Maupin Named Finalist for National Coach of the Year, Burnette Finalist for Player of the Year

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Assistant Coach Evan Spence, Beck Burnette, and Director of Golf, John Maupin pose with the GSC Championship trophy.
Assistant Coach Evan Spence, Beck Burnette, and Director of Golf, John Maupin pose with the GSC Championship trophy.
Lee Director of Golf John Maupin has been named an NCAA Division II finalist for the 2022 Dave Williams Award presented by Golf Pride Grips. The Williams Award honors the national coach of the year in NCAA Division II men's golf.

The Flames entered the NCAA Division II National Championship as the No. 3 ranked team in the Country. Lee won three tournaments this season, including the Gulf South Conference Championship, and Maupin was named GSC Coach of the Year. Three of his players, Beck Burnette, Oliver Lewis-Perkins and Connor Pollman earned All-GSC First Team and All-South Region honors in 2021-22.

The other finalists are Luke Calcatera of Arkansas Tech, Jeff Ray of Midwestern State, Jimmy Stobs of Barry, and Bryson Worley of North Georgia. 

Earlier this week, Burnette, the GSC Player of the Year, who is ranked fourth in Golfstat's individual rankings with a 70.47 scoring average, was named a finalist for the coveted 2022 Division II Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year Award.
According to Coach Maupin, he has had "one of the best, if not the best" season in school history, where he finished in the top-10 at seven tournaments for the Flames.

Other finalists include Charles Delong of Grand Valley State, Jake Doggett of Midwestern State, AJ Ewart of Barry, and Austin Fulton of West Georgia. The winner will be announced on June 5 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, and presented by award namesake Jack Nicklaus during the final round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday.

 

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