The women’s golf trio honored by the WGCA


CORAL SPRINGS, Florida – A trio of student golf athletes from UNCW, including seniors Caroline Cahill and Keri kenkel and junior Phu Khine, won the All-American Scholar award from the Women’s Golf Coaches Association for the 2020-21 academic year.

Cahill, Kenkel and Khine are among 1,432 college golfers who have received All-American Scholar honors after compiling at least a 3.50 GPA and participating in at least 50 percent of their team’s rounds.

“Considering the difficulty of a year, earning All-American Scholar honors is a tremendous achievement for Caroline, Keri and Phu,” Coach Cindy ho mentionned. “All three have won the award multiple times, which is a testament to their hard work and dedication in the classroom. We couldn’t be more proud of them, as they carry on a strong tradition of academic excellence for our team. “

A product of Wilmington, NC, Cahill won All-American Scholar honors for the second consecutive season. She has appeared in all four tournaments during her senior campaign and has averaged 79.42 points.

After finishing tied for 21st place at the River Landing Classic, Cahill won a share of 13th place at the PGA Works Collegiate Championship. She finished her UNCW career with an average of 79.14 in 50 career laps.

Kenkel, who earned his fourth career All-American Scholar Commendation, placed third on the team with an average of 77.08 and has appeared in all four of the Seahawks’ tournaments. The Charlotte, NC native put in her best effort of the season at the River Landing Classic scoring 4 above par (75-72-73 = 220), winning a share of 29th place .

After playing the first two seasons of his college career at UNCG, Kenkel is scoring 77.38 in 26 rounds with the Seahawks.

Khine received the second All-American Scholar honor of her career after placing second on the team with an average of 74.25 points in four tournaments. The second-team selection All-Colonial Athletic Association won the individual division of the PGA Works Collegiate Championship with a score of 2 over par and earned a share of 15th place at the Reynolds Lake Oconee Invitational.

A two-time All-CAA recipient, the Yangon, Myanmar product ranks number one in program history with a career point average of 73.96 and has 17 career-best rounds with six tops. -10.


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