GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman's Haylee Harford earned Golfweek third-team All-America honors, while Taylor Totland garnered honorable mention All-American accolades, as announced this week by the publication.
Harford, a rising junior from Leavittsburg, Ohio, who concluded the season ranked 11th nationally, tied for fifth at the NCAA Lubbock Regional and went on to tie for eighth at the NCAA Championship last month at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. She led Furman, which finished the season ranked seventh nationally and placed 12th at the NCAA Championship, with a 72.3 stroke average over 35 rounds, the best single-season stroke average ever for a Paladin women's golfer, and tied for individual medalist honors at the Minnesota Invitational, the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and the Brickyard Collegiate.
Harford, who was honored with the 2017 Southern Conference Pinnacle Award, which is given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA on each championship team, helped the Paladins to their third straight league championship in April. The 2016 SoCon Freshman of the year, she earned her second straight all-conference award in 2017. Harford had five top-five finishes and nine top-10 finishes in 12 tournaments this season.
Totland, a recent Furman graduate who hails from Tinton Falls, N.J., becomes a two-time Golfweek honorable mention All-American after also winning the award in 2015. Totland, who finished the season ranked 39th nationally, ranked second on the Paladin team with a 73.0 stroke average over 32 rounds in 2016-17. She finished among the top 10 individuals in five tournaments this season, including a third-place finish at the league championship, and placed among the top 20 in eight of 11 events.
Only the ninth four-time all-conference honoree in the history of the Southern Conference, Totland is the only player in league history to finish among the top three individuals four times at the league championship, which dates back to 1994. She was honored as the 2015 SoCon Player of the Year and the 2014 SoCon Freshman of the year and was chosen as a WGCA All-American honorable mention selection in 2015.
“It is quite an honor to have two players named to the Golfweek All-American team,” said Furman head coach Jeff Hull. “I am very proud of both Haylee and Taylor.”
Five Golfweek All-America citations have been awarded to members of the Furman women's golf team since Stefanie Kenoyer won the program's first award in 2010.