Kevin McLister Earns University of Delaware Men’s Golf Charlie Horn Grinder Award
May 31, 2011
Photo courtesy of Kathy Atkinson
NEWARK, Del. -- Blue Hen men’s golf head coach Mike Keogh has announced that Kevin McLister has earned the University of Delaware Charlie Horn Grinder Award for the 2010-11 season.
McLister, who graduated from Delaware last Saturday, competed in all 12 of the Blue Hens’ tournaments during his senior season. He ranked second on the squad with a 74.93 stroke average, which is also the 10th lowest single-season average round in school history.
McLister, a native of Leesburg, Va. (Loudoun County HS), fired a career-low 66 during the first round of the Navy Fall Classic on September 11 en route to a third place finish at the event. He again fired a 66, tied for the third lowest round in Blue Hen history, and followed with a 73 to complete a two-shot victory at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational on April 3-4.
McLister’s other top 10 finish on the season came at the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate hosted by Seton Hall when he carded a 74-73-147 to place sixth at the invitational, while he was the Blue Hens’ top finisher in three other tournaments during the year.
McLister finished his stellar four-year career with a 76.08 stroke average, the sixth lowest in Delaware history. He won three tournaments as a Blue Hen, taking the Scotty Duncan and Andrew Geyer Invitationals during the fall of 2009, and was twice named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Week.
The Grinder Award was established in 2007 to honor a Blue Hen golfer who best exemplifies desire, determination, and commitment to his game.
The award is presented by former Blue Hens standout golfer and contributor to the program Charlie Horn. Charlie was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Scotty Duncan in 1971-75 and served as co-captain of the 1975 squad that placed second at the Eastern Championships.
Matthias is the fifth Blue Hen to earn the Grinder Award, along with Jeff Griest in 2006-07, Steve Boerner in 2007-08, Tommy Ellison in 2008-09 and Greg Matthias in 2009-10.