THOMASVILLE, Ga. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 2015 NAIA Men's Golf All-America teams, as selected by the NAIA Men's Golf Coaches Association All-America Committee. A total of 45 student-athletes were honored, with 15 individuals being named to either the first team, second team, or third team, respectively.
Representing Thomas University this year are junior Stone Cowie and senior James Fletcher. Stone, a Crawfordville, Fla., native received a selection to this year's Second Team while Fletcher, a Preston, U.K., native, received a Third Team selection.
Cowie completed the fourth round of the national tournament shooting a 73 (+1) to bring his four day total to 287 (-1). The right-hander shot a 74 (+2) on the 18-hole course on day one and 70s (-2) during rounds two and three. Cowie completed the championship tournament as the highest placed individual qualifier. For his efforts, Cowie was named to the NAIA Men's Golf National Championship All-Tournament team. During the 2015 season, Cowie finished 38th overall at Coastal Georgia's 5th Annual Winter Invitational, ninth at the Sand Shark Classic, eighth at the Battle at Primm, and 15th at the ERAU Invitational. Cowie led the way for the Night Hawks in the Sun Conference Championship as the individual runner-up. The Night Hawks finished sixth place as a team with Cowie shooting a three-round total of 213 (-3). For his efforts, Cowie was named to the all-conference team.
Fletcher finished second on the team for the Night Hawks in several tournaments during the 2014-2015 season. He finished tied 11th at the Sun Conference tournament, 10th at the Sand Shark Classic, 17th at the Battle at Primm, 31st at Coastal Georgia's 5th Annual Winter Invitational, and 37th at the ERAU Invitational.
"Stone played great this year. He was as consistent as I had seen him since he’s been at Thomas," stated head coach Peter Ireland. "He played well through the championship and will continue to be a leader on our team in the future. We look forward to having him back next year to potentially lead our team to the 2016 NAIA Men’s Golf National Tournament. James placed solidly throughout the season and was a crucial part of our success. Congratulations to both of these men. This is a great honor for our program and both of these individuals."
***Thomas University Athletics