Golf: Logan Lanier earns first team All-American honors with fourth place finish at NCAA Division III Championship

Senior Logan Lanier finished fourth at the NCAA Division III Championship to earn first team All-American honors.
Senior Logan Lanier finished fourth at the NCAA Division III Championship to earn first team All-American honors.

HOWEY-in-the-HILLS, Fla. - Senior Logan Lanier capped a great collegiate career Friday with a fourth place finish at the NCAA Division III Championship. Lanier earned first team All-American honors for the second year in a row.

Lanier shot a final round 2-under par 70 over the Mission Inn Resort & Club El Campeon course, making four birdies against only two bogeys. He had a tournament total of 290. The St. Augustine, Florida native was one of four Panthers closing out their collegiate careers.

Lanier, Anthony Scolapio, and Osborn Theam, along with junior Eric Havixbeck were a part of four straight NCAA tournament appearances and two USA South championships.

Lanier was the low medalist at this year's USA South Championship. He is now a three-time PING All-American and selected to the USA South All-Conference teams all four years. Lanier was a finalist last year and semifinalist this year for the Division III Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year. Theam is a two-time PING All-American and on the USA South All-Conference team three times. Scolapio has twice earned Academic All-America honors twice and a USA South All-Conference selection two times. Havixbeck was also a two-time Academic All-America as was Lanier.

Scolapio, Theam, and Havixbeck all shot final rounds of 5-over par 77.

Freshman Drew Duffie shot a personal season best round of 70 to match Lanier. Duffie birdied four of the last five holes, and had a team best six birdies on the round. He moved up 21 places in the standings, the second biggest jump on the day, to tie for 54th.

Lanier and Duffie helped the Panthers shoot a final round team score of 294 to finish 10th overall. It was the Panthers fourth straight Top 15 finish in the tournament.