Oskaloosa-–Zachary Chegwidden (Fr., Essex, England, Business Management) was honored as one of the top golfers in the NAIA as the PING all-region teams were announced by Golf Coaches Association of America Thursday.
Chegwidden was one of 15 individuals named to the North region’s squad, while 15 linksters were picked for the South, Central, and West regions as well.
It is not only the freshman’s first regional recognition, but also the first in the program’s history.
Chegwidden guided William Penn to a record-breaking year that ended with the Statesmen tying for second at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championships.
The freshman owned a 72.5 stroke average in 24.5 rounds, snapping the school single-season stroke average record. His 134 (66-68) at the William Penn Classic in October set the program’s 36-hole mark.
A three-time tournament low-scorer, Chegwidden was in the 60s or 70s in 23.5 rounds (seven times under 70, low of 66). He broke par 11 times (once on a nine-hole course).
Story provided by Wade Steinlage