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Towson’s Gunerman, W&M’s Hicks Collect CAA Men’s Golfer of the Week Honors – Sept. 11

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 09/11/2013
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RICHMOND, Va. (September 11, 2013) – Towson senior Joe Gunerman and William & Mary’s Alex Hicks were selected as the CAA Men’s Golfers of the Week after stellar play to start the 2013-14 golf season.

Gunerman captured the 2013 Navy Fall Classic just months after earning the 2013 Navy Spring Invitational title. The senior posted a pair of career-low tying rounds of 67 during the event that was held on the par 71, 6,611-yard Naval Academy Golf Course. Gunerman defeated TJ McNulty of Saint Joseph’s in a playoff to earn medalist honors. The 8-under par shot by Gunerman and McNulty goes down as the second-lowest 36-hole score by an individual in tournament history. The Towson senior has now shot 67 three times in his career.

Gunerman led the Tigers (280-274=554) to a first-place finish among 10 teams, including conference foes College of Charleston (293-286=579, 2nd) and Delaware (292-295=587, 5th). The Tigers set a new school record for single round team score by carding 274 during the final round of play and freshman Juan Veloza carded a 6-under par 65 on Sunday, for the third best single round in Towson golf history.

William & Mary senior Alex Hicks led the Tribe with a tie for second place at the Marshall Invitational. The senior, who posted his second straight runner-up finish dating back to last season after earning second at the 2013 CAA Men’s Golf Championship, carded 5-under (68-67-73=208) at the par 71, 6,456-yard Guyan Golf & Country Club. Hicks’ 68 and 67 in the first two rounds were successive career-best rounds and his 36-hole score of 135 (-7) was a school-record for par-71 events.  Hicks’ overall score (208) also marked a program record in a par-71 tournament. The senior led the Tribe to a sixth place team finish.

In other outstanding golf news around the league, Trey Smith led the Dukes of James Madison at the Golfweek Program Challenge as he placed eighth (69-67-77=213) carding 3-under.  The junior tied a career-best 67 in the second round on the par 72, 6,940-yard True Blue Golf Plantation course.