Qian and Mohan Named to the All-UAA Squad

Qian and Mohan Named to the All-UAA Squad

(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team had two athletes honored by the University Athletic Association's (UAA) coaches on the All-UAA team when the awards were announced May 4. Senior George Qian (Bettendorf, Iowa/Montverde Academy) and junior Nikhil Mohan (Bangalore, India/Canadian International School) were named to the first team. The two played a factor in helping the 20th-ranked Tartans to their highest national ranking.

Qian, who has recently been named a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award, finished the season with a team-best average round of 74.0 through 21 rounds with a tournament win, three top-three finishes and five top-ten finishes. The senior opened spring play claiming UAA Most Valuable Player honors at the 2017 UAA Match-Play Championships after winning both of his matches. At the Wynlakes Intercollegiate in late March, Qian tied the single-round school record with his opening-round score of five-under par 67. He finished the Wynlakes with a two-round score of seven-under par 137, which broke the school record for the lowest 36-hole event. His play to start the spring earned him Division III Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Men's Golfer of the Month for March.

Mohan turned in two tournament top medalist honors this season and ranked second on the team with a scoring average of 75.6 competing in all 21 rounds.  The junior was named to the UAA Championship All-Tournament team after winning both of his matches. Mohan carded a career-best round of two-under par 70 on two occasions this season. The first came at the third round of the BSN Fall Invitational hosted by Kenyon College and the second at the opening round of the of the Wynlakes Intercollegiate.