Silvis, Ill.- College of Coastal Georgia senior Paxton Shuman closed out his collegiate career with the Mariners Friday in the final round of the NAIA Men's Golf Championship.
Shuman shot an 83 over the closing 18 holes on the par-71 TPC at Deere Run course and ended up finishing tied for 61st in the championship with a four-round 315 score.
"That was a pretty good round in these conditions. That was probably the average score for today," said Coastal Georgia coach Mike Cook. "It was 46 degrees with winds at 20 to 25 mph and heavy rain for most of the round. I could barely stand the conditions."
Shuman was the only Coastal Georgia player competing over the last two rounds as the Mariners missed the cut as a team. Shuman was among the top 40 individual players after the first 36 holes to keep a spot in the field for the closing two rounds.
Shuman shot 75 in each of the first two rounds before shooting 82 in round three and then the 82 in the final round.
The Brunswick native put together a strong senior campaign in which he made the all-conference team in the Southern States Athletic Conference before also making the SSAC all-tournament team with his fourth-place finish at the league tournament and winning team MVP honors.
"He had a good season for us," Cook said. "I still think he makes All-American."
Shuman was named to the NAIA Ping All-Region Team for the South region this week. The all-region honors were announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The All-American selections will be announced in the coming days now that the season is complete.