June 4, 2007
Haughey Named Atlantic Coach Of The Year; Campbell, Tomlinson Named All-Americans
Belmont Abbey head men's golf coach Jim Haughey was named the 2007 Atlantic Region Coach of the Year, and freshmen Conor Tomlinson and Joe Campbell were named honorable mention all-americans by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
Haughey, who stepped into the head men's position at mid-season, replacing long time coach Doug Ehmann, led the Crusaders to the Atlantic Region Championship in Pooler, Georgia, winning the tournament by 14 shots. That victory propelled the Abbey to its first NCAA Division II National Tournament appearance in school history, where it finished in a tie for sixth place.
In addition to the men's team, Haughey also led the Abbey women to the 2007 CVAC Championship. In just the program's second year of existence, the Abbey, playing with four freshmen and a sophomore, completed the tournament with a team score of 927, two shots better than Pfeiffer. The Abbey’s final round total of 293 is 11 shots better than the previous record of 308, set by Pfeiffer last year.
Tomlinson and Campbell earned honorable mention all-america honors after stellar performances throughout the year in their initial collegiate seasons. Tomlinson finished 25th at the Atlantic Regional and then went on to a tie for 12th at the national tournament, posting a 70 in the final round, which included six birdies.
Campbell finished in a tie for fifth at the Regional, and went on to finish 14th at the national tournament, posting three 74s and a 75.