Sports Information Director
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The recent success of the Holy Cross men's golf program continued over the course of the 2014 season; three first place finishes and nine top-five finishes helped pave the way for a third place finish in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) tournament championship. At the conclusion of the 2014 season, three men's golfers were honored with accolades in the conference. Matthew Code (SR/Belleville, Ontario, Canada) and Michael Fitzgerald (SR/Flossmoor, Ill.) were recognized as First Team All-CCAC players and Chris Noble (JR/Niles, Mich.) was named to the All-CCAC Academic team.
To be recognized for the All-CCAC Academic team, student-athletes must maintain a grade point average of 3.25 and have at least 30 credit hours at their institution.
Noble, a business major, wrapped up his junior season competing in nine events and posting a season stroke average of 78.5. He posted a season-low round of 70 during round one of the Bill Sergent Invitational, and had one top-five finish where he placed fourth individually at the Oakland City Invitational. For his career, Noble holds a stroke average of 78.3.
Michael Fitzgerald wrapped up his Holy Cross career in 2014 competing in 10 events and posting a season stroke average of 77.6. His low round of 72 came in round one of the SEKI Invite where he placed fifth of the 58-man field. Fitzgerald closed out the season with three top-five finishes, including a season-best tie for fourth individually at the Oakland City Invitational. He will end his Holy Cross career with a stroke average of 77.1, including a career-low round of 69 during the 2012-2013 season. Fitzgerald has been named First Team All-CCAC for two consecutive seasons.
Matthew Code wrapped up his Holy Cross career in 2014 competing in all 10 events and posting a team-best stroke average of 75.2. His season-low round of 70 at the Taylor Fall Invitational helped propel him to back-to-back first place individual finishes. For the season, Code posted four individual medalist honors, including the 2014 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) tournament championship. After winning the playoff hole in the conference championship, Code became the third consecutive Holy Cross men's golfer to win the individual championship. This is the third consecutive season that Code has been named First Team All-CCAC. To date, he owns a career stroke average of 75.3.
Although the regular season has concluded, you can continue following Matthew Code's quest at the 2014 NAIA National Championships. For up to date stats, follow along here.
For a complete listing of the 2014 CCAC awards, click here.