Redlands golfer gets national honor

The University of Redlands men’s golf narrowly missed the cut the NCAA Divsion III national meet but the Bulldogs do have something to celebrate.

John McCord has been named recipient of the Phil Mickelson Award, presented annually to the most outstanding freshman in NCAA Division III.  It marks the first time in school history that a Bulldog men’s golfer has received the prestigious honor.

The Phil Mickelson Award dates back to 1992 when the inaugural award was given out.  For McCord, it follows a number of other accolades during the 2013 season, including landing on the All-West Region First Team and receiving the Ken Sherman Freshman of the Year honor for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

McCord compiled an impressive 19-round average of 75.9.

His best round in a Bulldog uniform came at the West Cup where he tallied a 67.  On the season, he racked up nine rounds of 75 or lower.