Qian Repeats as ECAC Division III Men’s Golfer of the Month for March

Qian Repeats as ECAC Division III Men’s Golfer of the Month for March

(DANBURY, Conn.) – For the third consecutive year, senior George Qian (Bettendorf, Iowa/Montverde Academy) of the Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team was named Corvias Division III Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men's Golfer of the Month for March following his play during the Tartans' spring trip south.

Qian started the spring season with an average of 73.1 in nine rounds during the month of March while recording three rounds below par. The senior opened the spring claiming University Athletic Association (UAA) Most Valuable Player honors at the 2017 UAA Match-Play Championships after winning both of his matches. Qian then posted a sixth-place finish at the TaylorMade-adidas Intercollegiate in a field of 85 golfers which was held on the Cotton Dike Course at the Dataw Island Club in Beaufort, South Carolina. Qian shot a 226 (74-78-74) for the 54-hole tournament. He then tied for 12th individually out of 150 golfers at the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational with a score of 219 (70-72-77) on the 6,711-yard, par-72 Pine Lakes Course on Jekyll Island.

A week later at the Wynlakes Intercollegiate, Qian placed second as he carded a two-round score of seven-under par 137, which broke the school record for the lowest 36-hole event. He also tied the single-round school record with an opening round score of five-under par 67, helping the Tartans to a third-place team finish in a field of 13 teams, five of which were ranked in the top seven nationally. The two-day event was held at the par-72, 6,979-yard Wynlakes Golf & Country Club in Montgomery, Alabama.

Qian has an average of 73.7 through 19 rounds this year with five top-10 finishes, three top-3 finishes and an individual medalist honor.

The Tartans return to action on Saturday and Sunday, April 8-9 as they host the Annual Carnegie Mellon Spring Shootout.  The two-day event will be held at The Links at Spring Church in Apollo, Pennsylvania.