Broadhurst, Tucker named All-American Scholars

Published 10:18 am Thursday, July 26, 2018

NORMAN, Okla. — More academic honors rolled in for the Lincoln Memorial University men’s golf team on Wednesday with Sam Broadhurst and Garrett Tucker earning Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar status from the Golf Coaches Association of America. The Railsplitters also garnered 18Birdies Team All-Academic Status earlier this week.

Broadhurst and Tucker were two of only 126 total NCAA Division II student-athletes to be tabbed as an All-American Scholar, which has lofty standards. In order to earn the accolade, an individual must be a junior or a senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in at least 50 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, compile a stroke average of 78.0 or lower and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or better.

Broadhurst, who collected the second athletic All-American accolade of his career earlier this summer, led the Railsplitters with a 71.89 scoring average, the second-lowest mark in program history. The junior from Nuneaton, England notched eight top-10 performances across 14 events, including a fourth-place run at the national championship and a runner-up finish at the South/Southeast Regional.

Broadhurst also produced an .853 win-loss percentage with five top-five efforts. He becomes only the second LMU student-athlete to be recognized as an All-American for athletic and academic achievement in the same season, joining baseball player Logan Augustine, who accomplished that feat following the 2017 campaign.

In his final season with the Railsplitters, Tucker appeared in all 14 events and compiled a 76.39 scoring average. He recorded his best finish of the season at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate, where he tied for 14th place with rounds of 76 and 71. The senior from Tazewell, Tennessee also carded a 74 in the final round of the national championship to help the Railsplitters secure a spot in the match-play portion of that event.