Jones Named to Conference USA Men’s Golf All-Academic Team

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall men’s golf junior Tyler Jones was named to the Conference USA All-Academic Team, the league office announced Thursday.

Jones was also honored as an All-Academic Team selection in 2021.

“I’m so happy for Tyler,” Herd head Coach Matt Grobe said. “He deserves this Honor. Tyler excels in the Classroom and on the golf course. He is a great teammate and provides leadership. He works very hard it is nice to see him rewarded for all that hard work.”

The Westerville, Ohio, native has been a star on the course and in the Classroom since they first came to Huntington as a freshman in 2019. Jones is a three-time member of the Conference U.S. Commissioner’s Honor Roll and a three-time recipient of the Academic Medal for a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better. He holds a 3.92 overall GPA as a management major while setting records on the golf course.

This season, Jones has played all 10 tournaments, 29 rounds, leading into the Conference USA Championships, April 25-28. He leads the team with a 71.45 stroke average and was the top finisher for Marshall five times, including the last four in-a-row. Jones has four top 10 finishes and five in the top 20 this season.

The junior had his best outing at the Golfweek AGT Intercollegiate setting a program record and tallying his first Collegiate Victory. Jones scored a 10-under 62 in the final round to jump up the Leaderboard. He began the day with six strokes behind the leader. Jones did not bogey a hole during the final round and finished the day with a birdie on four of his final five holes. He led the entire field with 18 total birdies.

Jones broke a long-standing record for the Marshall men’s golf program for the lowest single-round score. The old mark of a 10-under 63 was set by Marshall Hall of Famer Linden Meade in the Mid-American Conference Championship on May 23, 1958.

Prior to the win at Golfweek, Jones was the runner-up at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational (Sept. 13-14) and at the Sea Palms Invitational (March 4-5). He tied for third at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate (March 14-15) just before his win. Jones has shot under par in 13 of his 29 rounds this season.

Marshall is back in action at the Conference USA Championships, April 25-28, at the Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana, Arkansas.

2022 Conference USA Men’s Golf All-Academic Team

Ben Woodruff, Charlotte, Jr., 3.67 GPA, Marketing
*Tyler JonesMarshall, Jr., 3.92 GPA, Management

Kevin Jegers, Middle Tennessee, So., 3.75 GPA, Information Systems
Nick Wolf, Middle Tennessee., Gr., 1952 GPA, Master’s in Business Administration
* Nick Robillard, LLC, Gr., 4.0 GPA, Master’s in Business Administration
* repeat selection

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