Barton College’s Sydney Turner garners 2018-19 WGCA All-American Scholar accolades

Barton senior Sydney Turner has been named a 2018-19 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar.  Photo courtesy of Benny Benton
Barton senior Sydney Turner has been named a 2018-19 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar. Photo courtesy of Benny Benton

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Barton College's Sydney Turner has been named a 2018-19 WGCA All-American Scholar.  WGCA is the Women's Golf Coaches Association.

Turner, a senior from Montgomery, Ala., was the team's top golfer at the 2019 Conference Carolinas Championship in early April in Hartwell, Ga., and led the Bulldogs to a fifth-place finish. 

Turner was also Barton's No. 1 golfer in two other tournaments this year – the Patsy Rendleman Invitational (Salisbury, N.C.) and the Jekyll-O-Lantern Invitational (Jekyll Island, Ga.) – and tallied an 80.5-stroke average for the season.

A total of 1,097 women's collegiate golfers were recognized this year with the prestigious honor.  The criteria for selection to the All-American Scholar Team are some of the most stringent in all of college athletics.  The minimum grade point average is 3.50. 

Turner graduated this past spring with a bachelor's degree in biology while carrying a grade point average of 3.55.  Turner was also a member of the Conference Carolinas All-Academic Team for women's golf.

The Women's Golf Coaches Association, founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization representing women's collegiate golf coaches.  The WGCA was formed to encourage the playing of college golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition.  Today, the WGCA represents over 600 coaches throughout the U.S. and is dedicated to educating, promoting and recognizing both its members and the student-athletes they represent.

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