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Big South Names Ben Wheeler Men's Golfer of the Week

The junior tied for third at the Seminole Intercollegiate

       

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler

March 21, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coastal Carolina junior Ben Wheeler (South Croydon, England) has been named the Big South Choice Hotels Men's Golfer of Week, it was announced today by the Conference office.

Wheeler tied for third at the Seminole Intercollegiate (par 72, 7,172 yards) with a 3-under 213. He posted his best score in relation to par this season (3-under), while his 213 is his second-best effort of the year. Wheeler tied for the tournament lead with 14 birdies and ranked second in the field by shooting 1-under on the par 3s. He had six birdies on a seven-hole span (holes 9-16) in the morning session this past Saturday before settling for a 2-under 70. In the final round Saturday afternoon, Wheeler closed with a pair of birdies before taking a bogey on his final hole to card a 73.

This marks the fourth time this season a Chanticleer has earned the league's weekly honor. Freshman Olle Widegren won the honor once this past fall and junior Andrew Dorn is a two-time honoree.

The Chanticleer men's golf team will return to action April 5-6 at the annual Insperity/GRU Augusta Invitational.