Four Golfers Named To Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

Matt Philie

Matt Philie

June 21, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.  – Four Army golfers were among the 34 athletes honored when the Patriot League released its Academic Honor Roll on Friday.

To be eligible, golfers must be significant contributors with at least a 3.2 grade-point average during the spring semester.

Recent graduate Matt Philie, rising seniors Brandon Baerwaldt and Harrison Florence and rising junior Robby Hill all qualified for the Black Knights.

“We are very proud of the hard work of Brandon, Harrison, Robby and Matt,” said Army golf Brian Watts. “They excelled not only on the course but in the classroom as well and it’s a testament to their dedication, time management and desire to succeed. The work ethic of these young men is excellent and they continue to be great role models and mentors for our program.”

Philie was recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant after posting a 3.87 in his final semester as a Systems Engineering major. The West Friendship, Md., native played 18 rounds this past season with one round of par or better and four top-10 finishes.

Florence registered a 3.703 GPA as an Economics major. The Roswell, Ga., native played in seven tournaments and dual matches against Columbia and Navy. He won both of his matches opposite the Midshipmen to help Army to an 8.5-2.5 victory in the annual dual match.

Baerwaldt was a second-team All-Patriot League choice after finishing ninth at the league championship. He posted a 3.289 grade-point average as a Management major. A native of Las Vegas, Nev., Baerwaldt competed in 19 rounds and finished in the top-10 twice.

Hill was also an All-Patriot League selection following a tie for sixth place at the league championships. He played 27 rounds and finished in the top-10 three times. A native of Springfield, Ill., Hill sported a 3.552 GPA as an Engineering Management major.

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