CLEVELAND – The Mid-American Conference announced its 2017-18 Men’s Golf Academic All-MAC squad on Friday. Earning a spot on the team for Miami was senior Patrick Flavin.
Flavin had one of the top seasons in Miami golf history. He won four stroke play events (Wolf Run Intercollegiate, Louisville Cardinal Challenge, Windon Memorial Classic and Dayton Flyer Invitational) to become the RedHawks’ career tournament wins leader. Flavin was named First-Team All-Mid-American Conference for the fourth straight season, only the fourth Miami golfer to earn four All-MAC honors. He finished with a 73.14 strokes per round average in 35 rounds played this season.
For his career, Flavin was one of the most honored golfers in program history. He set a school record with eight tournament victories. Flavin’s 72.99 career strokes per round average ranks tops amongst all Miami golfers. He was a three-time PING Division I All-Region selection.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. By earning this honor, Flavin is now eligible for the MAC's Distinguished Scholar Athlete award, which will be voted on by the MAC Faculty Athletic Reps at a later date.