Union Golfer Competes at Nationals and Achieves All-American Status

Cranford, NJ – Union College of Union County, New Jersey golfer Patrick Murray finished eighteenth in the nation, earning All-American honors, at the National Junior Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Golf Championship. The golf tournament was held in June in Chautauqua, New York.

As Murray swung through the competition, he earned an impressive score of 309 over the combined four-day tournament. Murray’s finish was the second best ever for Union at a National Tournament. Murray’s academic performance was on par with his scoring; he earned a 4.0 GPA in the spring 2023 semester and was recognized as an All-American Honor student at the conclusion of nationals. Murray is a well-rounded student, serving as a peer tutor in Union’s Academic Learning Center and is co-president of the Student Athlete Advisory Council.

Union Golfer Patrick Murray strikes a smile with head golf coach and Associate Professor in Business Marc Postiglione.

“We are proud of Patrick’s performance at this year’s national championship. We look forward to seeing him compete for Union again as he received a return bid to nationals next year. This is a fantastic achievement for Patrick under the leadership of our golf coach Professor Marc Postiglione,” stated Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin.

Union College of Union County, New Jersey is a public, comprehensive community college that provides quality, affordable, accessible educational programs to the greater Union County region. It is the first of New Jersey’s 18 two-year colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College offers a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities. Union provides many experiential learning opportunities such as access to a Bloomberg Business Center, Innovation Center, and Student Research hub. Additionally, students at Union attend one of the top 25 community colleges in the country for 2023 as designated by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. Union offers 16 athletic programs for student-athletes. For more information on Union’s athletic offerings, visit https://www.unionowls.com/landing/index.