NORMAN, OKLA. – Seton Hall’s Lloyd Jefferson Go (Guadalupe Cebu City, Philippines) and Ryan Snouffer (Sparta, N.J.) were named 2016 Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
A total of 212 players in Division I, 91 in Division II and 12 in NAIA earned the honor. Additionally, 41 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars. 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, 78.0 in Division II, 77.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, 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.
Named BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2016, Go became only the third Seton Hall golfer to win the individual BIG EAST Championship. His historic tournament was fueled by a record-breaking second round in which he fired a Callawassie Island course-record, 7-under-par, 65. In winning the title, Go became the first men’s golfer at Seton Hall to play in an NCAA Regional since the team won the BIG EAST title and advanced to the national event in 2001. Prior to the BIG EAST Championship, Go became the first three-time All-BIG EAST performer in Seton Hall history. The junior shaved more than two full strokes off his scoring average from a year ago and led the BIG EAST Conference with a 71.50 average. A PING All-Region selection, Go tallied nine top-10 finishes in just 11 tournaments this year and shot a team-best 12 sub-par rounds. He has recorded five top-5 finishes and had four sub-par tournaments.
Snouffer earns the impressive distinction for a second straight year. The recent graduate competed in 11 of 12 tournaments this year and finished second on the team with a 74.77 stroke average. He averaged a sparkling 73.42 strokes per round during the fall season and shot an impressive 6-over-par, 67-73-82-222, at the Hartford Hawks Invitational. His 5-under-par, 67, in the first round was a career best. A BIG EAST Academic All-Star, he recorded seven sub-par rounds and had one sub-par tournament last year, a 2-under-par, 75-70-69-214, at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate.
Go and the rest of the Pirates will return to the links when the fall season opens on September 10 for the first two of three rounds at the Gimmler Invitational, hosted by St. John’s University in Farmingdale, N.Y.