May 15, 2024

⛳ HutchCC's Box named PING HM All-American

Posted May 15, 2024 3:06 PM
Photo Courtesy HutchCC Athletics
Photo Courtesy HutchCC Athletics

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

HOBBS, New Mexico – Hutchinson Community College freshman golfer Charlie Box earned three new honors at the NJCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship banquet on Monday night.

The freshman from Leicester, England was named to the first team of the NJCAA Central District All-District Team and was named to the honorable mention list of the NJCAA Division I PING All-America teams. He was also named to the NJCAA Division I All-Freshman team.

In addition to Box, freshman David Razinskas and redshirt freshman Louis Ross were named to the All-Plains District team.

The Blue Dragons are currently competing in the NJCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships at Rockwind Country Links in Hobbs, New Mexico.

Playing the Blue Dragons’ No. 1 bag throughout the conference season, Box put together a strong KJCCC campaign and earned first-team all-conference honors with a second-place performance in the three league meets, including an individual championship at Jayhawk No. 2 at Crestview North in Wichita.

Box led the Blue Dragons to a fourth-straight Jayhawk Conference men’s golf championship.

Averaging 71.28 strokes per round, Box was ranked 10th individually in NJCAA Division entering the national tournament.

The Blue Dragons have had at least one player on the PING All-America team for six consecutive seasons. Box is the 17th Blue Dragon to earn PING All-America honors.

Joining Box on the all-freshman team are Oscar Holm Bredkjaer of Midland College, Adam Bresnu of Odessa College, Sungyeop Cho of Odessa, and Elias Pettersson of New Mexico Junior College.

Razinskas earned first-team All-KJCCC honors this season with a fifth-place showing in the three league tournaments. The Blue Dragon freshman averaged 72.46 and was ranked 38th in NJCAA Division I. His best finish this season were a pair of third-place showings at Jayhawk 1 at Colbert Hills and Jayhawk 2 at Crestview North.

Ross averaged 72.18 strokes this season and was ranked 16th individual entering nationals. His best individual finish was third at the Oakwood Intercollegiate in the spring season. Ross was an honorable mention all-conference performer this season.