Leavitt, McNulty, Walthouse Claim Golf Awards
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Sophomore Joseph Leavitt of Rhode Island and Saint Joseph’s T.J. McNulty shared Atlantic 10 Co-Golfer of the Week honors for events played Oct. 23-29 the league announce Thursday. Rhode Island freshman Billy Walthouse claimed the Rookie of the Week award also.
Leavitt tied for the individual medalist - and lost in the second playoff hole - at the 79th Annual NEIGA Championship, held at the Captains Course in Brewster, Mass. An Atkinson, N.H. native, Leavitt shot a 1-under par total of 143 for the 36-hole tournament, opening with a 71 and closing with a final round 72. It marked his second straight top three finish for the fall.
Posting a team-best fifth-place tie, the Hawks’ McNulty led the charge for SJU shooting a three-under-par 213 at the Cobra PUMA Invitational to cap the fall schedule. McNulty, from Scituat, Mass., opened the three-round tournament with a 72 and closed with a 77, but his second round was a stellar 64, the lowest round of the strong 13-team field that had four players finish at five under or better.
Walthouse posted his second consecutive top-10 finish, placing fifth overall at the NEIGA Championship. The newcomer from Longmeadow, Mass., posted scores of 73 and 75 for the two-day, 36-hole tournament, finishing with a total score of 148 (+4), helping Rhode Island place second in the 38-team field.