WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW junior Payne McLeod, the reigning Colonial Athletic Association men’s golf champion, was named All-East Region by Ping.

McLeod helped lead the Seahawks to their third straight CAA championship title and was named CAA Golfer-of-the-Year after becoming the fifth Seahawk to win the conference’s top honor. His win at the CAA Championships was his second career win after winning the Seahawk Intercollegiate earlier in the spring.

McLeod led the team with a 72.4 stroke average this spring and posted five top-5 finishes in 10 events.