(release courtesy of Big South Conference)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Coastal Carolina redshirt-senior Zack Byrd (Calabash, N.C./Byrd Academy) has been named the Choice Hotels Big South Men’s Golfer of the Week for events played Feb. 18-25, it was announced today by the League office. This is the second consecutive week and third time this year that Byrd has earned the weekly honor.
Byrd tied for second out of 84 golfers at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational (par-72, 6,955 yards) with an even par score of 216. He posted scores of 71, 70 and 75 in the event and finished two strokes off the medalist. It was Byrd’s second Top-3 finish in three spring events and third overall this season.
Coastal Carolina will return home to host its annual General Jim Hackler Championship at the TPC of Myrtle Beach, Sun.-Mon., Mar. 8-9. All 14 teams competing in this year's event were in the 2008 NCAA Regionals, with five advancing to the NCAA Championship including eventual national champion UCLA.