Matt Carter Named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar

July 26, 2018 at 4:56 pm

USC Upstate men’s golf student-athlete Matt Carter was recognized for his performance on the course and in the classroom Wednesday as the rising-senior earned Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors from the Golf Coaches Association of America.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf 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, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career GPA of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and in good standing at his college or university.

Carter turned in three top-10 performances for the Spartans in 2017-18 and finished second on the team in scoring with a 74.30 stroke average. He appeared in all 27 rounds and compiled eight rounds of par or better. Carter recorded his lowest round of the season at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate with a second round 68, tying his career-low score. He posted a season-best finish of tied for seventh at the Camden Collegiate Invitational and Mission Inn Spring Spectacular, and later tied for ninth at the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate.

A native of Easley, S.C., Carter is an interdisciplinary studies major and has a 3.229 cumulative grade-point average.

A new record number of student-athletes earned All-America Scholar status including 265 in Division I, 126 in Division II and 23 in NAIA. Additionally, 62 honorees were added to the previously released Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars.