Oskaloosa–A pair of William Penn men’s golfers were rewarded for exceptional campaigns as the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference team was announced Tuesday.
The two award recipients are the most for William Penn since it also had two in 2010.
The duo helped the Statesmen to a record-breaking season that concluded with WPU tying for second at the Heart Championships. It was the program’s best league finish since joining the NAIA and its best in decades.
William Penn won six tournament crowns, tallied two runner-up placings, and managed four more bronze finishes.
Chegwidden owned a 72.5 stroke average, while Lundsgaard was at 73.3; both competed in 24.5 rounds. Each individual broke the school’s single-season stroke average (previously at 73.9).
Lundsgaard snapped WPU’s 18-hole record with a 65 at the Central Methodist Open in September, while Chegwidden’s 134 (66-68) at the William Penn Classic in October set the program’s 36-hole mark.
Chegwidden went under par 11 times (once on a nine-hole course); Lundsgaard accomplished the feat on five occasions (also on a nine-hole course). Both linksters won (or tied for the low score) in three events and both were in the 60s or 70s in all but one event each. Chegwidden went under 70 seven times and Lundsgaard did so in three rounds.
Kaz Sakai of Missouri Valley was tabbed as Heart Player of the Year, while MVC’s Jordan Dickson and Chris Winkle of Grand View shared the Coach of the Year laurel.
2016-2017 All-Heart of America Athletic Conference
Jon Roberson (Culver-Stockton)
Hunter Baggett (Culver-Stockton)
Myles Pfingsten (Grand View)
Mitch Pfingsten (Grand View)
Hunter Van Veen (Grand View)
Robert Cull (Missouri Valley)
Hamish Gorn (Missouri Valley)
Shawn Cook (Missouri Valley)
Kaz Sakai (Missouri Valley)
Jan Jedlicka (Missouri Valley)
Sergio Garcia (Mount Mercy)
Chad Nitz (Mount Mercy)
William Bruyeres (Mount Mercy)
Zachary Chegwidden (William Penn)
Frederik Lundsgaard (William Penn)
Story provided by Wade Steinlage