THREE BULLDOGS EARN ALL-CONFERENCE MEN'S GOLF RECOGNITION
Kyle Mason and Jeff Carlson Named To GLIAC First Team
*2005-06 All-GLIAC Men's Golf Release* PDF
Three members of the 2005-06 Ferris State University men's golf team earned post-season honors from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) as announced recently by the league office.
A pair of juniors, Kyle Mason (Mt. Pleasant) and Jeff Carlson (Holland/West Ottawa) made the All-GLIAC First Team while senior
Derek Radley (Mentor, Ohio/Lake Catholic) garnered second-team all-conference recognition for the second straight season.
Mason recorded his most productive season at Ferris State with a career-best and team-leading 75.14 strokes per round average (2,104 total strokes) in 28 rounds. He compiled seven top-20 individual finishes and a squad-high four top-five performances, which included a pair of second-place tying efforts at the Ferris State Bulldog Invitational (Sept. 17-18) and GLIAC Championships (Oct. 10-11). Mason carded a squad-best three-round 219 score at the 2005-06 GLIAC Championships in North East, Pa. He was a 2004-05 honorable mention all-league selection and a co-winner of Ferris' Bulldog Award in men's golf for the 2003-04 campaign.
Carlson landed a spot on the all-conference team for the third consecutive season as he garnered honorable mention laurels the previous two seasons (2003-04 and 2004-05). Carlson averaged 75.74 strokes (2,045 total strokes) in 27 rounds to place third among the Bulldogs' top average leaders. He turned in seven top-20 placings of which four were among the top-10 finishers. Carlson, who was a co-recipient of the team's 2003-04 Bulldog Award, produced a season-best and team-leading fourth-place showing at the Northwood Invitational (Sept. 30). Carlson finished ninth overall at the 2005-06 GLIAC Championships (Oct. 10-11) with a 225 score.
Radley achieved second-team All-GLIAC honors for the second consecutive time in his career as he was also named to the second team for 2004-05. Radley made the most of his final collegiate campaign by averaging a career-best 76.39 strokes per round (2,139 total strokes) in 28 rounds of competition. He generated five top-20 placings this season with two being top-five efforts. Radley's best performance of the 2005-06 campaign was a third-place 146-stroke total in the Bulldogs' season opener at the Wayne State Motor City Invitational (Sept. 10-11). He notched a three-round 229 score at the 2005-06 GLIAC Championships (Oct. 10-11) to finish tied for 17th place. Radley closed out his Ferris career with a 76.82 average (3,841 total strokes) in 50 rounds.
Steve Larson of Grand Valley State was honored as the GLIAC's Men's Golf Athlete of the Year while Northwood's Luigi Spadafora was named the Freshman of the Year. Andy Bethune of Saginaw Valley State was voted as the conference's Coach of the Year.
The All-GLIAC Men's Golf selections ware based upon a player's stroke average in his 10 best rounds per league play, including the three rounds of the GLIAC Championships Tournament. All ties were broken by total strokes in the GLIAC Tourney.
Ferris State closed out its 2005-06 season at the NCAA-II Great Lakes Super Regional (May 1-3) in Lockport, Ill., by placing seventh with a three-round 902 team score. The Bulldogs finished runner-up at the GLIAC Championships after netting a 903-stroke total in the 54-hole tournament.