RINDGE, N.H. (June 12, 2017) – Franklin Pierce University junior Camden Morrison (Millis, Mass) has been named the 2016-17 Northeast-10 Conference Women's Golfer of the Year, it was announced Monday morning by the league offices. Fellow teammate Zoe Yamamoto (Honolulu, Hawaii) was selected as the NE10 Rookie of the Year and head coach Tyler Bishop earned his first NE10 Coach of the Year honor. These are the first major awards in FPU Women's Golf program history.
Throughout the season, Morrison earned six NE10 Women's Golfer of the Week awards while Yamamoto snagged seven top weekly rookie honors. Bishop guided the Crimson and Grey to four team titles this season and four second place finishes. He also led the Ravens to their third consecutive second place finish at the NE10 Women's Golf Championship in September and coached Morrison at the 2017 NCAA Division II Women's Golf Championships at the end of May.
Morrison became the first ever Raven to golf at the NCAA Tournament. The team captain placed second overall with a three day score of 217 (+1) at the NCAA Division II East Super Regional and qualified for the National Championships where she recorded a four round scorecard of 322 (+34). Over the course of the season, Morrison placed within the top-10 10 times including six medals (first place) and three second place finishes. Her most impressive showing of the year came way back on September 4th at the season opening FPU Fall Invitational where she led the field with a 69 (-3) season-best showing. She also stroked a 145 (+1) across two days at the Trevecca Fall Invitational on October 24-25.
Yamamoto had a successful freshman campaign as she earned eight top-10 finishes including two medals. She took part in the Kutztown University Fall Invitational from October 2-3 and concluded play with a 154 (+14) showing which gave her the first medal of her collegiate career. Later on in the year at the Dr. Edwin Cottrell Invitational (April 9-10), Yamamoto tied with Morrison atop the leaderboard at 159 (+17). Two weeks before the Cottrell Invite, she collected her only other top-five finish as she tied for fourth at the Battle at the Bay (162, +20). Yamamoto placed sixth four times over the course of the year and shot a season-low 75 (+3) at day two of the NE10 Championship Tournament.
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