Big South Announces Men's Golfer of the Week


CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( - Coastal Carolina freshman Ben Wheeler (South Croydon, England) has been selected the Choice Hotels Big South Men's Golfer of the Week for events played March 29-April 4, it was announced today by the Conference office.

Wheeler carded a 4-under par 212 (75-66-71) at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational (par 72, 7,143 yards) to finish in a tie for 18th in the event that was ranked No. 13 of the 190 collegiate golf tournaments this season and featured 10 of the nation's Top 50 programs.  He established career-bests for lowest round (66), 36-hole score (141) and 54-hole score (212).  After opening with a 75, Wheeler posted a 6-under 66 in the second round to move from 52nd to 15th on the leaderboard, and became just the seventh Chanticleer ever to shoot 66 or better.  With his performance, Wheeler vaulted to second on the team in scoring average (74.67) and he is now the highest-rated freshman in the Big South, according to Golfweek

2011-12 Big South Men's Golfers of the Week
Feb. 2 - Robert Karlsson, Liberty
Feb. 17 - Robert Karlsson, Liberty
March 9 - Jacobo Pastor, Charleston Southern & Sam Stewart, High Point
March 15 - Vaita Guillaume, Campbell
March 22 - Sebastian Soderberg, Coastal Carolina
March 29 - Kamito Hirai, Winthrop
April 5 - Ben Wheeler, Coastal Carolina

Sept. 15 - Andrew Gai, Campbell
Sept. 22 - Sebastian Soderberg, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 30 - Ross Thomson, Charleston Southern
Oct. 7 - Kristopher Gray, Gardner-Webb
Oct. 13 - Andrew Gai, Campbell
Oct. 21 - Kristopher Gray, Gardner-Webb & Matt Sizemore, Presbyterian College & Vaita Guillaume, Campbell
Oct. 27 - Robert Karlsson, Liberty
Nov. 3 - Kristopher Gray, Gardner-Webb
Nov. 10 - Chase Wilson, High Point