RICHARDSON COLLECTS FIFTH ADIDAS OVC GOLFER OF THE WEEK AWARD OF THE SEASON
March 14, 2018
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – After adding yet another victory to his long list of accomplishments at the University of Tennessee at Martin, senior Hunter Richardson was named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Golfer of the Week today.
Richardson has now won the OVC’s top weekly award 14 times in his career, tying Jacksonville State’s Tomasz Anderson (2011-15) for the most in a career in league history. This also marks the fifth occasion this season that Richardson has earned the accolade, as he also won on Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and Oct. 25.
A Clarksville, Tenn. native, Richardson dialed up his 12th career medalist performance at the Grover Page Classic held at Jackson Country Club in Jackson, Tenn. on March 12-13. He shot a 71-74-67 (212, -4) to win the 60-player field by two strokes. His 67 on Tuesday was the best round of any participant in the field, as he penciled in seven birdies on his scorecard to leap from fifth place to first place in the standings.
Richardson led the Grover Page Classic in par-5 scoring (4.33, -8), while posting 13 birdies and one eagle over his 54 holes. His eagle occurred in Round 1, as he posted a 3 on the par-5 Hole No. 17 that was playing at 501 yards.
Three-fourths of the way through the regular season, Richardson ranks atop the OVC with a 70.5 stroke average. He boasts four victories as 18 of his 24 rounds have been played at par or below-par.
UT Martin resumes its spring slate on March 18-20 when it travels to Sevierville, Tenn. for the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee Tech.