Hash, Williams Earn GCAA Scholar All-America Accolades

Jacob Hash (left) and Jackson Williams
Jacob Hash (left) and Jackson Williams

NORMAN, Okla. – A pair of Franklin men's golfers earned Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar honors on Wednesday (Jul. 24), when Jacob Hash and Jackson Williams were recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

A senior in 2018-19, Hash became a two-time recipient of the award, finishing with a scoring average 77.9 while playing in all 10 events. The Franklin-native had his highest finish of the year with a ninth-place showing and a 153 (78-75) at the Battle at Belterra on Apr. 6-7. He closed out his collegiate career on a high note, finishing 13th overall at the HCAC Championships.

Williams earned the accolade for the first time in his playing career, ending the season with a team-low 75.1 stroke average. The Greenwood, Ind.-native put together a strong junior season, winning two events and earning All-Conference honors at the HCAC Championships for the first time with a seventh-place finish.  

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status 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 in Division I, 78.0 in Division II, 78.0 in NAIA and 79.0 in Division III, and maintain a minimum cumulative career 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.