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William & Mary’s Hicks Scores Second CAA Men’s Golfer of the Week Award This Fall – Oct. 2

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 10/02/2013
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RICHMOND, Va. (October 2, 2013) – William & Mary senior Alex Hicks was awarded CAA Men’s Golfers of the Week honors after winning his first collegiate medial with a seven-stroke victory at the Joe Agee Invitational.

Hicks opened the tournament with back-to-back career-low rounds of 66 (-5) on Monday and returned Tuesday to card a 67 (-4), including his first hole-in-one to finish the event at 199 (-14) and earn medalist honors. Both of Hicks’ rounds of 66 are tied for the fourth-best rounds in school history, and he is just the second Tribe player to have two or more rounds of 5-under or better. Hicks also broke the school record for a 36-hole total of 132 (-10) by two strokes, while his 54-hole total of 199 (-14) ties the W&M record relative to par and is the best –ever for a par-71 tournament. Hicks is the first Tribe golfer to break 200 in a tournament and his ace was the fourth in school history and the first since 1997. The senior, who recently earned CAA honors on Sept. 11, led the Tribe to a third-place team finish at par 71, 6,822-yard Williamsburg Club.    

In other outstanding golf news around the league, Towson’s Sam Stewart and Juan Veloza finished in second and third place, respectively, at the Joe Agee Invitational. Stewart shot 7-under par (70-66-70—206), while Veloza carded 4-under (73-66-70—209). The pair led the Tigers to a second-place team finish. Rounding out the top-five finishers at the Joe Agee event were three James Madison golfers who led the squad to a first-place team finish.  JMU junior Jon Weiss earned a fourth place finish with a score of 211 (71-70-70) to lead the Dukes, while teammates Ryan Cole and Trey Smith completed the event tied for fifth place. Cole carded 72-71-70—213 and Smith scored 73-71-69—213. Hofstra (9th) and Delaware (10th) also participated in the tournament.

Delaware and Hofstra golfers also participated in the Patriot Collegiate.  Hofstra’s David Mecca finished tied for fourth place, while teammate Brandon Shin followed at seventh. Mecca carded 70-70-73—213 (E) and Shin shot 70-71-73—214 (+1) to lead the Pride to a fifth-place team finish.