Wednesday May 23 2012
Blair earns All-American golf honors
Colfax grad one of nine named to the PING GCAA team
Trevor Blair, a 2007 graduate of Colfax High School, continued the legacy of ex-Falcon golfers excelling at the collegiate level this past season. Blair joined former Colfax High teammate Patrick Bauer as an All-America player by earning the highest honor in his senior season at Cal State Stanislaus in Turlock. Bauer, also a 2007 Colfax High graduate, was a two-time All-American choice at Sonoma State in 2010 and 2011. Blair was one of nine golfers to be named to the PING/GCAA Division II All-America team after shooting a five-under 211 to place eighth at last week?s NCAA Div. II championships. During the course of the season, Blair won three events and led the Warriors to a second place finish at the conference tournament and a Central/West Regional championship. The senior from Colfax was previously a two-time All-America honorable mention recipient, as well as a three-time All-CCAA and two-time All-Region winner. Blair was also named Cal State Stanislaus' co-Male Athlete of the Year Wednesday evening. In a very closely contested and thrilling round of golf between conference rivals, Blair?s Warriors came up just short in a 3-1-1 match play decision to Chico State in the semifinal round of the NCAA Championship. Zachman 7th at NCAA Div. III championships The University of La Verne golf team finished 14th in the 2012 NCAA Division III Golf Tournament at the Mission Inn Resort & Club at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. After a final round of 312 (+24), La Verne ended at 1212 (+60) for the tournament. The national champion and wire-to-wire leader was Oglethorpe with a total of 1171, finishing 20 strokes better than second place Transyvania at 1191 and third place Methodist at 1192. La Verne junior Derek Zachman, a 2009 Colfax High School graduate, ended the tournament by tying for seventh among individuals with a 294 total (76-69-71-78) after shooting 78 on Friday on the Par 72, 6926-yard El Campeon Course to secure a Top 10 finish.