BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Junior men's golfer Evan Davis has earned All-OVC honors as the conference office announced its postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon.
Evan had an outstanding junior campaign for the Bruins. He finished atop the OVC in scoring average with a 70.4, becoming the first Belmont golfer to lead the conference in scoring since Ashton Van Horne in 2015-16. His average set a new school record for lowest scoring average for a season, besting the old mark by two-tenths (70.6).
In addition, the Lexington, Kentucky native won two individual titles during the season (SIUE Dolenc Invitational and Pinetree Intercollegiate) and had a total of four top-10 finishes in six events. He also ranked nationally in three statistical categories according to Golfstat. He finished tied for 39th in par-5 scoring at 4.57, tied for 42nd in scoring at 70.4, and tied for 48th in score versus par at -0.89.
Davis becomes the first Belmont golfer to earn All-Conference honors since Ashton Van Horne and Noah Trenkler earned spots on the All-OVC team in 2015-16.
During the abbreviated 2019-20 season, the men's golf team posted five top-five finishes in seven events. They captured the President's Day Match Play Championship in February, earned a second place showing at the Pinetree Intercollegiate in late October, and finished in third place in three events: the Dolenc Invitational in September, the APSU Intercollegiate in October, and the Pinehurst Intercollegiate in March.
OVC Statement in Regards to Golf's Postseason Awards
"Although the OVC Golf Championship was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, golf was unique in that when the season ended in March, over 71 percent of the scheduled contests for the year had been completed. That combined with the fact that golf does not play a conference schedule, it was deemed there was enough statistical data to award the All-OVC and All-Newcomer Teams honors. However, it was decided the Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year awards would not be awarded this year since the Championship was not conducted."