CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – UVA golfers Pietro Bovari (Milano, Italy) and George Duangmanee (Fairfax, Va.) have been recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America for academic excellence by being named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for their performance in the classroom.
A PING all-East Region selection, Bovari led the Cavaliers during the 2021-22 season with a 71.06 stroke average. He led the team in scoring six times during the season including the ACC Championships and the NCAA Regional. He posted five top-10 finishes during the season including a runner-up showing at the Daniel Island Intercollegiate. That was his best finish as a collegiate. A total of 22 of his 33 rounds during the season were par or better.
Duangmanee, a sophomore from Fairfax, Va., was second on the UVA roster in stroke average at 72.08. He had four top-10 results and was the Cavaliers’ top finisher in three tournaments. He posted nine rounds in the 60s, equaling the best mark on the team with Bovari in that statistic. He finished third at Virginia’s inaugural Lewis Chitengwa Memorial to help lead the Cavaliers to the team title.
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar nomination, an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior both academically and athletically in NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA, or receiving their associates degree and in their last year of athletic eligibility in the NJCAA. In addition, they must participate in 50 percent of their team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 in NCAA Division I, under 78.0 in NCAA Division II, under 79.0 in NCAA Division III, under 78.0 in NAIA, and under 77.0 in NJCAA, and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
A total of 440 NCAA Division I athletes from 157 schools earned 2021-22 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors.