IRVING, Texas — WKU junior Stuart Easton’s best career performance last weekend
earned him Conference USA Men’s Golfer of the Week honors, as announced Wednesday by
the league office.
Easton – an Ayrshire, Scotland, native – fired a 7-under 209 (70-69-70) total across
three rounds of play to claim third place outright Sunday in Wyoming’s Southern
Dunes Invitational in Maricopa, Ariz.
Both the third-place finish and the 209 tally were the best marks of Easton’s
career. The 209 score was the top 54-hole effort by a Hilltopper this season and the
best in the program since Billy Tom Sargent’s 208 at last year’s Kenny Perry
It’s the first C-USA weekly honor of Easton’s career and the first for WKU since
Sargent won the award on Oct. 12, 2016, following his win in the Kenny Perry
Easton ranked fourth in the Southern Dunes Invitational with 14 total birdies,
including his first four holes of play in Saturday’s opening round.
His second-round 69 tied his career low for 18 holes. That effort helped WKU record
a 3-under 285 in the second round, which was the Hilltoppers’ best single-round team
score in more than a year.
It was Easton’s second straight top-five finish after tying for fifth last month at
the Memphis Intercollegiate.
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