DALLAS, Texas — After recording his fifth career victory against a loaded field, WKU
Hilltopper Golf’s Billy Tom Sargent received his sixth career Conference USA Golfer
of the Week award on Wednesday.
This is the third Golfer of the Week award of the season for Sargent, who has taken
the honor following back-to-back tournaments.
The redshirt senior from Georgetown, Ky., won this week’s award with the best
performance of his career, winning Vanderbilt’s Mason Rudolph Championship by two
strokes with a 12-under 201 total.
His fifth win ties the WKU career record previously set by Brent Long, and his 201
was tied for the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history – one stroke behind
Long’s 200 at the 2008 UTSA Roadrunner Intercollegiate.
Sargent defeated 12 top-100 golfers in the field, including six in the top 35 and
three in the top 25.
He entered the final round two shots back after posting the lowest 36-hole score on
record at WKU, and he seized control Sunday with a slew of long birdie putts for a
final-round 67. He finished third in the overall field with 15 total birdies.
Sargent’s efforts helped the Hilltoppers tie for fourth as a team and finish tied
with or ahead of eight teams ranked ahead of them. WKU’s 851 team score was its best
Following the tournament, WKU moved up to No. 89 as a team in the Golfstat rankings,
while Sargent surged more than 100 spots to the No. 139 individual in the nation.
The Hilltoppers have one more event before the Conference USA Championships. They’ll
compete in Georgia’s one-day Southern Intercollegiates on Monday in Athens, Ga.