Blue Hen Senior Justin Martinson Selected To All-CAA Men's Golf First Team, Earns All-Conference Honors For Second Consecutive Year
May 19, 2011
Photo courtesy of Kathy Atkinson
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware senior Justin Martinson has been named to the 2011 All-Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golf First Team announced by the league this week, earning all-conference honors for the second consecutive year.
Martinson competed in all 12 tournaments for the Blue Hens during the 2010-11 season, leading the squad with a 73.83 average round. Martinson, who earned medalist honors at the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate, fired the two lowest rounds in school history by carding a 65 during the first round of the Navy Fall Classic on September 11 and a 64 at the Lincoln Mercury Tournament on October 17.
Martinson, a native of Avondale, Pa. (Kennett HS), was the top UD finisher in eight of the Blue Hens’ 12 invitationals, while he posted second place finishes at the Navy Fall Classic and C&F Bank Intercollegiate in addition to his victory at Seton Hall.
Martinson captured six tournament titles during his three-year Blue Hen career, including the 2010 CAA Championships which led to him being named the league’s Player of the Year and earning a spot on the all-conference second team.
Martinson ends his Delaware career as UD’s leader with a 133 two-round score, 12 career rounds in the 60’s, and a 73.53 career average round. Additionally during his three years in Newark he produced three of the seven lowest single season stroke averages, and carded six of the 14 lowest rounds in Blue Hen history.
Martinson was joined on the CAA First Team by Matt Ball of VCU, Josh Brock of UNC Wilmington, John Duthie of Towson, and Payne McLeod of UNC Wilmington. The second team consisted of Thomas Bass of UNC Wilmington, Mark Jargren of VCU, Nyasha Mauchaza of Towson, Ryan Vince of James Madison, and Jeremy Wells of William & Mary. Brock was named the CAA Player of the Year, while his teammate McLeod was tabbed Rookie of the Year and their coach Matt Clark earned Coach of the Year honors.