Bangor and Qian Receive Postseason Accolades

Bangor and Qian Receive Postseason Accolades

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) – Two Carnegie Mellon University men's golfers have been recognized for their play on the course his past season.  Senior Ian Bangor (Moon Township, Pa./Sewickley Academy) and freshman George Qian (Bettendorf, Iowa/Montverde Academy)  were both named to the 2014 PING Mid-Atlantic Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.  This marks Bangor's fourth straight season accomplishing the honor. The senior also was named a Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for the second straight season while Qian was named to the All-Freshman Team given to the top first-year golfer in each of the six regions.
    
Bangor, who has a grade-point average of 3.85, ended the regular season with an average score of 75.2 through 18 rounds with one tournament win, three top-three finishes and seven top-ten finishes.  He had a season-low round of 70 at the Carnegie Mellon Fall Invitational and was a second-team All-UAA honoree after placing ninth at the Association Championships.

For his career, Bangor is a two-time All-UAA member and ranks first on the school's all-time charts with 10 tournament wins and 18 top-three finishes.  He holds a career average of 75.2 in 75 rounds and set the Tartan record for the best two-round score his freshman campaign of 141 (3-under par) at the Guy Kuhn Invitational at Meadville Country Club and recorded the top three-round score last season of three-under par 211 (69-69-73) at the Vulcan Invitational.  He also is the school's single-season leader with seven top-three finishes his sophomore season.

Qian finished the season with an average round of 75.8 through 18 rounds, the second lowest on the team.  The freshman was also second for the Tartans with four top-10 finishes while shooting a career-low round of one-under-par 71 during the second round of the Jekyll Island Invitational.  The freshman placed eighth at the UAA Championships which garnered him second-team accolades.  

To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically and compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 70 percent of his team's competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke average under 79.0 in Division III and maintain a minimum cumulative 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.