooners in program history to receive both athletic and academic All-America recognition in a season, joining Grant Waite (1987), Abraham Ancer (2013) and Michael Gellerman (2015).
During his senior campaign, McGreevy recorded a 71.40 (+0.21) scoring average, marking the second lowest stroke average in program history according to records dating back to the 1993-94 season. He earned individual titles at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate and the Lone Star Invitational to total three career wins as a Sooner. Additionally, at the Lone Star Invitational, McGreevy matched school records for single-round score (63) and 54-hole total (196).
Hirschman posted a 71.60 (+0.42) scoring average in his junior season. After claiming his first career title at the Gopher Invitational in September, Hirschman won the elite Southern Highlands Collegiate in March with a victory on the first playoff hole. Overall, he placed in the top 20 eight times and in the top 10 four times throughout the year.
Classmate Rylee Reinertson had the best season of his career during his junior year, tallying a 73.11 (+1.82) scoring average. He totaled three top-10 finishes, the first of his career, including a career-best tie for fourth at the Lone Star Invitational. At the NCAA Championships, Reinertson went 2-1 in match play, claiming clutch wins in the quarterfinal and semifinal matches to help his team to the final match.
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status an individual 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, have a stroke-average under 76.0 in Division I and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.