BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Fresh off his third consecutive tournament victory, University of Tennessee at Martin junior Hunter Richardson was awarded the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Golfer of the Week honor this morning.
Richardson bested the field of 44 golfers at the Samford Intercollegiate, capping off his win yesterday after turning in a score of 215 (-1). He was the only participant in the field to produce an under-par score for the tournament, as he compiled rounds of 72-70-73 on his way to his third win of the season – all of which have occurred in the last calendar month.
Richardson’s performance also coincided with the Skyhawks posting their second straight tournament win as a team, as UT Martin shot an 889 (+25) to win the event by five strokes.
Today’s announcement marks the seventh career OVC weekly accolade for Richardson, who extends his own program record for most weekly mentions in a career. The Clarksville, Tenn. native currently ranks second in the conference in scoring average (71.0). In addition, he leads the Skyhawks in par-4 scoring (4.02), par-5 scoring (4.62), eagles (three) and birdies (66) after the fall season.