RU golfer receives national honor

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Miles Creighton has been named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American.

Myles Creighton has won another award this offseason as he was named a Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American on July 26.


Creighton was one of a record-breaking 260 student-athletes at the Division I level that won the award. 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.

“Myles had a great year in the classroom and on the golf course,” men’s golf head coach Mike Grant said. “Being named to the Cleveland Golf All-America team is a testament to his dedication and hark work.”

The junior capped off his season in the Big South Championships tied for fourth individually with a six-under (210). The fourth place finish tabbed him a spot on the Big South All-Championship Team and he was the only Highlander named Big South All-Conference for his play all season. Creighton’s work in the classroom has been on par with his play as he currently has a 3.85 cumulative GPA and was a member of the Big South All-Academic Team and was the first Highlander named Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Creighton has finished in the top 10 in every spring tournament he’s played in this season, including two first place finishes to open the spring and one that concluded the spring. He shot four-under (212) at the Wexford Intercollegiate, which led him to his first career medal and medaled again after shooting seven-under (137) at the Wofford Invitational.

The Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada native took home two Big South Golfer of the Week awards during the spring after medaling in two tournaments. In the final tournament of the season, he helped the team to a first place finish in the Wofford Invitational. It was the best team finish since March 24, 2015 when Radford won the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate.

Creighton’s summer was highlighted with him winning the Rice Planters Amateur. He finished three-under (213) along with another player in the field. The two were in a playoff hole and both found the green from the tee box, but Creighton two-putted to clinch the victory.