LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's Jared Berlin and Seiichiro Nakai earned All-Region recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Thursday morning. Nakai was named to the 2019 Division III PING Mid-Atlantic All-Region Team, while Berlin was named the Division III Mid-Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year.
Nakai (San Rafael, Calif. / Marin Acad.) was named to the All-Region Team for the first time as a junior. The California-native recorded six top-10 finishes on the year, including a second-place finish at the F&M Fall Invitational on October 15th.
Berlin (Los Angeles, Calif. / Buckley School) continued to garner post-season accolades after earning the Centennial Conference (CC) Rookie of the Year, tying for fifth at the CC Champs with rounds of 79, 77 and 77 for a 233. Berlin is the first Diplomat to earn All-Freshmen honors since Christopher Gabriele in 2015 and was one of only six golfers in Division III to be named to the list.
He delivered a dominant rookie campaign, finishing in the top-six in seven out of eight events on the year, taking first at the Ted Keller Memorial on October 9th and the Revolutionary Collegiate Classic on October 14th in the fall.
F&M finished fourth at the CC Champs on April 28th, led by top-10 finishes from Berlin and Justin Lankler.