Golf: Liberty sophomore Jonathan Yaun named VaSID Men’s Golfer of the Year

LibertyLiberty had three players named to the 2020 VaSID All-State University Division Men’s Golf team, highlighted by sophomore Jonathan Yaun, who was named the 2020 VaSID Men’s Golfer of the Year.

Yaun becomes the first golfer in program history to be selected the top collegiate golfer in the Commonwealth of Virginia by the VaSID organization.

Joining Yaun on the VaSID all-state first team was redshirt junior Kieran Vincent, while junior Alexandre Fuchs was selected to the all-state second team.

Yaun finished the season as the top ranked golfer in the ASUN Conference and in the Commonwealth. He was ranked No. 50 in the final Golfstat national rankings and posted a 48-0 head-to-head record against ASUN opponents during the 2019-20 campaign.

The native of Minneola, Fla., played 16-of-27 rounds at par or better (59.3 percent) and tied for the team lead with three top-10 finishes. He also posted seven sub-70 rounds.

Vincent finished the season with a 71.17 stroke average, playing in six of the team’s nine events. The redshirt junior missed three events during the fall schedule due to an injury.

Vincent was the second-highest ranked golfer in the ASUN Conference behind Yaun, finishing the year ranked No. 53 in the Golfstat national rankings.

The native of Harare, Zimbabwe, posted a 47-1 record against ASUN opponents, played 10-of-18 rounds at par or better (55.6 percent) and posted five sub-70 rounds.

Vincent and Yaun were both named to the 2020 GCAA/PING All-America honorable mention and the 2020 GCAA/PING All-Region East teams.

Fuchs posted a career-best 71.96 season stroke average and finished the 2019-20 season with a 41-7 head-to-head record against ASUN opponents.

The native of Mouans-Sartoux, France, posted six sub-70 rounds of golf and played 12-of-27 rounds at par or better. He was named ASUN Men’s Golfer of the Week on Nov. 7 after wrapping up the fall season with an eight-place finish at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic Invite with a 10-under par 203 (68-67-68).


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