Peter among Luther golf honorees
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:03 AM
Several Luther College men’s golf team members were honored with postseason accolades.
Seniors Joel Bruns, Tobias Kohl and Andrew Peter were named 2014 Division III Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
To be eligible for Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a junior or senior academically and competed in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participated in 70-percent of his teams competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA championship, have a stroke average of 79.0 or lower in Division III and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
Eight-time Iowa Conference Coach of the Year Scott Fjelstul coaches the Norse. During his 27-year career he has coached 18 golfers who have earned 27 Scholar All-America Honors.
In addition, Kohl and Peter were named to the 2014 Division III Ping All-Central Region Team by the GCAA.
The GCAA and Ping recognized a total of 92 NCAA III student-athletes from six regions. Kohl and Peter were two of 15 golfers named to the All-Central Region squad that included schools from Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Nebraska.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Kohl played 23 rounds and posted a stroke average of 74.3. At the Iowa Conference Championships he finished third, earning all-Iowa Conference honors for a fourth time, becoming the third Luther golfer in school history to accomplish this feat.
Peter played 23 rounds and tallied a stroke average of 74.2. A third team Ping All-American a year ago, Peter became a two-time all-Iowa Conference performer for the Norse placing tenth at the conference championships.
Bruns, a 2010 graduate of Albany High School, is the son of Dwaine and Jeanne Bruns of Avon, Minn. Kohl is the son of Peter and Ingrid Kohl of Muenster, Germany, and is a 2009 graduate of Edith-Stein-Schule High School. Peter is a 2010 graduate of Decorah High School and the son of Tim and Sandra Peter.