Four members of the Hobart College golf team were honored by the Statesmen Athletic Association and the Hobart Athletics Department at the annual Block H Awards Dinner on April 27. Senior Eric Mills was presented with the Bob Van Etten Award as the team’s MVP.
Sophomore Alex Grant earned the A.H. Beretta Memorial Golf Award for fair play, performance and leadership and junior Harry Hagen earned the O’Connor Golf Award as the team’s most improved player. First-year Zach Felder received the Rookie Award for Golf.
A co-captain, Mills led the team with an 82.3 average this season. Mills competed in 11 tournaments this fall, the most of any of his teammates. He represented Hobart as an individual in the Liberty League Championships. Mills posted a season-low round of 77 on the second day of the Liberty League Fall Qualifier and matched that score in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship first round. He tied for 15th place at the Elmira College Fall Invitational and at the Nazareth Invitational, helping the Statesmen take third place in Pittsford.
Mills played in 49 rounds in his Statesmen career. He finished with an 84.5 career average.
Grant competed in 10 events this season and logged an 83.3 scoring average. He posted a season-low round of 77 on Day 1 of the Dr. Tim Brown Invitational. Grant tied for 12th place at the season-opening Pitt-Bradford Invitational, helping Hobart finish in fifth place.
Grant earned the Rookie Award for Golf last year. He has played in 29 rounds in his two years on the team and has an 83.5 career average.
Hagen posted an 80.7 scoring average this season, playing in four tournaments. He improved his scoring average by four strokes from last season. Hagen carded a season-low round of 72 on Day 1 of the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship, going on to finish in ninth place at the event.
Hagen has played 10 career rounds at Hobart and is sporting an 81.9 career average.
Felder played in four tournaments in his rookie season. He posted an 85.2 scoring average. Felder recorded a season-low round of 81 twice. The first time he shot an 81 was at the Myrtle Beach Shootout, where he finished in 13th place, and then he matched his season-low on Day 1 of the Oswego State Spring Invitational.
The Statesmen competed in 11 tournaments as a team this year. Hobart finished in fifth place at its season-opening tournament at Pitt-Bradford and earned a third place finish at the Nazareth Invitational.