GREENVILLE, S.C. - Furman's Natalie Srinivasan claimed Golfweek third team All-America honors, while Haylee Harford garnered honorable mention All-American accolades, as announced this week by the publication.
A rising junior from Spartanburg, S.C., Srinivasan earned a Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Honorable Mention citation last month. She tied the Furman low-round record with a 65 in the opening round of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, where she went on to finish third with scores of 65-71-68=204. The 2018 Southern Conference Player of the Year, Srinivasan concluded the season ranked 26th nationally after leading Furman with a 72.36 stroke average over 36 rounds during the 2017-18 season, the second-best single season stroke average ever for a Paladin women's golfer.
Srinivasan, who placed 69th at the 2017 U.S. Open and was honored as the 2017 SoCon Freshman of the Year, finished among the top three at six tournaments this season, including a second-place finish at the SoCon Championships, and has seven top-5 finishes and eight top-10 finishes in 12 tournaments during her sophomore campaign.
Harford, a rising senior from Leavittsburg, Ohio, finished the season ranked 53rd nationally after placing second in the league with a 73.03 stroke average over 36 rounds this season. She earned her third-consecutive all-conference award in 2018 after finishing among the top 10 individuals in five tournaments and among the top 20 in seven of 11 tournaments. She finished as runner-up at the Lady Paladin Invitational in September and the Betsy Rawls Invitational in October and tied for third at the SoCon Championships.
A WGCA All-America second team selection as a sophomore last season, Harford was also selected to the Golfweek All-America third team in 2017.
The Paladin duo helped seventh-ranked Furman to an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Championships at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma, after leading the Paladin to their fourth-straight league championship in April.
"It is awesome to have two players recognized by Golfweek as All-Americans," said Furman head coach Jeff Hull. "I am very proud of Natalie and Haylee for the great season they had. I am very much looking forward to their leadership next year."
Seven Golfweek All-America citations have been awarded to members of the Furman women's golf team since Stefanie Kenoyer won the program's first award in 2010.
Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information