March 27, 2013

NEWPORT NEWS, VA - The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Charlotte's Thomas Rowland the league's Golfer of the Week, while St. Bonaventure's Josh Stauffer has been tabbed Rookie of the Week. 

Rowland battled bad weather and a tough field of opponents to shoot par 72 in both days of the Linger Longer Invitational.  Rowland finished 17th in a field which included four teams ranked in the Top 15 by Golfweek.   Rowland had Charlotte's low score in both rounds, finishing in a tie for 17th of the 80-player field at the event. It was his best overall finish to par for the season and his best placement in a tournament field in team competition. The rounds were his second third at par or better this season.

Stauffer finished second in a field of 63 at the rain shortened La Salle Invitational.  He shot a two over 73 during the one day tournament.  Stauffer was awarded Low Medalist Runner-up on a match of cards and posted his fifth top-10 finish in eight tournaments this year.  He has finished among the top-15 in every tournament.