Royston Named Ivy Rookie of the Year; Deng Earns All-Ivy First Team

Royston Named Ivy Rookie of the Year; Deng Earns All-Ivy First Team

Royston is the second member of the Crimson to be named rookie of the year (Gregory Carroccio).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Freshman Gregory Royston has been voted as the Ivy League Men's Golf Rookie of the Year and is joined on the All-Ivy League team by Robert Deng.

Royston was tabbed as the conference's rookie of the year after tying for seventh place at the Ivy League Championships and earning All-Ivy League second team honors. Royston steadily improved throughout the tournament, cutting five strokes off his opening-round score on Saturday before improving by an additional two strokes to finish at even-par 72 on Sunday. For the year the freshman ranked second on the team with an average-round score of 74.00, including a low round of 70 to open the Quechee Club Invitational this fall en route to a second-place performance.

Deng earned a nod to the All-Ivy League first team by placing third at the Ivy League Championships. Deng finished the tournament at one-over par, and enjoyed two sub-par rounds with a one-under 71 on Saturday and a three-under 69 on Sunday. A sophomore, he tied for second place at the MacDonald Cup this fall, and tied for fourth place at The Met Intercollegiate this spring. Deng became the first member of the Crimson to be named Ivy League Rookie of the Year last season and received PING All-Region honors following a 13th-place finish at the Ivy Championships.