NORMAN, Okla. — Four Methodist men’s golfers were named to the PING All-South Region Team on Tuesday evening.
Jared Chinn, Chris Drysdale, Larkin Gross and Aaron Puviance were all honored for the top-ranked Monarchs. Previously, Drysdale was named the USA South Player of the Year, while Gross was a first team all-conference selection and Chinn and Purviance were second team picks. Chinn, Drysdale and Gross are also semifinalists for the Jack Nicklaus Player of the Year Award.
Drysdale, a junior from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., was named the USA South Golfer of the Year and is currently ranked fifth nationally. In 22 rounds prior to the National Championships, he posted a stroke average of 72.4 with four top-10 finishes, including a pair of top-five’s. He is tied for second on the team with eight rounds at par or better. In fact, seven of his last 12 rounds have come in at par or better.
A junior from Center Cross, Va., Gross is the 14th-ranked golfer nationally according to Golfstat. In 22 rounds entering the Championships, Gross averaged 72.6 strokes and has eight top-20 finishes and four top-five finishes. He leads the team with nine rounds of par or better, including a 67 (-3) in the second round of the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate.
Chinn, a senior from Fayetteville, N.C., ranks third on the team with a stroke average of 73.1. He has three top-10 finishes on the year and boasts two of the Monarchs’ three lowest rounds on the season. He shot 66 in the first round of the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate and also posted a 66 in the third round at Jekyll Island.
Purviance, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, holds a scoring average of 73.6 over 14 rounds and has shot at or under par four times. Purviance shot a 65 in the second round of the Jekyll Island Intercollegiate, which stands as the lowest round on the team so far this season.
Credit – Methodist University Athletics