Men’s Co – Golfer of The Week: Ryan Hall, South Carolina
• A four-year starter and PING First Team All-American last season, Hall went wire-to-wire to win the Palmetto Intercollegiate (March 7-8) earlier this week.
• He shot 200 (-10), winning by five strokes, with three-straight rounds in the 60s. Hall tied a career-low score at historic Palmetto Golf Club with an opening round 64 (-6) on Monday.
• He led the 75-man field with 16 birdies and also led the tournament in par-3 (-2, 2.83) and par-5 (-5, 4.17) scoring average.
• It marked Hall’s fourth career victory (first this season). He’s now T-2nd all-time in program history on the career wins list with All-Americans Keenan Huskey (2014-18), Carl Paulson (1989-93) and Matt NeSmith (2012-16).
• The Knoxville, Tenn., native’s impressive performance also helped the team cruise to a 10-shot win, its second tournament championship of the 2021-22 season.
Nicholas Arcement, LSU
- LSU men’s golfer Nicholas Arcement earned his first collegiate win after shooting a 13-under 203 at the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic.
- Dominated wire-to-wire after opening with a 7 birdie, bogey-free 7-under 65 first round.
- Led the field with a (-5) score on Par 3s and a (-6) score on Par 4s.
- Arcement finished above six golfers nationally ranked by Golfstat.com, including the No. 1, No. 3, and No. 14-ranked players.
- His 13-under 203 tournament score ranks as the 5th lowest score in relation to par in program history.
- Arcement’s scorecard (65, 68, 70) played a crucial part in LSU picking up its second team title of the year with a 37-under 827 (267, 273, 287) tournament score, eight shots above No. 8 Washington in second place.
Men’s Freshman Of The Week: Brendan Valdes, Auburn
- Shot 67, 70, 68 — 205 (-11) to finish second at the Tiger Invitational
- Broke the Auburn record for lowest individual score at the Tiger Invitational (previous was -10 in 2018)
- Set new career lows for 18, 36 and 54 holes, beat previous 54-hole best by eight strokes
- First top-five finish of his career
- Led the team with the lowest score in 2/3 rounds of the tournament
- 13/4 birdie-to-bogey ratio, also shot his first career eagle on hole 16 of the final round