Nov. 7, 2012

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Charlotte’s Franco Castro was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Golf Player of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday. Castro was honored for tournaments played during the week of Oct. 31-Nov. 6.

Castro tied the school record and set a personal best with a third-round eight-under 64 to pull into a tie for third at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, California last week. He finished at 14-under with a 202 over the three rounds, which included him tying for second for the tournament with a 9-under total on the par-four holes. He tied for the tournament lead with the medalist with 21 birdies for the three rounds. Castro leads the 49ers with two Top 10 finishes through five tournaments this season.

For the second-straight year, the 13-team Atlantic 10 Conference Golf Championship will be held at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla., April 26-28. The par 72 course will play at 7,055 yards for the three-day tournament.