Will Pearson Named C-USA Men's Golfer of the Week
March 13, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Junior Will Pearson was named Conference USA Men's Golfer of the Week, the league announced Wednesday morning. This is Pearson's first C-USA weekly honor and the second for the Tigers this season.
The Memphis, Tenn. native matched his best finish of the season by tying for third place at the competitive Tiger Invitational in Opelika, Ala. Pearson's 2-over-par 218 helped him finish in front of eight top-100 players. After a 74 on the first day of action, Pearson fired a 71 and 73 in the final rounds to move up the leaderboard from 20th and grab his fourth top-10 finish of the season.
"I'm very proud of Will on now he bounced back from last week," said head coach Grant Robbins. "He showed a lot of grit and toughness and we are going to need that from him the rest of the year."
Memphis captured a runner-up finish, its highest of the season, to defeat five top-50 teams. The Tigers finished seven strokes behind No. 41 Mississippi State, while beating No. 21 Auburn on its home course by three shots.
Memphis returns to action in two weeks when the Tigers host the Memphis Intercollegiate, Mar. 25-26, at the Colonial Country Club.