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EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to include PING All-American selections and a WGCA All-Region selection.
NORTON, Massachusetts – Emory University senior Matthew Organisak, Babson College senior Chris Bornhorst, and Christopher Newport junior Kevin Quinto all received 2020 NCAA PING All-America honors by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Organisak (Nashawtuc CC) and Bornhorst (Brae Burn CC) made the Third Team, and Quinto (Berkshire Hills CC) received Honorable Mention.
The week prior, University of Rhode Island junior Chris Francoeur and Notre Dame junior Davis Chatfield were the two Massachusetts natives selected to their respective Division I PING All-Region Teams, which were announced the week prior.
Francoeur, of Amesbury, was selected in the Northeast Region, while Chatfield, an Attleboro native, was selected in the Midwest Region. The GCAA also selected its Division II and Division III All-Region Teams.
In the fall, Francoeur (Amesbury G&CC) finished with a 69.4 stroke average, carding sub-70 scores in eight of his 14 rounds played. He placed top-10 in all five events, including four top-3 finishes. He also qualified and played in the South Beach International Amateur, regarded as the sixth-best amateur tournament in the world. He was also a quarterfinalist in last year’s Mass Amateur.
Chatfield made the All-Midwest team for the second straight year after helping the 2019-2020 squad set a new program record for season stroke average with 282.26 strokes per round. He earned four top-25 finishes, two top-10s, and one top-five and was the lone Irish golfer to count every round towards team score, going a perfect 16-for-16.
Southern New Hampshire University freshman Jared Mscisz (Beverly G&TC) was selected to the East Region of the Division II PING All-Region Teams list.
Mscisz, of Danvers, earned the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year award after leading the Penmen with an average of 72.8 per round, which ranks third all-time in SNHU’s single-season record book. Overall, he turned in four top-10 finishes, including a trio of top-five performances.
Organisak (Nashawtuc CC), who won the 2019 Ouimet Memorial Tournament, was one of five Massachusetts natives to earn a spot on the Division III PING All-Region Teams list. Organisak, of Sudbury, earned the distinction for four consecutive years. He also holds the program’s best scoring average, with a 73.04 over 86 rounds of play. In the fall, he placed T5 in the Gordin Collegiate Classic and carded six rounds of 70 or under.
Bornhorst, of West Newton, made the Mid-Atlantic Region Team. Bornhorst (Brae Burn CC) finished with a 73.97 career scoring average, the lowest by a four-year player in program history. He posted four career victories and in his final event, finished T2 at The Atlantic Invitational in Juniper, Florida.
Fellow Sudbury native Brendan Frain, a freshman at the University of Rochester, and Nico Ciolino (Marlborough CC), a freshman at Johnson & Wales (RI), earned selection in the Northeast Region. Frain (Charter Oak CC) averaged 73.75 strokes per round and recorded two top-10s. Meanwhile, Ciolino, of Marlborough, placed third in the GNAC Fall Championship and earned GNAC Rookie of the Year.
Kevin Quinto (Berkshire Hills CC), a junior at Christopher Newport University, also made the Mid-Atlantic Region Team. In six rounds of play, the Pittsfield native carded no worse than a 77 and posted an average score of 72.8.
Eric Lifson (Nashawtuc CC), a senior at Kenyon College (OH), made the Great Lakes Region Team. Lifson, of Sudbury, recorded 12 rounds of play this season and posted a team-best 75.58 scoring average. He also won the Irish Hills Intercollegiate in Jackson, Michigan.
AJ Chicharro, of Fall River, was one of three freshmen from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee to receive Division III Southeast All-Region honors by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
Chicharro finished sixth at the Golfweek Invitational, shooting a 72 in the second round and finishing 12-over for the tournament.