UIW’s John Hill Named March Men’s Golfer of the Month


first_imgHonorable Mention: Blake Elliott, McNeese; William Holcomb, Sam Houston State; Hugo Hellman, LamarSouthland monthly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. FRISCO, Texas – Incarnate Word’s John Hill is the Southland Conference March Men’s Golfer of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Month are presented by MidSouth Bank.Through six rounds of play last month, Hill posted a 68.5 stroke average for the Cardinals in a pair of events. He finished tied atop the individual leaderboard at both the Bash at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C. March 11-12 and The Big Texan Invitational, which took place March 25-26 in Kerrville, Texas. Hill finished three rounds with a score of 68 or lower.March Golfer of the Month: John Hill – Jr. – McQueeney, Texas Hill led the Cardinals to a fourth-place team finish at the Bash at the Beach. The junior pushed his squad at the tournament to an 853 overall score to finish 11 strokes under par for a new UIW program record. His performance earned him first place overall with a 208 over three rounds. The McQueeney, Texas, product then followed up with another first-place individual finish at The Big Texan. Hill’s 54-hole individual score of 203, based on rounds of 70-68-65, broke the UIW school record for a three-round, 54-hole tournament. His 65 in the third round set him seven under par and tied the school record for the lowest score by an individual during one round.last_img

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