Longwood’s Carter Garners VaSID All-State Honor

Published 11:03 am Tuesday, July 7, 2015

FARMVILLE — Longwood University senior Blake Carter has been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State University Division Second-Team after leading the Lancers with his 72.39 scoring average in 2015. Carter is the first Lancer to land a spot on the VaSID All-State teams since the move to Division I was completed in 2007. The senior claimed medalist honors at the Cornell Invitational in the fall before adding a pair of top 10 performances at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate and Big South Championship.

“I’m really happy to see Blake get recognized for the season he put together,” Longwood head coach Kevin Fillman said. “I feel like his performance this season warranted more recognition in our voting awards, and I’m glad that the sports information directors of Virginia recognized his excellence and rewarded him with a selection to the VaSID All-State Team.”

At Cornell, Carter earned his first collegiate medalist honors after carding a 218 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Three weeks later, Carter led the Lancers by finishing 10th at the Donald Ross Intercollegiate, hosted by Appalachian State at the Mimosa Hills Country Club.

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Perhaps the most impressive tournament of the season came in Carter’s last event as a Lancer. At the Big South Championship, he carded a 7-under 209, shooting under-par in all three rounds and finishing runner-up. The 209 card is tied for the second-best 54-hole score in Longwood history. His runner-up finish is the highest by any Lancer in Longwood’s three-year stint in the conference.

Carter’s senior campaign sits atop the record book as the best single-season scoring average at 72.39 over 31 rounds of golf. The Basset native produced 15 of Longwood’s 21 par or better rounds in the 2014-15 season, once again marking a personal best for Carter and the most by a Longwood golfer in the Division I era.

Over the course of his four years in blue and white, Carter comes in fourth in career-scoring average, using 74.54 strokes over 107 rounds of golf for the Lancers.