Jack Belote Named C-USA Player of the Week
Oct. 1, 2008
Memphis, Tenn.--Freshman Jack Belote has been named the Conference USA men's golfer of the week as announced by the league office Wednesday.
Belote fired a three-day total of 215 (76-68-71) to finish in a four-way tie for 17th at the Mason Rudolph Championship. Competing in his first collegiate tournament, Belote was the low man for the Tigers, leading them to a 7th place team finish in the 17 team field which included six of the nation's top 100 teams, including No. 8 South Carolina.
A prep standout at Bolton High School, Belote racked up numerous accolades throughout high school. He set a US Junior Golf Tour scoring record with a 17-under par 199 (68-66-65) at Windyke Country Club to win a USJGT event by 17 strokes and finished second in the US Junior Amateur qualifier with rounds of 68 and 70. Belote placed seventh at the Tennessee AAA State Championships this year, following a third place finish in 2005 and a runner-up performance the following year. He is a three-time high school regional champion and has finished in the top-25 in every AJGA event he's played, including two top-10 finishes.
The Tigers will return to action on Monday, Oct. 6 when they host the Memphis Intercollegiate at Colonial Country Club.