Emory University senior Ryan Dagerman closed out an outstanding career Friday afternoon on the final day of action at the NCAA Division III Golf Championships, earning First Team All-America honors after finishing in a tie for seventh place on the player leader board. The Championships were held at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.
Dagerman shot a final round of three-over par 75 on the 6,926-yard, par-72 El Campeon Course to finish with a 72-hole score of six-over 294, tying the school's second-best individual performance at the NCAA Championships.
Dagerman becomes just the second player in Emory annals to have been a three-time All-American, joining Mike Lebow (2004, 2005, 2006) in that exclusive club. Previously, Dagerman was a second-team honoree in 2010 and nailed down third-team acclaim in 2011. He is the first Emory player to garner first-team recognition since Lebow accomplished that feat in 2006.
Dagerman closed out the 2011-12 campaign with a school-season record of 73.0 strokes per round, bettering his previous mark of 73.48 set last year. The Dallas, Tex., native also finished off his four-year stint with the program in the No. 1 spot in career scoring average with a 74.38 strokes-per-round showing, just a shade ahead of the previous standard of 74.43 held by Jason Scherr (2001-04).
Taking home medalist honors at this year's Championships was Anthony Maccaglia of Oglethorpe University with a score of six-under 282, six shots ahead of runner-up and teammate Hayden Jones.