WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -Purdue’s Fernando Barco and Austin Eoff were named to the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars team, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced recently.
To be eligible for the award, an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 strokes per round and a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or better.
Both players were previously named Academic All-Big Ten three times during their career.
Barco, a native of Lima, Peru, finished his season with the sixth-best single-season stroke average in school history at 72.66 and had five top-20 finishes in 11 events this year. He ended the year by posting a counting score in 23 consecutive rounds and owned 12 rounds of even-par or better this year. He finished his career ranked fifth on Purdue’s career stroke average list (73.61). A mid-year enrollee, He has one semester left to earn his degree in management.
Eoff, who hails from Benton, Arkansas, finished his senior season with a 72.86 stroke average, good for 10th on the single-season list. A four-time All-Big Ten selection, Eoff ends his career as the school’s career leader in stroke average (72.82) and events played (54). He was a member of the counting squad in every event played during his collegiate career and owned four of the top-17 single-season stroke averages in school history. Eoff earned his degree in management and was recently named an assistant golf coach at Rutgers.