June 20, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
The Army golf team was recognized on Friday when three of its players were named to the Patriot League Men's Golf Academic Honor Roll. Senior Harrison Florence, junior Robby Hill and freshman Justin Pagila each received the academic honor, joining 43 student-athletes across the eight-team conference.
To be eligible for the Spring Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports.
Florence finished out his final year at West Point with a 3.636 GPA as an Economics major. A native of Roswell, Ga., Florence posted a season-best 1-over par 70 in the third round at the Stars and Stripes Invitational on Oct. 7 to help the Black Knights to a first-place finish in a field of 10 teams.
Hill receives mention on the academic honor roll after earning a 3.559 GPA during the spring semester. A Systems Management major from Springfield, Ill., Hill shot under par during four rounds on the season, including a 1-under 69 in the first and second rounds of The Doc Gimmler on Sept. 14. Hill also finished 1-under par in the first round of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate on Oct. 11 and the Rutherford Intercollegiate on April 19, carding a 71 and 70, respectively.
A native of Dublin, Calif., Pagila capped his freshman year with a 3.424 GPA, while proving to be one of Army's top competitors on the golf course. Pagila shot under par in three rounds in 2013-14, including a team-best five-under par 66 in the opening round of the Rutherford Intercollegiate on April 19. Overall, Pagila ended the year ranked third on the team with an average single-round score of 74.07.
Army finished second in the Patriot League Championship on April 26-27, placing in the top three in the event for the sixth year in a row. Freshman Peter Kim won the individual title and was named Patriot League Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Rookie, while Pagila and sophomore Marcus Plunkett earned all-conference second team honors.